Republican County Committee Members and delegates to GOP county nominating conventions throughout New Jersey should mark their calendars for January 23 and February 28 when gubernatorial contenders Jack Ciattarelli and Doug Steinhardt are scheduled to faceoff in debates hosted by The New Jersey Globe.
Hirsh Singh, the other declared candidate, will be invited if he meets The Globe’s criteria of money raised or endorsements received by January 15.
David Wildstein, Editor of The Globe, will moderate the debates as he did for the most competitive congressional races and the U.S. Senate race this year.
The January 23 debate will be at 5PM on 77 WABC, The New Jersey Globe Power Hour, Wildstein’s weekly radio show. The February 28 debate will be at 9PM and livestreamed via social media platforms.
Ciattarelli, 59, is a retired magazine publisher, a former Assemblyman and former Somerset County Freeholder. He declared his candidacy in late 2019 and has qualified for state matching funds for the primary.
Steinhardt, 52, is a lawyer and lobbyist. He is the former mayor of Lotapatcong, the Chairman of the Warren County GOP since 2004 and stepped down as NJ GOP Chairman this month upon declaring his candidacy for governor. He served as NJ GOP Chairman since November of 2017.
Singh, 35, is employed by his parents. He lost primaries for governor in 2017, congress in 2018 and U.S Senate this year.