NJ Republican Party
There are several levels of leadership in the NJ Republican Party. The top policy maker is typically a Republican governor, but the structural policy-setting organization is the New Jersey Republican State Committee. The NJRSC is composed of 42 people: one male and one female representative elected to represent each of the state's 21 counties, plus a Chairman that the Committee elects.
How to Run for Election
The NJ Republican State Committee members are elected to 4-year terms in the Primary Election that selects the Republican candidate for Governor. (June, 2009; June, 2013) The NJRSC then meets to select a Chairman. The second level of formal Republican Leadership is comprised of 21 distinct Republican County Committees. Each of these is composed of 2 representatives from each Voting District in the respective county. Your municipality may have 9 or more Voting Districts. Slots exist for one male and one female to be elected from each district to a 2-year term. They are elected in the Primary Election when candidates for the NJ General Assembly are chosen. The next election for County Committee will be the June, 2010 Primary; the deadline for submitting nominating petitions to run for election is mid April, 2010