Garrett named to state GOP position


PREBLE COUNTY — The Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW), the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) and the Preble County Republican Women’s Club (PCRWC) can proudly celebrate the elevation of members to the top leadership team of the Ohio Republican Party (ORP).

In this historic event, five Federation members, including Stephanie Garrett, a PCRWC member, became part of the all female leadership team for the ORP. Garrett, named assistant treasurer, serves the southern part of Darke County as Committeewoman on the Ohio Republican State Central Committee for the 5th Ohio Senate District.

Other new members of the ORP leadership are Chairman Jane Timken (Stark County), Vice-chairman Mary Anne Christie (Hamilton County), Secretary Marilyn Ashcraft (Washington County), and Treasurer Tracey Winbush (Mahoning County).

Garrett lives in Preble County where she is a member of the Preble County Women’s Republican Club. She began as a poll worker, then became involved in the George W. Bush campaign, and every campaign since then. She has been involved with the Preble County GOP and as chair of the County Central Committee, and serves on the State Central Committee.

Garrett values the OFRW/NFRW as an important way for women to be informed and involved. She agrees that women are the “movers and shakers” and remarked that women were at the root of President Trump’s grassroots push.

Her greatest hope for her service in the Ohio Republican Party is that she can help to bring unity to the Party. She remarked that she believes that Republicans are united by a love of country and the ideals of the Founding Fathers. She likened some of the intraparty conflicts to “family fights” and believes that keeping focused on unifying Republican principles is the priority.

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