County Party Leadership
Chair 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 installment. In 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 and her license is still current. 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.