PARAMUS, N.J. — The Paramus PBA along with U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer announced they are endorsing Paramus First Team MariaElena Bellinger and Joe Garcia for re-election Wednesday.
Assemblymen Joe Lagana, Tim Eustace, Senator Bob Gordon and Mayor Richard LaBariera.
Gottheimer recently helped the borough apply for a grant, supported by Bellinger and Garcia, that if approved by the end of the month will go toward hiring more police personnel.
The department has increased nearly 30 percent since 2012, and Gottheimer said he trusts Bellinger and Garcia to help grow that number.
"People are quick to criticize law enforcement, and I've had enough of it" Gottheimer said Wednesday. "It's time we honor law enforcement who put their lives on the line every day.
"You have our backs, we need to have yours."
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