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Longtime County Democratic Committee Member Seeks Chairman Position

Charles 'Chip' Robinson has announced his candidacy to replace the retiring Lew Candura.

Charles "Chip" Robinson
Charles "Chip" Robinson
Charles “Chip” Robinson has announced his candidacy to be the next chairman of the Morris County Democratic Committee, replacing retiring chairman Lew Candura.

Robinson has served as the party's executive director and Sargent of Arms for 12 of the past 14 years.

“I have worked for the Morris County Democratic Party since I was 15 years old, working at every level and task of organizing and campaigning," Robinson said. "As Morris Democratic chair, I commit myself to supporting our candidates at every level.”

Robinson, who grew up in Morris Township and now lives in Lincoln Park, graduated Rutgers and received his law degree from Seton Hall University.

Robinson has campaigned the past three months, meeting with nearly all municipal chairmen and their county committee members, according to a statement announcing his candidacy.

"I am pleased and humbled thus far to have received endorsements from 21 municipal chairs," Robinson said. "All of our municipal chairs are friends of mine and I look forward to supporting all of them and their candidates in the coming years."

Robinson has been endorsed by the following:
  • Edward De Figlia (Chatham Borough)
  • John Strelkoff (Chatham Twp.)
  • John KcKenna (Chester Twp.)
  • Wanetta Phillips(Denville)
  • John Aden (Florham Park)
  • Richard Dunne (Hanover Twp.)
  • Horace Chamberlain (Jefferson Twp.)
  • Paul Mantell ( Kinnelon)
  • Jay Dowd (Lincoln Park)
  • Joe Connolly (Long Hill Twp.)
  • Tom Honohan (Madison)
  • Mike O’Brien (Montville)
  • Mark Heckler (Morris Plains)
  • Noel Robinson (Morris Twp.)
  • Richard Escobar(Mt. Olive)
  • Robert Hathaway (Netcong)
  • Michael Soriano (Parsippany)
  • Tom Andrea (Pequannock)
  • Tom Moran (Randolph)
  • John O’Conner (Riverdale)
  • Arnold Barnard (Rockaway Boro)

The Stig April 22, 2014 at 12:19 PM
@GP - Thanks for proving my point. As for the rest - If Obama can give women the short shrift, why not the MC Dems too. Liberals - Do as I say, not as I do.
Guy Patterson April 22, 2014 at 02:03 PM
@ Stig - DaphneD's point, noting two women on the list, proves you should have kept your incorrect observation to yourself.
Ronald Kimbrough April 22, 2014 at 04:43 PM
I am a member of the Morris County Democratic Committee for many years I am an African-American and I support and will vote for Chip
Guy Patterson April 22, 2014 at 08:31 PM
Last time I checked, Sally Hudson, Washington Township Chair is female as well. I can't speak to whether or not she supports Chip; more to the point, she adds to the diversity of the Morris County Democrat leadership.
Judith Woop April 27, 2014 at 09:51 PM
Mary Dougherty, current Morris County Democratic Committee Vice Chair is running for the Morris County Democratic Chair position. As for the support of Municipal Chairs, some of those listed by "Chip" Robinson are no longer Municipal Chairs.

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