My fellow Republicans:
I sincerely hope you had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays with your family, friends and loved ones.
Now that we’ve rung in the New Year I am happy to report the state of our county Party is strong! We have elected Republicans in 12 municipalities and mayors in East Greenwich, Elk, Franklin, Greenwich, Newfield and South Harrison. The Gloucester County GOP has a strong bench! Having a strong bench means we now have the ability to field excellent county-wide candidates. Soon, I will be announcing a team of Freeholder candidates that will bring excitement to the 2020 county elections.
Adding to the 33 elected officials we have at the municipal level is the fact that thanks to Congressman Jeff Van Drew walking away from the Democrats we now have an incumbent Republican Congressman in CD2. I have met with the Congressman and have every reason to believe he will be a team player, I encourage each of you to welcome him to the GOP team.
To be fair, I understand the three candidates, Brian Fitzherbert, Bob Patterson and David Richter, who were already running in the CD2 primary have no intention of dropping out. That means there will likely be a primary in the district. There is a selection process in place for the awarding of our county line – that process will remain fair and above board. I do admit as a county chair, having four qualified candidates is a nice problem to have.
Another nice problem to have is that there are two solid conservative candidates vying for the opportunity to take the fight to Donald Norcross in CD1 – Josh Duvall and Claire Gustafson. Get to know them! They will both take part in our selection process and we should look forward to getting behind the candidate who wins our county line.
And, let’s not forget President Donald Trump will be on the top of our ticket this year. The President won Gloucester County in 2016 and there is no reason to expect that he doesn’t win the county on 2020. This is great news for the stellar Freeholder ticket we plan to announce.
As a party, we had a strong 2019 and I look forward to an even better 2020. I invite you to be a part of it.
Join us at one of our Happy Hours held the 2nd Thursday of each month at Bogey’s Club and cafe in Sewell or one of our GOP breakfasts held the 4th Saturday of each month at Seven Star Diner in Sewell. Be sure to follow us on Facebook at facebook.com and our website at GCRepublicans.com.
I’m looking forward to an awesome 2020! I hope you’ll be a part of it.