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Pickaway County Republican Party Elects New Leadership


Pickaway County, Ohio – The Pickaway County Republican Party has announced the election of new officers, signaling a commitment to upholding conservative values and providing strong leadership to communities across the county.

Travis Ricketts, a seasoned political strategist with over a decade of experience working for statehouse Republicans, will lead the party as chair. Based in Circleville, Ricketts brings a wealth of knowledge in government affairs and campaign management to his new role, aiming to steer the party towards continued success.

Sandy Darby, hailing from Scioto Township, returns for her fifth consecutive term as vice chair. With a background as a retired fiscal officer at the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), Darby’s financial expertise will be instrumental in supporting conservative candidates financially and ensuring the party’s fiscal health.

Ronde Cook Brushart, residing in Harrison Township, has been unanimously reelected as Treasurer for her third term. Brushart’s experience as the chief financial officer in the county Clerk of Courts office and her background as a regional bank manager will ensure prudent financial management within the party.

Matt Forquer, a native of Ashville, assumes the role of Secretary, bringing over two decades of experience in the commercial insurance industry. With a keen eye for detail, strong organizational skills, and deep community ties, Forquer aims to effectively communicate the Republican Party’s values to voters.

In his inaugural term as chair, Ricketts aims to build upon the foundation laid by outgoing Chair Mike Whitten, who led the party since 2016. Expressing gratitude for Whitten’s leadership, Ricketts emphasized the importance of organizing the party to secure victories in upcoming elections.

“Chairman Whitten laid a solid foundation giving us many tools for success in coming campaigns,” Ricketts stated. “We are grateful for his leadership and years of service. November is fast approaching, and our party must organize to ensure victory at all levels of government. With input from the central committee, we hope to announce various outreach programs in the coming weeks.”

The newly elected officers are poised to lead the Pickaway County Republican Party forward, rallying support from the community and advancing conservative principles in the region.