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Onondaga County Republican chairman Tom Dadey elected state GOP first vice chair

Onondaga County Republican chairman Tom Dadey elected state GOP first vice chair

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Onondaga County Republican chairman Tom Dadey will be getting some added responsibilities as Republicans prepare for congressional and statewide elections in 2014. 

Dadey was elected by fellow county Republican chairs Wednesday to serve as first vice chair of the New York State Republican Committee. As first vice chair, Dadey is the state GOP's second highest-ranking officer behind chairman Ed Cox. 

"Tom's breadth of experience and history of winning elections have been an asset to our committee on the county level and I look forward to working with him to grow our party and promote fiscal responsibility and economic growth in the state of New York," Cox said in a statement. 

Dadey is in his second term as chairman of the Onondaga County Republican Committee. He previously served as state Republican Party regional vice chairman and was re-elected to the post at Wednesday's meeting. But he had to forfeit the title when he was elected state vice chair. 

"Yesterday's election was exciting and humbling at the same time," Dadey said. "I am honored to have the support to serve in the position and I will work hard alongside Chairman Cox and Republicans throughout the state of New York.

"It is an exciting time to be a Republican and I look forward to playing a role in promoting our positive message of job creation, lower taxes and energy independence across New York." 

As the new state Republican Party vice chair, Dadey replaces Rockland County Republican chairman Vincent Reda. Reda served as state GOP vice chair since 2006. 

With Dadey being named state GOP vice chair, Oswego County Republican chairman Michael Backus will replace him as regional vice chairman. 

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