Party Leadership

As of February 9, 2019

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Tamra Farah

Chairman

Tamra has proven success in executive leadership, recruitment, training, team building, and development. She has a demonstrated ability to effectively deliver on internal communications and mixed media marketing campaigns. Significant to the job as county chair, Tamra is also known for productive outcomes in relationship with key donors, coalition partners and vendors both nationally and in Colorado.

She has shown strategic ability on candidate campaigns at both the state and local level, and her capacity for building and managing brands, as well as crisis communications has been recognized.

Tamra has extensive professional media experience as a spokesperson for candidates and policy issues and has appeared in national, state and local print, as well as on radio and television.

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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Cassandra Sebastian

Executive Director

Cassandra has been involved with the Party since 2011, when she helped to found the College Republicans at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Cassandra graduated with a B.A. from UCCS in 2014, where she focused on the American founding and, more specifically, The Federalist Papers. She then applied and was accepted into the Leadership Program of the Rockies, which she graduated from in 2015.

After completing LPR, Cassandra founded and served for two years as the president of Springs Liberty Toastmasters. She has served on several candidate campaigns and worked for several political nonprofits (I Am Created Equal & The Program for Preserving a Free and Prosperous Society), doing research, social media, communications, events, and fundraising.