Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli Again Flouts Public Health Guidelines, Photographed With No Mask at Two Indoor Political Events

TRENTON, NJ — Only a week after receiving widespread scorn for breaking public health guidelines and not wearing a mask at a crowded indoor campaign event, you would think Republican gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli might have learned his lesson — but you would be wrong. Assemblyman Ciattarelli was photographed maskless at two more indoor campaign stops in recent days, including meetings of the Gloucester County and Morris County Republican Committees.

Gloucester County GOP Event

Morris County GOP Event

Ciattarelli’s continued refusal to follow simple public health guidelines at a time when cases are once again increasing shows that he is more interested in pandering to an extreme Republican base than in setting the example that New Jerseyans expect from their leaders. 

“Jack Ciattarelli is trying to live in two worlds, one inhabited by the QAnon loving, mask-hating Trump-infested extreme right wing of the Republican Party, and one with everyone else in our state where he pretends to be a moderate,” said NJDSC Executive Director Saily Avelenda. “That’s why he won’t wear a mask at these events, because he wants to signal to the far right that he’s ‘one of them’ — it’s the same reason why he spoke at a Trump ‘Stop the Steal’ rally and why he’s proposing blatant voter suppression tactics and cuts to women’s health care. But New Jersey will not allow someone who cozies up to conservative extremists to be Governor, and Jack Ciattarelli proves more and more each day that he’s unfit to lead our state.”