NJ-05: Pallotta rolls out first round of primary endorsements

MAHWAH. N.J. – Republican candidate Frank Pallotta unveiled his first salvo of primary endorsements on Friday; he’s one of three current possible GOP challengers to incumbent NJ-5 Congressman Josh Gottheimer for next year’s 2020 election cycle.

“I am so proud to endorse and stand with Frank Pallotta in his campaign for United State Congress. Instead of fighting for the good people of the 5th District, Josh Gottheimer continues to stand with Nancy Pelosi and extreme Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. We need to send Frank to Washington, DC to fight for lower taxes, and more importantly, our strong New Jersey values,” said New Milford Councilwoman Kelly Langschultz, a former candidate for state senate in LD38, in a release from the Pallotta campaign.

“I thank these outstanding friends and leaders for stepping forward and endorsing my campaign for United States Congress. As I continue to travel this great district, I can’t help but feel the momentum building for my campaign. Josh Gottheimer talks a good game — but his record doesn’t match his rhetoric. This campaign will take the fight right to Josh and I welcome this great group to the team,” said Pallotta.

Here’s the list:

John Roth, Mayor, Mahwah
David May, Council President, Mahwah
Jim Wysocki, Councilman, Mahwah
Janet Ariemma, Councilwoman, Mahwah
Robert Ferguson, Councilman, Mahwah
George Ervin, Councilman, Mahwah
Michelle Paz, Mahwah
Bob Lockwood, Chairman, GOP Municipal Committee
John Lombardo, Chairman, Oradell GOP Municipal Committee
John Gil, Chairman, Fair Lawn GOP Municipal Committee
Jeanne Weber, Councilwoman, Paramus
Tina DiPiazza, President, Paramus GOP Club
Bill Leonard, Councilman, Glen Rock
Kelly Langschultz, Councilwoman, New Milford
Tricia Gerst, Councilwoman, West Milford
Andie Pegel, Councilwoman, West Milford
Matt Conlon, State Chairman, NJ Young Republican Federation
Donnie DeDio, Chairman, Passaic County Young Republicans
Alex Cucciniello, Vice-Chairman, Bergen County Young Republicans
Michael Casey, Chairman, Bergen Community College Republicans