New UCRCC Officers elected for 2020-2022

Left to right: Alt. Delegate Laura Eckstein, Chair Alex McHaddad, Vice Chair Nathan Smutz, Treasurer Sharon Cheney, Alt. Delegate Mike Burton, Alt. Delegate Fred Hawkins, Secretary Michelle Duffy.

The Union County Republican Central Committee has elected new officers to serve from November 2020-November 2022.

Alex McHaddad, a PCP from La Grande, veteran of several political campaigns, and member of multiple government advisory committees, will serve as Chair.

Nathan Smutz, a PCP from rural La Grande, EOU employee, and Blue Mountain Translator District Board member will serve as Vice Chair.

Sharon Cheney, a PCP from La Grande, will continue serving as Treasurer.

Michelle Duffy, a PCP from Elgin, will continue serving as Secretary.

Immediate past chair Laura Eckstein, a PCP from Elgin serving concurrently as the city’s municipal judge, will remain on the Executive Committee as one of Alternate Delegate to the Oregon Republican Party Central Committee along with civil servant Mike Burton of rural La Grande and farmer Fred Hawkins of Union.

“Conservatives made impressive gains and held crucial seats in Union County in 2020, and I’m excited to for the Party to work with new and returning Republican leaders to deliver on their promises,” says Chair McHaddad. “Union County Republicans is primed to continue fighting for common sense conservative leaders and policies over the next two years.”

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