Today, Essex County Republican Committee Chairman Al Barlas officially endorsed State Senator Joe Kyrillos for the U.S. Senate.
"Joe will bring the reforms he and Governor Christie have instituted here in New Jersey to Washington," said Chairman Barlas. "Since Bob Menendez has been in office, there has been nothing but higher taxes, more spending, and more government bureaucracy coming out of Washington. New Jersey needs a U.S. Senator who will fight for pro-growth economic policies- not protect their own interests. The Essex County Republican Committee is proud to stand behind Joe Kyrillos. We will work hard to ensure that in November, Bob Menendez is looking for a new job."
"I am pleased and humbled to have the support of the Essex County Republican Committee," said Senator Kyrillos. "As I travel the state, meeting more and more people, I am learning that their concerns are the same as mine. They want to protect the American Dream for their children. They want see our economy back on track, our national debt paid off, our opportunity for greatness restored. It is energizing to see my campaign gain momentum and support, and I look forward to our continued progress in the coming months."
Kyrillos has also been endorsed by Governor Chris Christie, and the Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union County Republican Organizations.
Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos, Jr., 51, is married to Susan Doctorian Kyrillos and they live in Middletown with their children Max and Georgia. He began serving New Jersey's 13th Legislative District in 1988 when he was elected to the General Assembly. After spending two terms in the Assembly he was elected to the Senate where he has served since 1993. In addition to his official duties, the Senator is employed as Senior Managing Director of Colliers International, the commercial real estate services firm with offices in New York and Parsippany. He is also an advisor to the Newport Capital Group in Red Bank, NJ.