Laura Ali likes to say it’s a great time to be a Morris County Republican and that the best days are yet to come.
And she wants to be there to see them.
Ali recently announced plans to seek reelection as county chair at the party’s June 14 convention.
By the looks of things, she’s in good shape to win.
Her announcement included support from the chairs or vice chairs from 36 of the county’s 39 towns.
The only ones missing were Mine Hill, Netcong and Roxbury.
Ali became chair in 2019 when then-chair Ronald DeFilippis stepped aside for health reasons.
After a lackluster 2020 election season when Democrats retained two House seats representing the county and Joe Biden carried Morris, Republicans had a much better 2021.
Not only did Republicans comfortably win county commissioner and state legislative seats, the GOP won the biggest municipal prize – the mayor’s seat in Parsippany – and also regained control of Chatham Township.
This has Ali thinking of more victories to come.
She called this year’s crop of Republican candidates “phenomenal” and said she’s confident the GOP will eventually take control of Chatham Borough, Dover and Madison. It’s a pretty ambitious goal. At the moment, Democrats solidly control all three towns.