Pacific County Republicans elect 2017-18 officers

Pacific County Republicans recently elected 2017-18 officers. Left to right: Antony Barran, state committeeman; Cora Barran, state committeewoman; Aaragon Markwell, chair; Olivia Giacoma, secretary; Nansen Malin, vice chair; and Brett Malin, treasurer.

SEAVIEW — The Pacific County Republican Party held their reorganization meeting on Jan. 7 to elect new party officers for the 2017-18 term. After a decade of heavy involvement in the party, Nansen Malin stepped down to support Aaragon Markwell as the new chair.

“Aaragon will be a great chairman, and while I am staying on as vice chair to give him every assistance, I hope local Republicans will provide him with their support to make the Pacific GOP a success,” Malin said. “It is time for new faces and new energy.”

The Republican vote in Pacific County has shown a turn-around, resulting in majority votes for the Republican presidential and governor candidates.

“We elected Lisa Olsen as county commissioner and we broke the Democratic Party lock on the 19th District, electing Jim Walsh as state representative. We haven’t painted Pacific County red, but we have made great strides in that direction,” Malin said.

Others elected were Secretary Olivia Giacoma, Treasurer Brett Malin, State Committeeman Antony Barran, and State Committeewoman Cora Barran. The chair, state committeeman and state committeewoman will be representing Pacific County at the Washington State Republican Party reorganization meeting in Ellensburg on Jan. 28.

The 2017 Pacific GOP annual Lincoln Dinner will be held on April 22 in South Bend with conservative author and radio host David Boze as keynote speaker.

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