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State Director  Katie Martinez

Came to the campaign from the New Jersey Republican State Committee. 

State Sen. Joseph Pennacchio, District 26 (Morris)

Served in the Senate since 2008; assistant Republican leader since 2014.  Served on Morris County Board of Freeholders 1999-2001; N.J. Economic Development Authority 1998-2001.  Dentist.  D.D.S. from New York University College of Dentistry; B.S. in biology from Brooklyn College.

State Sen. Michael Doherty, District 23 (Warren)

Served in the Senate since 2009, and previously in the Generaly Assembly, 2002-09.  Patent attorney at Doherty IP Law Group LLC.  Served on Warren County Board of Freeholders as director, 2002-03, and deputy director, 2001.  U.S. Army 1985-89, U.S. Army Reserve 1989-93.  J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law; B.S. from U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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Chairman  Sam Raia

(elected Jan. 11, 2011; re-elected July 2013; re-elected July 2015)  Principal with Raia Properties Corporation and Raia Self Storage.  Worked for 35 years as an executive with Raia Industries, a family business in ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and aggregates, which, before being sold employed over 500 people.  M.B.A. from Farleigh Dickinson University; B.S in accounting from Seton Hall University.

Executive Director  Pete Sheridan

(promoted in July 2015; previously deputy executive director)  Campaign manager on Walt Havenstein for Governor (NH), Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Coalitions director on Chris Christie for Governor, June-Nov. 2013.  Director of regional intergovernmental affairs in the Office of Gov. Chris Christie, Jan. 2010-May 2013.  A regional field director on NJ Victory, July-Nov. 2009.  Campaign manager on Cappiello for Congress, June-Nov. 2008.  Regional political manager for Associated Builders & Contractors, April 2005-June 2008.  Victory director for the Republican State Committee in Pennsylvania, 2004.  Special assistant at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 2003-04.  Regional field coordinator at the RNC, 2001-03.  Political assistant at the New Jersey Republican State Committee, 1999-2001.  Studied at American University.