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For Immediate Release:

CODY - The Wyoming Republican Party State Central Committee met at the Holiday Inn May 14th and 15th in Cody, Wyoming and held their biennial Officer Elections. Chairman training was well attended on Friday afternoon and covered county party duties, activities, and fundraising.


The Park County Republican Party hosted the weekend’s events, including a sold-out dinner and an enthusiastic crowd enjoying the Buffalo Bill Historical Center Friday evening. Governor Mark Gordon addressed the dinner attendees citing legislation he signed after the recent session. Keynote speaker Ovie Muntean, whose family immigrated from Communist Romania, shared the hardships endured under a Totalitarian regime, and the sacrifices made in order to come to the United States of America - the greatest nation on earth! Ovie told of his faith in Christ and led in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.


Saturday morning the Wyoming Republican Party gaveled in the election meeting with a full slate of Central Committee members, room capacity guests, two of Wyoming’s media members, and a host of candidates for US Representative (Representative Chuck Gray, Darin Smith, Robin Balinskey, Bryan Miller and Denton Knapp).


The members showed unified support for the officer candidates. Party Secretary Donna Rice of Casper, Vice Chairman David Holland of Moorcroft, and Chairman Frank Eathorne of Douglas, were each elected by unanimous ballot, with all of them committing to uphold and work to implement the party Platform’s timeless principles. The Central Committee members were engaged throughout the day providing committee reports, adopting special committees and respective assignments and, lastly, debating and adopting several important Resolutions.

The theme “Wyoming Wins when Republican Values Win” and Govern Red” prevailed in all the business of the day. Adjournment was at 5:30pm.

Next meeting of the WRP SCC is July 9-10 in Evanston, WY.