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W FRANK EATHORNE

Chairman

W. Frank Eathorne is a Wyoming native, born in Douglas and raised on the family ranch in Converse County,Wyoming.

Frank attended Converse County schools and graduated from Douglas High School in 1987. He earned degrees from Casper College and Chadron State College, a BA in Criminal Justice.

Frank has 3 children, Lauren, Abigail, and son Jade. He lives on his family cattle ranch and is actively involved in the industry.

Frank served as Precinct Committeeman in Converse County for many years. In addition to the Precinct Committeeman responsibilities, Frank has also served in every office of the county party including two terms as County Chairman concluding in 2012. He served as delegate to four state conventions and co-chaired the Resolutions committee, and served three terms as State Committeeman. Frank was elected in 2017 to serve as as state Vice Chairman, succeeding to the Chairmanship when vacated by the Chairman. Frank was elected State Chairman in 2019 and recently was re-elected in May of 2023 to his third term as Chairman.

Frank brings years of grassroots political experience to his work with the Wyoming Republican Party. He advocates tirelessly for the WYGOP Platform. As a rancher, he advocates for property rights and understands the importance of those rights for Wyoming citizens. He also brings knowledge from the fields of law enforcement, agriculture, energy, construction, direct markets, and transportation to his political work on behalf of Wyoming Republicans.

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DAVID HOLLAND

Vice Chairman

David Holland ranches in Crook County, Wyoming and works in the field of financial services. 

David moved to Wyoming in the early '70's, met and married his wife Sandra and together they have raised 6 children in Wyoming, of which the majority have also chosen to raise their families in Wyoming. 

David has been a Precinct Committeeman since 1984 and has continually been involved in the Republican Party nearly his entire life. 

Holland has served on numerous appointed and elected boards, commissions and positions and is honored to serve as the Wyoming GOP Vice Chairman. 

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COREY STEINMETZ

National Committeeman

Wyoming GOP National Committeeman Corey Steinmetz is a multiple term county chairman, and a long term, dedicated and very active leader in the Wyoming Republican Party. He has served on the Executive Committee for four years as a District 7, on the state Budget and Audit Committee, and at the 2018 Wyoming GOP State Convention as Co-Chairman of the Bylaws Committee. His service exemplifies his devotion to the timeless principles of the Republican Party.


Corey has owned and operated an insurance and investment brokerage in Torrington for over two decades, focusing on client centered risk management and sound investment philosophy. Corey’s lifetime roots in Goshen County lead him and wife, Wyoming Senator Cheri Steinmetz, to choose to stay in Wyoming to raise their family, build their businesses and serve with their time and ability to make Wyoming a great place to pass on to future generations.

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NINA WEBBER

National Committeewoman

Nina Webber is a Wyoming native and believes in and lives “Wyoming Values” and these
values are best exemplified in the Wyoming GOP Platform and many of the Resolutions.
Nina graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BS in Marketing/Human Resource
Management and has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Mary.
She had served as County Clerk working closely with Secretary of State on elections,
worked in the medical field, co-owned an oil/gas service company, and was a landman for
several years.
Nina now works for Gunrunner Online Auctions and The Village Shoppe in Cody. She was
recently elected president of the Wyoming Federation of Republican Women. In November
she was elected as the Wyoming National Committeewoman.
Nina enjoys shooting, hunting, training bird dogs, and journeying to Africa to hunt big game.
She is a member of Wyoming Right to Life, NRA, SCI, WYGO, Rocky Mountain Elk
Federation, Pheasants Forever, and Ducks Unlimited. Nina is active in her church and
volunteers in her community.
Nina lives with the love of her life – Scott Weber - and four bird dogs up on the mountain on
the way to Yellowstone.

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DONNA RICE

Secretary

Donna Rice is a fourth-generation Wyomingite, attorney, and small business owner who lives in Casper. She is a strong supporter of the Wyoming GOP Platform and stands for the good government principles they represent. She is pro-life and pro-Second Amendment. Donna believes in our Constitution, religious liberty, property rights, farming and ranching opportunities, border security, and national security.

In May of 2023, Donna was re-elected as Secretary to the Wyoming Republican Party and happily serves the many Wyoming citizens who give of their time and abilities to defend the American way of life and freedom.

Donna attended Casper College, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Denver, College of Law. She partners with her husband, Cliff, in an active practice which will one day be passed along to two daughters-in-law who are currently pursuing law degrees. She and Cliff have six children between them, and over a dozen grandchildren.

