Monday, September 10, 2012

Bruce Ash Report on National Committeewoman Vacancy


As of August 30, 2012 at the close of the RNC quadrennial national convention, a vacancy exists in the position of National Committeewoman for Arizona.

According to the By Laws of the Arizona Republican Party the process for selection on a vacant office for National Committeewoman is set forth as following:

Filling of Vacancies

"......In case of a vacancy in the office of the National Committeeman or National Committeewoman, each congressional district shall select a representative to serve on the Nominating Committee. This committee shall be chaired in the case of the National Committeeman vacancy, by the National Committeewoman; or in the case of the National Committeewoman vacancy, the National Committeeman. The Nominating Committee will review all candidates to ensure that they meet requirements for precinct committeeman and state committeeman. The Nominating Committee will recommend the two (2) candidates' best qualified to hold the vacated office to the State Executive Committee. The State Executive Committee will elect one of the two nominees, with a majority being required, at the next scheduled State Executive Committee meeting, to complete the term of the vacated office. There will be no nominations from the floor."

Pursuant to our bylaws, applications will be accepted from qualified state committeewomen to seek election to fill the unexpired term of National Committeewoman for Arizona until 5:00 PM on September 19, 2012 at the Arizona Republican Party headquarters located at 3501 N 24th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85016 AND by email to Bruce Ash at All applications must include the applicant's statement of candidacy, resume' and contact information to be considered. A nominating committee has been formed to review the applications received and submit a report to the State Executive Committee as required under our by-laws.


Bruce Ash
National Committeeman
Chair Nominating Committee

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