Essex Republican women to honor Chris Christie

The official portrait of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, by Paul Newton.

MONTCLAIR, NJ — For his strong support of the U.S. Bill of Rights’ 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms, New Jersey’s 55th governor, Christopher J. Christie, will be presented with the 2nd Amendment Award at the Lincoln Day Dinner, to be held jointly between Montclair Republicans and the Essex County NJ Republican Women on Thursday, March 28, at 6 p.m. at the Montclair Golf Club.

Concurring with this recognition, Alexander Roubian, President of the New Jersey 2nd Amendment Society, said: “Gov. Christie was a beacon of hope and a saving grace for those who were unfairly and discriminatorily terrorized by New Jersey’s draconian gun laws. NJ2AS witnessed firsthand how he personally saved many from unfair prosecution and years in prison. Gov. Christie’s pragmatism and fairness is greatly missed.”

Christie was born in Newark, and raised there and in Livingston.

Additionally, Montclair resident Mark S. Porter, longtime editor of The Montclair Times, will be presented with the 1st Amendment Award.

Republican Club Lincoln Day fundraisers are held around the nation in recognition of the first Republican president of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln. Jointly sponsored by Montclair Republicans and Essex County NJ Republican Women, whose activities date back to 1880 and the 1920s, respectively, this fundraiser will offer sociable Republicans, conservatives and libertarians a terrific evening of cocktails, dinner and program.

Proceeds will support the two organizations and the Montclair Republicans Scholarship Fund.

To attend, contact either organization at or by March 21. Reservations are required; no tickets will be sold at the door.