Sette’s Letter Seeking State Committee Support to Retire Palatucci
John Sette sent out a letter this week inviting members of the New Jersey Republican State Committee to support his campaign to replace Bill Palatucci as National Republican Committeeman.
“Many seasoned New Jersey Republicans agree that, after ten years on the national committee, it’s simply time for Bill to move on,” wrote Setter, former chairman of the Morris County GOP. “Especially in these troubled times, our party needs strong leaders who are dedicated, without distraction, to getting people who share our values elected to public office at home and across the nation.
“I am a businessman who spent the past 40 years working tirelessly toward Republican victories and raising money to get our GOP brothers and sisters elected. When you look over my resume, you should walk away convinced of one thing — my only objective in working on Republican campaigns these many years has been to get Republicans elected. Period.
“I have never sought personal reward; I have never tried to further business interests and I have not used party associations to leverage government appointments. I have worked only to better our party by dedicating my time, money and efforts to nearly every campaign, at every level in my home region of Morris County. From staffing booths to fundraising and contributing, I’ve done it all.
“Not only was I the longest serving chairman of the Morris County GOP, I raised nearly $3 million for our party during my tenure. I also was at Chris Christie’s home with 40 other people the day he kicked off his run for Governor. Chris and I have been friends since 1992, and it was John Inglesino and me who marshaled elected officials in Morris County to gather every Saturday to listen to his detailed plans for New Jersey and our future.
“With a strong, focused team, we got Chris elected twice. I will bring that same dedication to the National Committee, and I would greatly appreciate your support. I look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to contact me at any time at: Sincerely, John Sette.”