BCRO players lining up to go after wounded Schroeder’s LD 39 Assembly seat

The Bergen County Republican Organization this Saturday will sit down and hammer out a schedule for its upcoming annual NERO (Northeast Republican Organization) conference.

Once they determine a date, the organization’s main order of business pre-April 1 deadline will be to find a suitable LD 39 replacement  for Assemblyman Robert Schroeder (R-39), who’s jammed up on charges of check-kiting.

Every significant party leader, including Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, BCRO Chairman Bob Yudin, state Sen. Gerry Cardinale (R-39), and Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-39) – wants Schroeder gone.

Since the GOP assemblyman’s summertime woes, a list has emerged of prospective Assembly swap-ins: Robert Auth, chairman of the Old Tappan Municipal Committee; Old Tappan Mayor Victor Polce; Westwood Councilwoman Cindy Wanack; and Saddle River Councilwoman Karen Mastriano.

Former Bergen County Freeholder Rob Hermansen is also said to be trying to ferret out support for a run, but that is unconfirmed.

BCRO Chairman Yudin said he has not heard from Schroeder regarding the embattled assemblyman’s future political plans.

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