Palatucci reelected as N.J.’s Republican national committeeman, pledges to support Trump

Bill Palatucci. (File photo)

Bill Palatucci was reelected as New Jersey’s Republican national committeeman last week, a four-year term he has served consecutively since first being elected in 2008.

One of just 100 such positions in the country (each state has a top man and woman for the party), Palatucci will be one of New Jersey’s delegates at the upcoming Republican National Convention, to be held July 15-18 in Milwaukee.

Palatucci, a longtime adviser to former Gov. Chris Christie, certainly supported Christie in his bid for the nomination. And, while he was critical of former President Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee, he said he will support the party’s pick for president — as well as all other Republican candidates.

Palatucci was elected in a vote of party chairs and county officials last Thursday. The term officially begins after each convention, meaning Palatucci will serve in the role through at least the close of the 2028 convention.

“I wish to thank the members of the New Jersey Republican State Committee for their vote of confidence,” he said. “With the primary season now completely behind us, Republican primary voters across the country, including here in New Jersey, have spoken and selected the party’s nominee for president, Senate, Congress and local offices.

“I respect the will of the voters and support the entire GOP ticket this November. I pledge to work hard to elect Republicans to office from the top of the ticket to the bottom.”