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BRIAN SHUCK

General Counsel

Mr. Shuck grew up in Gillette and is proud to be a mighty fighting Camel. He attended the University of Wyoming, receiving his undergraduate degree in Business Administration in 1989, and his Juris Doctor from the UW College of Law in 1993. Mr. Shuck has practiced law in Wyoming for over 25 years. He has worked with some of the larger law firms in the State of Wyoming, as well as serving as Senior Assistant Attorney General and Special Assistant Attorney General representing various State agencies. Mr. Shuck formed the Law Office of . Brian C. Shuck, P.C. in 2002 and is the principal shareholder. His practice includes real estate, water rights, natural resources and public lands issues, contracts, civil litigation, wills, trusts, and estate administration.

Mr. Shuck lives in the Cheyenne area with his wife of 19 years and 2 children. When he is not in the office, he enjoys snow skiing, fishing, hunting, and spending time with family.

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Conner Nicklas

General Co-Counsel

Conner Nicklas is an associate attorney at Budd-Falen Law Offices, LLC located in
Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is licensed in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, as well as
before the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the Federal District Court for
the District of Wyoming. Conner grew up in the Western Slope of Colorado. Growing up
in such an area gave Conner an appreciation for natural resource law and the local issues
surrounding those resources.


At the Budd-Falen Law Offices, Conner has been heavily involved with landowner
groups and private property rights throughout Wyoming and the West. He has
represented several landowner groups spanning thousands of miles in collective
bargaining with companies for interstate easement and lease acquisitions. Conner has
additionally negotiated numerous oil and gas leases, surface use agreements, wind leases,
solar lease, conservation easements and powerline easements across the West.


Conner has practiced before the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on
behalf of clients as well as practiced before the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office in a
water rights dispute in a groundwater control area. He has also represented clients having
issues with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.


Conner has been involved in several landmark property rights cases, including filing
briefs before the Wyoming Supreme Court involving the Wyoming Split Estate Act and
before the United States Supreme Court in cases involving the Endangered Species Act,
Clean Water Act, and land use planning.


Conner’s practice also involves local government advocacy. He has assisted over a dozen
counties and conservation districts across the west in developing natural resource
management plans that allow those local governments to meaningfully participate in
federal decision-making concerning natural resources within their jurisdictions. To
additionally assist local governments, Conner has drafted several comments involving the
National Environmental Policy Act and other laws on their behalf.


Conner was heavily involved at the University of Wyoming College of Law where he
received his law degree and graduated with honors in the top 10 of his class. He was a
staff member for the Wyoming Law Review. He was a law school ambassador and
mentored incoming law students. He was the Vice-President of the Blume Chapter of Phi
Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, which completed several service projects and
community outreaches in Laramie and is currently the largest law fraternity at the
University of Wyoming.


Conner and his wife Heather are active members of their church in Cheyenne and lead a
bible study for young adults in the community. Conner also is a committee member for
Cheyenne Young Life. In his free time, Conner enjoys snowboarding, hiking, fishing, and

watching the Colorado Rockies, and Denver Broncos. Conner is also a season ticket
holder to Wyoming football and a member of the Cowboy Joe Club.

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KATHY RUSSELL

Executive Director

Kathy Russell was born and raised on the family farm near Morrill NE, and has lived in Wyoming for 30 years. Kathy's husband, Doug Stephens, works for the U.S. Forest Service, and they have five children and eleven grandchildren. 

She received a degree biology in 1973 from Chadron State College,  a B.S. in secondary education from the University of Wyoming in 1991 and attended grad school in ecology at Colorado State University.  She was an environmental consultant and regulatory affairs specialist in Wyoming’s oil and gas industry for 18 years prior to accepting this position.

Kathy has served in county and state party leadership roles, as Converse County Vice Chairman, two terms as Chairman and a term as State Committeewoman and has also served on state Platform and Bylaws Committees at state conventions prior to accepting this position. 

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COMMITTEES

Consisting of Volunteers from Throughout Wyoming

SUB-COMMITTEES OF THE STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE: The Delegates at the State Convention of the Wyoming Republican Party shall be the governing body of the Party. At all other times the State Central Committee shall be the governing body.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: The Executive Committee of the State Central Committee shall consist of the officers of the State Central Committee the seven district representatives as specified in subsection (b) and any other members appointed by the State Chairman.… The Executive Committee of the State Central Committee shall … carry out policies established by the State Central Committee, and between meetings of the State Central Committee, shall exercise the powers of the State Central Committee.

STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE: The Delegates at the State Convention of the Wyoming Republican Party shall be the governing body of the Party. At all other times the State Central Committee shall be the governing body

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