New York Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy on Friday announced Essex County GOP Chairman John Gereau has been elected the party’s vice chairman for the North Country.

“I’m pleased to announce Essex County Republican Chairman John Gereau has been elected as the NYGOP’s North Country Regional Vice-Chairman,” Langworthy said.

“The North Country is in John’s veins and there is no one more dedicated to seeing it thrive under strong Republican leadership. He understands the values and the needs of the people of this region and will be an important partner in ensuring that we elect the best Republican candidates up and down the ballot.”

The North Country, home to the state’s Adirondacks region, is also a key House seat for the GOP, held by Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik.

Gereau is from the town of Tahawus and worked as a newspaper reporter and editor. He has served as an infantryman with the New York Army National Guard’s 10th Mountain Division.

“I’m proud to serve in Chairman Langworthy’s Administration,” Gereau said.

“I was raised in the North Country and raised my own children here; I know how special this region is and how important it is that our elected leaders represent our interests. From ensuring our great Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is reelected to our important state and local elections, I look forward to working with our new Chairman Nick Langworthy to grow and strengthen the Republican Party here.”