Veteran, Educator, and Republican Leader in June Primary
Veteran, educator, and Republican leader William Felegi of Lake Hopatcong announced that he will seek the GOP nomination for Morris County freeholder in the June 2019 primary.
“I am running for Morris County freeholder to offer Republican primary and general election voters new leadership committed to public service and embracing all that is great about Morris County,” Felegi said, “while bringing people together in order to confront the challenges that lie ahead.”
Felegi is a special education teacher and adjunct professor at William Paterson University. He served eight years in the National Guard, earning the rank of sergeant, and is a member of the National Rifle Association. He is the former president of the Jefferson Township Republican Club and former chair of the Morris County Young Republicans.
Former Morris County freeholder Hank Lyon endorsed Felegi’s candidacy. “Whether it was volunteering to serve our country in uniform or pursuing a career educating the next generation, Will Felegi has demonstrated a commitment to service above self,” said Lyon. “He represents the very best of America and Morris County. Will is someone who can be trusted to faithfully represent the people of Morris County as freeholder.”
Jordan Chester served with Felegi on the executive board of the Morris County Young Republican Organization from 2013-16. “I have seen Will Felegi’s exceptional work ethic, ability to forge alliances, and passion for the Republican cause firsthand,” he said. “It’s these qualities, coupled with his intellect and strong moral compass, that make him well prepared to serve on the freeholder board.”
Felegi holds a bachelor of arts in secondary education and social studies from Kutztown University and a master of arts in education from William Paterson University. He resides in the Lake Hopatcong section of Jefferson with his wife, Amanda, and their dog, Angel. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, and watching football.