By Brian Goldberg
On Monday, April 2, Brian D. Goldberg officially filed his ballot petition with the NJ Division of Elections. This moment denotes the midpoint between Brian’s declaration of candidacy (February 1) and the upcoming Republican primary (June 5). He said, “New Jersey voters are frustrated with corrupt politicians buying elections or being bought by criminal donors. This is the next step on our path to unseat Bob Menendez and finally give New Jersey representation in the Senate that doesn’t come with a corrupt or checkered past. We need someone there who will fight for us, to protect our families and our future. That is me.”
Over the past two months, Brian and his team worked tirelessly to attain the requisite 1,000 signatures, traveling across the state to local businesses, committee meetings, fundraisers, and county conventions. Brian also made two separate appearances at the New Jersey State House, fighting against burgeoning threats to the 2nd Amendment.
Brian’s message has remained consistent throughout the primary season: he believes the GOP must present itself as the “Party of Optimists” by advocating for policies that deliver “Empowerment, not Entitlement” to New Jersey residents and use those messages to welcome new voters. His platform is composed of principled, conservative positions, such as supporting a strong National Defense from first responders to active duty military and veterans, preserving the original intentions of the U.S. Constitution, and lowering taxes to stimulate job growth. A more detailed version of his platform can be found on his campaign website (www.Goldberg2018.com).
Moving forward, Brian is continuing to spread his message at the grassroots-level — not only with local party leaders, but with conservative groups across the state. Brian continues to build support through his relatable disposition and genuine concern for helping the citizens of New Jersey. He said, “We are realigning the primary race around the issues most important to Republican voters, building a wave of civic engagement that represents the only chance to topple the Menendez machine in November.”
Brian runs his family’s small business and is a resident of West Orange, NJ. He has been involved in New Jersey politics for nearly 20 years, and has continuously served on the Essex County Republican Committee since his election in 2004.