posted 8/2/2013

BELLEVUE, WA – WSRP interim-Chair Luanne Van Werven released the following statement on the election of a permanent chair for the Washington State Republican Party:


“The election for our next Washington State Republican Party chair will be held at the regularly scheduled state committee meeting during the weekend of August 23-24 in Spokane. In order for us to be a strong and healthy Party, we must establish who will be our leader not only in the 2014 elections, but also during this November’s important election as well. We have consulted with our legal counsel, and concluded that we are well within our bylaws to hold this election at our previously scheduled meeting.”


The Washington State Republican Party chair is elected by the 117-member state committee, which consists of three representatives from each of Washington’s 39 counties. If any press has interest in attending the election, please contact Keith Schipper either by email or at 425-460-0570 so that we may work on setting up accommodations.