Eagle County Republicans elect officers
AVON — Eagle County Republicans held their election of officers on Feb. 12 at the Avon library.
With seven seats up for election, Kaye Ferry was once again elected as chairman, John Rosenfeld as first vice chair, Melissa Kellogg Leuck second vice chair, Brian Davis third vice chair and Max Schmidt as fourth vice chair, Jennifer Woolley as secretary and Katherine Paisen Senn as treasurer. All of these individuals will serve two-year terms.
District captains were also appointed and they are: District 1, Randy Milhoan; District 2, Mike Matthias; District 3, Peter Machecknie; District 4, Matt Dannals; District 5, Buddy Shipley; District 6, Jeremy Cossette; District 7, Donna Spinelli; and District 8, Alan Styers.
In odd numbered years, by state requirement, all elected offices for all districts are required to elect officers for their Central Committees. The process begins at the county level and moves on to the other district offices and finally to the officers for the Colorado Republican Committee.
On March 14, the officers for Eagle County will travel to Douglas County to elect officers for the districts of which they are a part, which include Congressional District 2, Congressional District 3, House District 26, Senate District 5 and Judicial District 5, as well as for the state officers.
Additionally, any changes to the bylaws of any of these districts can be presented and voted on at these various organization meetings.
These functions are performed and closely structured by state regulations. They form the basis of the Colorado political process in preparation for elections on the state and national levels that occur in even numbered years.
Once in place, all of these districts will have specific responsibilities centered around finding qualified candidates for office, providing the necessary support to get them on the ballot with the ultimate goal of getting them elected.
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