Update: El Presidente has more of the details surrounding what went down at today’s state party officer elections.
I was not able to attend today’s Colorado Republican state central committee meeting in Castle Rock, but I’ve had a chance to follow developments remotely. As reported at Rocky Mountain Right, Dick Wadhams was comfortably re-elected to the chairman’s position.
The more competitive race was for vice-chair, in which DougCo GOP reports on Twitter that Leondray Gholston beat out Nathan Chambers on the 3rd round of voting. For many conservative grassroots supporters, Gholston’s election represents a new and exciting direction for the state party. Let’s hope their optimism is justified. Certainly, Gholston’s passion, enthusiasm, and dedication cannot be denied.
Fundraising should be a strength the Wadhams-Gholston team. Also, from a Colorado Statesman article published before today’s proceedings:
Wadhams listed his goals as improving high-tech communications, registering new Republican-affiliated voters, recruiting and training candidates and continuing to work closely with elected officials.
To hear more about these gentlemen’s plans for the future of the Republican Party in Colorado, I invite you to listen to archived episodes of Rocky Mountain Alliance Blog Talk Radio: the March 10 episode for Dick Wadhams and the February 10 episode for Leondray Gholston.
Congrats to all those who put their names in the hat to run for office. Now is the time for Republicans to unify and work together toward our shared commitment to limited government, personal responsibility, and a strong national defense.
I look forward to more reports — especially from those who were actually in attendance at today’s meeting.