Carlos Rendo

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Carlos Rendo
Mayor of Woodcliff Lake
Assumed office
January 4, 2016
Preceded byJeffrey Goldsmith
Personal details
Born1964 (age 54–55)
Sagua La Grande, Cuba
Political partyRepublican
EducationRutgers University, New
Temple University (JD)

Carlos Rendo (born 1964) is an American attorney and Republican Party politician from New Jersey. He is the mayor of Woodcliff Lake and was the nominee for Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey in the 2017 gubernatorial election as the running mate of incumbent Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno.


Rendo was born in Cuba in 1964 and immigrated to the United States in 1966. He grew up in Union City and graduated from Emerson High School. He was registered to vote by long-time Hudson County GOP Chairman Jose Arango. He attended Rutgers University and received his law degree from Temple Law School. He has his own practice in North Bergen,[1] Mulkay and Rendo, P.C. He has served on the New Jersey Ethnic Advisory Counsel and has also served as a trustee for New Jersey City University.[2][3] He and his wife and three children live in Woodcliff Lake.

Political career[edit]

Rendo moved to Woodclff Lake in 2000 and became council member in 2013.[4] Rendo became the first Hispanic mayor of Woodcliff Lake after defeating Republican-turned-Democrat and fellow councilman Jeff Bader in 2015.[1]

Rendo was the co-chair of the Marco Rubio campaign in New Jersey in the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.[1]

Rendo was the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey in the 2017 gubernatorial election as the running mate of candidate for Governor of New Jersey, Kim Guadagno, the incumbent lieutenant governor.[5] If elected, Rendo would have been the first Latino and the first male to hold the position, which has been held by Guadagno since it was created effective with the 2009 gubernatorial election.


  1. ^ a b c Brodesser-Akner, Claude (July 30, 2017). "9 things to know about Kim Guadagno's new running mate, Carlos Rendo". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
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  3. ^ "Woodcliff Lake Republicans". Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Who would make a better lieutenant governor? Sheila Oliver or Carlos Rendo?". Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Guadagno picks Marco Rubio's N.J. fund-raiser as her running mate in governor's race".