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Former Hamilton Councilwoman Ileana Schirmer.

Schirmer elected Hamilton GOP chair

By David Wildstein, July 27 2020 7:45 pm

Hamilton Township Republicans have elected Ileana Schirmer as their new municipal chair, voting unanimously to install new leadership following the defeat of controversial GOP Mayor Kelly Yaede last year.

A former councilwoman and political rival of Yaede, Schirmer replaces Dennis Pone, a Yaede ally.

Schirmer refused to support Yaede for re-election in 2019, saying she didn’t feel the mayor deserved it, but stopped short of endorsing the Democratic candidate, Jeff Martin

Martin defeated Yaede by a wide margin.

“The Hamilton Republican Committee will be a professional, inclusive organization with the focus on engaging, educating and developing future Republican leaders,” said Schirmer.  “This new chapter in the organization reflects a new beginning with Republicans who are excited and ready to engage all for the betterment of the township, county and state that we all love.”

Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt called Schirmer a “statewide influencer in building a more diverse and responsive GOP.”

“She is the right person to bring new life and a winning attitude to the Hamilton GOP,” Steinhardt said.

Former Cranbury Mayor Win Cody will serve as municipal vice chairman.

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