State GOP Elects New Officers

John Billingsley

Staff Report

New Mexico Republican Party leaders elected retired businessman John Billingsley as state party chairman during Saturday’s biannual meeting in Albuquerque of the state party’s central committee. He replaces outgoing Chairman Monty Newman.

Billingsley has been chairman of the Lincoln County GOP as well as the state party’s first vice chairman for the last two years. He also served as U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce’s 2008 Senate race campaign manager.

Party leaders also elected Rube Render as 1st vice chair, Rick Lopez as 2nd vice chair, Charles Christmann as congressional district 1 vice chair, Alice Eppers as congressional district 2 vice chair, Frank Trambley as congressional district 3 vice chair, Orlando Baca as secretary and Devon Day as treasurer.

The New Mexico Democratic Party biannual meeting will take place soon.

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