MORRIS COUNTY — Following on his broad rollout of Republican endorsements from across Morris County, incumbent Republican County Commissioner Tayfun Selen continues to build momentum with the addition of key local endorsements from two of the largest municipalities in a Republican primary: Jefferson and Rockaway Townships. Among the latest endorsements for Selen include the following:
- Jefferson Township Council President Melissa Heyboer Senatore
- Jefferson Township Councilman Jay Dunham
- Jefferson Township Councilman Ron Smith
- Jefferson Township Councilman Bob Birmingham
- Jefferson Township Councilman Josh Kalish
- Jefferson Township Republican Municipal Chair Dan Schultz
- Rockaway Township Council President Howard Kritz
- Rockaway Township & Municipal Republican Chair Rachael Brookes
- Rockaway Township Councilman Jack Quinn
- Rockaway Township Councilman Mary Noon
- Rockaway Township Councilman Doug Brookes
- Rockaway Township Councilman Pawel Wojtowicz
- Rockaway Township Councilman Adam Salberg
Selen previously released the endorsements of Township Mayors Eric Wilsusen and Joe Jackson back in November alongside the County Sheriff, six County Commissioners, and over 20 GOP Mayors.
In late December, Selen also announced the endorsement of the entire Parsippany Council and its Municipal GOP Chair after all five Republican Senators announced their endorsement in early December. The Morris County Republican Convention is set for March 4.
“I’m so proud and humbled to have the support of these 13 officials from some of the largest municipalities in Morris County. We’ll continue building on this momentum in the weeks ahead,” said Commissioner Tayfun Selen. “It’s clear the approach we’ve taken on the Board over the last several years – fiscal conservatism, avoiding tax hikes, and investing in our communities – is exactly what voters are looking for, especially as inflation eats away at family budgets. I look forward to continuing that work for taxpayers.”
Selen brings a unique outside business perspective to the Board of Commissioners. After immigrating from Turkey with a degree in architecture in 1996, he pumped gas and worked entry-level jobs before earning an MBA and his CPA license. On the proudest day of his life, he earned his U.S. citizenship in 2008. He went on to manage major corporate real estate operations with over 100 employees and several hundred million dollar budgets. Today, he is an executive with a major vocational education group, which teaches well-paying trade skills as an alternative to a liberal arts education. Selen previously served as Chatham Township Mayor and later filled a vacancy on the Morris County Board of Commissioners in February 2020. His peers selected him in December 2021 to serve as Director of the Morris County Board of Commissioners during the 2022 term.