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District 26 GOP Trenton Trio to Run Again For Legislature

Parsippany's Joseph Raich has stated his intention to run for Assembly.

The state legislators representing the 26th Legislative District — Sen. Joe Pennacchio of Pine Brook, Assemblyman Jay Webber of Morris Plains and Parsippany resident Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce — announced their plan to run for re-election as a ticket Thursday.

“I look forward to running with our team and serving the constituents of the 26th Legislative District," said Pennacchio. "It has been an honor to represent our constituents but more importantly to advocate and fight for what is in the best interests of the people we serve.”

“I serve, and hope to continue to serve, so that our Garden State keeps moving toward an affordable and prosperous future as great as our state’s citizens," Webber stated. "I am committed to pursuing policies that balance the provision of essential government services and the protection of the most vulnerable among us—while never losing sight of those too-often-forgotten folks: the hard-working taxpayers who play by the rules and ask only a fair shake from their government.”

DeCroce said she and her ticketmates bring “dedication, commitment and responsiveness" to their constituents.

“We believe in seeing and hearing for ourselves, the challenges and issues facing our district and pursuing the means to address them," she said. "We stand ready to enhance the quality of life of our constituents while keeping the tax burden low. 

"I welcome the opportunity to run with Sen. Pennacchio and my partner in the Assembly, Jay Webber, to proudly represent the 26th District.”

So far no primary election opponents have annouced an intention to run.

The primary election is scheduled for June 4. So far no primary opponents have stepped up, though Parsippany Democrat Joseph Raich said he is looking forward to facing DeCroce again in the November general election.

Last November, in the race for the unexpired seat DeCroce won, she defeated Raich by a margin of 60-40 percent.

The 26th district includes the Morris County municipalities of Butler Borough, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon Borough, Lincoln Park Borough, Montville Township, Morris Plains Borough, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township and Rockaway Township, along with Essex County's Fairfield Township, North Caldwell Borough, Verona Township, West Caldwell Township and West Milford Township in Passaic County.

Frank Stross February 15, 2013 at 05:36 PM
Mr.Consevative, I greatly appreciate your grammar lesson, but the facts are very clear that the Mayor is clueless and is running the town along with the Republican party into the ground. The facts are very clear that he is uneducated and lacks leadership skills. I give you credit for trying to stickup for him, he needs every bit of help. Its also very clear that your not conservative or the spokes person for the 26th district. Because I couldn't imagine the conservative leader supporting a Democrat in disguise. And Mr. conservative did you help the Mayor write his liencey letter for the drug dealer? Because the way your defending him it wouldn't suprise me!!
Chris for Liberty February 16, 2013 at 09:16 PM
I understand your view about the UN. I should have explained my view properly. I'm sure you and others know that the US Senate is charged with ratifying treaties, according to the Constitution. Those treaties become the law of the land, even above the Constitution as explained in the Supremacy clause. In the late sixties, the US Senate was stupid enough to ratify the Law of the Treaties treaty which gives the President, or his designee, the power to negotiate and sign treaties. If the Senate does not vote on the treaty, we're bound by it unless a future President renounces it, or the Senate decides to vote on ratification. Since Democrats control the Senate, they may very well choose not to bring any treaties to a vote. My fear is that the President will eventually sign the Arms Trade treaty, Small Arms treaty (which will eventually disarm US citizens); International Criminal Court (who have the power to punish our President, after his term ends, for not complying with treaties), and yes, Agenda 21 with the results you stated. By signing those treaties, our sovereignty and liberty will certainly be eliminated and we will be under the control of the UN. So I must disagree that the UN is "benign". They're purpose is very real. I just wish all Americans would pay attention to what's happening and demand our employees in Congress to abide by the Constitution and protect the United States.
Nitsuj February 23, 2013 at 08:28 PM
Robert, As a former Caldwell resident who had Frelinghusen as a congressman, he always would respond back to my letters even if we disagreed. I would rather have him as my representative then being under the Payne Dynasty of district 10 (I live in Montclair, sadly only upper montclair is under frelinghuysen) who never responds to letters at all and never has any town hall meetings.
Patriot March 22, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Jo, At the same Morris County Freeholder meeting they passed in the next resolution, #42, the joining of the federal HUD grant consortium which formulates a plan for the development and redevelopment of the northern 13 counties of NJ. The Freeholders voted 7-0 to accept this grant and to be a member while admitting it was an UN Agenda 21 principled program because they said they did it for the "money". This consortium is now selling itself as Together New Jersey. Kindly present all the facts in the future. The Freeholders spit on Res 41 and they clearly knew what they were doing. UN Agenda 21 is rampant in NJ. Get informed.
Patriot March 23, 2013 at 03:46 PM
Jo, At the same Morris County Freeholder meeting they passed in the next resolution, #42, the joining of the federal HUD grant consortium which formulates a plan for the development and redevelopment of the northern 13 counties of NJ. The Freeholders voted 7-0 to accept this grant and to be a member while admitting it was an UN Agenda 21 principled program because they said they did it for the "money". This consortium is now selling itself as Together New Jersey. Kindly present all the facts in the future. The Freeholders spit on Res 41 and they clearly knew what they were doing. UN Agenda 21 is rampant in NJ. Get informed.

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