The state Republican Party has elected Saddle River Mayor Sam Raia as its new chairman.
Raia succeeds outgoing Chairman Jay Webber who abruptly resigned from the post last week with six months remaining in his term. Webber, an assemblyman from Morris Plains, is chairman of the Republican redistricting committee and said he was leaving his post with the state committee to focus on that effort, along with his private law practice. He also sits on the assembly budget committee.
Raia announced that Amanda DePalma will take over as executive director of the state committee.