One of the most effective ways to advance the ideas of the Republican Liberty Caucus within the Republican Party is through electing our members to positions of influence within state party organizations.
Earlier this week, Traci Gauthier, secretary of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Maine, took a big step up in her state party, winning election as Chair of the Penobscot County Republican Committee for a term through January 2013.
Gauthier was a founder of the Lincoln area Republican Club, which organized more than a dozen small towns into a grassroots organization to work for local GOP candidates. She also ran for State Senate in 2010 in Maine State Senate District 30 and has been serving as State Committeewoman for her county. As County Chair she will continue to serve on the State Executive Committee and her position as a State Committeewoman will be filled in a special election.
Gauthier has a strong commitment to grassroots activism. “I want to reorganize so that all parts of our huge county have equal representation and see that every community has a Town Chair so that we can assist their local candidates with a strong grassroots organization to continue party progress,” Gauthier said.
The Republican Liberty Caucus of Maine has had a very successful year, electing five State Representatives and two State Senators. Several members of the Maine RLC will be attending the upcoming RLC National Convention in Arlington, VA on February 12th.