Oregon Republicans Elect Leadership Team for Next Two Years

Salem, OR -- With a strong air of optimism coming off the electoral successes of 2016, the Oregon Republican Party (ORP) State Central Committee elected its leadership team for 2017-2018 in Salem Saturday afternoon, January 20th, 2017.

New ORP Leadership Team At the Red Lion Hotel delegates from the 128-member (ORP) State Central Committee, representing Republicans from every corner of the state, re-elected Bill Currier as Chairman, while electing Vice Chair Chris Barreto, Secretary Anne Marie Gurney, and Treasurer John Lee to new terms of office. Many legislators and local elected officials were also in attendance. This was the first time in over a decade that an Oregon GOP Chairman has been elected to serve a second consecutive term. Vice Chair Chris Barreto had served as State Party Secretary during the past two years.

"My leadership team and I are grateful to our Republican delegates for their enthusiastic vote of support for us to build upon the foundation and momentum of our victories in 2016, and to increase our efforts to bring effective, accountable, honest leadership to Oregon, particularly to the Governor's Office in 2018," said Chair Currier.

“When first elected as Chair in 2015, in the aftermath of the Kitzhaber resignation, I committed to take on the corrupt, unaccountable, decade-long one-party Democrat rule that is hobbling our state, and offer Oregonians a transparent, honest, and accountable alternative in Salem. We united our grassroots behind this mission, held listening tours across the state, added a government transparency section to our party platform, spotlighted Gov. Kate Brown’s and other Democrat leaders’ arrogant disregard and outright failure to address transparency, and supported our nominees as they campaigned on this last fall. These initiatives paved the way for the election of Dennis Richardson as Oregon's first Republican Secretary of State since 1976, who campaigned, in large part, on government transparency and accountability.”

"Secretary of State Richardson’s win and the momentous victory of President Donald Trump are just the beginning," added Currier. "We have restored an air of optimism and new credibility to the Republican prospects in Oregon. In 2018, we will take the next step."

The terms of party officers elected at Saturday's meeting continue through January or February of 2019.

The Oregon Republican Party is the state’s arm of the Republican National Committee. It’s Chairman and officers are dedicated to preserving and advancing Republican principles within the state of Oregon and to improving the lives and livelihoods of Oregon’s working families through economic freedom and equal protection under the law.

Tuesday 01/31/17–10:00 AM PDT
Contact: ORP Communications Director
communications.director@orgop.org – (503) 902-4671