Happy Veterans Day & Election Recap

November 11
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Happy Veterans Day

We are profoundly grateful to our service men and women who have fought to defend our freedoms and liberties.

Ronald Reagan once said:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

These words ring just as true today as the day Reagan echoed them.

Thank you to all our New Jersey veterans who have “fought for, protected,” and preserved our freedoms – some even suffering from multiple wounds, loss of limbs, and mental health challenges.

My father-in-law, Carmine Cavallo, was once of the greatest generation. He was a quiet man, who probably suffered from PTSD. He saw several of his combat buddies lose their lives in defense of our freedoms against the Nazi regime. Carm, as we lovingly called him, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was one of the first group of soldiers to enter a concentration camp, witnessing those horrors. Carmine passed away 10 years ago. He is missed, but we remember his brave sacrifices in that horrific war.

To all who put their life on the line – we appreciate you! Thank you for your service to our great country.

An Election Recap

A huge congratulations to all the pro-life, pro-family candidates who fought hard in their elections and won. We had some good wins here in the Garden State. Phil Murphy is claiming to have eked out a narrow win on November 2nd, but Jack Ciattarelli has called for every legal vote to be counted, and as of writing this, he has not conceded the race.

Jack surprised the pundits by such a close race. Our voter registration shows that Democrats outnumber Republicans by a margin of over 1 million votes (2.6 million to 1.5 million). You can sure surmise that a good number of Democrats voted for Jack Ciattarelli. As of Friday, November 5th, 62,333 votes separated the candidates, with Murphy leading Ciattarelli by 1,280,443 to 1,218,110.

The best and biggest news out of the New Jersey Senate is that our current Senate President lost to a truck driver – yes, a truck driver. It was like an epic David verses Goliath battle…and David prevailed once again.

A few more updates:

  • Dawn Addiego, the former New Jersey Republican Senator from Legislative District 8, (Parts of Atlantic, Burlington and Camden Counties) who left the Republican party to join the Democratic Party, fell to a fierce challenge from former Burlington County Sheriff and Republican Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield.
  • In the New Jersey Assembly, Republicans picked up 6 seats in Districts 2, 3, and 11 respectively.
  • We have moved from 52 Democrats and 28 Republicans in the General Assembly to 46 Democrats and 34 Republicans.
  • In the New Jersey Senate, we currently have 25 Democrats and 14 Republicans -with one open seat. After last week’s election, the new makeup is now 23 Democrats and 17 Republicans, and the current vacancy was filled by a Republican on Election Day.

Thank you for involvement, your active engagement, and partnership with us!

Yours for the family,

Len Deo
Founder – New Jersey Family Foundation