Butler County GOP seeks representative for State Central Committee

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Butler County GOP seeks representative for State Central Committee

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West Chester Twp. Trustee Ann Becker has stepped down as the GOP State Central Committeewoman after being sworn in as township trustee. STAFF FILE PHOTO

West Chester Twp. Trustee Ann Becker has stepped down as the GOP State Central Committeewoman after being sworn in as township trustee.

And now the Butler County GOP is looking to replace her on the state party’s governing body.

Becker won election to the Fourth District of the Republican State Central Committee in March 2016, beating incumbent Patti Alderson. This past Nov. 7, she again won an election, this time beating out seven others to serve out the remaining time on Ohio Rep. George Lang’s township trustee seat.

Lang, R-West Chester Twp., was appointed to in September to succeed former state lawmaker Margy Conditt.

Becker submitted her resignation to Ohio GOP Chairman Jane Timken and Butler County GOP Chair Todd Hall on Wednesday. Ohio GOP bylaws prohibit a state central committee member from holding an elected office.

”The year I served was very exciting with the adoption of a Republican Party platform, a new chairwoman, Jane Timken, and the election of President Trump,” Becker said. “I am looking forward to new opportunities to serve the citizens of West Chester Twp.”

Thirty-three men and 33 women are elected to represent every district in the GOP State Central Committee, the governing body for the Ohio Republican Party. Ohio Board of Regents Senior Vice Chancellor Gary Cates, a former state lawmaker, is the male represeing Butler County on the GOP State Central Committee.

Those who are interested in filling the seat should send a letter of interest by 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the Butler County Republican Headquarters, 3431 Princeton Road, Suite 11, Fairfield Twp., Ohio 45011. All applications should include a $250 check for the party to conduct a background check.

For information, call the party headquarters at 513-893-5292 or email at contact@butlercountygop.org.

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