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WV Young Republicans Organized for 2008 Election

WV Young Republicans Organized for 2008 Election

August 11th, 2008 Contact: Lisa Peana


Kenova, WV – The WV Young Republicans are poised for the General Election. "Our organization will lay the foundation for tomorrows leaders here in West Virginia,” said Ashley Stinnett, State Chairman, "We are the oldest youth political organization in the nation - which is why it is so important to get our youth involved."

The organization consists of:

Ashley Stinnett- State Chairman and holds a BA from Marshall. Served as Chairman for Wayne Co. YR's and as National Committeeman for WVYRs 2003-2006. Served as interim campaign director for Mike Teets for WV Comm. of Agr. May-July 08. Works in film, journalism, and public relations.

Lisa Peana – serves as Executive Director for the YR’s. She recently served as President of the State Republican Club where she over-saw the recruitment of candidates and is currently a Candidate for the House of Delegates in District 17.

Mike Ankrom – Regional Coordinator. Formerly worked for the WVGOP and as a field rep for Bush/Cheney 04. Currently, he is the Campaign Director for Dan Greear. He holds a BA and Masters from Marshall University.

April Black-Cabell Co officer and Treasurer. April is a Marshall Graduate and works for a Huntington based Law Firm.

Nora Ankrom- Secretary for the WVYR's and recent Marshall Graduate.

Sara Schofield- National Committeewoman with the WVYR's and holds a Bachelor’s and Masters in Biology from Marshall. She is a Putnam County resident originally from Charleston.

"Our main purpose (as an organization) is getting Republicans elected in the Fall. We share the same notion that 75 years of a one party system has crippled every facet of our state from education to jobs,” added Stinnett.

The Young Republicans is the oldest youth political organization in the nation. Members include volunteers and political activists under the age of 40.

The State YR’s Headquaters is located in Kenova, WV. Those interested in volunteering can email:

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