Liz Pike named first vice president, Karen Bowerman named second vice president
The Clark County Republican Women (CCRW) recently announced the appointment of Brook Pell as President of their organization, following the recent resignation by Stacie Jesser.
Pell had been serving as first vice president of CCRW for the past year and was chairman of the CCRW Events Committee. The Executive Board, by unanimous vote, also appointed Liz Pike as first vice president and
Karen Bowerman as second vice president, effective immediately.
Pell is a professional business consultant based in Camas. She is the mother of five children and is married to Sascha Pell. She remains active in local Republican campaigns where she has experience as a political consultant and campaign manager.
Pike owned and operated Pike Advertising Agency for 18 years, was an elected member of the Camas City Council and is currently finishing her third-term as an elected member of the Washington State House of Representatives.
Bowerman has over 30 years of professional experience in higher education and served as Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at California State University, San Bernardino. She is a former elected member of the Lake Oswego City Council. Bowerman earned her Ph.D. in Administration from Texas A&M University, a Masters from Kansas University and undergraduate degrees in political science and speech communications from Wichita State University.
“I am excited about the future of CCRW and I appreciate the unanimous vote of confidence by our board,” said Pell. “Karen Bowerman brings a wealth of leadership experience and is a great addition to the current CCRW Executive Board,” added Pell.
Anna Miller serves as secretary and membership chairman and Marjie Austen is treasurer for CCRW. In 2017, CCRW was the largest Republican Women’s organization in Washington State and received the Shining Star Membership Award for excellence by Washington Federation of Republican Women.
“As Republicans, we may not always agree on every issue, but integrity, honesty, leadership and a commitment to our conservative platform is what unites us. When the votes are cast, sometimes we win and sometimes we don’t, but we must always lead and move forward with grace and civility,” said Pell.
Upcoming events include the second annual CCRW Summer Picnic Dinner at 6 p.m. on Thu., Aug. 23 at Pike’s Shangri-La Farm in Camas. This event is free to all CCRW members and their guests but advance registration is required. To RSVP, contact [email protected] or call (360) 600-6668.
Former Oregon State Representative Jeff Kropf is the keynote speaker at CCRW’s next regular dinner meeting on Thu., Sept. 20 at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver. Advance registration for members and guests is required. The cost for the event is $24 for members and $30 for guests. Visit ClarkCountyRepublicanWomen.org to register.
The mission of CCRW is to promote an informed electorate through political education and activities, increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government by electing strong Republican women to public office and encourage effective participation in supportive roles. Additionally, CCRW strives to recruit and promote qualified Republican women and men in all elections, including non-partisan races. Men are also welcome to join CCRW as associate members.