Hudson County GOP Chair Jose Arango cruised to another term at this evening’s reorganization meeting, blowing out Joshua Sotomayor-Einstein by a tally of 119-2.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Hosted at The Boulevard in North Bergen, Arango ran a tight meeting as expected, with the doors closing at 6 p.m. sharp and no non-committee members allowed inside the room.
The meeting was short and sweet, with several committee members arriving after the session had already adjourned by around 6:25 p.m.
Arango’s re-election bid looked strong after Sotomayor-Einstein lost his Hoboken GOP committee race to Joe Branco in the June 9th primary.
While he attempted to challenge Branco again for the chairmanship at last night’s reorg meeting in the Mile Square City, he was barred from doing so since he is not a committee member.
Branco ended up winning after running unopposed following a raucous start to the meeting, as HCV first reported.
Sotomayor-Einstein said his nomination was prevented “illegally” and that the activities at the Hoboken GOP meeting will be addressed in the future.
Arango also serves as the New Jersey Republican chair of chairs and the Jersey City economic development director.