Young Republicans

Who We Are

Bergen County Young Republicans


Bergen Young Republicans are people between the ages of 18 and 40 who are interested in taking an active role in Republican party politics. We are organized as a special group because, as young people, we have different opportunities and situations to incorporate into our political activities – and also because as young people we tend to have different expectations of government.

Young Republicans take part in GOP activities in our communities, doing everything from voter registration drives, to phone bank operations, to being campaign managers and running for public office. We provide crucial support to the Republican Party in Bergen County (BCRO), and work to ensure the future of the party in our communities and state.

Purpose of Our Young Republican Organization

Our Bergen Young Republican Constitution states that the purposes and objectives of the BCYRs are:

To foster awareness and allegiance to American principles of government and public service, to promote individuals best qualified for public office in order to ensure sound legislation and competent administration; to resist and oppose political corruption; to prompt honest and free electoral methods; to encourage public attention to and discussion of the conduct of government and civic concerns; to engage the interest and activity of young voters in support of the purposes and objectives stated above to the end that the condition of American Politics shall continuously improve through the medium of the Republican party.

Our club provides the opportunity for young people who are interested in good government to:

  • learn about government and politics
  • participate in the political process
  • meet with elected officialsbecome better informed and more involved citizens.

Through the YRs, you can develop your political knowledge and understanding of the issues of the day, and as a citizen become a more effective voter and campaign worker. By participating in your local club, you may assist in selecting candidates for public office and then go on to get those candidates elected by actively helping them in their campaigns.

The Bergen YR Club is a unique opportunity for young people to meet government office holders, key decision makers in society, and like-minded individuals from Bergen County, New Jersey, and from across the nation.

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Meets Regularly – Please contact Club Chair for date, time and location.

Contact: Matthew Gilson (Cell:‭(201) 615-2855‬; Email:

Chairman:   Matthew Gilson

Vice Chairman: Jeff Valacer (Fort Lee)

Treasurer: Stephanie Rubin (Lyndhurst)

Secretary: Carlo Ghione (Lyndhurst)

Young Republicans State Committeewoman: Katie Cericola (Waldwick)

Young Republicans State Committeeman: Antonio Meo (Dumont)

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(Dues are only $25)

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Address: 339 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Call: (201) 880-1646 Email:

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