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SD49 GOP Jobs & Descriptions


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State Central Committee Job Description


  • Elect our MN GOP leaders
  • Assist in setting policy for MN GOP
  • Attend two State Central Committee meetings annually
  • Attend MN GOP trainings and network with other members


SD49 Executive Committee Job Descriptions


  • Know the District – geographically and politically
  • Have people management experience
  • Basic Parliamentary knowledge
  • Mission-focused on winning elections & growing the party inside the BPOU
  • Have positive relationships with elected officials and local business leaders
  • Organize monthly Exec Comm meetings, set the agenda, invite guests
  • Fundraise
  • Help establish a communications strategy
  • Network and attend other GOP-allied meetings, check in with elected officials
  • Recruit candidates for offices
  • Assist candidates and carry out plan to win elections (State, regional, local)
  • Assist the Chair in organizing the BPOU and helping candidates
  • Be a proxy or fill-in during the Chair’s absence
  • Learn the Chair role for possible Chair succession


  • Assist the Chair in organizing the BPOU and helping candidates
  • Take minutes and BPOU meetings and conventions
  • Send notices for BPOU meetings and events


  • Must be a qualified accountant
  • Follow campaign finance laws and required party reporting
  • Pay bills and accept donations according to Bylaws
  • Reconcile accounts and provide financial data to the BPOU and MN GOP


  • Take the lead on at least one responsibility needed by the Executive Committee
  • Actively participate and attend the monthly meetings and recruit volunteers
  • Participate in fundraising activities and helping our SD49 candidates win their elections


Executive Committee Positions
Ellen Cousins          Chair                     
Bill Hoag                 Deputy Chair        
Michelle Wahlen    Secretary              Norm Olafson         Treasurer              
Chris Cortilet           Vice-Chair            
Ken Zigrino              Vice-Chair            
Naomi Houdek       Vice-Chair            
Paul Jackson           Vice-Chair
Jean Miller               Vice-Chair            
David Solfelt            Vice-Chair
Tom Wallrich           Vice-Chair            
OPEN                        Vice-Chair