Nicolino Gallo Sworn In as Passaic County Commissioner, First Republican in Over a Decade
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Paterson, NJ — Longtime Totowa resident and successful self-made businessman Nicolino “Nick” Gallo was sworn in this afternoon as the newest member of the Passaic County Board of County Commissioners. Gallo becomes the first Republican elected to the Board of County Commissioners (formerly known as Board of Chosen Freeholders) since the GOP swept three seats in 2009.
Gallo stood with his wife, three children, mother and other family members as he was sworn in by 2021 GOP Gubernatorial nominee Jack Ciattarelli in a well attended event in the Commissioners Meeting Room.
“I would like to thank my family, friends, fellow Republicans, and all those who helped my campaign for your endless support throughout this process,” said Gallo after being sworn in. “I am excited by this opportunity to represent all Passaic County residents in this new capacity.”
Among those in attendance were Ciattarelli, Senator Kristin M. Corrado (R-40); County Commissioners Terry Duffy, Bruce James, Sandi Lazzara, and Pat Lepore; County Administrator Anthony DeNova; Mayors John Lane of Hawthorne, Chris Vergano of Wayne, and Michele Dale of West Milford; and Passaic County GOP Chairman Peter Murphy and Vice Chairwoman Joanie Walsh. Numerous council members and party officials from up and down Passaic County witnessed Gallo take his oath of office.
“On behalf of the Passaic County Republican Party, I am honored to welcome Nicolino Gallo as our newest County Commissioner,” said Chairman Murphy. “Nick brings a fresh perspective to the board as well as an unrivaled work ethic. He will be an excellent Commissioner.”
Gallo’s three-year term will run through the end of 2025.