Roy Cho Navigates the Rough Waters of CD 5

Last night Roy Cho, Democratic candidate for Congress in CD 5, opened his Teaneck satellite office to an enthusiastic crowd of some 150 attendees where he said, “We will pull off one of the biggest upsets in the country this year. I may be the underdog but our nation was built by underdogs. I want to get the middle class working again, get the economy moving with better infrastructure, public/private partnerships, more alternative/green energy, and leadership in Washington that puts our interests first.”

As a 33 year old business attorney who lives in Hackensack and has never run for office before, he is launching his first TV cable ad today which can be seen in Bergen County where the vast majority of voters reside. He is in the process of opening eight regional satellites with his main office in Ridgewood. He has raised more money than anyone who has run against incumbent arch-conservative Scott Garrett. He took a leave of absence from his job in February and has been steering a strong course.

The event included a “who’s who” of Bergen officials including Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Chair of the Bergen County Board of Freeholders David Ganz, Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-37), and mayors, councilmen, and municipal party chairs.

Democrats, independents, and some moderate Republicans, particularly the middle class, should like the cut of his jib. What he needs to win the race in 49 days is even more donors and volunteers – more wind under his sails.

You can learn more about him on his web site, Twitter, YouTube and

as well as gorge yourself on reasons to retire Garrett.

Comments (2)

  1. carolh

    He is the most promising candidate I have ever seen, let alone for the 5th CD.

    Personable and charming as well as brilliant. He may not have run for office before, but he has incredible experience – having worked for US Senator Byron Dorgan as well as former Governor McGreevey.  Cho is no stranger to public service. He actually gets it. He realizes government can actually get things done. He understands there is no reason progress needs to be glacial.  

    Roy has the energy and passion to really help people.  I feel privileged to be able to vote for him this year 🙂

  2. carolh

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