The Gloucester County Republican Committee on tuesday unanimously picked Greenwich township Mayor George Shivery as the GOP candidate in the county’s upcoming special election for surrogate.
“Last year George won his sixth term as mayor of Greenwich Township, despite a voter registration disadvantage of roughly five-to-one,” Gloucester County Republican Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante said.
He’s obviously got the ability to bring Democrats into the Republican column. As an organization we’re excited to have him on the countywide ticket.”
Shivery said that, since he thought the surrogate’s office was already run quite well, he doesn’t plan to change all that much if elected to it.
Before being elected as Greenwich Mayor in 2002, Shivery spent six years on the township’s Board of Education. He’s also acted as Greenwich’s township administrator since 2006.
“I’m thankful for the confidence the Gloucester County Republican Executive Committee has in me and look forward to an aggressive campaign season,” Shivery said. “Given that very few people know what the Surrogate does, as a career educator, it’ll be important that I make certain voters know what their County Surrogate does, make the difference between my opponent and me clear and show why I’m the better choice for the position.”