DiMaio and Peterson Endorse Lonegan for Congress

Northwest New Jersey Legislators Unanimously Support Lonegan

Hackensack, NJ -- State Assemblymen John DiMaio and Erik Peterson, (both R-23), today announced their support for conservative Republican Steve Lonegan in his campaign for congress in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District.

“Steve Lonegan has been a consistent conservative voice for Northwest Jersey,” said DiMaio, president of a general contracting firm.  “Its especially important to me that Steve understands the needs of small business owners who create jobs."

Peterson, an attorney and former Hunterdon County Freeholder, concurred with DiMaio.

“Republicans believe in limited government and empowering local governments -- which are most in tune with the people -- with the greatest responsibility," Peterson said.  "Steve has been a champion for lowering taxes and curtailing federal overreach."  

Both DiMaio and Peterson agreed that Lonegan's victory over Cory Booker within the Fifth Congressional District in the 2013 U.S. Senate election makes him the strongest candidate to take on and defeat Josh Gottheimer.

"Warren County gave Steve a huge margin in 2013 because Steve is a fearless conservative who is always ready, willing, and able to articulate a message that resonates with the voters," Peterson said.

Lonegan thanked DiMaio and Peterson who he supported in their race for the General Assembly earlier this year and pledged to work with them when in Congress to advance conservative policies.

“Steve has made job creation, tax cuts, and term limits for Congress the central planks of his campaign -- all policies that will help drain the swamp," DiMaio said.  "That is a message that Warren County voters will support in huge numbers."

Lonegan has already been endorsed by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), Bergen County State Senator Gerry Cardinale, Mrs. Ann Kievit, President of the Northwest New Jersey Taxpayers' Association, Rev. Greg Quinlan, President of the Center for Garden State Families, on behalf of New Jersey for a Conservative Majority, Alexander Roubian, President of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS), United States Senator Ted Cruz, Warren County State Senator Mike Doherty, Sussex County Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, Assemblyman-elect Hal Wirths, Sussex County State Committeewoman Jill Space, and Morris County State Senator Joe Pennacchio.

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Common-sense conservative Republican Steve Lonegan is a loving father, grandfather, and a successful business owner who will make jobs, term limits, and lower taxes his primary focus as our next congressman. Steve is hardworking, outspoken, and dedicated to you and your family. Steve has a lifelong record of selfless public service. Steve has taken on the tough fights that few others will. Steve and his wife Lorraine (Rossi), who have been longtime parishioners of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bogota, live in Hackensack and have two adult daughters, Katharine and Brooke.
Steve Lonegan for Congress