Grassroots Organization Formed to Identify, Develop and Empower Local
Leaders; John Crowley to serve as Honorary Chairman
PRINCETON, N.J., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Building the New Majority is a new organization in New Jersey created to build a grassroots network across the state to identify, develop and empower local candidates. The primary focus of Building the New Majority will be the development of local, county and statewide candidates. The group will work in tandem with other statewide and local organizations in order to help create an opportunity to restore transparency, accountability and responsibility to all levels of government in New Jersey. Bill Spadea will serve as the new organization's president, managing the fundraising and grassroots operation as well as leading the candidate recruitment effort. Spadea is a real estate executive who was nominated to run for U.S. Congress in 2004. Through his strong grassroots effort he was ranked 17th out of 157 challengers nationwide. Spadea served as a surrogate speaker for the past two statewide GOP nominees and Rudy Giuliani's presidential bid.
John Crowley will serve as the organization's honorary chairman. He had been courted to enter the race for the U.S. Senate this year by several state and national party leaders, including U.S. Senator John McCain. Crowley is the president and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. based in Cranbury, NJ. His involvement with the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries stems from the diagnosis of two of his children with Pompe disease, a rare form of muscular dystrophy. Crowley, his wife Aileen and their children live in Princeton, NJ. The Crowley family story is the subject of a book by Pulitzer prize winning Wall Street Journal writer, Geeta Anand entitled, "The Cure: How a Father Raised $100 million and Bucked the Medical Establishment in a Quest to Save His Children." (http://www.thecurebook.com)
"John clearly understands the need to bring fiscal responsibility and common sense solutions to all levels of government," said Senator Tom Kean, Jr., (R-Westfield) the State Senate Minority Leader. "With John Crowley's background, business successes and passion for public service and Bill Spadea's communication and organizational skills, this group is well positioned to be a positive force for change in the Garden State."
Building the New Majority is a Continuing Political Committee organized under New Jersey election law and will serve as a vehicle to identify, develop and empower local candidates from township committee to the state legislature.
The group is planning to participate along with the New Jersey delegation at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis in September and is planning an inaugural fundraiser in New Jersey sometime in late September.
For Further information please visit http://www.buildingthenewmajority.com
Building the New Majority is a New Jersey organization created to identify, develop and empower candidates. Our primary focus is the development of candidates for local, county and state offices through direct contributions and grassroots support in order to help rebuild the New Jersey Republican organization from the ground up. We work in tandem with other statewide organizations to help create an opportunity to restore transparency, accountability and responsibility at all levels of government in the Garden State.
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