FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Robert Wolfer Monday, February 23, 2009 (517) 487-5413 RWolfer@migop.org Michigan GOP Finalizes Leadership Positions New Party Leaders Ready to Position Michigan GOP to Win in 2010 LANSING – The Michigan Republican Party finalized its leadership positions at their state convention Friday evening and early Saturday morning. Delegates to the convention met in individual district caucuses and elected chairmen and vice chairmen for each of Michigan’s fifteen Congressional districts, as well as party state committee members. “An important part of our plan is to invest in training, equipping, and supporting local Republicans,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser. “In order to win, Michigan Republicans must utilize our local leaders to engage and empower our local activists. I am excited about the terrific team that we have assembled and look forward to working closely with all of them to fix our state and reinvigorate our party.” District chairs, vice chairs, and state committee members serve in their positions for two years until the party’s convention in the winter of 2011. A list of elected chairs, vice chairs, and state committee members is below. District chairs are automatically awarded a position on the party’s state committee. For your convenience a map of Michigan’s fifteen Congressional districts is attached.

District 1

Chairman: Jeff Lamb Vice Chairmen: Adam Hume Mary Ellen Tryban Rita Hale State Committee Members: Linda Birgel Beverly Bodem John Haggard John Niemela Mary Sears Anthony Stackpoole

District 2

Chairman: Kurt Van Koevering Vice Chairman: Suzy Hughes State Committee Members:

Jack Holmes

Paul Leidig Janice McCraner Juanita Pierman Joan Runnels Bob Springstead

District 3

Chairman: Kim Yob Vice Chairman: Dan Koorndyk State Committee Members:

Mandy Bolter

Andrew Emmitt Richard Houskamp Eileen McNeil Bill Womer Sharon Yentsch

District 4

Chairman: Joan Jackson Vice Chairman: Steve Rudoni State Committee Members:

Florence “Bobbie” Connelly

Kim Emmons Micki McClelland Steve Rudoni Eric St. Onge Gerald Wall

District 5

Chairman:

Lutullus Penton

Vice Chairman:

Amy Carl

State Committee Members:

Prudence Adam

Amy Carl James Cowon David Krueger Patrick Portman Christine Young

District 6

Chairman:

Joseph Haas

Vice Chairman:

Elizabeth Garey

State Committee Members:

Megan Buwalda

Joe Calvaruso Paul DeYoung Jennifer Schultz Bob Sills Joyce Watts

District 7

Chairman:

Wyckham Seelig

Vice Chairman:

Anne Norlander

State Committee Members:

Margo Aseltine

Michael Clark Harry Fallon Carol Greenwald Lola Peterson Chris Simmons

District 8

Chairman:

Allan Filip

Vice Chairman:

Michelle Hyne

State Committee Members:

Tom Leonard

Cindy Pine JoAnn Sellers Norm Shinkle Linda Lee Tarver Larry Ward

District 9

Chairman:

Glenn Clark

Vice Chairman:

Theresa Mungioli

State Committee Members:

Jim Duistermars

Barbara Harrell Bob McCoy Theresa Mungioli Theresa Stayer Justin Zatkoff

District 10

Chairman:

Randy St. Laurant

Vice Chairman:

Marianne Weisse

State Committee Members:

Lori Babcock

Ron Babin Kathleen Berden David Gillis Teri Kowal Paul Viar

District 11

Chairman:

Abe Munfakh

Vice Chairman:

Melissa Fazio

State Committee Members:

Paula Abbo

Sam Baki Victor Cassis Mark Garrison Ida Shelly Martha Snow

District 12

Chairman:

Janice Nearon

Vice Chairman:

David Maquera

State Committee Members:

Judy Buchholtz

Mary Kathryn DeCuir Ron Michals Linn Nichols Victoria Rewiako-Smiley Dan Tollis

District 13

Chairman:

Ed Joseph

Vice Chairman:

Krista Licata Haroutunian

State Committee Members:

David Dudenhoefer

Donzell Green Jermain Lee Jones Therese Joseph Mary Treder Lang Thomas McCleary

District 14

Chairman:

Bill Beddoes

Vice Chairman:

Margaret Logelin

State Committee Members:

Susan Licata Haroutunian

Rick Jarosz Laurie McHugh Scott Saionz Darlyn Vigh

District 15

Chairman:

Margy Van Houten

Vice Chairman:

Bob Bykowski

State Committee Members:

James Altiere

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