Press Release: Sen. Tom Cotton Endorses Nick De Gregorio

May 24, 2022

GOP leader says De Gregorio has the “right experience”

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, announced that he had received an endorsement from Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR). Cotton served as an Army officer in Iraq with the 101st Airborne and in Afghanistan with a Provincial Reconstruction Team. 

“Nick is the strong, conservative fighter we need in Congress to restore American values for our children. Fifth District families are tired of Josh Gottheimer making empty promises while he supports a radical liberal agenda that empties our wallets, opens our borders, and kicks parents out of the classroom. Having led hundreds of Marines overseas in combat, Nick has both the right experience to make sound decisions in Congress and the integrity to stand up for what is right.” – Senator Tom Cotton

“I could not be more grateful to have the support of a true leader who has seen tough fights both on the battlefield and in Congress. I look forward to working with Senator Cotton as a colleague in the House to strengthen America’s position in the world and reverse the disastrous effects of the Biden-Gottheimer Agenda on Fifth District families.” – Nick De Gregorio 

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