Gannon Rolls-Out Impressive List of Early Endorsements in Morris County Sheriff’s Race

Career law enforcement official continues to build on momentum from Monday’s kickoff event

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: James Gannon 973-224-6053

Boonton, Friday, February 12th – Republican Jim Gannon rolled-out an impressive list of early endorsements for his bid to earn the Republican nomination for Morris County Sheriff today, saying the response to his candidacy and his message of a more modern and fiscally responsible Sheriff’s Office has been “overwhelmingly positive.”

Those endorsing Gannon’s campaign today include:

 

State Senator Tony Bucco (R-25)

Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (R-25)

Former Assemblyman Guy Gregg

Former Asm. & County GOP Chair Dick Kamin

Current County GOP Chair John Sette (personal)

Freeholder Douglas Cabana

Deputy Freeholder Director Hank Lyon

Freeholder Deb Smith

Former Freeholder John Krickus

Former Freeholder Dave Scapicchio 

Mayor of Denville Tom Andes

Mayor of Mine Hill Sam Morris

Mayor of Mount Olive Rob Greenbaum

Mayor of Mountain Lakes Peter Holmberg

Mayor of Rockaway Bor. Russell Grueter

Mayor of Wharton Bill Chegwidden

Deputy Mayor of Chatham Twp Kevin Sullivan

Boonton Twsp Committeeman Will Klingener

Denville Council President Christopher Golinski

Kinnelon Councilman Adam Barish

Mine Hill Council President Dave Bloom

Montville Councilman Frank Cooney

Mt. Lakes Councilman Doug McWilliams

Mount Olive Councilman Alex Roman

Mount Olive Councilman Greg Stewart

Mount Olive Councilman Joe Nicastro

Mount Olive Councilwoman Colleen Labow

Parsippany Councilman Michael J. DePierro

Rockaway Bor. Council President Tom Mulligan

Rockaway Twp Councilman Jeremy Jedynak

Rockaway Twp Cwm. Patty Abrahamsen

Roxbury Councilman Bob DeFillipo 

Washington Township Vice Mayor Ken Short

Warren County Sheriff David P. Gallant


 

“I am proud to announce this first round of endorsements, and am grateful to each and every one of these Republican leaders for stepping forward and volunteering to help make my campaign a success,” said Gannon, whose 33-year career in law enforcement started as a police officer in Boonton and Boonton Township, and then moved on to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the FBI's elite Joint Terrorism Task Force and then Global Head of Security Risk at Novartis.  

“The overwhelmingly positive response to my candidacy and my message has been humbling, and the momentum is building each and every day,” added Gannon.

 Gannon’s campaign platform includes:

Working with local, county, state and federal law enforcement and public safety communities to keep Morris County’s neighborhoods, schools and businesses safe and secure, and to strengthen the county’s preparedness in light of the increased threat of terrorism.  

Promote programs that help seniors identify and avoid consumer fraud, keep children safe, crack down on gangs, and combat the use and sale of illegal drugs.

Restore a productive and respectful relationship with the Freeholder Board, and recommit the Sheriff’s Office to financial accountability and responsibility in these challenging economic times.  

 

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  • I met Jim Gannon when I interned for the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office while he was the Deputy Chief of Investigations. Several months into my internship, my community was devastated when two employees of the Funcoland (now Game Stop) store at the Roxbury Mall were murdered at gun point. It was a shock to have tragedy strike so close to home in an area that’s supposed to be safe.

    Over the course of the next several months, I saw Jim Gannon dedicate an entire room in the office to tackle the Funcoland case. There were charts, pictures, and mugshots on the walls. Meetings were held regularly throughout the investigation as he coordinated various law enforcement agencies. I was so impressed with Chief Gannon’s handling of a case that hit so close to home for me. It was through his leadership and the dedication of the law enforcement community that the case got solved and the three murders were brought to justice.

    Morris County is incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to elect Jim Gannon as Sheriff. His dedication to protecting Morris County residents is unparalleled. He is uniquely qualified to continue Morris County’s distinction of having the best run Sheriff’s Office in the state, and establish productive relationships with local police departments and Morris County elected officials in their goals of shared services and fiscal responsibility.

    Brian Overman
    Roxbury Township