The Montgomery County Republican Committee now has a new leader and she has already hit the ground running. Elizabeth Preate Havey was elected to a four-year term as committee chairwoman last week, becoming the party’s first female leader.
Messages of goodwill have been coming nonstop ever since. “My phone has been ringing off the hook, as well as my email. There are a lot of people who want to help, and I’m excited about that,” she said, writes Dan Sokil in the Lansdale Reporter.
An attorney with Philadelphia-based Dilworth Paxson LLP who specializes in corporate and finance law, Havey said she hopes to apply at the county level the lessons she has learned as leader of the Republican Committee of Lower Merion and Narberth, rebuilding that organization from the bottom up.
“When I took it over, it was really a broken committee. We didn’t have any money, we had a ton of vacant committee spots, we couldn’t even find a donor list, we didn’t have an email list, we didn’t have a working printer,” Havey said.
A full ballot this fall means Havey and the Montgomery County Republican Committee will have their hands full focusing on state house and senate races, alongside the races of U.S. Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (1st District) and candidates Dan David (4th) and Pearl Kim (5th), both of which include parts of Montgomery County, and the races of Scott Wagner for governor, Jeff Bartos for lieutenant governor, and Lou Barletta for U.S. Senator.
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