Kean University to Host Union County Republican Convention

February 25, 2014

Union, NJ - The Kean University Center for History, Politics, and Policy (CHPP) will host this year’s Union County Republican Committee Nominating Convention at Kean University’s STEM Building on Saturday, March 1, from 8:30am to 1pm.

Following up on last fall’s successful Lieutenant Governor’s debate at Kean’s Wilkins Theater, the CHPP continues to pursue opportunities for the Kean University community to partner with civic organizations throughout Union County and the State of New Jersey.

“Hosting important civic events such as party nominations at Kean University is great,” said Dr. Terry Golway, CHPP’s director. “Having the nominating convention right here on campus provides Kean students and faculty with the opportunity to see an often over-looked but incredibly important part of the American political process.”

Nominees who win the most votes for their respective contests will be awarded the county committee’s official nomination. That will give the nominee a prominent ballot position in June’s primary elections. Running “on the line” is often considered a major advantage in the outcome of primary elections.

Members of the Union County Republican Committee represent all twenty-one towns in Union County and will be voting for their party’s nominees for the following offices: United States Senator, United States Congress for Districts 7, 8, 10, & 12, and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Congressman Leonard Lance, who has represented District 7 since 2009, is the most prominent incumbent expected to be re-nominated at this year’s convention.

This event is open to credentialed press and Kean University students, staff, and faculty. Anyone planning on attending is asked to RSVP to and to present University or media identification upon signing in at registration.

For more questions or information, please contact Shane Derris at or 732-492-0947.