(Nevada News Bureau Staff) – The Washoe County Republican Party has elected Ralph McMullen as its new chairman.
McMullen was elected to the position by the Washoe County Republican Central Committee (WCRCC) during its regular meeting July 16. McMullen currently serves as the parliamentarian for both the Nevada State Republican Party and the Washoe County Republican Party.
McMullen has also served previously as the vice chairman of Elko County Republican Party and executive director of the Elko County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
McMullen has extensive experience as a leader of the Republican Party, having served as president of eight different Republican organizations. He previously founded the Sparks Young Republicans and was president and national committeeman of the Nevada Young Republican Federation.
“I am humbled by the trust placed (in) me by the Republicans in Washoe County,” McMullen said. “It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to lead the county party through the most critical midterm election in recent memory.”
McMullen takes the reins of the county party as current county records show the GOP gaining an edge in voter registration, which it had ceded to the Democrats in 2008 elections.
“We are now a Republican county again,” McMullen said.