It looks like some games are being played in the race for Morris County Republican Chairman.
While an official notice to county committee about the date and location of the June 12 reorganization meeting has not yet been sent out, GOP county committee members in Chatham Township received an early heads up when councilman Len Resto sent out an e-mail on May 15 on behalf of outgoing county chair Patti Page announcing that the reorganization meeting will take place at 7:15 PM at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany.
There is no word as to which towns received the e-mail, but the New Jersey Globe has confirmed that many towns have not heard, and that several elected officials have not been advised.
Page used the e-mail notice to announce her “strong endorsement” of Ron DeFilippis for county chairman. DeFilippis faces Rob Zwigard in the race to succeed page.
“Finger foods and soft drinks will be served,” Page wrote. “There will also be a cash bar.”
The New Jersey Globe has been unable to confirm whether Page actually wrote the e-mail that went out under her name.
Sources say that Page has asked retired Superior Court Judge Stephan Hansbury to run the election. This decision is expected to face a fierce challenge from some party leaders.
Hansbury did not respond to an e-mail sent at 6:19 PM on June 1.