Network with Legislators, Political Party County Chairs and State Committee Members at a unique program on election law sponsored by the Public Policy Committee of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Hosted by the Women’s Leadership Forum at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP and the Mercer and Middlesex County Bar Associations


$20 NJWLA Members, $30 Non Members (space is limited)
1 CLE credit (pending)

Moderator: Hon. Christine V. Bator, Esq., Co-Director, NJWLA Public Policy Committee, NJ Republican State Committeewoman, Former BPU Commissioner

Legislative (in formation): Senator Christopher Bateman, Esq.,
Senator Linda R. Greenstein, Esq. and Senator Loretta Weinberg

State: Jose Arango, Chairman of NJ Republicans Chairmen Association
John Currie, Democratic State Committee Chairman

County Chairs: Marguerite Schaffer, Esq., George Gilmore, Esq. Lisa Richford, Esq.,
Al Gaburo and Vin Gopal
(Somerset, Ocean, Mercer and Monmouth County Chairs)

Political party leaders have a role in selecting and electing candidates for office and appointments. They influence public policy and the flow of government business. One in four NJ Legislators are lawyers. In the mid-19th century, nearly 80 percent of members of the U.S. Congress were lawyers. Today 40 percent are lawyers. In the United States 24 percent (30 percent in NJ) of the 7000 plus state legislative seats are held by women. Women hold 20 percent of the seats in the U.S. Congress.

Pursuant to NJ Election Law County, State and National Party Committees run the Republican and Democratic parties in NJ.  Committee members must run for office.  These men and women elect county party chairs and choose candidates to run for various offices.     State Committee Members elect New Jersey representatives to the RNC and the DNC and to the subcommittees of these organizations. They also approve delegate rules in their respective states.


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