Delegates to the 39th Biennial Convention made pivotal decisions as they elected the women who will lead the National Federation of Republican Women during the 2018-2019 biennium.
The slated candidates drew no opposition and were elected by acclamation on Saturday, September 16. They are:
PRESIDENT: Jody Rushton, Texas
1st VICE PRESIDENT: Michelle Buckwalter-Schurman, Illinois
2nd VICE PRESIDENT: Eileen Sobjack, Washington
3rd VICE PRESIDENT: Julie Harris, Arkansas
4th VICE PRESIDENT: Ann Schockett, New York
SECRETARY: Frances Taylor, Alabama
TREASURER: Vanessa LaFranco, New Jersey
Following the convention, the Board of Directors elected the Members-at-Large to the Executive Committee. They are Kim Reem of Iowa, Carol Hadley of California, and Lynne Hartung of Nevada.
Rounding out the 2018-2019 Executive Committee is Carrie Almond of Missouri, who will serve as immediate past president.
The incoming Executive Committee takes office on January 1, 2018.
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PHOTO: The NFRW Executive Committee for 2018-2019: FRONT ROW (l-r) - Julie Harris, 3rd VP, Arkansas; Eileen Sobjack, 2nd VP, Washington; Jody Rushton, president, Texas; Michelle Buckwalter-Schurman, 1st VP, Illinois; Ann Schockett, 4th VP, New York. BACK ROW (l-r) - Carol Hadley, member-at-large, California; Lynne Hartung, member-at-large, Nevada; Vanessa LaFranco, treasurer, New Jersey; Frances Taylor, secretary, Alabama; Kim Reem, member-at-large, Iowa; and, Carrie Almond, immediate past president, Missouri.