Schindel says he’s challenging Sette on personality and grassroots ability – not ideology

Given the opportunity to lambaste Morris County GOP Chairman John Sette, Vincent Schindel of Parsippany won’t do it – but that doesn’t mean he won’t challenge Sette for the party chairmanship.

“I just have a different vision of where the Republican Party should be going,” Schindel told PolitickerNJ.com. “I want to have a more inclusive goal with our Republican people in the county. I was involved with all the Republican clubs in the county and there are a lot of people on the outskirts of Morris County who feel very excluded from what’s going on.

“I’m not going to knock the chairman who’s there,” he added. “I’m going to try to conform to Ronald Reagan’s commandment.”

Retired, Schindel said he has been involved with grassroots organizations for almost 50 years.

“There are a lot of people supporting me who are in the Tea Party group,” he said. “They’re all grassroots people without a political agenda. We need to get more people involved in Morris County.”

Due in June to run for his fifth two-year term as party chairman in Gov. Chris Christie’s home county, Sette notes that he helped elect Christie last year.

“I’m elated Chris Christie got elected,” Schindel said. “I supported Chris with many things.

“The problem is our personalities are totally different,” he added of himself and the current chairman. “I’m an outgoing guy. I have ways of dealing with people who are very receptive to how I am. I’m not a career politician.”

Schindel says he’s challenging Sette on personality and grassroots ability – not ideology