PRESS RELEASE: De Gregorio Named To NRCC’s Young Gun “On the Radar” Program

February 25, 2022

FAIR LAWN – Today, Nick De Gregorio, a Marine Veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and Republican Candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District, was named by the National Republican Congressional Committee to its Young Gun “On the Radar” recruitment and support program. 

“I am grateful that national Republicans have met our incredible energy and resolve on the ground here with recognition of our ability to win. I hear from Fifth District families every day about the terrible consequences of Joe Biden and Josh Gottheimer’s inflationary spending spree. Today, we are one step closer to bringing common sense back to Congress.” – Nick De Gregorio

De Gregorio previously reported having raised $403,000 on its end-of-year report for 2021 and released key endorsements from Fifth Congressional District leaders, including support from District 39 Assemblyman Robert Auth (R, Old Tappan) and Assemblywoman DeAnne DeFuccio (R, Upper Saddle River). 

According to the NRCC: “On the Radar candidates are individuals running in competitive congressional seats. They have met the minimum threshold for campaign organization and show potential to achieve greater status in the program as the cycle progresses.”


About Nick 

Nick De Gregorio is a lifelong resident of Bergen County, raised in both Glen Rock and Ridgewood. 

At the age of 16, Nick was sitting in a high school classroom in Oradell when terrorists struck the World Trade Center just 12 miles away. It was then that he made the first adult decision of his life: to serve his country. 

Nick answered his country’s call to serve in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and he joined the United States Marine Corps. Over the course of nine years, he deployed four times, fighting in both Iraq and Afghanistan. It was the honor of his lifetime to serve his country. 

Nick lives in Fair Lawn with his wife Emily, who during the COVID-19 pandemic worked as a nurse on the front lines, along with their two children Siena Reagan and Luca Cordell. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and Master’s Degrees from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the Walsh School of Foreign Service, with distinction.