Any list of rising GOP stars in New Jersey should include Frank Vitolo’s name.
In a move sure to raise his statewide profile, Morristown’s Republican chairman has been named political director for the Morris County Republican Committee by county GOP Chairman John Sette.
Frank, an attorney with Riker Danzig, will coordinate the county committee’s involvement in national, state, county and municipal campaigns, and serve as liaison between the committee and Republican municipal chairpersons across Morris County, a GOP stronghold.
“Frank is part of a new generation of leaders that will be instrumental in the future success of the Morris County GOP,” John Sette said in a statement on Monday.
Other local Republican leaders echoed that theme.
State Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-25th Dist.) called Frank a “consensus builder who will help re-energize the party.”
“Frank brings a unique skill set to this job–he is a trial lawyer, two-term Municipal Chair, experienced campaigner and fundraiser, community volunteer and strategic thinker,” Morris County Sheriff Ed Rochford said.
Tom Mastrangelo, the Morris freeholder director, described Frank as “a good listener” who will strengthen and unify the party.
Frank, who lives in Morristown–one of the county’s few Democratic enclaves–with his wife Shannon and their young sons, Jack and Christian, pledged to help diversify the Republican party and boost voter turnout.
The former Morristown council candidate and past president of the Morristown Republican Club also serves on the Morristown Housing Authority, the Morristown Partnership and the Morris Arts board.