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Republicans convene to elect leadership

Officers were elected at the annual Hubbard County Republican Convention Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Park Rapids American Legion.

The first guest speaker was State Rep. Steve Green, who talked about what's been happening in St. Paul since he became elected. A question and answer session was held with Representative Green.

The next speaker was State Rep. Jim Newberger from Becker. He praised the hard work that Representative Green has been doing.

Former Representative Dave Hancock was the last speaker, giving his current thoughts about accountability and Governor Dayton's proposed budget.

The following people were elected to serve as Hubbard County Republican officers:

Chair - Paul Utke

Deputy Chair - Dick Bogaard

First Vice Chair - Heather Shearen and Stephanie Kern

Second Vice Chair - Heather Shearen

Fifth Vice Chair - Arnold Leshovsky

Sixth Vice Chair - Ralph Badger

Recording Secretary and Correspondence Secretary - Nancy Utke

Financial Secretary - JoAnn Badger

Treasurer - Nancy Bogaard

State Central Committee Delegate - Dick Bogaard

The Hubbard County Republicans meet the second Monday of every month at the Dorset Café starting with dinner and social at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m.