After a unanimous vote, the Democratic Committee of Bergen County endorsed U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) for re-election as the Representative for New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District during their annual convention last evening in Paramus.
"I'm honored to accept the endorsement of the Democratic Committee of Bergen County and am thankful for their steadfast support," said Rep. Pascrell. "Over the course of the last two years I have had the opportunity to witness firsthand what makes Bergen County so great and it's a privilege to be embraced so wholeheartedly by the County Committee. I remain committed to ensuring every family across northern New Jersey has a fair shot at the American Dream by fighting to boost job growth, rebuilding our economy and strengthening our middle class."
Pascrell, who is seeking his tenth term in Congress, was first elected to the United States House of Representatives as congressman for New Jersey’s 8th Congressional District in 1996. In 2012, Pascrell was elected to represent the newly redrawn 9th Congressional District, which includes part of Passaic, Hudson and Bergen Counties. Pascrell currently serves on the House Budget and is the only member of the New Jersey delegation to serve on the powerful Ways and Means Committees.
"I'm thrilled to see Congressman Pascrell receive such an overwhelming endorsement from Bergen County," said Bergen County Democratic Chair Lou Stelatto. "Time and time again Bill has proven to be a street fighter who's willing to go to the mat to defend the Democratic values he believes so strongly in, and I am confident he is going to help secure victories up and down the ticket across all of Bergen County."