SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – Roselle Park Mayor Joe Signorello formally launched his campaign for United States Congress in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District on Thursday. In his launch video, he discusses how his family – Union County residents since 1904 – taught him the values of public service and never backing down from a fight. Signorello flipped his hometown from red-to-blue in 2018 and is the only candidate with the experience and grassroots support to do the same in CD-7 and unseat Representative Tom Kean Jr.

Previously running for U.S. Senate, Signorello decided to redirect his campaign into a run for Congress based on feedback and support from voters in CD-7, including at a rally outside of Rep. Kean Jr.’s office this past spring where his constituents urged Signorello to run for Congress.

“There’s much Senator Menendez and I agree on policy-wise — including defending Ukraine, Israel, and our interests abroad — and his tenure and position in the Senate are critical for New Jersey,” said Signorello. “But right now our community isn’t being represented in the House: in a few short months in Washington, Tom Kean Jr. has shown he’s an extreme MAGA politician who isn’t fighting for us. Tom Malinowski was an excellent representative for our district and in this critical moment for our country, we need someone who can unseat Tom Kean Jr. and truly represent us again.”

Mayor Signorello is the strongest candidate against Rep. Kean Jr., which is why local leaders are already voicing their support for him and his campaign:

Former State Senator and Democratic Party Chair Ray Lesniak: “I welcome Joe Signorello’s entry into the Democratic Primary in the 7th Congressional District to challenge Republican Congressman Tom Kean Jr. who supports the MAGA agenda.”


Liz Graner, LD21 Assembly Candidate and Somerset County-based running mate of Signorello in his 2021 State Senate run: “I’m proud of what we did as a team in 2021 in LD21. Joe’s a hard worker, a kind person, and a great friend.”

Rahway Mayor Ray Giacobbe: “I’ve known Joe for a while now and I’m sure he’ll bring as much energy and fight in his congressional campaign as he does as mayor. Mayors get stuff done and I’m happy to see my fellow mayor get into the race.”



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