Gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli announced today that he has received the endorsement of the Hammonton Regular Republican Club – a critical Atlantic County GOP stronghold – along with the personal backing of Hammonton elected leaders and prominent Hammonton Republicans.
“Jack Ciattarelli understands that small towns like Hammonton are the backbone of New Jersey. Places where you can raise your family and be proud of your community.” said Hammonton Republican Councilman and County Clerk candidate Joe Giralo. “Phil Murphy and his taxes are damaging small towns like ours by increasing the burden on homeowners and businesses. We need common sense in Trenton, and Jack Ciattarelli will bring that and so much more.”
“As a business owner, I have operations in several states constantly under attack by new taxes and fees. But New Jersey is the toughest.” added fellow Hammonton Councilman Mike Torrissi. “Runaway property taxes and very little help from state government make New Jersey one of the least friendly places in the nation to operate a business. I want a Governor who will make New Jersey open for business and send Phil Murphy back to wherever he came from.”
“In Western Atlantic County many of our towns are bedroom communities where residents travel to Philadelphia or Atlantic City to work. We are also a hub of agriculture with growers, packing facilities and the businesses that support agricultural businesses. We need a Governor who will value what we have to offer in Atlantic County, which is access to the infrastructure needed for businesses to compete in today’s market and a Governor who will fight to keep the garden state green. With Jack Ciattarelli in Trenton I know Atlantic County will get a fair shot at businesses that can power our local economy and a partner in The State House. That’s why I am whole heartedly endorsing Jack Ciattarelli to be our next Governor,” said Freeholder Jim Bertino.
Hammonton Regular Republican Club President Otto Hernandez commented, “We’re happy to endorse Jack Ciattarelli because his vision for New Jersey is the right one. We need to draw a line in the sand when it comes to the radical policies of the Murphy administration and demand better of our leaders. I encourage other Republican clubs in Atlantic County to do the same so we can focus on beating Phil Murphy in November. Jack has a plan and we’re going to do whatever we can to help him win in November and execute on that plan next January.”
“Having had the benefit of being both a Councilperson and Board of Education member, you really see just how ineffective Phil Murphy has been in Trenton, especially when it comes to small towns like Hammonton. I’m a 5th generation Hammontonian, we have a proud history and Jack Ciattarelli understands us, he understands our values. That’s why we need him as our Governor.” said Mickey Pullia.
Ciattarelli concluded, “I’m proud to have the endorsement of so many respected conservative leaders from Hammonton. Their support sends a strong message that Atlantic County Republicans are ready to fix New Jersey and our state party,” said Ciattarelli. “Let’s face it, Phil Murphy couldn’t find Hammonton without a GPS. To him, small towns in South Jersey don’t matter. I’ve visited Hammonton’s blueberry farms to learn from growers about the impact they are facing from over-regulation and I’ve talked to the owners at Bagliani’s Market and other small businesses about the pressures they face because of Phil Murphy’s executive orders. Hammonton feels like home, and when I’m Governor, I won’t forget them or small towns like them.”
Also personally endorsing Ciattarelli are:
Freeholder Jim Bertino
Councilman Joe Giralo
Councilman Mike Torrissi
Hammonton Regular Republican Club President Otto Hernandez
Municipal Chair & HRRC First Vice President Lois Morano
Former Councilman Mickey Pullia
Former Hammonton Club President Frank DiMatteo
Board of Education Member John Lyons
County Committeeman Mike Woelfel
County Committeeman Richard Curcio