County's GOP, Dem committees choose new officers

Monday, August 25, 2008

Cape Girardeau County's two major political parties have chosen their leaders for the next two years.

John Voss, a Cape Girardeau city councilman and manager at Procter & Gamble, was re-elected as chairman of the Cape Girardeau County Republican Central Committee. Mark Baker, president of the Central Trades and Labor Council Cape Girardeau, was elected chairman of the Cape Girardeau County Democratic Central Committee, replacing educator Brenda Woemmel.

Donna Lichtenegger of Jackson, a longtime party activist, was elected vice-chairwoman for the Republican Party, replacing County Collector Diane Diebold. Educator Pete Frazier was re-elected as treasurer, Lisa Reitzel was re-elected secretary, and Holly Lintner was re-elected assistant treasurer.

On the Democratic side, Ellen Dillon, a Cape Girardeau educator, was elected vice-chairwoman, Rick Althaus of Cape Girardeau was re-elected as treasurer, and Linda Sanders of Jackson was re-elected secretary.

The parties held organizational meetings last week to swear in new committee members and elect the officers.

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