Political parties in America are broken up into “committees,” or groups of party representatives that make decisions at the national, state, and local level.
County Committee is a low-lift, high-impact way to be involved in the Republican Party, represent your neighborhood and make change happen at the local level.
In New York City, each of the 5 boroughs is its own county and has its own Republican Party Committee. The County Committee:
- Elects the Republican County Party Officers, including the Chair
- Nominates judges to be Republicans in Judicial elections
- Endorses candidates, even in primaries
- Appoints the Republican candidate when an incumbent vacates their seat before their term is over
- Selects the Republican nominee in certain special elections within the county
- Organizes Republican campaigns
- Adopts the Republican Party platform
- Registers residents to vote and ensures they vote Republican
- Provide a source of government appointees