Kim Guadagno

NJ Lieutenant Governor, NJ Secretary of State

Candidate for Governor

Kim’s Story:

Before she chose to live, work and raise a family in New Jersey, Kim was born to Patricia and Charles McFadden in Waterloo, Iowa as the middle of five children. Because of her father’s job in sales, Kim lived in more than a dozen places before going to college.

Kim attended high school in Michigan and earned a political science degree from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. After graduating cum laude in 1983 from American University Washington College of Law, Kim took a job as a federal law clerk in New York City and later worked litigation cases at a private law firm.

In 1988, Kim joined the elite United States Organized Crime Strike Force started by former U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy to root out organized crime and illegal racketeering. She later rose to the position of an assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey in Newark, where she built a reputation as a tough and effective prosecutor for busting corrupt politicians. In fact, she was awarded the United States Department of Justice’s highest honor for her prosecutions of two separate corrupt public officials.

From 1999 to 2001, Kim served as assistant attorney general for the State of New Jersey responsible for statewide criminal investigations and oversight of 300 prosecutors and investigators.

Carlos Rendo

Mayor of Woodcliff Lake

Candidate for Lieutenant Governor

Who is Carlos ?

Rendo was born in communist Cuba in 1964 but immigrated to the United States in 1966 at the age of 2 settling attending New Jersey public schools and graduating from Emerson High School in Union City. Hailing from Hudson County before moving to Bergen, Carlos was registered to vote by long-time Hudson County GOP Chairman and staunch Guadagno loyalist Jose Arango.

Now a successful attorney with his own practice, Rendo graduated from Temple Law School.

He has served on the New Jersey Ethics Advisory Counsel (amazingly that is a thing!) and has also served as a trustee for New Jersey State University.

Rendo became the first Hispanic mayor in the history of Woodcliff Lake after defeating Republican-turned-Democrat and fellow Councilman Jeff Bader in 2015.

A staunch New Jersey resident to the core, Rendo attended Rutgers for his undergraduate is an avid fan of the university’s sports teams.

Dating back to his law school days, Rendo is friends with Senator Marco Rubio and hosted a fundraiser for him in New Jersey (choosing to back him over Chris Christie.