ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Elizabeth Cairney, Vice Chairwoman of the Roselle Park Republican Party released a statement today on the party switch of Richard Templeton.

“It is very disappointing that Mr Templeton chose to deceive the Roselle Park Republican Committee,” said Cairney. “Mr. Templeton requested to run as a Republican and requested a screening. He was given the line in good faith and he has deceived us and the residents of the 5th ward who elected a Republican representative with an overwhelming margin of victory.”

Cairney went on to say, “I hope that he does not practice this same avenue of deceit with the residents of the fifth ward who he now represents. This is quite a civics lesson for the youth of our community, they bear witness to how one man's deceitful action can change the will of an entire voting community. We look forward to the campaign and wish him well.”