Samuel S. Raia was elected as the State Chairman from New Jersey in January of 2011. Raia serves as Mayor of Saddle River, NJ since 2008 and had served on the town council prior to his election. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hackensack University Medical Center.
Ginny Haines was elected as the National Committeewoman from New Jersey in June of 2004. She serves on the RNC Site-Selection Committee, the Rules Committee, the Ethics Committee, and was recently elected as the Co-Chair of the RNC Northeast Region. Ms. Haines also served on the Contests Committee and was Vice-Chair of the Credentials Committee at the 2012 Republican National Convention. She has attended six Republican National Conventions and was the Co-Chairman of Housing for the New Jersey Republican National Convention in 1988.
Ms. Haines is politically active as a member of the NJ Federation of Republican Women, a parliamentarian for the Toms River Republican Organization, a member of the Ocean County Federation of Republican Women and she serves on the County Committee District 9 Toms River TWP. She is also active in her community and serves on the board of directors of the Toms River Student Loan Fund, on the executive board and treasurer of the Ocean County College Foundation Board, on the Board of Directors of the Monmouth-Ocean Food Bank, and on the advisory boards of the Jersey Shore Girl Scouts and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ocean County. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Toms River, the Commissioner of the Toms River Municipal Utilities Authority, she serves on the executive board of the Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts and as the Republican State Committeewoman for Ocean County.
Previously, Ms. Haines served as a State Assemblywoman, the Assistant Majority Whip, the clerk for the New Jersey General Assembly, and the Executive Director of the NJ State Lottery among many other positions.
RNC member Bill Palatucci has long served the Republican Party with experience at all levels of party activity. He has served as Finance Chairman to the NJ Republican State Committee, was appointed as a senior advisor to the NJ Bush-Cheney 2000 and was a fundraising Pioneer for the national campaign. As a campaign manager in New Jersey, he has worked for President Ronald Reagan, President George H. W. Bush and Governor Tom Kean.
More recently, Mr. Palatucci served as Chairman of Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election campaign in 2013, and Co-Chair of the Inaugural Committee in 2014 and 2010 for Gov. Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. He also served as counsel for the Governor’s reelection campaign organization in 2013, and now serves as counsel for Leadership Matters for America PAC, Inc.
Mr. Palatucci currently serves as Special Counsel for Gibbons, P.C. in their Newark, New Jersey office. Prior to joining Gibbons, Mr. Palatucci served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Public Affairs at Community Education Centers, Inc. of West Caldwell. He had previously represented CEC for more than fifteen years as outside counsel and lobbyist. Prior to joining CEC, Mr. Palatucci was a partner in the law firm of Dughi, Hewit and Palatucci, P.C., founding and heading the firms government affairs department, which provided legislative and regulatory affairs counsel. The New Jersey Law Journal consistently ranked DH&P’s government affairs practice as one of the largest in the state.
He is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law and received his BA in business administration from Rutgers College in 1980. He is also a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Politics with an undergraduate associate’s degree.
Chris Christie was sworn in as governor of New Jersey on January 19, 2010, and was sworn in for his second term on January 21, 2014. Christie has a deep affection for and strong commitment to the state in which he has spent his entire life. He was elected a freeholder in Morris County and served as director of the Board in 1997. In 2002, Christie was named U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey and fought against political corruption, corporate crime, human trafficking, gangs, terrorism and environmental polluters. Christie’s administration has focused on fiscal responsibility, job creation, pension and health benefits reform and education reform. Christie graduated from the University of Delaware and then attended Seton Hall University School of Law. He and his wife, Mary Pat, have four children, Andrew, Sarah, Patrick and Bridget.
MacARTHUR, Thomas Charles, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Hebron, Tolland County, Conn., October 16, 1960; graduated from RHAM High School, Hebron, Conn., 1978; B.A., Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y., 1982; insurance executive; member of the Randolph, N.J., city council, 2011-2013; deputy mayor of Randolph, N.J., 2012; mayor of Randolph, N.J., 2013-2014; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress (January 3, 2015-present).
SMITH, Christopher Henry, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Rahway, Union County, N.J., March 4, 1953; graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Perth Amboy, N.J., 1971; B.S., Trenton State College, Ewing, N.J., 1975; attended Worcester College, Worcester, England, 1974; businessman, family sporting goods company; legislative agent for New Jersey state legislature, 1979; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh and to the seventeen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-present); chair, Committee on Veterans Affairs (One Hundred Seventh through One Hundred Eighth Congresses).
LoBIONDO, Frank A., a Representative from New Jersey; born in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J., May 12, 1946; graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School, Rockville, Md., 1964; B.A., St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pa., 1968; freeholder, Cumberland County, N.J., 1985-1988; member of the New Jersey state general assembly, 1988-1994; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-present).
LANCE, Leonard, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., June 25, 1952; graduated from North Hunterdon Regional High School, Annandale, N.J., 1970; B.A., Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., 1974; J.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., 1977; M.P.A., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 1982; judicial clerk; lawyer, private practice; member of the New Jersey state general assembly, 1991-2002; member of the New Jersey state senate, 2002-2009; minority leader of the New Jersey state senate, 2004-2008; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House of Representatives in 1996; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eleventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-present).
GARRETT, Scott, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Englewood, Bergen County, N.J., July 9, 1959; graduated from High Point Regional High School, Sussex, N.J., 1977; B.A., Montclair State University, Montclair, N.J., 1981; J.D., Rutgers University Law School, Camden, N.J., 1984; lawyer, private practice; member of the New Jersey state general assembly, 1990-2002; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2003-present).
FRELINGHUYSEN, Rodney P., (son of Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen, Jr., great-great grandson of Frederick Frelinghuysen, and great-great-great nephew of Theodore Frelinghuysen), a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York, N.Y., April 29, 1946; graduated from St. Albans School, Washington, D.C., 1964; B.A., Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y., 1969; graduate studies, Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.; United States Army, 1969-1971; state and federal aid coordinator and administrative assistant to board of chosen freeholders, Morris County, N.J., 1972; board of chosen freeholders, Morris County, N.J., 1974-1983, director, 1980; member, New Jersey commission on capital budgeting and planning; member of the New Jersey state general assembly, 1983-1994; member of the Morris County, N.J., Republican Committee; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-present).