The New Jersey Republican State Committee stands for a prosperous and safe New Jersey. We envision a New Jersey with: a dynamic and flourishing economy where both businesses and workers thrive; strong and healthy families; and reformed, responsive and ethical state and local governments that serve the people with effectiveness and efficiency while protecting individual liberty.

Chairman Doug Steinhardt

Chairman Doug SteinhardtDoug Steinhardt is in his second term as Chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee. He was born and raised in New Jersey, where he began his political career as the first, five-term Mayor in Lopatcong Township history, serving from January 2000 to December 2014. Since January 2004, he has also served as Chairman of the Warren County Republican Committee. Doug and his wife Trudy still live in Lopatcong with their two children.

Doug is a practicing attorney, working as a member and named partner at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli. He is a highly successful and experienced litigator, who handles a variety of matters including commercial transactions, family law, government and legislative affairs, labor and employment, and municipal criminal law.

He also has a strong commitment to non-profit and charitable causes. He is the Chairman of the Warren County Heroin and Opioid Addiction Awareness Task Force, a member of the Legislative Committee of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, where he still serves as an associate general counsel, a member of the Executive Board of Directors of Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.), a certified, Red Cross volunteer, on the campaign committee for Abilities of Northwest Jersey, and an Eagle Scout.

Doug received a BA in History from Gettysburg College, where he was also a four-year member of their NCAA Division III football team. At Widener University Law School, Doug was a member and, later, associate editor of the Law Review.

Doug brings a background of success to the New Jersey Republican State Committee. In addition to being an influential attorney at one of New Jersey’s most prominent law firms, he has maintained one of the most Republican counties in the entire state. With a Democrat in the Governor’s office for the first time in many years, the Republican Party is facing serious challenges ahead. Chairman Steinhardt is ready to rebuild and rebrand the organization to help move the party forward.

The New Jersey Republican State Committee

Mr. Doug Steinhardt
State Chairman, NJ Republican State Committee

Ms. Lynda A. Pagliughi
Vice Chairwoman, NJ Republican State Committee

Ms. Irene Kim Asbury
Secretary, NJ Republican State Committee

Ms. April Bengivenga
Treasurer, NJ Republican State Committee

Mr. Bill Palatucci
National Committeeman, NJ Republican State Committee

Ms. Virginia Haines
National Committeewoman, NJ Republican State Committee

New Jersey Republican State Committee Members

Atlantic County
Committeeman Joe Cafero
Committeewoman Sonya Harris

Bergen County
Committeeman Ben Focarino
Committeewoman Darlene Shotmeyer

Burlington County
Committeeman Steve Solomon
Committeewoman Erin Darreff

Camden County
Committeeman Mayor Jeff Kasko
Committeewoman Naomi Lubkin

Cape May
Committeeman Tom Rotondi
Committeewoman Lynda Pagliughi

Cumberland County
Committeeman William Davis
Committeewoman Arvene Kilby

Essex County
Committeeman Peter Tanella
Committeewoman Mary Comito

Gloucester County
Committeeman Bill Fey
Committeewoman Barbara Capelli

Hudson County
Committeeman Joshua Einstein
Committeewoman Irene Kim Asbury

Hunterdon County
Committeeman Shaun Van Doren
Committeewoman Mary Melfi

Mercer County
Committeeman Jack Rafferty
Committeewoman Christine Bator

Middlesex County
Committeeman Don Katz
Committeewoman April Bengivenga

Monmouth County
Committeeman Peter Carton
Committeewoman Mary Pat Angelini

Morris County
Committeeman Larry Casha
Committeewoman Christina Ramirez

Ocean County
Committeeman Mayor Tom Kelaher
Committeewoman Ginny Haines

Passaic County
Committeeman John F. Capo
Committeewoman Susan Enderly

Salem County
Committeeman Mike Mulligan
Committeewoman Joan Melino

Somerset County
Committeeman Scott Ross
Committeewoman Janice Fields

Sussex County
Committeeman Assemblyman Parker Space
Committeewoman Jill Space

Union County
Committeeman James Foerst
Committeewoman Dorothy Burger

Warren County
Committeeman Jason J. Sarnoski
Committeewoman Mary Van Lieu

Your Team in Trenton

Theresa Winegar
Executive Director

Pierce Frauenheim
Deputy Executive Director

Ron Filan
Political Director

Katie Martinez-Castellano
Finance Consultant

Harrison Neely, Checkmate Strategies

Constitution and By-Laws

Constitution and By-laws of the New Jersey Republican State Committee