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Local Republicans elected to state party offices

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Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – Eagle County Republicans were elected to a variety of positions at the Colorado Republican Committee’s Winter Organization meeting Jan. 14 in Douglas County.

As a result of redistricting and reapportionment, elections were required for all districts in the state with the exception of the judicial districts. Even there, Eagle County had an appointment as Katherine Paisen-Senn took over as vice chair for the Fifth Judicial District.

In the Second Congressional District, Kaye Ferry was re-elected as chairman as well as being elected to serve a second term on the Colorado Republican Committee executive committee. John Rosenfeld will serve as treasurer. The re-drawn congressional district now includes the counties of Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Eagle, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer, Park and Summit.

In House District 26, which includes Routt and Eagle counties, Rosenfeld was elected as chair while Vicky Deacon will serve as secretary. This is a new district for both counties; Eagle had previously been paired with Summit and Lake counties in House District 56.

In Senate District 5, Ferry was elected chair and Beric Christiansen was elected vice chair. This is also a change for Eagle County, as it had previously been the southern most county in Senate District 8 and now is the northern most county of Senate District 5, which also includes Chaffee, Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Lake, and Pitkin counties.

“This was a great day for Eagle County,” Ferry said. “Never before have so many Eagle County residents been elected to serve in so many positions at the state level. This not only shows their serious commitment to solving the problems facing our state today but it also shows the degree of confidence the rest of the state has in the ability of Eagle County residents to serve and represent a large spectrum of the state’s population…

“Gone are the days when Eagle County was dismissed as too small and too removed to warrant attention,” Ferry added. “I couldn’t be more proud of the faith that has been placed in us and the energy we bring to these offices. We have made a mark on state politics that is quite significant and these newly elected officers look forward to representing the county in the year to come.”

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