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Philip Swibinski
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Congressman Rothman Announces Re-Election Campaign in Ninth District

Secaucus, NJ, Dec. 27, ’11 — Today, Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) is announcing that he will run for re-election in the same Ninth Congressional District where he was born and raised and has represented as a Member of Congress since 1997.

“Steve has the overwhelming support of nearly every Democratic Mayor and Municipal Leader in the 29 Bergen and Hudson County towns in the Ninth Congressional District,” said Bergen County Democratic Chairman Lou Stellato. “Steve is an outstanding Congressman who has delivered nearly $2 billion in federal funding for New Jersey. We cannot afford to lose him.”

“I have represented the Ninth Congressional District for the past 15 years and have lived here nearly my entire life. I look forward to continuing to represent this district,” said Congressman Rothman. “We must continue fighting for the Democratic values that we all share – expanding opportunity for every American; getting our economy back on track; protecting middle class taxpayers, seniors and families; and keeping our beloved nation safe. We have more work to do together, and I look forward to continuing to work for the people of Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties and earning each of their votes on Election Day.”

Congressman Rothman currently represents nearly 55% of the individuals, and 61% of the registered Democrats, in the newly configured Ninth District. A former Bergen County Surrogate Court Judge and two-term Englewood Mayor, Steve was first elected to Congress in 1996 and serves on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. With that key committee assignment, Congressman Rothman has brought back nearly $2 billion in federal funding to New Jersey.

Below is a list of Democratic officials who have already announced their endorsement of Congressman Rothman. More endorsements will be announced in the near future. For more information, please contact Paul Swibinski at 201-864-0600, 201-370-0493 or

Chairman Lou Stellato – Bergen
Chairman Mark Smith – Hudson
Vice Chairwoman Kay Nest – Bergen

NJ Senator Robert Gordon
NJ Senator Nicholas Sacco
NJ Senator Paul Sarlo
NJ Senator Loretta Weinberg

Assemblyman-Elect Tim Eustace
Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle
Assemblyman Gordon Johnson
Assemblyman Vincent Prieto
Assemblywoman Joan Voss
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner

Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise
Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari
Bergen County Clerk John Hogan


Mayor Gerald Calabrese Sr., Cliffside Park
Mayor James Delaney,  Edgewater
Mayor Frank Huttle III, Englewood
Mayor Joseph Parisi, Englewood Cliffs
Mayor Vincent Bellucci, Fairview
Mayor Mark Sokolich, Fort Lee
Mayor Al Santos, Kearny
Mayor-Elect John DeSimone, Leonia
Mayor Mauro Raguseo, Little Ferry
Mayor Richard DiLascio, Lyndhurst
Mayor Dennis Vaccaro, Moonachie
Mayor Pete Massa, North Arlington
Mayor James Rotundo, Palisades Park
Mayor Walter Eckel, South Hackensack
Mayor Mohamed Hameeduddin, Teaneck
Mayor Peter Rustin, Tenafly
Mayor Walter Wargacki, Wallington
Mayor Paul Sarlo, Woodridge
Mayor Michael Gonnelli, Secaucus

Municipal Chairs

Lorraine Joewono, Carlstadt
Gerald Calabrese Jr., Cliffside Park
Andrew “Chuck” Vaccaro, Cresskill
Richard DeLauro, East Rutherford
Anne Marie O’Connor, Edgewater
Estelle Rondello, Elmwood Park
Teresa Thomas, Englewood
Pat Drimones, Englewood Cliffs
Paul Juliano, Fairview
Kay Nest, Fort Lee
Bryan Walensky, Garfield
Alice Vega, Hasbrouck Heights
Al Santos, Kearny
Robert Leap, Leonia
Mauro Raguseo, Little Ferry
Lou Stellato, Lyndhurst
Fred Dressel, Moonachie
Nick Antonicello Sr., North Arlington
Mike Pollotta, Palisades Park
Philip Peredo, Saddle Brook
James Anzevino, South Hackensack
Laura Zucker, Teaneck
Shama Haider, Tenafly
Liz Calabrese, Wallington
Bob Riccardella, Woodridge
Nicholas Goldsack, Secaucus