Slate of Officers, 2022-2023
EILEEN SOBJACK of Washington
Slated Position: NFRW President
Eileen Sobjack was elected 1st vice president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) at the 40th Biennial Convention in Indianapolis and took office in January 2020. She is director of NFRW Region 3, which includes Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. She also is the advisor to the NFRW Program, Regents, and Technology committees, and serves on special committees for the NFRW 2021 Convention, Financial Oversight, and Business Plan.
Previously, Eileen served on the NFRW Executive Committee as 2nd vice president, 3rd vice president, secretary and member-at-large. She is an NFRW Capitol Regent. In 2011, she was one of five state presidents nominated for the NFRW Ronald Reagan Leadership Award.
Instrumental in supporting the reorganized club of Whatcom County Republican Women, she was elected club president in 2000. At the state level, she served in many key and varied roles before being elected to two terms as state president of the Washington Federation of Republican Women (WFRW). During her two terms the WFRW membership increased and new clubs formed.
Her journey into politics started when she was a young mother and a partner in her husband’s business. She saw firsthand the burden of excessive government control on families and small business. She became dedicated to assuring the liberty and freedoms we enjoy are available for the next generation. This led to her involvement initially as a volunteer lobbyist and activist for Republican issues.
Eileen has served at many levels of county Republican leadership and as a member of the state party executive board. For her efforts, she was named 2006 Republican of the Year. She has been elected as a Precinct Committee Officer since 1988 and maintained the strong Republican percentage of votes in her precinct. Eileen serves as the caucus leader for neighboring precincts, she has chaired county conventions and Lincoln Day Dinners and served on many committees.
Eileen works each election season in local, state, and national campaigns and has managed many campaigns over the years and held training for volunteers.
Over the years, Eileen volunteered her media experience to political and nonprofit groups, giving radio and TV interviews, writing articles, media releases or organizing press conferences to promote Republican issues.
Eileen was elected as a Whatcom County Charter Review Commissioner in 2015, receiving the most votes in her district. She is a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, served as a trustee in her church, Sunday school superintendent, and as a former public school teacher and private teaching consultant. She and her husband Don have been married almost 44 years and raised three active responsible citizens who, along with a son-in-law and daughter-in-law, are all Republicans. They have nine grandchildren ages 20 years to 21 months.