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Clark County Republican Women change leadership

Following the resignation of Stacie Jesser, the Clark County Republican Women were in need of a new president.

The organization found its new leader in Brook Pell, who previously served as first vice president.

Pell most recently served as the campaign manager for Port Commission candidate Kris Greene in 2017. Greene’s campaign was marked with mailer errors and drama with a former campaign staffer.

“I am excited about the future of CCRW and I appreciate the unanimous vote of confidence by our board,” Pell said in a press release.

The promotion meant the first vice president position was open, so Second Vice President Liz Pike, outgoing Republican representative serving the 18th District, moved up the leadership chain. Pike announced in January she would retire from politics and withdrew from her campaign for Clark County council chair.

Pike’s seat was filled by Karen Bowerman. Bowerman is a former Lake Oswego City Council member and wife of 3rd Congressional District candidate Earl Bowerman.

In other Republican news, the Clark County Republican Party released its list of endorsements. There are no surprises here, except the lack of an endorsement for Clark County Councilor District 2, a race in which two Republicans are moving forward to the general election. Here’s the list in full.

U.S. Senator: Susan Hutchison
3rd Congressional District: Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler
14th District Position 1: Chris Corry
14th District Position 2: Rep. Gina Mosbrucker
17th District Position 1: Rep. Vicki Kraft
17th District Position 2: Rep. Paul Harris
18th District Position 1: Rep. Brandon Vick
18th District Position 2: Larry Hoff
20th District Position 1: Rep. Richard DeBolt
20th District Position 2: Rep. Ed Orcutt
Clark County Chair: Councilor Eileen Quiring
County Councilor District 1: Councilor Jeanne Stewart
Clark County Assessor: Peter Van Nortwick
Clark County Auditor: Greg Kimsey
Clark County Clerk: Scott Weber
Clark County Sheriff: Chuck Atkins

Katy Sword

I cover the city of Vancouver and federal politics. Reach me at katy.sword@columbian.com.

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