List of Endorsements


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. 

He has been endorsed by

Corey Lewandowski, Former Trump Campaign Manager
Dave Bossie, Former Trump Campaign Deputy Campaign Manager
The Tea Party Express
Steve Forbes
U.S. Senator Rand Paul
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
State Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi

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)
Warren County State Senator Mike Doherty
Sussex County State Senator Steve Oroho
Assemblyman Parker Space
Assemblyman-elect Hal Wirths
Sussex County State Committeewoman Jill Space
Morris County State Senator Joe Pennacchio
Assemblyman John DiMaio
Assemblyman Erik Peterson
Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce
Warren County Freeholder Director Richard D. Gardner
Warren County Freeholder Deputy Director Edward J. Smith
Warren County Freeholder Jason J. Sarnoski
Sussex County Freeholder Deputy Director Sylvia Petillo
Sussex County Freeholder Herbert Yardley 
Sussex Former Freeholder Phillip Crabb

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New Jersey Right to Life PAC 

Hackensack, NJ -- Republican congressional candidate Steve Lonegan has been endorsed by New Jersey Right to Life (NJRTL) PAC.

Lonegan is running against pro-abortion Congressman Josh Gottheimer, a liberal Democrat incumbent.  Lonegan said: “I am honored to be endorsed by New Jersey’s oldest and largest pro-life organization. I’m looking to the pro-life community as a strong part of my campaign to win this seat back from the left-wing, pro-abortion incumbent who narrowly won this seat two years ago.”

"Steve Lonegan was instrumental in our successful effort to defeat Jon Corzine’s embryonic stem cell taxpayer rip-off,” explained Marie Tasy, New Jersey Right to Life PAC executive director.  “Steve’s hard work not only helped defeat this grisly practice in New Jersey, but has virtually stopped taxpayer funding of stem cell research across America.”

“We are looking forward to working with Steve Lonegan as a member of the strong pro-life bloc in Congress.”

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Corey Lewandowski and Dave Bossie

Corey Lewandwoski & Dave Bossie Speak in Support of Steve Lonegan at Book Signing Fundraiser

Lonegan for Congress conducted a fundraiser on January 301, 2018 with former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski and former Deputy Campaign Manager David Bossie that will be held on Wednesday, January 31 the Bishop House in Saddle River.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Corey and Dave to New Jersey in support of Mayor Lonegan’s campaign to take back the Fifth District,” the campaign announced prior to the event,  "Conservatives across the district and across the country are excited about Steve's momentum and are uniting behind him."

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Tea Party Express

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Steve Lonegan for U.S. House in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Steve Lonegan is exactly the kind of Constitutional conservative who will go to Washington D.C. and fight for what’s right. He is a proven conservative champion with a solid record of fighting and winning for New Jersey taxpayers."

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Steve Forbes

Former presidential candidate and editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine, Steve Forbes, announced his endorsement today of Steve Lonegan in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District.

“I know Steve Lonegan to be a tireless worker and fierce advocate for taxpayers,” stated Mr. Forbes. “As a staunch believer in economic freedom, Steve understands that prosperity comes when you unleash the free market, get government out of the way, and allow the American people the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Steve has what it takes to stand up to the entrenched interests in Washington, D.C., and provide constituents in New Jersey's Fifth District the kind of bold, conservative leadership they deserve. I am proud today to endorse his candidacy.”

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul

HACKENSACK – U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, today announced his endorsement of former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, the conservative Republican who is running for Congress in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District.

 “Over the past two decades, few have done more to spread the message of freedom and limited government in New Jersey than Steve Lonegan,” Sen. Paul said. “Steve has always been an ardent defender of the entire Constitution and Bill of Rights and is committed to transferring more of Washington bureaucrats' power back to the American people. I hope you'll join me in supporting his bid to defeat Rep. Josh Gottheimer in the Fifth District.”

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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced his endorsement of former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, the conservative Republican who is running for Congress in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District. 

“Steve Lonegan is a tireless advocate for our founding principles who has proven his willingness to boldly take his message directly to the people of New Jersey, and I am proud to endorse him to become the next Member of Congress from the Fifth District,” Cruz said. “I have known Steve for many years, and look forward to working with him to grow jobs, expand freedom, and ensure the security of the American people.”

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Sussex County State Senator Steve Oroho

State Senator Steve Oroho, (R-Sussex), today announced his support for conservative Republican Steve Lonegan in his campaign for Congress in New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District.
"Steve Lonegan will go to Congress to cut taxes and create jobs," Oroho said.  "We need his determination and focus now, more than ever.  That's why I'm supporting Steve Lonegan for Congress in Congressional District 5, a district Steve has won in the past, albeit for different offices."

Oroho was referring to the 2009 Republican Primary and the 2013 Special Election for U.S. Senate when Lonegan crushed Cory Booker by 20 percent. 

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Bergen County State Senator Gerry Cardinale

State Senator Gerry Cardinale, (R-Bergen), today announced his support for conservative Republican Steve Lonegan in his campaign for congress in New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District.

"Steve Lonegan has been a tireless champion of the Republican Party when no one else would step forward to take on the tough battles," Sen. Cardinale said.  "I'm pleased to be the first state legislator to announce my support for his campaign."

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Warren County State Senator Mike Doherty

State Senator Mike Doherty, (R-Warren), today announced his support for conservative Republican Steve Lonegan in his campaign for congress in New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District.

"Steve Lonegan has led the fight for every worthwhile conservative cause in New Jersey for the last two decades," Sen. Doherty said.  "And he's often been out front when few, if any, in the state legislature were willing to stand behind him.  But in 2018, the Republican Party will unify behind Steve to take back the Fifth Congressional District."

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State Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi

Steve Loonegan received the endorsement of one of New Jersey’s most popular, talented, and strong leaders, State Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi. 

A highly skilled lawyer and legislator, Assemblywoman Schepisi delivered her endorsement of Steve Lonegan's congressional candidacy right in her own 39th District, in front of a standing-room only crowd at Saddle River’s historic Bishop House.

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Sussex County Freeholder Deputy Director Sylvia Petillo

"Steve Lonegan has been the most consistent and reliable conservative leader New Jersey has had for nearly two decades," Petillo said.  "His record of accomplishment from stopping Governor Corzine's toll hike scheme, to stopping the embryonic stem cell bond, to ensuring that there would be no new debt without voter approval -- just to name a few of his efforts -- is unparalleled."

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Freeholder Herbert Yardley

Yardley, a new member of the Freeholder Board thanked Lonegan for his leadership during the recent election in helping to elect conservatives across North Jersey, but especially in Sussex County.

"The recent election was challenging, but it helped clarify who conservatives can count on to help get out the vote and fight to win every seat possible," Yardley said.  "Steve Lonegan is a fighter -- he's a fighter for our Party, he's a fighter for Sussex County, and most importantly, he's a fighter for taxpayers."

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Former Freeholder Phillip Crabb

Phillip Crabb stated that Lonegan is the strongest possible candidate to take on liberal Congressman Josh Gottheimer.

"Josh Gottheimer is too liberal for North Jersey, so he is relying on the power of incumbency," Crabb said.  "But, Steve has already assembled a tremendous campaign team and built coalitions of support in all four counties that will help him defeat Gottheimer and return North Jersey to the conservative column."

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