Christian Barranco is a passionate Republican activist, who has dedicated much of his adult life to advance the causes of political liberty, personal freedom and respect and fairness for working families.
A strong believer in building bridges among business, labor and political leaders to address social and economic issues, Chris, in 2013, founded and directed the New Jersey Rough Riders Society, a PAC supporting Republican candidates and issues at all levels of New Jersey government. In 2019 Chris founded “Square Deal for NJ”, a social-media site to raise political awareness and drive public opinion on the issues facing New Jersey.
A supporter of working people and middle-class values, Chris believes that a coalition of Republican leaders and private sector labor organizations will expand the influence and effectiveness of the Republican Party in New Jersey. A member of IBEW local 102 for 17 years, Chris says private sector rank and file workers share many of the values of the Republican Party and are a natural coalition that can effectively govern a diverse state like New Jersey.
Chris is a highly skilled tradesman. He is an expert in the vital field of Electrical Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution. Chris has worked as a Project Manager and Superintendent on some of the most important power generating construction projects in the northeast region. He has supervised projects valued at more than $10 million and managed crews of more than 75 skilled trades people.
Chris sharpened his political experience by serving on the Pompton Lakes Borough Council (2017-2019) and as a member of the Pompton Lakes Republican County Committee (2014-2019). In 2013, Chris won the nomination of the Passaic County Regular Republican Committee for Freeholder.
Chris has been active in community organizations and currently serves as an Executive Board Member of the Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In 2019 he received the prestigious Boy Scouts of America “George Meany” award. Chris served as a baseball and softball coach in the Pompton Lakes Riverdale Little league and as a coach for the St. Mary’s (Pompton Lakes) CYO boys basketball team.
Chris is currently a resident of the Township of Jefferson, where he lives with his wife, Pauline and their children Natalia, Simone and Emilio. He and his family are parishioners at St. Thomas R.C. Church in Oak Ridge, NJ. His children attend Pope John XXIII Middle School and DePaul High School.