WYCKOFF, N.J. – There’s one new elected Republican in Bergen County this week.
On Tuesday, the Wyckoff Republican County Committee announced that Democrat Committeewoman Melissa Rubenstein was flipping from the Democrat Party to the GOP.
“This week I officially changed my party affiliation with the Bergen County Superintendent of Elections,” said Rubenstein. “My decision to do so was based on people over party. While many are focused on issues of national significance, I have chosen to caucus with the elected officials who I believe are more focused on the challenges and matters that Wyckoff residents face day to day.”
Rubenstein, a realtor with Keller Williams whose term expires at the end of 2020, has served on Wyckoff Township Committee since January 1, 2018.
“This is a great day for the Republican party and more importantly for the taxpayers of Wyckoff. We look forward to Melissa’s continued service,” added local GOP Chairperson Drita McNamara.
Mayor Brian D. Scanlan now stands alone as the sole Democrat on the five-person township committee.