Cape May’s Curtis Bashaw Seeking GOP Nomination for Senate Seat

CAPE MAY – Job creator, entrepreneur, and real estate developer Cape May’s Curtis Bashaw Seeking GOP Nomination for Senate Seat. 
“I’m running for United States Senate because we, as a nation, need to get back to our basic core values of liberty, prosperity, and the pursuit of happiness,” said Bashaw.  “Too many New Jerseyans believe the American Dream is out of reach and that Washington isn’t working in their best interests.  I’m running to bring freedom, security, and opportunity to all New Jersey families — not just the political elite.”

American Dream

“Inflation is hurting New Jersey families, and our open border is a national security threat and a humanitarian crisis,” Bashaw continued. “D.C. politicians haven’t been able to fix these serious problems, and as a result, our freedom and security are in jeopardy. Throughout my career, I’ve focused on bringing people together, finding common-sense solutions, and helping communities reach their economic potential — and that’s exactly what I’ll do in the United States Senate.”
Bashaw announced that State Senator and Cumberland County GOP Chairman Mike Testa will serve as Chairman for the 2024 election. In 2020, Testa served as Co-Chairman for the Trump for President Campaign in New Jersey.

Murphy Fatigue

“It’s time to make a change from the disastrous Biden-Menendez-Murphy policies that are failing New Jersey middle-class families,” said Senator Testa. “Curtis Bashaw has been a friend and supporter for many years. He’s an employer who’s created over one thousand jobs that will bring back the American Dream for all New Jerseyans. I look forward to working with Curtis and his team to create a winning campaign that fights for freedom, security, and opportunity for every New Jersey taxpayer.”
Other Republican candidates in the contest include Christine Serrano-Glassner, the mayor of Mendham, New Jersey, who has already launched an attack against Bashaw on X.


Curtis Bashaw is an entrepreneur, real estate developer, and job creator. He’s running for the United States Senate to provide greater freedom and opportunities for all New Jerseyans.
A lifelong New Jersey resident, Curtis grew up in Camden County and spent his summers at the Jersey Shore working as a bellhop and waiting tables at Congress Hall in Cape May.  He has spent his life in the real estate and hospitality industries and is the Founder and Managing Partner of Cape Resorts, a hotel company focusing on restoring and operating classic American resort properties in New Jersey and New York.
Curtis has worked to build communities and bring people together throughout his career. He is widely recognized for leading the landmark restorations of Congress Hall and the Virginia Hotel in Cape May and for launching creative programming to dramatically extend Cape May’s season, a catalyst for the economic rebirth of one of the Jersey Shore’s most beautiful communities.
With an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Bashaw is a successful businessman and job creator, employing more than 1,000 people in New Jersey and New York. Bashaw’s company owns and operates eight hotels, ten cottages, six restaurants, four retail outlets, and a working farm, all on the Jersey Shore and Long Island’s East End.

Taxpayers First

Curtis understands that public service means putting taxpayers first.  He has served as the Executive Director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, overseeing the investment of gaming tax revenues in economic development projects statewide. Working with elected officials and community members, Bashaw oversaw numerous projects that benefited New Jersey’s economy.
Bashaw is an active member of his community and a recognized leader on issues of tourism and economic development. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the New York Academy of Art.  He has served on the Board of Trustees for Stockton University, including a term as chair; on the Cape May County Planning Board; the NJ Governor’s Tourism Advisory Council; the board of Cape May Stage; the NJ First Legislative District Economic Development Task Force; and as a Trustee of the NJ Cultural Trust.
For Cape May people, reconciling Curtis Bashaw as a Republican with his track record of accomplishments in our town will be interesting. Cape May’s Curtis Bashaw, Seeking GOP Nomination for Senate Seat, will be challenging. But interesting.



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  1. David Greene
    January 29, 2024 / 9:42 pm

    He lost me at *Republican.

    • January 29, 2024 / 10:34 pm

      I think this announcement will take a lot of people by surprise

    • Linda
      January 30, 2024 / 11:20 am

      me too!

  2. Stevan
    January 29, 2024 / 11:17 pm

    GOP? Never!

    • David Greene
      January 30, 2024 / 9:34 am


  3. Jim Mellon
    January 30, 2024 / 4:13 am

    All the best to Curtis Bashaw. He’s got my vote and support.