Just a couple of weeks ago, the many members of the Los Angeles County Republican Party Central Committee gathered and brought in some new leadership for the county committee – and let me assure FlashReport readers that these changes, all for the good, are really going to better position Republicans in our state’s most largely populated county to make some much-need gains. Their new Chairman is Jane Barnett, First Vice Chairman is Gary Aminoff, Second Vice Chairman is John Cozza, Treasurer is Len Lanzi, Secretary of Alex Burrola, Assistant Treasurer is Gwendolyn Patrick and Assistant Secretary is Davina Keiser – all capable, competent party leaders. Ashley Ingram is the new Executive Director. (Aminoff is the only new officer that was on the previous board, but he played a key role in making the change-over in leadership.)
Today in the FlashReport, we feature a column from the LA County GOP’s new Chairman, Jane Barnett (pictured left), which we hope you will take the time to read it. When I think of the change from her immediate predecessor to Jane, the first word that comes to mind is experience. I have been involved in Republican Party politics since 1988, and that’s how long I have known Jane. And Jane knew then more than I know now about party organization, and that’s after my having served as our state party’s Executive Director!
Jane has a huge breadth of life experience from being a mother of seven children, and having been the owner and operator of a small business. She has worked for numerous GOP elected officials, for the Leadership Institute, Oliver North’s Freedom Alliance, and more. Her volunteer resume is, frankly, too lengthy to list out here.
While experience was the first word that came to mind thinking about Jane in her new role, other words that describe her – competent, organized, enthusiastic, and conservative.
We wish Jane and her new team the best of luck. Much of the front-line challenge for California Republicans will be focused in Los Angeles County – there is a team in place preparing to implement a plan to make sure we perform as well as we can in this critical county next November!
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