As I’ve said on this site in the past, Mr. Wood was an exceptional Chairman, hard worker and an effective statesman. I guarantee he will be difficult to replace but we have talent in Sussex County that could rise to the occasion and Mr. Rieley is certainly one of them, but not the only one. We need a Chairman that can take the reins under difficult circumstances and spend the enormous amount of time it takes to be the effective leader of such a diverse group. We need the type of person who will work with the entire party regardless of political ideology and include all, as Jerry did. Let’s learn a lesson from Jerry’s tenure as Chairman and not make a serious mistake. I suggest that we discuss this instead of writing a post that has the appearance of being a paid advertisement. We have until March elections to consider our options and carefully consider who best could lead the Sussex County Republican Committee. Who has the time and leadership ability to rise up and take command in a correct manner. Who can gain the respect, or at least the support of a majority of the committee without alienating the other factions. Out of respect, I would have waited perhaps another week to start discussing our options but others are already stumping for their favorites. I urge caution on our choice of a Chairman. I agree, we are a factional party in Sussex, but that doesn’t mean that we should jump at the first suggestion entered by a blogger. My name will not be on the table for that position. Let’s take our time and consider our Options!