Brittany Wheeler is departing her post as chief of staff to Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips (R-Wyckoff) and will join Jack Ciattarelli’s campaign for governor, the New Jersey Globe has learned.
Ciattarelli formally launched his campaign in January, although he hasn’t stopped running since losing the Republican gubernatorial primary to Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno three years ago.
Eric Arpert, who has worked for Rep. Jon Runyan (R-Moorestown), then-State Sen. Sean Kean (R-Wall) and the Republican Governors Association, will assume the post as campaign manager in May, when he is expected to finish law school at Emory University.
Ciattarelli has also hired GOP consultant Chris Russell, who was his top strategist in 2017.
Wheeler was the political director of Ciattarelli’s last gubernatorial race. She has managed campaigns in Somerset and Morris counties, and has worked for the Republican National Committee and Assemblyman Erik Peterson (R-Franklin).