PRESS RELEASE] Slater promoted to State Party post

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20th, 2013

Contact: Serafina Mastro, 914-497-7460

 

YORKTOWN GOP VICE-CHAIR HEADED TO TOP NEW HAMPSHIRE GOP POST
Newly-named New Hampshire GOP Executive Director Matthew Slater (center) represents the State Assembly at the Shrub Oak 9/11 tenth anniversary commemoration in 2011.
YORKTOWN, NY – The Yorktown GOP’s continued success in Westchester continues to draw attention, as a town District Leader was recently named to a top post with the New Hampshire State Republican Committee according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.1
Yorktown Republican Town Committee Vice-Chairman Matthew Slater has been selected as Executive Director for the New Hampshire GOP. He announced his resignation from the Town Committee on which he has served for the past six years, effective March 31st, although he has been permitted to continue as a campaign consultant for the Yorktown Republican candidates on the ballot in November.
“I know in my heart that thanks to your efforts, the [Yorktown] Committee will continue to enjoy many future successes,” Slater said. “Although I will be many miles away soon, my heart will always been in Yorktown and I will be available to all of you as you transition forward. We have a strong Republican ticket for 2013 from Rob Astorino on down and this is sure to be a banner year for Republicans.”
He currently works as Regional Director of the Mid-Hudson Regional Office for New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb. In addition to serving as a field director for Yorktown GOP candidates, Slater has previously served as a top aide to Westchester County Board of Elections Commissioner Douglas Colety, a campaign manager with the New York Senate Republican Campaign Committee, Chief of Staff for State Assemblyman Steve Katz and a Regional Coordinator for the New York Republican Assembly Campaign Committee.
Slater promises to bring the same grassroots organizational success the Yorktown GOP has enjoyed to New Hampshire. “I am humbled to have the honor of serving the New Hampshire GOP as Executive Director and I look forward to earning the trust and confidence of Republicans statewide as they move forward with building the state party under the leadership of Chairwoman Jennifer Horn,” he said.
New Hampshire State GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Horn said Slater would lead a new party staff that comprises “seasoned and experienced professionals.”
The group is “is committed to building a strong party structure that will help us elect conservative candidates who will fight to restore fiscal sanity in Concord and Washington,” she told the Union Leader.
Slater has previous experience in New Hampshire, having received his undergraduate degree in political science from St. Anselm College, where he was a volunteer for Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 presidential bid. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Marist College.
Yorktown Republican Town Committee Chairwoman Serafina Mastro said “the Committee is extremely proud of our record of accomplishment and Vice-Chair Matt Slater has played a key role in our many successes. We wish him all the best of luck in the future and look forward to continuing to work alongside of him in his new adventures.”
The Yorktown GOP’s by-laws permit the town chair to name a Vice-Chair until the next general meeting of the Committee, when an election can be held for the position.

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Editor’s note: Attached please find the entirety of Slater’s letter of resignation.
Dear Esteemed Members of the Yorktown Republican Town Committee:
Over the past five years, it has been my privilege to serve alongside you as a District Leader on the Town Committee. Together, we have helped rebuild the Republican brand here locally and become the most successful Committee in Westchester County.
Two years ago, I was honored when you entrusted me with the position of Vice-Chair of this Committee. I write to you today to inform you that I am submitting my resignation from this Committee, effective March 31st, 2013.
As some of you may have heard, I have accepted the position of Executive Director of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee. While it saddens me to leave our wonderful Committee behind, I am excited for the challenges this new opportunity presents.
It heartened me to know that the national interests at play here believe you should never forget where you come from. Towards this end, I am pleased to announce that even with this tremendous opportunity I have chosen to pursue, the Party is permitting me to continue as a campaign consultant to our Yorktown team through at least November 2013, in which I am sure we will continue our pattern of victory at the ballot box. I will only be an e-mail or a phone call away.
I have worked alongside most of you on the successful campaigns we have run here in Yorktown. From helping County Executive Rob Astorino, Senator Greg Ball and Assemblyman Steve Katz win their primaries and general election contests, to building a Republican majority on the town board and electing two Republican judges, to delivering Yorktown for Mitt Romney and Nan Hayworth, we have enjoyed unprecedented success together.
I know in my heart that thanks to your efforts, the Committee will continue to enjoy many future successes.
Although I will be many miles away soon, my heart will always been in Yorktown and I will be available to all of you as you transition forward. We have a strong Republican ticket for 2013 from Rob Astorino on down and this is sure to be a banner year for Republicans.
Once again, my door is always open to you. It has been an honor and a privilege serving you and I remain,
Very truly yours,
Matthew Slater Vice-Chair Yorktown Republican Town Committee
1. DiStaso, John. “Horn’s staff to be headed by veteran political operative, St. A grad.” New Hampshire Union Leader. March 16, 2013.
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