The "Deathwood"

What better venue than the Bethwood banquet hall (jokingly referred to by some as the "Deathwood") on Union Boulevard in Totowa Borough of all places, to witness the end of an era in Passaic County Republican politics.

Tonight, by a vote of 252-118, Wayne Mayor Scott Rumana defeated former Little Falls Mayor Eugene Liss to become the new Chairman of the Passaic County Republican Party, replacing the outgoing Mike Mecca.

As many predicted, the margin was not even close. Change has been swept in by party activists by a 36 point spread (68% to 32%).

I have anticipated this day for nearly 3 years. Others have waited nearly 23 years. It is a well-deserved victory to be savored.

Tomorrow is a new day for Passaic County. Congratulations to Chairman-elect Rumana for his victory, and to Eugene Liss (as an individual) for running a clean campaign.