As the New Jersey Republican State Committee moves closer to the crucial November election for State Assembly, Chairman Samuel S. Raia today announced new senior members of the NJGOP team.
Pete Sheridan, who served as Deputy Executive Director for the NJGOP and formerly served Governor Chris Christie on both of his successful gubernatorial campaigns and in his Administration, was promoted to Executive Director. Sheridan has vast experience as a political operative, including stints at the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Sheridan has worked on targeted campaigns in New Hampshire and Connecticut.
Amanda DePalma, who served as NJGOP’s Executive Director since 2013 and between 2011 and 2012 before serving as Governor Christie’s Deputy Campaign Manager in 2013, has accepted a position on Governor Christie’s Presidential campaign.
“Amanda DePalma has dedicated her entire career to building our state party and helping Republicans at every level of government succeed in their endeavors. Her leadership has enabled us to win and retain control of the Governor’s seat as well as grow the ranks of Republican elected officials in Congress, county government and local offices. We congratulate her on her new role and thank her for her service to our party,” said Chairman Samuel S. Raia.
Pete Sheridan has been an integral member of the NJGOP since assuming the role of Deputy Executive Director after working on Governor Christie’s successful re-election campaign.
“Pete Sheridan has worked alongside Chairman Raia every step of the way, crafting successful campaign strategies and bringing a wealth of unique ideas to the table enabling our party to grow exponentially. His years of experience, dedication, and proven track record of winning tough elections makes him uniquely equipped to lead our party through this crucial election cycle,” said National Committeeman Bill Palatucci.
The New Jersey Republican State Committee also announced that Keith Davis, long-time Atlantic County Republican Chairman, former Chairman of the New Jersey Republican Chairmen’s Association, and partner at Nehmad, Perillo & Davis, will serve as Chief Counsel to the NJGOP.
“Chairman Davis comes to the table with decades of experience in practicing law and running successful campaigns in tough terrain. Our party is extremely fortunate to have a Chief Counsel that is diversely experienced in the law and dedicated to the future of our party,” said Palatucci.
“Pete Sheridan and Chairman Davis fortify the team we have built over the last year that combines decades of experience winning campaigns with the fresh ideas we need to win in November,” added Raia.