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Vickie Tonkins

Vickie Tonkins


Vickie Tonkins was elected Chairman of the El Paso County GOP in October 2019 and re-elected as Chairman on February 6, 2021. Prior to that, she served as Secretary of El Paso County GOP. Also in 2017, Vickie was elected Bonus Member to the El Paso County Republican Party and served on the Party Bylaws Committee. 

In 2015, she was elected President of the Colorado Springs Republican Women’s Club and she is still President as of the date of this installmentIn 2018, Vickie joined the Mill Levi Oversight Committee (MLO) for Colorado Springs School District 11. 

Vickie attended Colorado Christian University (CCU) in 2002 to complete her degree in Organizational Management. She helped start James Erwin Charter Middle School, hiring staff, and overseeing student discipline, while attending college. She graduated from CCU with honors in 2004.  

Vickie earned her Master of Arts Degree in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix in 2006 while working full time. She completed her license exam in School Administration in 2008. Vickie was a professor for the University of Phoenix, teaching Critical Thinking to students all over the world, from 2009 to 2017. 

Vickie and her family have been a part of the Colorado Springs community since 1996. Her family has a proud tradition of military service.  Four of her six brothers served honorably in the Navy and Army, with three of them retiring after selfless and dedicated military careers. Her brothers‘ service our great nation connects Vickie to Colorado Springs’ numerous military installations.   

Todd Watkins

Todd Watkins

Vice Chairman

Todd was born in Phoenix, AZ and raised in a law enforcement family where he learned the value and importance of civic duty and serving his community.  He attended Christian grade school and high school and joined the US Army shortly after graduating where he was stationed overseas during the end of the Cold War.

After his enlistment, Todd returned home to Phoenix where he met Marie, his wife of 27 years, and married into a military and law enforcement family.

In 1997, Todd joined the US Border Patrol where he served for 24 years until his retirement in May of 2021.  During his career with the USBP, Todd served as a frontline agent on the southern and northern borders; a special operations team member; an intelligence officer; a first-line supervisor; a special operations team commander; an intelligence supervisor; a second-line supervisor; adjutant to the Chief of the US Border Patrol; a military liaison officer to US Special Operations Command North; an emergency manager; and a national headquarters staff officer.  Todd has mastered leadership from the tactical to the strategic level in a federal agency with over 20,000 agents and national security mission.

On February 11, 2023, Todd was elected as the Vice Chairman of the El Paso County (Colorado) Republican Party.

Todd holds a BA in English and a MA in Emergency Management and Homeland Security, both from Arizona State University.

Todd and Marie have three grown children, one who is deputy sheriff in Colorado, another who is an active-duty soldier, and the youngest who attends UCCS.

Adriana Cuva

Adriana Cuva


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