Party Moves Forward
Sea Change in the Arizona Republican Party
A clean Sweep tosses out Old Guard as District 11 DID NOT re-elect Randy Pullen, the Arizona Republican Party Chairman as a state committeeman. You MUST be a state committeeman in order to be elected as the party chairman.
Last night at the LD 11 statutory meeting where elected Precinct Committeemen elected their State Committeemen and their new district officers, they voted in new fresh voices to move their district forward. Warren Whitney was elected as their District Chairman, Ron Carmichael as 1st Vice Chair, Danny Seiden as 2nd Vice Chair, Michelle Marini as Treasurer, Ginnie Schmitt as Correspondence Secretary, and Ashley Bunch as Recording Secretary.
Randy Pullen lost last night because he is viewed as untrustworthy and ineffective by the grassroots in the party.
Credit should go where credit is due.
While the Republican National Committee normally works through the state chairman and the state party in coordinated get-out-the-vote efforts, this year they chose to circumvent Randy and work with the Yuma County Republican Committee.
This is noteworthy given that Randy Pullen serves as the RNC’s Treasurer. Hmmm, there must be some fascinating back story on this.
The Republican National Committee worked with the Yuma County Republican Central Committee raising funds and getting out the vote in several congressional and legislative races, notably Schweikert in CD 5, Paul Gosar in CD1, as well as keeping CD 3 republican by electing Ben Quayle.
Yuma County also participated in several republican legislative districts picking up seats in district’s 11, 23, 24, 25, 26, as well as playing in statewide races for Tom Horne for Attorney General, Gary Pierce and Brenda Burns for Corporation Commission, and Doug Ducey for State Treasurer.
Congratulations LD 11 and Yuma County Republican Committee for outstanding election victories this year.