The Washoe County Republican Party has elected a new chairman and three other officers to two-year terms that will last through the middle of 2013.
The new chairman is Dave Buell. He is the departing treasurer of the Nevada state GOP. Sam Kumar was elected first vice chairman, Lynne Hartung the new treasurer and Phyllis Westrup secretary.
Buell said Washoe County will be a key battleground in Nevada for the upcoming special congressional election in September and in the first presidential caucuses in the West in the 2012 presidential election.