New Jersey-based automotive business leader Tom Maoli has announced his support to Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, who is running for governor of New Jersey.
Maoli is the owner and dealer principal of the Celebrity Motorcar Company. With six dealerships in northern New Jersey (plus a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Westchester, New York), Maoli employs hundreds of people.
Tom Maoli says, “As a candidate for governor, Guadagno understands what is needed in New Jersey for business and the people of this state, and she clearly has her priorities in order.”
Guadagno is New Jersey’s first ever Lieutenant Governor, an office she has held since 2009.
In addition to his automotive empire, which includes Whippany based Lexus of Route 10, Alfa Romeo of Morris County, Maserati of Morris County, plus BMW Springfield, Maserati of Bergen County, and Mercedes Benz of Goldens Bridge, New York, Maoli also has major real estate holdings in the state.
Maoli’s involvement in politics is not new. In 2009, he was a member of the Executive Finance Committee for the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. In 2015, he was named to Governor Chris Christie’s Presidential Leadership team, and, last year he joined then candidate “Donald Trump for President” presidential run and then transition fundraising.
Following that, Maoli served on the president’s transition team. Now that his enterprises have expanded to New York, Maoli also recently endorsed Richard “Bo” Dietl, who is running for Mayor of New York.