The Minnesota Republican Party’s State Central Committee elected Janet Beihoffer as the state party’s next Republican National Committeewoman. She defeated incumbent committeewoman Pat Anderson to win the position 215 to 124.
Beihoffer served as Election Day Operations Director for the state Party. She also serves as the party’s Voting Integrity Director. In a statement, Beihoffer thanks the delegates for electing her.
“This is a critical time for our country, our state and our State Party, and I look forward to joining the team in this new capacity,” Beihoffer said. “We must unite as conservatives and work to see our initiatives move forward and our candidates get elected. I am ready to get to work on behalf of our endorsed candidates as we head into November,”
Beihoffer will start her role after the Republican National Convention in August. Anderson, who served as State Auditor from 2006 until 2010, will represent the party at the Republican National Convention.
Anderson will leave her term as National Committeewoman after serving a year in the position. She played a big role in pushing the state party’s financial problems to the forefront. Anderson pushed to have a more proper vetting of the party’s books during Tony Sutton’s time as chair. She also pushed to disclose all of the party’s debt. The party revealed at the end of last year that it was nearly $2 million in debt.
The delegates also re=elected Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson as the state’s Republican National Committeeman. Johnson was running unopposed.