Suni Danforth of Milton-Freewater was recently elected as the new chair of the Umatilla County Republican Central Committee.

Others voted into two-year terms include vice chair Tony Justus of Pendleton, third delegate Eli Stephens of Pendleton, treasurer Don Marlatt of Umapine, and secretary Marlene McClintock of Milton-Freewater. Also chairs of precincts include west county, Paula Otzenberger of Hermiston; central county, Wayne York of Pendleton; and east county, Ann Jolly of Milton-Freewater.

The group looks forward to working together to further build the committee. Area Republicans are invited to attend meetings to learn more about getting involved. They meet the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the community room at Pendleton City Hall 500 S.W. Dorion Ave. For more information, contact Danforth at

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