Tedesco Granted County Support for Freeholder Bid
Former Mayor James Tedesco received overwhelming support from the Bergen County Democrats for his November bid for Freeholder
During Tuesday night's Bergen County Democrats convention, former Paramus Mayor James Tedesco garnered overwhelming support from his political peers in his upcoming bid for Freeholder.
Tedesco, who received 1,048 votes, will be joined by Bergenfield Councilman Christopher Tully and River Vale school board President Lorraine Waldes as Democratic candidates for the November election, according to a report on northjersey.com.
Waldes (970 votes) and Tully (964) edged out former Teaneck Councilwoman Monica Honis (348) to join Tedesco on the ballot. A fifth candidate, former deputy Bergen County Counsel Robert Kovic, had withdrawn from the race prior to the convention meeting.
Tedesco, who spent 11 years in office, stepped down after second term as Mayor following the death of his wife Renee and mother-in-law Theresa B. Marano as well as being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Outside of serving the borough as a councilman and then as mayor, Tedesco is a volunteer firefighter and retired regional manager for PSE&G.
The three Democrats will face incumbent Republicans Maura DeNicola, John Felice and John Mitchell, all of whom are running for a second three-year term.