Hillsborough’s GOP will be holding an election on March 17 for a new State Committeewomen following the resignation of Carol Carter. According to facebook and other sources 5 women are in the run: Heather Weintrobe, Mel Jurado, Christine Vasconcelo, Janice Torgersen, and Anne Voss. Some are business owners and all are long time advocates for Republican candidates and the Republican party, paid and unpaid.
What should the party consider in order to move forward after recent developments? Perhaps, someone who brings a fresh face to the party and not necessarily from the “good ol’ boys” network. Someone who can attract and represent the youth, a group essential for the party’s future and growth. This qualified candidate should also possess the ability to comfortably speak to the press and the public.
The future committeewomen should also be tech-savvy and available to communicate the Republican message consistently via tools such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Ning and have the Iphone or Blackberry attached to the hip in order to make updates to those social networking site possible.
In a nutshell the party needs a woman that will dedicate their time to be the PR person for the party 24/7. These qualifications are definitely more than the position’s (unpaid) job description requires, however we are in the 21st century after all.