Giuliani taps Gilmore as N.J. Campaign Chairman

Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore will serve as New Jersey Chairman of Rudy Giuliani’s campaign for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, and Senate Minority Whip Thomas Kean, Jr. will serve as Honorary Chairman. Campaign Co-Chairs will include former Congressman Bob Franks, State Senator Diane Allen, former state Transportation Commissioner Roger Bodman, former state GOP Vice Chairwoman Candy Straight, along with Republican County Chairmen Mike Warner of Burlington, David Von Savage of Cape May and Dale Florio of Somerset. Also serving as a Co-Chair is Steve Klinghoffer, a leader of the North Jersey Jewish community. Giuliani has the endorsements of eleven of 21 Republican County Chairmen, nine of eighteen Republican State Senators, twelve GOP members of the State Assemby, and over 300 Republican elected officials and party leaders.

NEW JERSEY STATE SENATORS Nicholas Asselta, District 1 Diane Allen, District 7 Martha W. Bark, District 8 Andrew R. Ciesla, District 10 Walter Kavanaugh, District 16 Thomas Kean, Jr. District 21 Anthony Bucco District 25 Robert J Martin District 26 Robert W. Singer, District 30 NEW JERSEY STATE ASSEMBLY Francis L. Bodine, District 8 Larry Chatzidakis, District 8 Brian E Rumpf, District 9 David W. Wolfe, District 10 Amy Handlin, District 13 Christopher Bateman, District 16 Peter J. Biondi, District 16 Jon Bramnick, District 21 Eric Munoz, District 21 Joe Pennacchio, District 26 Ronald S. Dancer, District 30 Charlotte Vandervalk District 39 COUNTY CHAIRPERSONS Jose Arango, Republican Chairman, Hudson County Dale Florio, Republican Chairman, Somerset County George Gilmore, Republican Chairman, Ocean County Phil Morin, Republican Chairman, Union County Larry Pepper, Republican Chairman, Cumberland County John Sette, Republican Chairman, Morris County Doug Steinhardt, Republican Chairman, Warren County Guy Talarico, Republican Chairman, Bergen County David Von Savage, Republican Chairman, Cape May County Col. Mike Warner, Republican Chairman, Burlington County Rich Zeoli, Republican Chairman, Sussex County FREEHOLDERS Dawn Marie Addiego, Freeholder, Burlington County Ralph E. Bakley, Sr., Freeholder, Cape May County Dan Beyel, Freeholder Director, Cape May County Douglas Cabana, Freeholder, Morris County Bill Chegwidden, Freeholder, Morris County Jack Ciattarelli Freeholder, Somerset County Denise Coyle, Freeholder, Somerset County Len Desiderio, Freeholder, Cape May County Gene Feyl, Freeholder, Morris County Rick Fontana Freeholder, Somerset County John Inglesino, Deputy Freeholder Director, Morris County John P. Kelly, Freeholder Director, Ocean County James F. Lacey, Freeholder, Ocean County Margaret Nordstrom, Freeholder Director, Morris County Peter Palmer Freeholder, Somerset County Elizabeth “Lisa” Randall, Former Freeholder, Bergen County Jack Schrier, Freeholder, Morris County Ralph E. Sheets, Jr., Vice Freeholder Director, Cape May County Jerry Thornton, Freeholder, Cape May County Joseph H. Vicari, Freeholder, Ocean County Bob Zaborowski Freeholder, Somerset County Susan Zellman, Freeholder, Sussex County COUNTY OFFICIALS Carl W. Block, Clerk, Ocean County, and Mayor, Stafford Township Joan Bramhall, Clerk, Morris County Roseann Brown, Vice Chair, Somerset County Republican Organization Frank Bruno, Surrogate, Somerset County John F. Callinan, Sheriff, Cape May County Scott Colabella, Deputy County