DID YOU KNOW…
Jill Vogel won the GOP nomination for Virginia’s lieutenant governor this week. If elected, Vogel will be the first woman to serve as lieutenant governor in a state that has not had a woman in statewide elected office for more than two decades.
The RSLC is investing heavily in Vogel’s campaign, announcing this week an initial $25,000 contribution to support the candidate.
The RLGA awarded the first Calvin Coolidge award to Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer. The award serves to honor and recognize one Republican lieutenant governor who embodies the conservative principles founded by Calvin Coolidge, the most recent lieutenant governor elected to the office of President of the United States.
Associated Press reported that New Mexico Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez is leading a delegation of state and local leaders on a trade mission to China. In 2016, China was New Mexico’s third largest export market behind Mexico and Israel at $497 million.
The Wichita Eagle reported that Sedgwick County Clerk and Chairman of the Kansas Republican Party Kelly Arnold is considering a run for secretary of state. In announcing her exploratory committee, Arnold said “As Sedgwick County Clerk, I have strong experience in providing quality, efficient service to Kansans and in supporting elections officials across the state. I look forward to listening to my fellow Kansans as I consider this office.”
The Courier Online reported that former State Rep. Stan Berry is running for the District 68 seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives next year. “I have a consistent record of supporting tax cuts and coming up with practical solutions to support rural communities, and I will continue to be a strong advocate for rural Arkansans if my constituents agree to send me back to Little Rock,” Berry said. “I’ve seen first-hand the real dangers if the rural and agricultural communities are left out of the discussion at the Capitol, and I will be a strong voice at the table for the people of my district.”
The Free-Lance Star reported that Stafford County Supervisor Bob Thomas won the Republican nomination for the 28th District House Seat in Virginia. Thomas is the preferred successor of House Speaker Bill Howell, who is stepping down from his seat after 30 years in office.