The Dudley Republican Town Committee (DRTC) elected Jamie C. Bowlin to be its next chairman at its organizational meeting on Thursday evening, April 5. Mr. Bowlin, previously the vice-chairman, takes over from Douglas M. Bushman, who had been the group's chairman since it was reconstituted in 2009.
In his acceptance remarks, Mr. Bowlin talked about the impact the DRTC has had in Dudley politics. He described how in the 2008 elections the Republican candidate for state representative, Kevin Kuros,
had a deficit of 500 votes, and two years later in 2010, he won the town by 500 votes. The committee's efforts were instrumental in that 1000 vote shift, he said.
Mr. Bowlin also reiterated some of the goals of the group: to promote the election of Republican candidates, to promote the principles of the Republican Party, and to engage the citizens and government of the town of Dudley in order to improve its overall quality of life and economy.
In stepping down, Mr. Bushman said, “I've had an enjoyable time for the last two years. We started off with just six people in the room, but have kept growing. We're now the most powerful town committee south of Worcester, not just in numbers, but in dedication and enthusiasm too.” The group has 24 members as of the March 6 primary election.
Robert C. Kubiak was elected to be the committee's next vice-chairman. He had been the treasurer. Jason M. Johnson was chosen as the next treasurer, and Scott E. Zajkowski will be the next secretary, replacing Michael N. Mayotte.
- Monday, 16 April 2012
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