Clerk, Ocean County Rita Fulginiti, Clerk, Cape May County Philip E. Haines, Clerk, Burlington County Doyle Hunsinger, Vice Chair, Somerset County Republican Organization Michael Kerwin, Treasurer, Somerset County Republican Organization Steve O’Connor, Administrator, Cape May County Carol Oswald, Former Surrogate, Mercer County Joseph W. Oxley, Sheriff, Monmouth County John Pecoraro, Surrogate, Morris County Roma Plakyda, Secretary, Somerset County Republican Organization William L. Polhemus, Sheriff, Ocean County Frank Provenzano, Sheriff, Somerset County Bret Radi, Clerk, Somerset County Brendan Sciarra, Treasurer, Cape May County Republican Organization Sal Simonetti, Sheriff, Warren Co Robert E Untig, Sheriff Sussex County MAYORS James P. Barsa, Mayor, Norwood Sal Bate, Former Deputy Mayor, Millburn Sal Bonaccorso, Mayor, Clark Frank Calandriello, Mayor, Garfield Conrad Caruso, Mayor, Saddle River Stephen F. Childers, Mayor, Lakehurst John Ciaramella, Mayor, Roxbury Joanne Cocchiola, Mayor, Nutley Walt Craig, Mayor, Lower Township Barbara Jo “Bobbi” Crea, Mayor, Little Egg Harbor Township Ronald S. Dancer, Mayor, Plumsted (see also, Assembly, District 30) Joe Donnelly, Mayor, Cinnaminson Frank J. Druetzler, Mayor, Morris Plains, and Former Morris County Freeholder John Ekdahl, Mayor, Rumson DiAnne C. Gove, Mayor, Long Beach Township Carl Groon, Mayor, Wildwood Crest P. Kenneth Hershey, Mayor, Seaside Heights Jerry Inderweis, Mayor, City Of Cape May Paul J. Kennedy, Mayor, Ocean Gate Dr. Robert Kleinberg, Mayor, Marlboro Township Martin C. Konkus, Mayor, Point Pleasant Robert Kraft, Deputy Mayor, Ocean Township Martin Marks, Mayor, Scotch Plains Sue Ann Metzner, Mayor, Winslow Township Richard A. Mola, Mayor, Elmwood Park Bob Nolan, Deputy Mayor, Lower Township Bonnie Olt, Council Member, Evesham John Pantalone, Former Mayor and Republican Municipal Leader, Wildwood Crest Thomas Phelan, Republican Municipal Leader and Former Mayor, Cape May City Anthony Pugliese, Mayor, Borough of Audubon Bill O’Connor, Mayor, Chatham Township Nicholas Pompilio, Mayor, Borogh of Netcong Brian A. Reid, Mayor, Lacey Township Debbie Sarcone, Deputy Mayor, Evesham Mark Seda, Mayor, Jackson Township Muriel Shore, Former Essex freeholder, Former Mayor of Fairfield Andrew Skibitsky, Mayor, Westfield Thomas J Stewart, Mayor, Beach Haven Gus Tamburro, Mayor, Evesham Ernie Troiano, Mayor, City Of Wildwood Daniel Van Pelt, Mayor, Ocean Township Thomas S. Vogel, Mayor, Point Pleasant Beach Cyril Wekilsky, Mayor, Township of Boonton COUNCIL MEMBERS, MUNICIPAL CHAIRMEN, ET AL. Stephen C. Acropolis, Council President, Brick Township Peggy Adams, Municipal Chairperson, Morris Plains Dominick J. Aiello, Council Member, West Caldwell William Akers, Council Member, Seaside Heights Carmen F. Amato, Jr., Council Member, Berkeley Township Anthony Ammiano, Committee Member, Former Mayor, Freehold Township John Baldino, Municipal Chairman, Paramus Randy Bauer, Council Member, Stone Harbor John Bayeux, Municipal Chairman, Bernards Township Jim Bellis, Municipal Chairman, Bedminster David Beyel, Upper Township Republican Municipal Leader Lou Bickel, Municipal Chairman,Raritan Vincent Binkoski, Council Member, Wharton John Biondi, Council Member, Township of Mt Olive Kathy Breuss, Commissioner, City Of Wildwood Anthony M. Bucco, Esq., Morris County Republican County Counsel Robert Budesa, Council Member, Pine Beach Don Cabrera, Borough Commissioner, Wildwood