Rep. Frelinghuysen Highlights Latest Gannon Endorsements in Morris County Sheriff’s Race

Gannon has earned the endorsement of 89 Republican elected and party leaders and counting from all across Morris County


For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Gannon 973-588-5089

Boonton, Thursday, March 10, 2016 – Following today’s endorsement announcement, headlined by Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Sheriff’s candidate Jim Gannon has now earned the backing of 89 Republican elected officials and party leaders and counting from all across Morris County, said the Gannon campaign today.

“I am thrilled that Republicans throughout the county are embracing my candidacy,” said Gannon, who announced a run for Sheriff this year after a 33-year career in law enforcement and global security, starting as a Patrolman in Boonton and Boonton Township, and then stints at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the FBI's elite Joint Terrorism Task Force and Morris County-based Novartis Pharmaceuticals.  “My three-point plan includes working with local, county, state and federal law enforcement to keep neighborhoods, schools and businesses safe, protecting seniors from consumer fraud and combating illegal drugs, and restoring financial accountability and responsibility to the Sheriff’s Office.”

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (CD-11)

Assemblyman Parker Space (L-24)

Sussex County Sheriff Mike Strada

Mayor of Butler Robert W. Alviene

Mayor of Chatham Township Curt Ritter 

Mayor of Florham Park Mark Taylor

Mayor of Netcong Joseph Nametko 

Mayor of Pequannock David G. Kohle

Boonton Alderman Dan Carey 

Boonton Alderman Keith Price 

Chatham Township Committeewoman Karen Swartz 

Florham Park Councilman Charles Germershausen

Hanover Township Committeeman George Coppola 

Long Hill Township Deputy Mayor Guy Piserchia

Mount Arlington Councilman Michael Stanzilis

Washington Twp Councilman Matt Murello

Morris County State GOP Committeeman & Fmr. Kinnelon Councilman Larry Casha

Former Morris County Freeholder & Morris Township Mayor  John Murphy

Former Boonton Mayor Cy Wekilsky

Former Boonton Mayor Lou Masterbone 

Former Hanover Township Mayor Bob Steiger 

Former Morris County GOP Chair Lois Johnson

Former Morris Township Mayor Kathleen Hyland 

MCRC Executive Director Barbara Dawson (Personal)

Chester Township Republican Committee Member Kurt Alstede

*View previous endorsements on our website 

Last week, Gannon announced plans to voluntarily freeze his state pension of nearly $80,000 per year, and accept only his Sheriff’s salary if elected in November.  “As evidenced by the tragic death of a NJ State Trooper earlier this week, it’s clear that law enforcement professionals and firefighters put their lives on the line and earn every penny of their pensions when they retire,” said Gannon.  “But, for me personally, as someone running for public office, I do not believe in accepting two taxpayer-funded paychecks to do just one job.  I want voters and taxpayers to know that running for Sheriff isn’t about the money for me – it’s about keeping our county safe and secure.”


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