A win for Sette

To be blunt, his speech went on too long (thankfully, there was a bar in the joint) but John Sette bested Vinny Schindel Tuesday night to retain the chairmanship of the county’s Republican Committee. The vote was 348 to 136.

Conventions are festive, and this one was no exception. The meeting room at the Birchwood Manor was jammed pack and there were signs held aloft for both candidates.

Sette was nominated by Ed Ramirez and Schindel by his home town mayor, James Barberio of Parsippany. While Sette took at least a half hour to detail his accomplishments, Schindel was brief, telling people they probably knew who they were going to vote for, so let’s get on with it.
Vinny’s short speech  probably picked up a few votes, but he needed to pick up much more than a few to win.


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

4 Responses to A win for Sette

  1. Tom says:

    Congrats to John, you beat someone that did not deserve to represent the county GOP.

  2. The only reason Sette won was that Christie “threw his weight around” and strong armed everyone to vote for Sette…all these phony people cannot think for themselves and that’s the only reason Sette won. He has done nothing for Morris County and if he wasn’t good friends with Gov., he wouldn’t be celebrating anything.

  3. tnt971 says:

    The only reason Sette won was because Christie strong armed everyone to vote for him. This has nothing to do with who is qualified..it’s the same “old boys network” that we have consistently seen.

    How do you know that Schindel was not more qualified when he was never given a chance, and never will because someone told someone else who they should vote for? Nice democracy.

  4. Edward France says:

    I wish john sette good luck over the next two years. He is a stright shooter and a stand up guy. He can be tough when he has to but he is really fair and does have a soft side. He would also never send out and unsigned letter knocking another person. I think john would tell you what he thinks.

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