Author: Matthew Gilson

A young man with a strong passions for all things local politics and all things North Jersey, Matt Gilson is a life-long resident of Bergen County, a student at Rutgers-Newark Law, the former chairman of the Seton Hall College Republicans, a former candidate for the Rutherford school board, and the current chairman of Bergen Young Republicans.

Schmelz Launches Underdog Bergen Executive Campaign

By Matthew Gilson _ Standing in front of a crowd of around 150 (including many children), Bergenfield Mayor Norman Schmelz announced his bid for Bergen County Executive on Sunday. Schmelz is a two-term Mayor of the heavily Democratic town where Read More

Einstein is standing out in this fall’s crowded Hoboken council field

Election season has been relatively unexciting in most of New Jersey this fall, it’s true, but one of the few lively races this cycle is up in creepingly gentrified Hoboken where former Save Jersey contributor and Republican State Committeeman Joshua Read More

Langschultz is giving Gordon a tough fight in LD38, and the incumbent’s reaction is ‘deplorable’

Bob Gordon (D-38) is growing desperate down the final stretch of Election 2017, Save Jerseyans. Desperate may actually be an understatement. While Republicans mostly see a neck-and-neck race, Gordon clearly thinks he’s behind or at least slipping badly. Gordon confirmed Read More

OPINION: Muslim Republican Paramus Council Candidate Reda embodies GOP’s path forward

Adapt or die. It’s a common phrase in business practice, but it’s premise is no less applicable to the political world. Political parties or movements which fail to adapt to changing demographics and the needs of citizens will lose power Read More

North Arlington GOP aims at November comeback

After a surprisingly disappointing Election 2016 result, North Arlington Republicans opened their new headquarters Friday night with plenty of fanfare. The strength of the local party always plays a crucial role in election outcomes for a town where Democrats outnumber Republicans Read More

LD38 News: Mahwah’s Cucciniello joins Leonard Assembly effort

Fresh off his official nomination last week, Glen Rock Councilman Bill Leonard has hired his first campaign staffer. Alex Cucciniello, 20, of Mahwah, has been hired to run the day-to-day operations of the campaign. Cucciniello is returning to New Jersey Read More