Salem GOP Chair to retire

Salem County Republican Chairwoman Rita Shade will not seek re-election in June. Shade says her new duties as Town Manager of Newport, Delaware make it difficult for her to keep her party post. Shade is the third GOP county leader to retire since the last election: Gail Peterson, the Camden GOP Chairwoman, has already announced she would not run again, and Kenneth LeFevre resigned as Atlantic County GOP Chairman earlier this year. Republican County Chairmen in Bergen, Gloucester, Monmouth and Passaic are expected to face challenges, and there is speculation that Mercer County GOP Chairman John Hansbury will not run again.

Salem GOP Chair to retire