Parker Space, Dawn Fantasia, and Mike Inganamort are strong supporters of the 2nd Amendment and will advocate for New Jersey's gun owners in the legislature.
In addition to Assemblyman Parker Space's A+ rating from the NRA and endorsement in every race he's run, Parker, Dawn, and Mike are all:
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Dawn was Deputy Director of the Sussex County Freeholder Board when it declared Sussex County a 2A/Lawful Gun Owner County. Mike was a delegate to the NRA's Youth Education Summit in Washington and has had the privilege of shooting at the official NRA Range in Virginia and with the West Point Skeet and Trap team.
Reiterating his claim that "New Jersey has lost its damn mind," Mayor Mike Inganamort on Monday slammed the West Morris Regional High School District for allowing pornographic material to be required reading in a senior English class.
At Monday's Board of Education meeting, Inganamort spoke on behalf of parents outraged that visual depictions of oral sex are part of the curriculum.
From the Observer-Tribune:
"We have truly jumped the shark if we can shoe-horn this salacious material into a curriculum because an administrator argues it has some shred of educational value," said Inganamort. "Frankly, the images are disqualifying. They are over the top. They are clearly inappropriate for our children. And they violate the boundaries our children and our families have set for themselves."
Thanks to the more than 100 friends and supporters who came together for Parker Space's campaign kick-off. The Irish Cottage Inn has long been host to Senator Oroho's annual fundraiser and Parker Space is proud to continue the tradition.
In introducing the team, Assemblyman Hal Wirths said, "I'm really honored to be here and to support Parker, Dawn, and Mike. I've known them all forever and I'm really proud of the next legislative team that we're going to have."
Parker, Dawn, and Mike spoke next about what brought them together as a team:
Senator Steve Oroho, the Senate Republican Leader, and Assemblyman Hal Wirths, the Assembly Republican Budget Officer, today announced their full support for Parker Space for Senate and Dawn Fantasia and Mike Inganamort for Assembly in the District 24 Primary race.
Oroho: Strongest Ticket for District 24
“Parker’s commitment to the district is without question,” said Senator Oroho. “The Space family has resided in Sussex County for generations, they’ve operated a successful small business, Space Farms, for decades, and have been very involved in the community as first responders and public servants. Constituents like to know that you’re accessible. Parker’s longstanding involvement in the community makes him relatable to residents, they trust his honesty and down-home nature, and they recognize that he’s a strong advocate for the issues that our district residents care about deeply.”
“Likewise, I have great respect for the qualities and passion that Dawn and Mike possess, and know they will complement Parker very well in representing the district. I have always respected Dawn for her work with charter schools, her fighting spirit and have certainly appreciated our working relationship on so many issues of importance to district residents. I also have known Mike and his family for many years and am glad to see younger leaders step up in our Party. Mike has a strong intellect, he’s a polished professional and a wonderful family man. Collectively, I think they make the strongest ticket for District 24.”
“Parker, Hal and I share a true partnership that centers around our joint legislative district office,” continued Senator Oroho. “I’ve always said the most important thing we do as legislators is constituent service, and it’s also the most rewarding. One of the toughest aspects for me when I made the decision to not run for re-election was what was going to happen with our joint district office. So I’m proud that Parker stepped up and wanted to provide continuity of service. Dawn and Mike have made the commitment to operate in the existing joint district office with Parker and I know how positive that will be for District 24 and its residents.”
Wirths: District Would Benefit from Parker, Dawn & Mike's Advocacy
“Anyone that knows me knows I’m very passionate when it comes to the things that matter most to me,” said Assemblyman Wirths. “Whether I’m in Trenton or back home in District 24, I’m fighting for strong conservative ideals. I strongly believe in personal liberties, I’m pro-Second Amendment, a stalwart defender of law enforcement, pro-life, and a staunch advocate of smaller, smarter government that lessens the financial burdens on overtaxed residents. Steve, Parker and I share these values and I trust Dawn and Mike will be just as passionate in their defense of these core conservative principles in the state legislature. I believe our district would benefit greatly by their combined advocacy.”
“Whether it’s help with unemployment, motor vehicles, taxation, state regulations, social services, or even changing a law, the issues that residents contact our office with needing assistance runs the gamut,” said Assemblyman Wirths. “Our joint legislative district office is staffed with well-known, well-respected professionals who know how to effectively navigate the intricacies of state government as well as the state legislature. From day one, there will be no learning curve with the team of Parker, Dawn and Mike because the District 24 joint office is already in place. That seamless transition will be immeasurable in providing quality services to district residents.”
Team Thanks Oroho & Wirths
“I’m proud to have Senator Oroho and Assemblyman Wirths' support for our team,” said Assemblyman Parker Space. “As longtime running mates and friends, we have fought Trenton liberals and the radical ‘woke’ agenda pushed by those that have probably never even been to Sussex County. It’s been an honor to work by Steve’s side all these years, and I hope to live up to the standard he set as Dawn, Mike and I continue the fight for the residents of the 24th District.”
"Senator Oroho and Assemblyman Wirths have been trusted mentors and, most importantly, dear friends who have guided me since I entered public service,” said Commissioner Dawn Fantasia. “I am honored to have their endorsement. As a man of deep faith, Steve has supported me and my family through some challenging days and I hope to honor Steve and Hal’s legacy and commitment to our shared conservative ideals in Trenton.”
"Growing up in Sussex County I have seen first-hand the lifetime impact Senator Oroho and Assemblyman Wirths have had," said Mayor Mike Inganamort. "Senator Oroho and Assemblyman Wirths have been the standard-bearers for the conservative movement and strong family values. Their commitment to protecting life, defending the 2nd Amendment, and fighting for fiscal sanity is a mission our team will proudly continue in Trenton.”
While Parker, Dawn, and Mike were optimistic heading in to yesterday's Morris County Republican Convention, the margin of victory for the ticket was truly humbling. Thank you to every Morris County Republican Committee member who voted in the convention, whether you supported our team or not. We look forward to earning all of your votes in the June 6th primary. Forward!
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Thank you to the New Jersey Second Amendment Society for your endorsement of Parker Space for Senate, Dawn Fantasia for Assembly & Mike Inganamort for Assembly. Gun owners and longtime defenders of the Second Amendment, Parker, Dawn, and Mike are described as, "one of strongest, most active teams in the state defending Second Amendment rights." In Trenton, we will always defend the rights of New Jersey's gun owners.
Dawn Fantasia and Mike Inganamort enjoyed spending time with friends new and old in Chester tonight. Thank you to Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and Chairwoman Laura Marie Ali for hosting.
A former Independence Committeeman in Warren County and former Morris County Undersheriff, Rich Wall knows this District in and out. Now as Washington Township’s Republican Municipal Chair, we’re honored to have him on the team helping us build our winning coalition. Thanks, Rich!
Congratulations to the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce on their annual dinner and the installation of Tom Ryan of Laddey, Clark & Ryan as the new Board Chair. The Space, Fantasia, Inganamort team was proud to attend and support Sussex County's business community.
"It was a privilege to join Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblyman Hal Wirths at the New Jersey Budget address today, though the message was a disappointing one. Without meaningful relief for municipalities that are forced to pay the state’s higher health premium and pension costs, any talk of tax relief is disingenuous. New Jersey’s budget ignores the elephant in the room and ultimately forces higher taxes on property taxpayers." - Mayor Mike Inganamort