Welcome to the Cape May County Regular Republicans

History of the GOP – “Grand Old Party”

It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated abolitionists gathered to fight the expansion of slavery, and they gave birth to a Party dedicated to freedom and equal opportunity. The name “Republican” was chosen, alluding to Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic-Republican Party and conveying a commitment to the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

The Party was formally organized in July 1854 by thousands of anti-slavery activists at a convention in Jackson, Michigan. And it was no accident that two years later, in 1856, the first Republican National Convention took place in Philadelphia, where the Constitution was written. Drawing inspiration from our Party’s history, today’s Republicans believe individuals, not government, make the best decisions; all people are entitled to equal rights; and decisions are best made close to home.

At the state level, the nation’s thirty Republican governors are making government more effective and efficient, spurring economic growth and striving to put more power in the hands of the people.

Nationally, Republicans recognize that the slow, bloated, top-down Washington bureaucracy is out-of-date in the 21st century. Our Party works to give Americans more choices—in healthcare, in education, in energy, and in the economy—and to free individuals and families from the intrusive overreach of federal bureaucrats.
The Party’s core principles of freedom and equal opportunity are as relevant today as at our founding, and they are the road map for American renewal in a new and interconnected world.


Welcome to the Cape May County GOP. I’m honored to lead a united and focused CapeGOP team into 2016 and beyond. I look forward to building and expanding on our legacy of an open and inclusive party organization. We remain committed to bringing good government to Cape May County while perpetuating the Constitutional principles of our nation’s Founders. Together we are committed to the conservative ideals of smaller government, equal opportunity and personal responsibility. All who share these values and commitments are welcome and encouraged to get involved in the CapeGOP.

Events and Fundraisers

TWAW Shooting Chapter

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RWCMC Spring Fling

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Meet Our Candidates

2018 Candidates Coming Soon!

All letters of intent relative to individuals seeking the endorsement of the Cape GOP line are due no later than 5pm, Friday February, 23rd 2018. The convention is scheduled for March 12th, 2018. More info to follow soon.

See all of our candidates HERE

From Our Community

“The Cape GOP is in a phase of dynamic growth. It is a great time to be a member of this organization!! Things are not always smooth sailing in the political world but I feel a true sense of dedication and commitment among the members of this group.”

– Kevin Lare

“In the last 6 years, the Cape GOP has helped to elect 3 female Freeholders, a Surrogate and a County Clerk. Moreover, Cape May County employs more female department heads than virtually any other County in the State. I am proud to be part of this Organization!!”

– Violet Rixey

“As a North Wildwood Committeeman, I am proud to part of one of the most active Republican clubs in the County. We are excited about the continuing expansion of the Cape GOP under the direction of our new leadership!”

– James Nanos

Calendar Of Events

May 2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Upper Township Monthly Committee Meeting
  • The Well Armed Woman Atlantic Cape Regional Chapter Meeting
  • Leaders Meeting


The GOP, “Grand Old Party,” first took roots in 1854 with a small group of dedicated abolitionists gathered to fight against the expansion of slavery and in hopes of starting a Party dedicated to freedom and equal opportunity.

our leaders

Chairman | Marcus Karavan
1st Vice Chair | Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt
2nd Vice Chair | Timothy Donohue
Recording Secretary | Diane Weiland
Treasurer | Antwan McClellan
Corresponding Secretary | Melanie Collins
Sergeant at Arms | Thomas Conrad

contact info

Address: P.O Box 1069, Wildwood NJ 08260, United States

Phone: (609) 602 - 0056

Email: info@cmcgop.com