Private Enterprise Political Action Committee (PENPAC), an affiliate of Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, announced today that it is endorsing state Sen. Anthony Bucco Sr. in his bid for the Republican nomination to win re-election in the 25th District.
Bucco, a former Boonton mayor and Morris County freeholder, is seeking his fifth term in the state Senate. PENPAC Chairman Richard Goldberg said “the business community knows it can rely on Sen. Bucco as a staunch advocate. He has worked diligently to articulate policies that will improve our state’s economic climate and create jobs. His continued leadership in the New Jersey Senate will ensure that the hard working people of New Jersey have a voice that represents their desire to have a state that is more affordable now, and for future generations.”
Goldberg said PENPAC, which supports pro-business candidates, is making a financial contribution to Bucco’s primary campaign. The veteran lawmaker faces a challenge in the June 7 Republican primary.
Since 1998 when Bucco began his career in the Senate, he served on the Joint Budget Oversight and Budget and Appropriations committees in the Senate. A Republican budget officer, Bucco has been committed to reducing state spending.
The senator is also president of Baker Titan Adhesives, a manufacturing company located in Paterson. “With his background, he understands the business community’s concerns. We need his voice in the Senate,” Goldberg said.
PENPAC is the political arm of Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, a 900-member business organization with offices in Paramus and Trenton. The mission of the organization is to be a leader in free enterprise advocacy for the purpose of providing, through education. Legislative vigilance, and membership interaction, an economic climate that enhances business potential and makes New Jersey a better place to live