Crest Paul Camella Council Member, Woodcliff Lake Joyce E. Camera, Council Member, Seaside Heights Sal Caruana, Council Member, Westfield Joe Chiusolo, Council Member, Cedar Grove Mark Ciarrocca, Council Member, Westfield Geneva Clayton, Municipal Chairwoman, Jackson John Coiro, Totowa Municipal Chairman Frank Conrad, Committeeman, Upper Township Thomas Conrad, Council Member, Lower Township Glenn Corbett, Council Member, Wharton David S. Craig, Council Member, Cape May City. Karen Davis, Council Member, Berkeley Township Tony DePaulo, Republican Club President, Berkeley Township Jeanne DiPaola, Council Member, Stafford Glenn Douglass, Council Member, Lower Township Ann DuHaime, Former Mayor, Bloomingdale Joann Duszczak, Council Member, Seaside Heights Mark Dykoff, Committee Member, Lacey Township Peter Echausse, Council Member, Westfield Niels Favre, Council Member, City of Cape May Michael J. Fiure, Council Member, Toms River Cordelia Fuller, Council Member, Borough of Chatham Bill Gannon, Republican Municipal Leader, City Of Wildwood Brian Gill
en, Council Member, Wharton Richard Goldberg, Council President, Hawthorne Ray Gormley, Committeeman, Little Egg Harbor Tom Hall, Committee Member, Middletown Kelly Hatfield, Former Council Member, Summit Scott Hutchins, Council Member, Wharton William Huyler, Chief of Police, Morris County Park Police Rev. Gregory Johnson, Council Member, Ocean City Lois Johnson, Former Chair of Morris County Lori Keenan, Republican Municipal Leader, Stone Harbor John Kehm Jr., Committeeman, Little Egg Harbor Meryl and Steve King, Caldwell, Treasurer Caldwell Republican County Committee Brian Kubiel, Council Member, Toms River Bob Lacorte, Municipal Chairman, Franklin Barbara Lanuto, Republican Vice Chair, Ocean County Cecilia G. Laureys, Council Member, Netcong, and Former Morris County Freeholder Marianne Laux, Council Member, Wharton Brian Levinson, Council Member, Stone Harbor Janet Linnus, Municipal Chairman, Montgomery John Lore, Municipal Chairman, Green Brook Russell Maffei, Municipal Chairman, Jersey City GOP Scott R. Martin, Council Member, Jackson Maria Maruca, Council Member, Toms River Barry D. Mastrangelo, Council President, Stone Harbor Francis J. McCall, Wildwood Crest Commissioner, Former Council Member, Ocean City Pat McCormick, Municipal Chairman, Somerville Gregory P. McGuckin, Council President, Dover Township Mike Merdinger, Municipal Chairman, Hillsborough Arthur Midgley, Committeeman, Little Egg Harbor Julian Mirgalia, Council Member, The Borough of Stone Harbor Dave Most, Committee Member, Lacey Township Jo Ann Neylan, Council Member, Westfield Marie-Elena O’Connor, Council Member, Stafford Michael O’Hagan, Councilmember, Glen Rock Skip Orza, Municipal Chairman, Bernardsville Arline Ottoson, Council Member, Seaside Heights John Parker, Committee Member, Lacey Township Jim Piro, Chairman of Nutley County Committee, Former Essex County Republican Chair, Former Essex County District 5 Freeholder Ana Pizutelli, Vice Chairwoman, Bloomfield County Committee Agnes S. Polhemus, Council Member, Seaside Heights Harold Poltrock, Former Council Member, Springfield Alan Purcell, Council Member, Wayne Gary Quinn, Committee Member, Lacey Township Scott Rudder, Council Member, Medford Jim Rilee, Council Member, Roxbury Patrick Rosenello, City Council President, North Wildwood Tom Roshetar, Municipal Chairman, Rocky Hill Sanford Ross, Council President, South Toms River Irwin