Bergen County Freeholder Maura DeNicola announced her intention to seek re-election this year, saying she is proud to be part of the county Republican administration that reversed eight years of tax hikes and spending abuses by the previous Democratic Administration.
DeNicola, who was elected to the freeholder board in 2010 after serving as mayor of Franklin Lakes, said in a letter to the Bergen County Republican Organization’s County Committee and its chairman that: “Bergen County Republicans should be proud of the job we did in county government. We should broadcast our record to voters from one end of the county to the other.
“It was Republicans who stopped wasteful county spending. It was Republicans who delivered two straight zero increase budgets – the first time in 20 years that happened. It was Republicans who put an end to daily headlines about waste and corruption in county government.”
DeNicola said the party this year needs to focus on its successes and not be sidetracked by the “phony issues raised by Democratic freeholders. I will not let Democrats effectuate the divide and conquer strategy they used successfully last year.”
DeNicola, who was elected with freeholders John Mitchell and John Felice, said the party has to be unified in this very important election year following last November’s results which saw the Democrats re-take control of the seven member freeholder board. “We cannot afford to be splintered into factions or let personal political objectives interfere with our ability to run successfully,” DeNicola wrote to the BCRO rank and file members.
“I vow to run a positive campaign extolling the virtues of Republicanism,” said DeNicola, who graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a bachelor of arts degree, and earned a master’s degree from Columbia University. She is the mother of four with a son in the United States Navy.
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