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What is the Relationship between Jack Ciattarelli and Diane Allen?

About Jack Ciattarelli

Jacke Ciattarelli is an American politician and businessman who is the Republican nominee for the governor of the 2021 New Jersey gubernatorial election. He was also the former member of the New Jersey General assembly and he served there from 2011 to 2018, representing the 16th legislative district.

He was born on the 12th of December 1961, in the town of Somerville in New Jersey. As of 2021, his age is 59 years old. Jack Ciattarelli is a prominent political figure in the landscape of New Jersey, as he has been involved in the New Jersey general assembly. He graduated from Seton Hall University with a B.S degree in accounting and an M.B.A degree in finance.

After this, he has since resided in The Hillsborough Township Department. Ciattarelli is also a coach for his children’s sports and works at the Hillsborough Township Department as a manager. He was unfortunately diagnosed with throat cancer in 2016, but then ultimately had a full recovery and was declared cancer-free in 2017.

About Diane Allen

Diane Allen was born on March 8, 1948. Allen is a successful American Journalist and News anchor. She represented the 7th legislative district as a Republican Politician in New Jersey from 1996 to 1998. She also represented the same in the New Jersey senate from 1998 to 2018. 

From 1998 to 2001, Allen was the Senate majority whip. Then from 2002 to 2003, she was the deputy republican conference leader. While in New Jersey Senate, she served as the deputy minority leader. 

In 2021, Jack Ciattarelli announced Allen as the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor. But, in the election, they lost to democrat Phil Murphy and Sheila Oliver.  Before her political upsurge, Allen started at an early age through her broadcast career. It was in 1970 when she started with WJJZ, an AM radio station based in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Allen worked with the ABC affiliate in Chicago and then with the NBC affiliate in Philadelphia. 

Education 

In 1966, Allen graduated as the Valedictorian of the Moorestown High School. Also, Allen has been crowned Miss Burlington County in 1969. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the Bucknell University of Pennsylvania. Apart from her education, she also won a national competition of hand gliding in 1973.

Ciattarelli and Allen

Ciattarelli announced Diane Allen, the former Senate member as his running mate for the gubernatorial elections. This was announced in a press conference held in Allen’s hometown, Moorestown. With “Jack and Diane” of John Cougar Mellencamp, Ciattarelli and Allen started their campaign.

When someone from the crowd shouted “Good Luck” to Allen she responded, “Good luck, indeed”, “My husband was on the phone for 45 minutes and that was it — finally clicked off.”

She also added, “That’s how Gov. Murphy’s state of New Jersey is dealing with people,” These remarks were on how Murphy’s government didn’t do anything about the situation of unemployment. 

Allen also talked about the poor administration’s handling of rape claims. She talked about Katie Brennan particularly, who accused a person named Al Alvarez, a former Murphy campaign staffer. 

Allen went on saying, “And the governor just really didn’t have time to talk with her. And then, the fellow that raped her — gave him a great job.”

Micah Rasmussen the director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University said, “I think we can look at this and say Jack made a great choice. It reflects the kind of choices he would make in office,”

The Support for each other

Allen’s conservative remarks made several upheavals. She said, “I mean right now, look at all these people with COVID who are coming across the border, and it scares me. They’re put on buses. I’d expect some of them are coming up to New Jersey — not a good idea,” These remarks were made the basis of Murphy’s campaign as they wanted to show how extremist are Ciattarelli and Allen as Trump Supporters. 

Murphy said, “The people I’m running against started repeating this ridiculous Fox News narrative that the reason why COVID is raging in Texas and other places like that is that illegal immigrants are coming over the border, encouraged by this president, with COVID, and then being put on buses and send to states,”

Murphy also added, “When you start to parrot conspiracy theories that have no basis in fact, you are making people less healthy and putting their lives at risk,”

 Allen has actively supported Jack Ciattarelli’s bid for the Republican nomination for governor from the very beginning. Later on, Ciattarelli announced her as a supervisor for his anti-harassment policy campaigns.

The two have also been cancer survivors. They both have battled through their lives to these positions. 

Allen received a lot of praises from Ciattarelli for her ideology of a fiscal conservative. He applauded her idea of cutting taxes down for the betterment of business and people.  Allen reciprocates the same for Ciattarelli and hence supports him. 

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