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Atlantic County GOP to create Young Republican club

{child_byline}JOHN DeROSIER

Staff Writer

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Atlantic County Republicans are in the process of creating a local Young Republicans club with the focus on getting younger residents engaged in this year’s midterm elec-tions.

Keith Davis, chairman of the Atlantic County Republican Committee, said he will ask the full committee to approve the new club when they meet June 12 for their annual reorganization.

“Young voters care about the direction of our country and want continued economic growth,” Davis said in a statement. “But if our message about creating and keeping good-paying jobs doesn’t get out to younger voters, we won’t be able to grow as a party.”

If approved, former congressional candidate Brian Fitzherbert will lead the committee until it can hold elections for its own leadership.

“I’m looking forward to this new opportunity to help communicate our message to younger Republicans and work to elect Republicans countywide,” Fitzherbert said in a statement.

Atlantic County Freeholder Amy Gatto, who is a millennial and was the youngest mayor in Atlantic County when she held the office in Hamilton Township, said this committee will be a good way to motivate young people to get into politics.

“I became involved in government in the eighth grade by shadowing the late former Mayor of Hamilton Township Joe Nickels through Youth in Government Day,” Gatto said. “If we can engage young people early on, it not only helps our party, but it helps our community become stronger and more representative of who we represent.”

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Contact: 609-272-7260 JDeRosier@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressDeRosier

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