The Polk County Republicans met Monday evening, February 9th, at the Polk County Library with a full house. Newly elected officers were announced and introduced. Nate Bell replaces Bernie Mize as Chairman. Bernie Mize term limited out after serving eight years as Chairman. First Vice Chair, Erma Mize presided in Chairman Bell’s absence, due to his legislative responsibilities in Little Rock. Paula Galvan remains as Secretary. Bob Cooney of Wickes, replaces Bill Wingfield as Treasurer. Gar Eisele is the 2nd Vice Chair. Rich Ray was recognized as the new Republican Chairman of the Polk County Election Commission. Bernie Mize was elected as the new Republican member of the Election Commission. Arkansas Election Law mandates three election commissioners for each county, with two members of the majority party and one member of the minority party.
Visitors were welcomed. New member, John Maddox was welcomed. Two speakers for the evening were introduced and welcomed – Pastor Jerry Musgrove and Pastor Grant Geiger. They made informative and interesting presentations about the “American Renewal Project” and the work they are doing in Arkansas. Regular committee business was transacted. The date for the next meeting is March 9, 2015, at the Polk County Library, 6:00 p.m.