By Ralph Schwartz
Luanne Van Werven, recent chair of the Whatcom County Republican Party, dropped us a note letting us know she is running for an officer position with the state Republican Party. The text of her message is copied below.
Van Werven’s note includes a link to the website for her campaign for state party vice chair. Of special interest to me was her goals page, which mentions visiting all 39 counties and using technology to conduct party business.
Election Day is tomorrow — Saturday, Jan. 19. There’s no football that day, so you are freed up to cheer her on. (For our part, there is no cheering allowed in the press box.)
We’ll check in with Luanne next week to see how it went.
(By the way, I expect to learn the names today of the new officers of the Whatcom Democrats. I will post those when I have them.)
I am running for Vice Chair of the Washington State Republican Party.
In December I stepped aside as Chair of Whatcom Republicans but was elected as State Committeewoman for the local party.
Last summer the current Vice Chair of the WSRP, Olga Miller, contacted me to tell me that she was not planning to run for re-election and asked me to consider running for the position. I was honored to be considered capable to take her place. I made the decision in late December to run for the position.
I have set up a website for my campaign: http://www.luannevanwerven.com/
The election for the next WSRP Chair and Vice Chair will happen next weekend on January 19.
Three candidates have announced for Chair:
Current Chair Kirby Wilbur
Mitch Short of Stevens County (husband of Rep. Shelly Short)
David M. Eichner of Tacoma
My opponent for Vice Chair is Dani Bolyard of Grant County.