FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2010
Jeff Loyd, Chairman of the Gila County Republican Party, and Joe Jaraczewski (R), Cottonwood, Yavapai County candidate for the 1st Congressional District, worked over the weekend to come to an agreement in principle to negotiate during a meeting at a neutral site in Payson on March 6.
Mr. Loyd represents one of the most vocal Tea Party groups in the state. Jaraczewski hopes to facilitate an agreement with Prescott’s Jan Smith, chairwoman of the Yavapai County Republicans, the staunchest Republican group in the state.
To quote Jaraczewski, “Our party needs to organize differently. The first step is to give the Tea Party one of the best seats at our table.”