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State GOP to pick new leader in Spokane

The Washington State Republican Party will pick a new chairman or chairwoman in Spokane later this month during the quarterly meeting of its state committee.

State chairman Kirby Wilbur, a long-time conservative activist and former Seattle radio talk show host, resigned earlier this week to take a job in Washington, D.C. Vice Chairwoman Luanne Van Werven was elevated to the top spot for the interim.

Van Werven said the election needs to happen at the previously scheduled quarterly meeting to be a strong party "not only in the 2014 elections, but also during this November's important election as well."

The state committee consists of 117 members, three each from the state's 39 counties.


Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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