Press Release: De Gregorio Scores Overwhelming Win Amid Blockbuster Turnout at Bergen County Convention

March 23, 2022

First-time candidate won with a nearly 200 vote margin over previous nominee

FAIR LAWN – Tonight, Nick De Gregorio, a Marine Veteran and Republican Candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District, released the following statement in response to his decisive victory at the Bergen County Republican Organization’s (“BCRO”) Annual Convention.

The vote count was as follows:

Nick De Gregorio: 302
Frank Pallotta: 116
Fred Schneiderman: 15
Seb Skenderi: 3

“I am honored beyond words to have received overwhelming support from the place I have called home for my entire life. For months, our campaign of grassroots supporters has worked tirelessly to earn the votes of the Bergen County Committee through hundreds of hours of door knocking and phone calls. Both our success tonight and the enormous turnout at the Convention point to the kind of momentum that will fuel our campaign to victory in the primary and ultimately against Josh Gottheimer this fall. We will proudly fight for Bergen County communities against the Biden-Gottheimer inflationary agenda all the way to victory this November. We will need all hands on deck to defeat Josh Gottheimer, and I ask my primary opponents to join me in this next phase of this critical campaign.” – Nick De Gregorio

De Gregorio, as winner of the BCRO County Convention, has earned a key position on the Republican Party blind in the June primary. In the newly-drawn Fifth Congressional District, Bergen County makes up over 80% of the population, and success there will be crucial to prevailing in both the primary and general elections

De Gregorio had previously won the recommendation of over 70% of the BCRO Policy Committee and was recently named to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s (“NRCC”) Young Guns “On the Radar” recruitment and support program.

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 Bachelors degree from Bucknell University and a MastersDegrees from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the Walsh School of Foreign Service, with distinction.