New Jersey College Republicans Host Speakers, Elect Leadership at Rowan Convention

Your Blogger-in-Chief, Matt Rooney, addressing the 2012 NJCR Convention at Rowan University (PHOTO CREDIT: MATT HERNBERG).

I had a great time with the New Jersey College Republicans on Saturday, Save Jerseyans.

100+ enthused undergraduates and other assorted guests assembled at Rowan University for the ever-expanding statewide organization’s annual convention. They heard from speakers including U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth)Asm. Rob Clifton (R-Monmouth)Asm. Greg McGuckin (R-Ocean), NJ-6 U.S. House Candidate Ernesto Cullari (R-Monmouth), and NJ-1 U.S. House Candidate Greg Horton (R-Camden).

And, of course, your own Blogger-in-Chief who hosted an afternoon “new media forum.” No one fell asleep to my knowledge – mission accomplished!

The CRs also got down to business elected new leaders; Connor Montferrat (R-Rutgers) is the new chairman of New Jersey’s federation of College Republican chapters.

Thomas Szymanski (R-Rowan) is the outgoing chair and deserves a good deal of credit for strengthening the organization over the past year. Thank God for it, too; the CRs have a busy pair of cycles ahead of them as we work to defeat Barack Obama in 2012 and reelect Chris Christie in 2013! College Republican volunteers regularly form the backbone of Republican GOTV efforts and, consequently, have a real effect on elections. You can learn more about what they have planned for this cycle at

Congratulations to the new officers and best of luck for a productive/successful tenure!