Congratulations to Robert Graham, the new Chairman of the AZ GOP

Yesterday's Statutory Meeting, January 26, 2013, of the Republican State Committee drew 1,512 elected delegates; 927 in person and 585 by proxy.  Robert Graham received 1,000 votes to challenger Doug Little's 430.  Linda White was elected AZ GOP Party Secretary, over Lynne Breyer, and Timothy Lee, who ran unopposed, was elected Treasurer by acclimation.

Graham is a graduate of Arizona State University and is the author of Job Killers: The American Dream in Reverse.

He ran on promising to professionally manage the state party and respect grassroots conservatives and Tea Party members.

A resolution affirming the Second Amendment was overwhelmingly approved by voice vote.

The following Members At Large, 3 from each Congressional District, were also elected.  They will be part of the Executive Committee.  From the By-Laws:  "The executive committee of the state committee's shall consist of the elected officers of the state committee, the national committeeman and committeewoman, the chairman and first and second vice chairman from each county, three members at large from each congressional district, and the president/chairman of each nationally recognized Republican auxiliary organization with at least 2,000 dues-paying members in the state. The state chairman shall chair the executive committee. The executive committee shall approve the annual budget and review and counsel the state chairman on all programs relating to the state party. The executive committee shall meet at least three times each year.

The state chairman may appoint non-voting members of the executive committee.

Members At Large:

CD1  Bill Bridwell, Richard Mihalik, Sylvia Allen

CD2  Gail Guiff, Cynthia Coleman, Joshua Michael Townsend

CD3  Bob Westerman, Gene Chewing, Harold Hough

CD4  Don Ascoli, Laramer Mace, Patti Lewis

CD5  Daniel Grimm, Haydee Dawson, Mickie Niland

CD6  Jim O'Connor, John Strasser, Laddie Shane

CD7  Barry Wong, George Cuprak, Roy Miller

CD8  Emily Sabo, Lyle Tuttle, Marcus Huey

CD9  Bill Baxter, Diane Ortiz-Parsons, Nancy Edwards

Good wishes to all, and may we all join together to grow and strengthen the Arizona Republican Party.