The Rockland County GOP issued the following Press Release today to Rockland Voice:
– – – START PRESS RELEASE – – –
For Immediate Release
RC GOP – Sunday, September 14, 2014
Chairman Vincent D. Reda to Step Aside After
Twenty-Two Years as Rockland County GOP Chairman
Rockland County GOP (RC GOP) Chairman Vincent D. Reda announced today that he will be stepping aside and not seeking re-election after twenty-two years in that important leadership post.
“I believe it is the appropriate time for me to retire my gavel, and I will not be seeking re-election as Chairman at our county convention later this month. During the past twenty-two years I have had the pleasure of leading the RC GOP, rebuilding the party, and along the way electing a large number of Republicans to office. However, with last year’s successful election of Ed Day as County Executive, I believe the party is in good shape, and it is clear to me that it is time for new leadership.”
Chairman Reda continued, “I look forward, along with the County Executive, in supporting Lawrence Garvey as my successor for Rockland County GOP Chairman later this month. Lawrence will be joined by Robert Zeiss and Michael Lawler as Vice Chairs and I am extremely confident that they will take the party to new heights. I ask all committee people to join me in supporting the new leadership team and I look forward to assisting in any way that I can during the transition and in the future to continue the winning tradition of the RC GOP.”
Rockland County Executive Ed Day offered the following, “I want to personally thank Vinnie Reda for his efforts in leadership and his many years of service to the GOP. Twenty two years of service is not insignificant and there were many successes achieved while he was at the helm. I look forward to working with Lawrence Garvey, somebody that I am well acquainted with, along with the new team selected by the committee. I join Vinnie in asking all RC GOP Committee members to support the new and exceptional leadership team at the upcoming county convention later this month.”
About Lawrence Garvey
Lawrence Garvey is a graduate of the University of Albany and St. John’s University School of Law, a practicing attorney at the firm Garvey, Tirelli & Cushner located in White Plains. Mr. Garvey is a long-time Clarkstown Republican committee person, and former member and President of the Board of Education of the Clarkstown Central School District. Mr. Garvey was also active in County Executive Ed Day’s successful election last year.
About Robert Zeiss
Robert Zeiss is currently Vice President of Finance at HBO Sports and serves as the Director of Finance for the Rockland County GOP. He is a member of the Clarkstown Republican Committee and serves on several not-for-profit Boards. Mr. Zeiss has been the campaign manager for numerous successful election campaigns including Clarkstown Councilman George Hoehmann and Rockland County Legislator Cris Carey.
About Michael Lawler
Michael Lawler previously served as the Executive Director of the New York State Republican Party, and is a highly active figure in the GOP. Currently, Mr. Lawler is the campaign manager for Robert Astorino’s gubernatorial campaign. Mr. Lawler was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Manhattan College and was credited by Chairman Cox with helping in the great success of the State GOP several years ago in capturing six congressional seats.
About Chairman Reda
Vincent D. Reda has served as the chairman of the RC GOP for the past twenty-two years and prior to that served for fourteen years as the Chairman of the Clarkstown GOP. Currently, he serves as the regional representative for NYS GOP Chairman Ed Cox for the Hudson Valley and was formerly the elected First Vice Chairman of the New York State Republican Party. During his long tenure the Rockland GOP was able to elect many Republicans to town and countywide offices despite a more than two to one voter registration disparity.
The RC GOP will hold its convention later this month.
– – – END RELEASE – – –