The Hawthorne Democratic Organization, the Democrats for Hawthorne Club, and Hawthorne's only elected Democratic Councilman today all announced their endorsement of Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) in the upcoming 9th District Democratic Primary.
"For years, Bill Pascrell has been a defacto congressman for Hawthorne," said Jeff Gardner, the Hawthorne Democratic Organization Chair. "He has family ties and countless friendships in our community, and he has demonstrated that his commitment to serving the people of New Jersey transcends any municipal or county border. Congressman Pascrell has spent the time with us to know our town, its people and what makes us one of the most unique communities in northern New Jersey. I'm very proud to support him."
"As a longtime resident of Hawthorne, I've also known Congressman Pascrell and how much of a fighter he has been for middle class families and communities. The other guy ran away from the fight the Democrats needed him in the most, standing up against Scott Garrett and his extreme Republicanism," said Jayne Ace-Bosgra, President of the Democrats for Hawthorne Club. "I'm really glad that I have the chance to fight for Bill Pascrell as he campaigns in this primary. He's been a fixture in the Hawthorne community. Now I want to make him Hawthorne's congressman."
"As Hawthorne's only Democratic council member, I have looked to Congressman Pascrell to help garner the ability to never let partisanship be an obstacle to serving the people of a community," said Hawthorne First Ward Councilman Joseph Wojtecki. "Bill Pascrell has always been a bridge builder among people, and he's been a fighter for people. I am proud to be a Democrat squarely in the corner of Bill Pascrell."
"I am honored to have the support of the Hawthorne Democrats. Hawthorne has become like a second home to me. I have shared so much with the people of Hawthorne, especially the residents' vision of what the Hawthorne community can be," said Congressman Pascrell. "I look forward to serving the people of Hawthorne as their Congressman by fighting for the federal support to help Hawthorne realize its vision for its future."