Twenty-six Republican Party leaders have endorsed Laura Marie Ali for Morris County GOP chair.
Ali became acting chair in November after county chairman Ron DeFilippis stepped aside for personal and health reasons. She is seeking a full two-year term in the June party leadership election.
Robert Zwigard, who came within four votes of defeating DeFilippis two years ago, is considering another bid for county chairman.
We have been working extremely hard to build and grow our Republican party over the past 20 months,” Ali said. “We have opened up a large state of the art home/headquarters that has become a hub of activity all throughout the year. We have used the office for trainings, meetings and exciting events.”
Ali says the party “greatly expanded our digital footprint, reaching out to 20x more constituents in email and social media than the year before.”
“We have partnered with some incredible millennial marketing partners that have offered a complete suite of winning election tools to our candidates,” she said. “We have advertised digitally and created our first Morris County Republican Party video and we have a new state of the art website that attracts thousands of new views and visitors per month.”
Ali’s endorsements from municipal chairs and local party officers include: Butler – Marc Picccirillo; Chatham Borough – Patti Page; Chatham Township – Dan Bevere; Chester Borough – Ken and Kathleen Kasper; Chester Township – Sandy Drysdale; Denville – Lou Maffei; Dover – Pat Carroll; East Hanover -Sue Tietjen; Florham Park – Vincent Bober; Hanover -Amie Grasso; Jefferson, -Jayson Kohut; Kinnelon, – Randal Charles; Lincoln Park -Ann Thompson; Long Hill Township – Carol Prasa; Madison – Joe Falco and Kathy Dailey; Mendham Township – Stan Gorski; Montville – Stephanie Sharratt; Morris Plains – Alice Collopy; Morris Township – Joe Calvanelli’ Mt. Arlington -Maria Farris; Parsippany – Lou Valori; Pequannock -Rob Cascone; Rockaway Borough – Peter Millward; Rockaway Township – Dan Anello; Washington Township – Guy Gregg; and Wharton – Bill Chegwidden.
“We have worked hard on uniting our party, sincerely welcoming everyone to our team,” Ali said. “We have worked hard at securing major victories this past election season keeping all of our Assembly seats Republican and winning major municipal elections throughout the county.”