Delegates Deliver Unanimous Vote at Convention
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2021
ORLANDO, Fla. – Delegates to the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) 41st Biennial Convention unanimously elected Eileen Sobjack of Custer, Wash., to serve as president in 2022-2023. The election took place Sept. 25.
Sobjack, whose term begins Jan. 1, will be the first NFRW president from the State of Washington. She currently is serving as 1st vice president and as director of Region 3 for the 2020-2021 biennium. She is a Capitol Regent, adviser to the Program, Regents and Technology committees, and a member of ad hoc committees for the organization’s 2021 biennial convention and business plan. Sobjack will succeed NFRW President Ann Schockett of New York, who is serving as president during the 2020-2021 biennium.
Previously, Sobjack served on the NFRW Executive Committee as 2nd and 3rd vice presidents, secretary and member-at-large. Sobjack has been active in the Federation of Republican Women for more than 20 years. She was instrumental in supporting the reorganized club of Whatcom County Republican Women and 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). In 2011, she was one of five state presidents nominated for the prestigious NFRW Ronald Reagan Leadership Award.
For many years, Sobjack has been a Republican leader at the county, state and national levels and active in everything from issue advocacy and campaign management to precinct organization and public relations.
“I am honored to be elected to serve in the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in our great nation,” Sobjack said. “With 63,000 members and growing, we will work to elect Republican majorities in 2022 and continue to build leaders, energize communities and keep America strong.”
NFRW officers elected on Sept. 25 are:
Three members-at-large to the NFRW Executive Committee will be elected by the Board of Directors on Sept. 26.
“The women of the NFRW join me in congratulating Eileen and the incoming administration,” President Schockett said. “We have an accomplished and dedicated team in place to lead us into the 2022 elections, and we are grateful for their commitment and their vision for building future successes for our organization.”
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in the country. Building leaders, energizing communities and keeping America strong, NFRW empowers women from all backgrounds in the political process and provides a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government, and civic arenas.