The Longtime Chairman of the WSRP, Susan Hutchison, announced today that she will step down form her leadership role on February 4th, 2018. "The WSRP is in a robust financial position with a bright future. I expect that 2018 will result in many exciting wins for the GOP in our state--among them, Dino Rossi will hold the 8th Congressional seat, the Republicans will move into leadership in the State House of Representatives by flipping at least one seat, and there might even be some surprises in the State Senate, " Susan Said.
As leader of the 125 member State Central Committee, Susan is known for fairness and respect for other's views. "Weather at the State Committee meetings or the huge State Convention, Chairman Hutchison presides with strength and skill. Everyone trusts her to hold the balance between allowing every voice to be heard and maintaining order," says Caleb Heimlich, who has served under two chairmen as WSRP Executive Director. We all think she is a great leader.
Chairman Hutchinson is recognized at the RNC for her professional management of the WSRP and has trained others how to turn their state parties around. "I'm particularly proud of the talented men and women who serve alongside me. Together we have grown the resources that political parties need to help candidates, volunteers and elected officials. Training, voter registration and identification, data messaging and fundraising are some of the services we provide."
Susan serves on the RNC Executive Committee, appointed by RNC Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel who also asked her to be on the Transition Committee in early 2017. "I'm pleased that the national party recognizes the quality of the three members of the Washington delegation, including Jeff Kent, National Committeeman and Fredi Simpson, National Committeewoman, alongside whom I have been honored to serve, " Susan said.
Susan was elected to the Debate Committee during the 2015-16 Republican Primary season. "The highlight of that long and unique Primary contest was our voters selecting a candidate who would go on to win the Presidency. I never doubt the voters' wisdom--it's the core of democracy, " Susan said. "President Trump has made good on his promises in 2017 and I look forward to what 2018 will bring".
Susan is in her 5th year as Chairman, having served twice as long as the average tenure of her 7 predecessors. "I have loved this job--especially the challenges. I hope I will be remembered for being strong and courageous, standing up for Republican voters. "
Election for a new WSRP Chairman will be held at the winter State Committee meeting on January 20th, 2018 in Moses Lake. After a two-week transition, the new Chairman will start February 5th, 2018.