Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Vereb to lead Montco Republicans

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Vereb to lead Republicans

NORRISTOWN Montgomery County Republicans unanimously chose State Rep. Mike Vereb to a full, four-year term as chairman of the party, and former prosecutor Maureen Coggins as vice chair during a gathering last week at the Westover Country Club.

Robert Griffith was reelected secretary-treasurer, said John Kelemen, executive director of the county GOP party.

The vote was taken Thursday night at a meeting held every four years to elect officers that was attended by 451 committee people or their proxies, Kelemen said.

This will be Vereb's first full four-year term. He took over as chairman in December when his predecessor, Robert J. Kerns, resigned just before being arrested on charges including rape.

Coggins, who narrowly lost a bid last year for a county judgeship, and Vereb were the only candidates for their party positions.

Vereb said he was gratified for the support county Republicans showed him.

"We're ready to move ahead," he said.

On his immediate agenda, he said, is to "engage folks for the November election, and make sure we get areas, especially Republican areas, to come out and vote."

- Carolyn Davis

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