At its March 18th meeting the Contra Costa Republican Party (CCRP) central committee elected Becky Kolberg as its new chairman to replace former Chairman Greg Poulos who resigned in January. With an 18-6 vote margin over Alamo’s Joe Rubay, Kolberg’s election ensures the CCRP’s status quo and represents continuity with its past policies and practices (amply chronicled in these pages).
While Rubay enjoys broad support among area Republicans and was expected to bring a fresh perspective and new direction to the party, Kolberg’s election indicates that the county’s GOP organization remains firmly in the grip of the cozy cabal that has controlled it for years.
This June Contra Costa Republicans will elect central committee members for the 2011-2012 two-year term that commences in January 2011, when a new CCRP leadership team will be elected by the newly-elected committee.
In January area Republicans may wish tune back in. Until then, the only thing on is Romper Room re-runs. Move along, now.