Tom Mastrangelo, a Republican Running For State Senate in LD 26, is a Drag Queen and X-Rated Text Messages Starring in His Campaign
Drag queens and sexually explicit text messages have emerged as key factors in the battle between Morris County Commissioner Tom Mastrangelo and incumbent Joe Pennacchio for state Senate LD 26 primary election.
Mastrangelo is an experienced business executive with 30 years of management and leadership experience in the IT field. He currently serves as board liaison to Heritage Commission as well as alternate liaison to Law & Public Safety.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Mastrangelo was an active member of his community who took great pleasure in playing golf. Additionally, he had an exceptional memory for music artists and their songs; volunteering his services with local food banks; as well as being an avid supporter of animal welfare causes.
He worked as a police officer in Mount Holly for 25 years, including three stints as chief of detectives. On Monday he was officially inaugurated as the township’s new chief with family and friends as witnesses.
Mastrangelo ran for the Morris County Republican committee line, which gives party-favored candidates an edge in primary elections. This infuriated county committee chair Laura Marie Ali who accused Mastrangelo of unfair attacks against Neibart. According to Ali, Mastrangelo is trying to derail Neibart’s campaign through personal attacks against her campaign manager Laura Marie Ali.
He held leadership roles at prominent IT companies before founding and running his own successful IT consulting firm, Mind’s Eye Technologies. Throughout his professional career he gained extensive expertise in cyber security, data storage systems and networks.
Mastrangelo’s work as a Morris County Freeholder extends beyond his expertise as an oncologist specializing in melanoma and advanced skin cancers. He has also explored using topical or intralesional wild-type or recombinant vaccinia virus therapy in treating advanced malignancies of the skin.
Mastrangelo caused consternation among some Morris Republicans when he attempted to run for reelection without their endorsement, prompting a contentious primary race with Mendham Committeewoman Sarah Neibart of Mendham Township and an ethics investigation from county counsel.
Achievement and Honors
At first, Tom Mastrangelo should have dropped out after failing to secure the Morris County Republican Organization endorsement at their party convention earlier this year. Candidates who lose this committee line typically withdraw and allow their chosen candidate to advance onto the primary ballot. But instead he decided to continue campaigning despite this setback.
Mastrangelo ran as a property tax relief advocate but instead chose to attack Mendham Committeewoman Sarah Neibart instead of making concessions.
Mount Holly officer who foiled an attempted check-cashing theft has been honored. Sheriff James Gannon and Freeholders Tom Mastrangelo, Kathy DeFillippo Douglas Cabana and John Krickus attended a luncheon to recognize this impressive police success.
Thomas Mastrangelo resides in Montville and was elected in 2010 to the Board of Chosen Freeholders. As an advocate for property tax relief and reduced government spending, as well as being passionate about environmental preservation he strives to preserve New Jersey’s natural beauty.
As part of his bid for State Senate, Joe Pennacchio represents District 26 in Trenton – covering all of Morris County and part of Passaic – including part of Morris County and Passaic. Both candidates are conservative firebrands.
He was the beloved son of Thomas J. Mastrangelo (deceased) and Erma (Gravellese) Mastrangelo from Montville. Additionally, he was beloved brother to Janice L. Baker from Canton and John T. Mastrangelo from Foxboro; as well as several loving nieces and nephews.
Thomas Mastrangelo was estimated to have amassed an estimated net worth of $1 Million. As an IT leader for more than 25 years he served as executive sales manager at prominent industry names such as Unisys Corporation and EMC; additionally he founded and led his own IT consulting firm called Mind’s Eye Technologies.
Mastrangelo and Montville resident Joe Pennacchio have engaged in an intense primary contest over conservative issues. Both candidates have become embroiled in school board controversies related to LGBTQ-themed materials in classrooms – which has caused disruption.
Mastrangelo has long been critical of Penna and is supporting DeCroce in his attempt to disprove his services as a political consultant. Additionally, Mastrangelo is taking legal action against Penna to force him to reveal any Wyoming-based companies working against him.