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As the new Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party, I want to introduce myself and say thank you for all that you have done to support the party and our great candidates over the years.
As someone born and raised in Washington State, this is a proud day for me to step into leadership and work to do great things for our state.
The State Republican Party is very healthy and in a great position for victories in 2018 thanks to your commitment and the leadership of our former Chairman, Susan Hutchison. Susan and I worked together for the past five years to build this party and win races. In recognition of her leadership, the state committee designated her Chairman Emeritus. I am excited to continue our momentum and build on our successes.
As we move forward to 2018, we must keep working together to elect Dino Rossi and re-elect our great members of Congress Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Jaime Herrera Beutler, and Dan Newhouse. We have an opportunity to win majorities in both the State House and State Senate. The Democrats first move with the majority was to make it easier to raise taxes, and now they are trying to pass a regressive energy tax that will punish working Washingtonians.
In order to achieve these victories we must work together and spread the message of what Republican leadership means for the voters of our state.
I am excited to continue working with you as we seek to implement good policies.
Washington State Republican Party
I want to welcome Caleb Heimlich as the next Chairman of the WSRP!
Caleb is well-known to many because he has served as Executive Director of the State Party for the past 5 years. He has been my right hand in everything we have accomplished to strengthen and grow the GOP, so he is well-prepared to move the WSRP forward. He is a man of intelligence and integrity–respected by all who know him.
Your WSRP is united, focused and financially healthy. I will be stepping down on February 4th and I couldn’t be happier to pass the gavel to Caleb Heimlich. I know you will support him as you have supported me!
Chairman, Washington State Republican Party
Bellevue, January 2 –Susan Hutchison, Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party, issued the following statement:
Susan Hutchison Stepping Down as WSRP Chairman
The longtime Chairman of the WSRP, Susan Hutchison, announced today that she will step down from her leadership role on February 4, 2018. “The WSRP is in a robust financial position with a bright future. I expect that 2018 will result in many exciting wins for the GOP in our state—among them, Dino Rossi will hold the 8th Congressional seat, the Republicans will move into leadership in the State House of Representatives by flipping at least one seat, and there might even be some surprises in the State Senate, “Susan said.
Elected soon after the 2012 elections, Susan took over a party that was demoralized and broke. As a skilled fundraiser, she substantially increased small-dollar and major donor contributions. “Unlike the Democrats, we don’t have the public employee unions writing us big checks to keep the lights on, so we depend on the investments of more than 7,000 loyal Republicans throughout the state.” That money is used to win elections at every level of government, with emphasis on those serving “under the dome” in Olympia. In fact, during Susan’s chairmanship, the GOP flipped 9 seats to the Democrats’ 3 takeaways in Olympia.
As leader of the 125-member State Central Committee, Susan is known for fairness and respect for other’s views. “Whether at the State Committee meetings or the huge State Convention, Chairman Hutchison presides with strength and skill. Everyone trusts her to hold the balance between allowing every voice to be heard and maintaining order,” says Caleb Heimlich, who has served under two chairmen as WSRP Executive Director. “We all think she is a great leader.”
Chairman Hutchison is recognized at the RNC for her professional management of the WSRP and has trained others how to turn their state parties around. “I’m particularly proud of the talented men and women who serve alongside me. Together, we have grown the resources that political parties need to help candidates, volunteers and elected officials. Training, voter registration and identification, data, messaging and fundraising are some of the services we provide.”
Susan serves on the RNC Executive Committee, appointed by RNC Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel who also asked her to be on the Transition Committee in early 2017. “I’m pleased that the national party recognizes the quality of the three members of the Washington delegation, including Jeff Kent, National Committeeman and Fredi Simpson, National Committeewoman, alongside whom I have been honored to serve,” Susan said.
Susan was elected to the Debate Committee during the 2015-16 Republican Primary season. “The highlight of that long and unique Primary contest was our voters selecting a candidate who would go on to win the Presidency. I never doubt the voters’ wisdom—it’s the core of democracy,” Susan said. “President Trump has made good on his promises in 2017 and I look forward to what 2018 will bring.”
Susan is in her 5th year as Chairman, having served twice as long as the average tenure of her 7 predecessors. “I have loved this job–especially the challenges. I hope I will be remembered for being strong and courageous, standing up for Republican voters.”
Election for a new WSRP Chairman will be held at the winter State Committee meeting on January 20, 2018 in Moses Lake. After a two-week transition, the new Chairman will start February 5, 2018.
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