For Immediate Release                                                   

February 1, 2005                                                                                    



Senator Nick Asselta Endorses Doug Forrester

Forrester Continues to Gain Strength With Second Major Endorsement This Week


(West Windsor)—Conservative businessman Doug Forrester’s campaign continues to gain momentum as State Senator Nick Asselta today announced that he is adding his name to the growing list of Republican officials endorsing Forrester.


“I believe that Doug’s experience in both the private and public sector make him the candidate who is best prepared to manage state government,” said Senator Asselta.


“Nick Asselta is a public servant we can all be proud of, and I am honored to have his support,” said Forrester.  “The culture of corruption in Trenton, combined with reckless spending and gross fiscal malfeasance, is costing taxpayers millions every year.  As governor, I’ll change the way Trenton does business and put money back in the hands of taxpayers—not the politicians.”


A native of Vineland, Nick Asselta was first elected into office as a member of the Vineland Board of Education in 1993. He has served in the New Jersey Legislature for ten years, beginning in 1995 when he was sworn into the Assembly.  Senator Asselta has served in the State Senate since 2004 and in the last two legislative election cycles, he was the top vote-getter in South Jersey.  Nick Asselta is the Vineland Republican Municipal Chairman, the largest municipality in the district.  Senator Asselta sits on the Community and Urban Affairs, State Government, and Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committees.


Senator Nick Asselta is the latest in a growing list of Republicans supporting Forrester’s candidacy.  This past weekend Forrester received the endorsement of Congressman Frank LoBiondo.  Last week, Forrester received endorsements from Salem County Republican Chair Rita Shade, Salem County Freeholders David Sparks and Ben Simmermon and both Republican State Committeemembers from Salem.  Other major endorsements of Forrester include:  Senator Peter Inverso, Assemblyman Bill Baroni and Sheriff Joe Oxley of Monmouth County.



  February 2, 2005