Reilich steps down as Monroe County GOP Chairman

Jun 8, 2019

Credit Monroe GOP

Monroe County Republican Chairman Bill Reilich announced on Saturday that he has stepped aside from his position with the Monroe County Republican Committee and will focus solely as Supervisor of the Town of Greece.

“Going back to my days in the private sector, I have always risen to the challenge and balanced multiple responsibilities successfully. However, the time is right for me personally to turn my focus solely to the Town of Greece as I work to make our great town even better,” said Reilich. “I have enjoyed bringing new amenities to our residents and we have major enhancements coming that I will be heavily involved in. I thank our great Monroe County Republican Team for their support as I served as Chairman. Together we reached milestones that no one would have thought possible and I know there are great things in store for our dedicated Republican candidates again this fall.” 

Reilich served for nearly eleven years as chair of the Monroe County GOP.

A statement from the committee says that during that time he presided over 1,000 elections, with a 92% success rate.  

“I thank Bill Reilich for his years of service to the Monroe County Republican Committee,” said County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo. “Bill has been a strong partner throughout much of my time in public service and I will always appreciate his contributions to our party and our community. As Bill Reilich steps aside to focus on his responsibilities in the Town of Greece, I have asked Bill Napier to immediately take the reins as our next Chairman. I know he has the knowledge, experience, and commitment necessary to lead us to victory in this vital election year.” 

Dinolfo has asked Bill Napier, the Leader of the Brighton Republican Committee, to serve as the next Chairman of the Monroe County Republican Committee. Napier, who most recently served as Assistant Monroe County Executive.

Dinolfo is facing a re-election challenge from Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello, a Democrat this fall. The two are also squaring off in a June 25 Independence Party primary.

Napier will serve as acting Chairman of the Monroe County Republican Committee pending official confirmation at the GOP committee’s July Organizational Meeting.  Napier will give up his position as Assistant County Executive on Monday.