Bergen County Attorney John McCann is running on the Republican ticket for the Congressional seat in the 5th District of New Jersey. This area encompasses the northern and western portion of Bergen County. McCann, a husband and father of two, was educated at Pace University. John received his law degree from Queens College at City University of New York. He then attended the highly prestigious Fels Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a Master of Governmental Administration.
John’s professional career has been focused on providing legal counsel to small businesses and to law enforcement agencies, including the New Jersey Sheriff’s Association and the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation. He led the efforts for the Bergen County Sheriff’s office to reduce costs, eliminate redundant services and streamline operations.
He has been involved and active with the Republican Party for 30 years as a candidate, activist and office holder. He decided to run for Congress in November of 2017 and entered the Republican primary. Although heavily outspent by his opponent in the primary, he was successful in winning the Republican candidacy with 53% of the vote.
John’s campaign has been named to the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Young Guns” program which serves as an acknowledgement of formidable Republican candidates.
Said McCann regarding jobs and taxes, “Too many Americans are unemployed, underemployed or working undesirable jobs. That’s why I’m running for Congress. I will work to make the tax code more favorable to small businesses which are the backbone of the nation’s economy. It’s time that Congress put Main Street before Wall Street.”
He is also for placing America first when it comes to trade and believes that this country has been taken advantage of all too often. As a business owner, he is also committed to bringing a market-based approach to healthcare.