Tea Party activist and Middletown resident Mark Falzon, 56, filed petitions with approximately 240 signatures today to secure a ballot position in the Democratic primary against incumbent Congressman Frank Pallone.
Falzon, who is currently unemployed, is an IT professional. He most recently worked for AT&T for seven years as a network implementation specialists. He has been married for 31 years, has five children and 2 grandchildren.
He said that he is challenging Pallone because, "the Democratic Party has been taken over by radical leftists. Would John Kennedy fit in to today's Democratic Party? No way! I'm so upset my head is about to explode."
He is running under the slogan, "Democrat Tea Party Approved." "The Tea Party movement is not just about Republicans anymore," declared Falzone.