Good things are happening in Jackson, new GOP chairman says

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Jackson Township Regular Republican club is growing, according to recently elected GOP President Mordy Burnstein.

Burnstein, who succeeded former GOP President Todd Porter said things are moving fast as new leadership continues to work to end decades of political feuding within the club and to unite Republicans in the township.

State and county officials are taking notice.

On Wednesday, the Jackson GOP will host Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy, Ocean County Commissioner Bobby Jo Crea, and Frank Sadeghi, the party’s endorsed candidate for Ocean County Commission to replace Joe Vicari, who will not be running for re-election in 2024.

Burnstein said the future outlook for the Jackson GOP is positive and bright, hoping that new relationships built with county officials will finally get Jackson a new level of recognition at the county level going forward to benefit all Jackson residents.

“Tonight’s meeting is truly historic. Together with Mayor Reina and our elected officials, let us welcome this great County leadership team to Jackson,” Burnstein said. “Having the Sheriff, two sitting Commissioners, and a future Commissioner in attendance is a great opportunity to show them all what Jackson is all about. Jackson can and should receive more attention from our county, and tonight we can and will continue that process.”

Any registered Republican is welcome to attend tonight’s meeting at the Jackson VFW at 7:30 pm.

Club meetings in Jackson in recent years have been colorful, culminating in a police incident last year under Porter’s leadership. That infighting fueled a vote for a change in leadership earlier this year.

Burnstein said his goal is to heal the wounds harbored from the past in fighting and to make the Jackson GOP one of the biggest Republican clubs in the county.

“Good things are happening,” Burnstein said, noting the presence of multiple county party leaders in attendance as another step in the right direction.

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