Morris County Republican Committee elects new officers

Senator Joseph Pennachio and Republican County Chairman Ronald DeFillipis

PARSIPPANY — During the reorganization meeting of the Morris County Republican Committee held at Parsippany Sheraton Hotel, on Tuesday, June 12.

Ronald DeFilippis was elected Morris County Republican Chairman defeating Robert Zwigard by a vote margin.

DeFilippis, a GOP fundraiser and former commissioner of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, takes over the Republican organization as the County prepares to battle an increasingly popular Democratic Party.

Patti Page, who became county chair in 2016 when John Sette retired, did not seek election to a full two-year term.

The full slate of newly elected Morris County Republican Committee Officers are as follows:

Chairman:  Honorable Ronald DeFilippis
Vice Chairman:  Laura Marie Ali
Recording Secretary: Stephanie Sharratt
Corresponding Secretary: Major Nicholas DeGregorio
Treasurer: Attorney Robert Cascone
Sgt. At Arms: Honorable Guy Gregg
Council: Peter King, Esq.

State Sen. Joseph Pennacchio (R-Montville) backed DeFilippis and is became the new executive director of the county GOP organization. He said “Ron DeFilippis is a good, decent man who will engage the Morris County Republican Party.  Ron is not a party boss. Ron is a consensus builder, a hard and selfless worker who will use his talents to increase our party’s presence and guarantee future Republican victories.  His efforts will not only improve our Republican party but the quality of life for all Morris County citizens regardless of party affiliation.”

Vice Chair Laura Ali said “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work hard for all Republicans.  Our first immediate goal is to bring the party together. We congratulate our slate of opponents on a great campaign and feel confident that after a day or two of rest and reflection, we will come back bigger and stronger than ever as a united Republican force to reckon with.”

“I am proud to be part of a terrific team of dedicated republicans and I look forward to unifying our organization, growing our Party, and expanding Republican victories in November and beyond.” said Rob Cascone, MCRC Treasurer.