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Par-Troy GOP Celebrates Cesaro Freeholder Primary Win

Local Republicans said party unity is the reason for the Cesaro ticket sweep.

State Sen. Joseph Pennacchio, 26th District Asm. Jay Webber, Mayor James Barberio and other area Republican leaders gathered Tuesday night at the old Rescue and Recovery building on Centerton Drive for a necessary Election Day ritual: counting the votes.

Just a little over an hour past the 8 p.m. poll closing, the count was in. Parsippany Councilman and freeholder candidate John Cesaro and his ticketmates former Washington Township Councilman John Krickus and former Mount Olive Mayor David Scapicchio easily bested their challengers for the GOP nomination, among them incumbent Freeholder William Chegwidden. Township-wide victories were also evident for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, U.S. Senate candidate Joe Kyrillos and General Assembly candidate Asw. BettyLou DeCroce. 

Those at the end of the night, with Cesaro ending up as the top vote-getter overall in the freeholder primary. 

That was not known, however, when he spoke before the party faithful Tuesday night.

Cesaro thanked his wife, son Jake and his parents, along with his Town Council colleagues and Mayor Barberio. The candidate also gave a significant thanks to Sen. Pennacchio.

"You have been my teacher and my mentor," he said to the state senator. "Thank you for everything you've done for me."

Cesaro chalked up the solid showings of area Republicans to party unity.

"In the past 2 1/2 years we have become a unified party," he said. "It's made all the difference, and it will help us stand up for taxpayers in the future."

Cesaro also implored those present to attend next Tuesday's GOP convention, which will be held at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany at 7 p.m. The purpose of the gathering is to select a replacement for outgoing .

Cesaro is seen as a frontrunner in the race to win the privilege of serving out the remaining six months of Feyl's term on the freeholder board.

VietNam Vet June 08, 2012 at 06:32 AM
Tom, its funny how can you or the dems talk about bilking the taxpayers out of hundreds of thousands when the dems are doing it to the tune of hundreds of millions and it isn't bothering them how they screw the taxpayers. Cesaro would not have been my choice by a long shot but I would never vote for a crooked dem either, if they did what they say, I would vote for them in a minute. I may be a repub. but I use my own brain and vote for who I think will do the job, you people only concern yourself with the party, not whether the person can do the job!
Tom Wyka June 15, 2012 at 02:34 AM
"you people only concern yourself with the party, not whether the person can do the job!" Hmmm. Interesting statement Paul. Might I call your attention to the slogan on the very top of this page.... http://www.parsippanygop.org/ I'll thank you not to lump me in with the rabid partisans - if that was your intent. There's plenty of Republicans at the local level that I respect and share common ground.
VietNam Vet June 16, 2012 at 06:17 AM
Tom, if you are different then I appoligize to you. It is no secret that I don't care for the lying dems especially this illegal alien moronic muslim pig thief you call a pres. He is a disgrace to this country for what he is doing to it, but yet you defend him. He has embarassed this country and every American who fought for our freedom. I'm not sure, but correct me if I'm wrong it was either you or Dan Grant who said I have no respect for our president. The answer to that is, give me a president I can respect and I will. The president is supposed to be a leader, this idiot hasn't led one day in 3 1/2 years in office. He is a disgrace to the office and has made America a laughing stock of every nation around the globe, we are now know as a patsy for all. If you can't agree with me on that then you are just like the rest.
Jeff Edwards June 26, 2012 at 10:41 PM
"illegal alien moronic muslim pig thief." I'm sorry, but your point of view is simply appalling -- a mockery of any notion of civil public discourse.
VietNam Vet July 01, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Ahhh, cry me a river..... I didn't show respect for this nit wit you dems want to call a Pres. He is a disgrace to this country and the American people, unless you don't concider yourself one of those, then all I can say is " Get The Hell Out of My Country" when I joined the Army many years ago, I fought for our Freedoms, what did you or the dems fight for. This joker in office, I wouldn't give him the right time of the day. A President is supposed to be the LEADER of the FREE world, show me a leader and I'll show him some respect. This jerk has said that he was embarrassed by this country. If thats so then GETOUT!!!!!!!!! We have no need for you then.


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