GOP takes a right turn in the county

Tea party, conservatives sweep leadership positions

BULLHEAD CITY- It was out with the old and in with the new during the Jan. 8 election of new officers for the Mohave County Republican Central Committee. Conservatives and tea party members swept the leadership slate, with Arizona Sen. Ron Gould elected as the new chairman by 94 votes to Sue Donahue's 36 votes. Hildy Angius, the president of the Colorado River Republican Women in Bullhead City, took the position of first vice chairman of the committee with 100 votes compared to Don Van Brunt's 34 votes.

The second vice chairman position was a three-way battle between Arizona Rep. Nancy McLain, Ray Cullison and Bob Boyd, a construction contractor from Kingman. Boyd won the position with 80 votes. McLain had 32 votes and Cullison 18.

The secretary and treasurer positions went to Anita Arsenault, the first vice president of the Kingman Republican Women, and Ken Roberg, former controller of the Nautical Inn Lake Havasu.

Sandi Reynolds, a real estate investor from Kingman, was elected to be district director for the metro Kingman, Colorado City and north Golden Valley areas.

"This election was won from the grass-roots up," said Angius. "We are excited to begin our work recruiting new precinct committeemen and women, registering Republicans to vote and winning back independents who left the party over big government spending."

For more information on how to become a Republican precinct committee member, contact Reynolds at (928) 279-4368.