MORRIS COUNTY — Three Republican incumbents in the 26th Legislative District, State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Montville), Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R-Denville), and Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris Plains), has won the Morris Republican organizational line, beating a challenge at today’s county convention from two current and former elected officials. The Morris County Republican Committee members held its convention to choose the party line for the upcoming Primary Election on June 6.
The Convention was held at County College of Morris on Saturday, March 4.
“I’m honored to have the support of the Morris County Republican Committee. Everyone who competed for the line should be complimented for their efforts. It is never easy to put yourself out there. I hope that now we can work together to join as a unified team dedicated to the joint cause of improving our communities and state, with our collective attention on the November election,” said Assemblyman Brian Bergen.
Morris County Commissioner candidate Anthony Somma said, “To all who voted for me: THANK YOU. Today’s convention results prove that many in our party recognize what our Republican primary voters already know to be true: that we need a genuine conservative voice to lead our party to victory come November.”
|Morris County Commissioner||1 Seat Available|
Senator Joe Pennachio said, “I thank the Republican colleagues, and my overwhelming victory was an acknowledgment and validation of the hard work and effort I have put into his legislative work.”
|LD Senator||1 Seat Available|
“It’s on,” DeCroce said after the convention. “We are going to a primary race in June. The 26th district desperately needs effective conservative representation in Trenton. That’s what I offer to voters. Conservative women don’t whine – we work.”
Mastrangelo and DeCroce said they’ll continue their campaigns without the Republican party’s support. They’ve done it once before, with different results: Mastrangelo lost party support for his 2022 county commissioner re-election campaign but won off-the-line, while DeCroce’s off-the-line Assembly re-election campaign in 2021 was unsuccessful.
|LD 26 Assembly||2 Seats Available|
Mail-In Ballots can be requested from the Morris County Clerk’s Office as an alternative to voting on the voting machines.
- If you have previously requested a ballot for all future elections, you will continue to be mailed your ballot. Please get in touch with the Morris County Clerk with any questions regarding your status.
- Mail-In Ballots can be returned via the USPS or deposited in a secure mail-in ballot drop box.
- If you no longer wish to receive a Mail-In Ballot, submit this form to opt out. Please get in touch with the Morris County Clerk for more information.
Primary Election Registration Deadline is May 16, 2023.
Are you looking to update your voter registration information? If you have changed your name, moved, or want to change political party affiliation, complete a new Voter Registration form and submit it to the Board of Elections. Click here for additional information.
The Morris County Republican Club consists of Chairwoman Laura Ali, Vice Chairman Peter King, Treasurer Kathy Dailey, Legal Counsel Joseph Bell, Sergeant at Arms Conrad Pepperman, Recording Secretary Sarah Neibart and
Corresponding Secretary Robbie Simpson.
The Convention Committee Members:
Chair of Credentials and Program Committee: Mayor Christine Glassner
Chair of Rules Committee: Commissioner Christine Myers
Rules Committee: Joe Bell, Bob Ferguson, Jim Loveys, Amy Wiehl, Britni Morley, Joe Bock, Kyle Russell, Sean Mabey
Credentials and Program Committee: John Coyle, Christine Fano, Ryan Martinez, Stephanie Kaulfers, Leticia Mendola, Andrew Agliata.