Businessman Frank Pallotta Endorsed by 29 Local Mayors for Republican Nomination for Congress

Ramsey, N.J. (December 13, 2021) – Twenty-nine local GOP mayors are sending a very clear and early message in the upcoming mid-term election cycle: Frank Pallotta has demonstrated he has the right background, appeal to voters, and solutions-oriented approach to be the Republican nominee for New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District and our next Member of Congress.

Year after year, voters keep sending the same message: enough of the career politicians who play partisan games and refuse to work together. Our local communities, New Jersey, and the United States face serious problems that Washington just can’t solve.

“It’s clear that the career politicians can’t get the job done,” said Hardyston Township Mayor Brian Kaminski. “Frank is a serious candidate who will represent us in a serious way. He understands business; he has a longstanding record of helping veterans; and he doesn’t waffle. Josh Gottheimer has not delivered. He has let Washington’s partisan logjam continue – allowing bipartisan legislation like the infrastructure bill to be bogged down in wasteful additional spending that has nothing to do with infrastructure. Instead of reaching across the aisle, he spent his days cow-towing to Nancy Pelosi, AOC and his own special interests.”
Frank Pallotta understands that Washington needs to be held accountable. He would have held hearings demanding answers about President Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. He would be actively seeking solutions to soaring inflation and gas prices. And he wouldn’t be playing games with the “defund the police” crowd as Josh Gottheimer has.

Frank Pallotta said, “When I speak with local small business owners – including veteran, minority and woman owned businesses – they tell me how they feel abandoned. They were hit hard by the pandemic and now their congressman is supporting one of the largest spending plans and tax increases in 50 years, and at a time of record inflation. They are done with the games and gridlock in D.C. and want someone who will fight for them. I will rise to the challenge and work with our business community on common sense solutions.”

Air Force Veteran and Closter Mayor John Glidden stated, “Frank has demonstrated a deep commitment to our servicemembers and veterans for decades. He actually helped veterans save their homes during the 2008 financial crisis. Utilizing the private sector, he went above and beyond any efforts by the government to help people. Frank gets it. He doesn’t pander. He delivers. And in Congress, he will take his experience and do even more for those who served our nation.”

Mr. Pallotta is again seeking the Republican Party’s nomination after an historic and decisive 20-point primary victory in 2020. In a field of Republican candidates last year that grew to as many as 9, Frank prevailed in convincing fashion.

“Voters want transparency and not backroom deals that fail to consider the interests of the entire district. My focus will continue to be on all the residents of District 5. They want their voices heard and will look to what a candidate stands for as a well as their chance to win in November.” Frank continued, “There are four Counties that make up Congressional District 5 and no one has spent time more time than I have, in all of them. I am incredibly proud that these endorsements come from every reach of a District I love and have traveled non-stop for nearly three years. The candidate who is truly committed to representing the entire District – and not one county, will win the hearts of the voters and will prevail in the end.”

A letter from the 29 mayors supporting Frank Pallotta is below.

A principled, independent thinker who came close to unseating Josh Gottheimer in 2020, is seeking a rematch with significant, widespread District 5 support building


December 13, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors,                                                                          

I hope this note finds you well and in good health. 

We, the Mayors of New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District, are writing to you a full year ahead of the 2022 midterm elections with an important message: We stand in support of political outsider and businessman, Frank Pallotta in the race to unseat Democrat Josh Gottheimer and his failed track record in New Jersey.

As a businessman, Frank will bring economic know-how and the common sense solutions we need to get the job done. We know that he will focus on the important issues affecting our district and our country.

Josh Gottheimer likes to tout himself as “bipartisan” and a “problem solver.” But is he?

  • He has continually failed to deliver for New Jersey. It took 11 months to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill because he and his allies insisted on adding in wasteful spending, pushed by progressives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nancy Pelosi. 
  • Gottheimer is leading the charge to pass one of the largest social spending plans we have ever seen – one which will not address the problems we currently face: rising inflation, a supply chain in disarray, and a cost of living that is driving young people out of our region. His plan will also impose the largest tax increase our nation has seen in more than 50 years, further crippling our small veteran, minority, and women-owned businesses. 
  • He remained silent after President Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, abandoning our military, our allies, and the people of Afghanistan – returning the nation to Taliban rule after countless service members died to reform the country. 
  • Gottheimer didn’t “problem solve” on law enforcement when he wrote the House’s “defund the police” bill, losing the endorsement of the New Jersey PBA – and then admitting later that it likely wouldn’t have passed anyway! Josh played partisan politics, using our brave men and women in blue as his pawns. There is no excuse for that!

The system has been broken for too long. That’s why we are taking this early step to endorse Frank Pallotta for Congress – someone who has called this district home for more than 30 years.

After more than 25 years in the private sector, including launching a New Jersey based start-up that created an award-winning program that helped thousands of Veterans avoid foreclosure, Frank has proven himself to be the only Republican candidate capable of winning next November. Our municipalities, our District, and New Jersey need an ally in Washington who will stand for the people of our District and not for special interests.

We ask that you join us in supporting our friend and neighbor, Frank Pallotta, for United States Congress representing New Jersey’s 5th District.

Thank you for your consideration and God Bless, 

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