Cape May Court House —
Cape May County Regular Republican Organization Chairman Michael Donohue was unanimously re-elected with Kristine Gabor as vice chair on June 12.
Donohue and Gabor will serve four-year terms in the newly organized Cape GOP.
Nearly 200 Republican County Committee members, elected officials and guests packed the Old Historic Court House in Middle Township for the Cape May County Regular Republican Organization’s reorganization.
Donohue and Gabor were swept into their posts in 2010 after a Republican primary battle led to dramatic changes in the Cape GOP and resulted in the reelection of Freeholder Gerald Thornton and the election of Freeholder Susan Sheppard. Since then, the Cape GOP has elected two additional new freeholders in Gabor and her running mate, Will Morey. Republicans were also successful in 2011 in taking control in Dennis Township for the first time in nearly 30 years and in Middle Township for the first time in over 50 years.
Donohue and Gabor were elected after theirs were the only names moved in nomination from the floor. The secretary of the organization was authorized by the county committee members to enter the voting booth set up for the event and cast a single, unanimous ballot on behalf of all present.
“When we took over in 2010, we promised that we would open up the process. We promised that we would have voting booths for the committee people to select their candidates and their chair and vice chair. We followed through on that and today we have a much stronger and energetic Republican organization as a result,” Donohue said.
“There are so many good people from all around Cape May County working hard for Republican causes and candidates. Looking around the crowd, I saw everyone from young people in their twenties to folks in their eighties, all enthusiastic and excited about the new Cape GOP,” Gabor said.