Several NYS GOP leaders lend support to Ferraro as "Chairman" elected by 2015 Brooklyn GOP County Convention at "official" KCRP Christmas-Holiday Party
According to a feature article in the Brooklyn Eagle, "New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox came to the Brooklyn party’s headquarters in Bensonhurst to help new Brooklyn GOP Party Chairman Arnaldo Ferraro and his troops celebrate the holiday season. Ferraro, who was elected chairman of the Brooklyn Republican Party on Sept. 30, hosted the holiday get-together at the party’s headquarters at 8024 17th Ave...." (See "State GOP chairman parties with Brooklyn leaders" by Brooklyn Eagle Staff, 12/28/15, The Brooklyn Eagle [http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/12/28/state-gop-chairman-parties-brooklyn-leaders][with photo of "Brooklyn GOP Chairman Arnaldo Ferraro" and Ed Cox]).
The Eagle article went on to say, ".... Jason Weingartner, executive director of the New York State Republican Party, also attended the holiday party. The guest list included Craig Eaton, former Brooklyn GOP chairman; Diana Sepulveda, president of the Brooklyn Young Republicans Club; Jeffrey Ferretti, Republican candidate for the 59th Assembly District; and Jaime Sanders, candidate for the 19th Congressional District. Brooklyn GOP Secretary Lucretia Regina-Potter organized the party with help from GOP Treasurer Stephen Maresca...."
Perhaps the most important aspect of the coverage by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of the "official" Republican event hosted by Mr. Ferraro and Party Secretary Lucretia Potter was this description of how Mr. Ferraro became the Kings County Republican County Chairman in 2015: ".... This year marked a changing of the guard in Republican Party politics in Brooklyn. Eaton, a Bay Ridge lawyer who had served as Brooklyn GOP chairman for eight years, suddenly stepped down at the party’s Sept. 30 meeting and threw his support behind Ferraro, a retired educator from Bensonhurst. Ferraro was elected chairman by an overwhelming margin, 327-46. Eaton’s political enemy, state Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-Southwest Brooklyn), had sought to nominate Ted Ghorra a lawyer from Bay Ridge, for the chairmanship. But Golden’s forces lost a floor fight over proxy votes and Ferraro cruised to victory."