Sablosky, member Board of Education, Springfield Dave Salkin, Council Member, Freehold Township Jan Sandri, Former Mayor and Council Member, Little Falls Bill Schievella, Council Member, Rockaway Township, and President of Italian Police Association John Schmidt, West Orange Mayoral Candidate Jo-Anne Schubert, Municipal Chairman, South Bound Brook Steve Scutaro, Republican Club President, Brick Township Joseph Scuralli, Council Member, Wayne Fred P. Seeber, Council Member, Stafford Ernie Sesso, West Paterson Republican Chairman Shirley Shortway-English, Council member, Hawthorne Jonathan Soto, Council Member, City of Passaic Connie Spencer, Vice Chairwoman, Glen Ridge County Committee Scott Stites, Committeeman, Little Egg Harbor Arlene Strege, Municipal Chairwoman, Branchburg Ray Tamborini, Council Member, Bloomfield Jack Thomas, Council President, Ocean City Richard Tompkins, Council Member, Seaside Heights Joe Turula, Counsel to Hudson County GOP Ann M. Updegrave, Council Member, Jackson Howard Wagner, Municipal Chairman, Bound Brook David L. Wyrsch, Sr., Council Member, Stafford David Young, Council Member, Wharton Anita F. Zalom, Council Member, Lavallette NEW JERSEY SUPPORTERS Joseph Achacoso, Asian-Americans for Bush, 04 Richard H. Bagger, Former State Senator, District 21 John Bennett, Former State Senate President Roger Bodman, ED of Reagan/Bush 1984, vice chair for Bush 1988, Campaign Mgr for Gov Kean 1981 Bill Crosby, State Committeeman, Somerset County Sally DeBarcza, State Committeewoman, Somerset County Bob DeBlock, West Paterson GOP Barbara DeMarco, Mercer County Improvement Authority Joe DeIorio, Mayor, Roselle Park Paul DiGaetano, Former Assembly Minority leader Douglas F. Doyle, Managing Partner of the Law Firm Edwards & Caldwell LLC. Richard DuHaime, Former Freeholder, Passaic County Sylvester Fernandez, entrepreneur, Indian-American business leader Bob Franks, Former Congressman, US Senate candidate ’00 Al Gaburo, Governmental Affairs Consultant Richard Goldberg, Former President of the Commerce and Industry Association of NJ Ronald Gravino, Former Chairman, NJ Highway Authority A. Virginia Haines, National Committeewoman from New Jersey Nicole Hantman, Nat’l Assoc of Homebuilders Alan Herman, State Committeeman, Camden County Steve Klinghoffer, President, WPI Communications Al Leiter, Southpaw Mark Levenson, Sills Cummis Luis Linares, Republican State Committee Hispanic Outreach Coordinator Arthur Maurice Edward “Skip” McMahon, State Committeeman, Morris County Michael Mecca, Former Freeholder, Former Chair of Passaic GOP Gualberto “Gil” Medina, Former Commissioner of the N.J. Department of Commerce and Economic Development Jeff Michaels, Former Chief of Staff to Gov. DiFrancesco Amy Osborn, State Committeewoman, Camden County Laura Palatucci, County Committee, Union County Christine Ramirez, State Committeeman, Morris County Candy Straight, Former Co-chair, New Jersey GOP Bill Spadea, Real Estate Executive, ’04GOP Nominee for U.S. Congress (NJ-12) NEW JERSEY FINANCE COMMITTEE New Jersey Finance Chair Michael “Mickey” Gooch, CEO of GFI Group Eugene Croddick, CEO, Amerivest Rafael Cuellar, Shop-Rite Christopher Giancarlo, GFI Group Rabbi Yehuda Gross Henry Kane, McLachlan Kane Insurance Agency Robert Ortiz. Esq, Beattie Padovano Brian Pasch, Managing Partner, Millennium Teleservices J. Peter Simon, Chairman, William E. Simon & Sons Eileen and John Sivolella

Giuliani taps Gilmore as N.J. Campaign Chairman