Party Leadership

As of February 9, 2019

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Tamra Farah

Chairman

Tamra Farah serves as Chairman of the El Paso County Republican Party, the largest Republican stronghold in Colorado. Tamra previously served as Communications Director and Deputy State Director for Americans for Prosperity in Colorado, and previously in communications and public relations for candidates, public figures and policy initiatives.  

As a member of the board of directors for the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado for six years, Tamra founded and chaired the Human Trafficking Legislative Day at the Colorado State Capitol, during which time critical anti-trafficking legislation was passed. She serves on the board of the Colorado Women’s Alliance, as a member of the Political Affairs Committee for the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the American Enterprise Institute Leadership Network.

Tamra has extensive professional media experience as a spokesperson for candidates, policy issues and the Republican brand, and has appeared in national, state and local print, as well as on radio and television. She and her husband, Barry have lived in Colorado Springs for 25 years and have two adult children.

Mary Bradfield

Vice-Chairman

Mary has served for six years, under three  administrations and was elected county party Vice-Chairman in September 2017 and re-elected in 2019. She is a former county secretary and knows caucuses, assemblies and event planning back into the leadership.

She is the leading expert on how to run caucus and assembly operations, ensuring that our Republican candidates have access to the ballot and our grassroots activists have a voice in the system.

Mary has the in-depth knowledge of bylaws and is extremely resourceful and skillful at prioritizing expenditures. She has been a long time member of the community and has served on several committees.

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Vickie Tonkins

Secretary

Vickie is from Hickory, North Carolina. She and her family have lived in Colorado Springs for over 19 years. Her family has a tradition of military service connecting Vickie to our military bases in Colorado Springs.

In 1997, the Tonkins family started a non-profit charity, The Destiny Project, Inc. here in Colorado Springs, CO. She attended Colorado Christian University (CCU) to complete her degree in Organizational Management. She helped start James Erwin Charter Middle School, hiring staff, and overseeing student discipline.

Vickie earned her Master’s Degree in Education Administration and Supervision in 2006 while working full time in school administration. Vickie was a professor for the University of Phoenix from 2009-2017 and taught Critical Thinking.

She is the President of the Colorado Springs Republican Women’s Club, a member of the District 11 Mill Levy Override Committee. In 2019 Vickie was elected as El Paso County Republican Party Secretary.

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Trisha Ghee

Treasurer

Kathleen Clayton

Office Manager

Cherish St. Denis Schaffer

Director of Special Projects

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