Responsibilities of WSRP Executive Board and State Committeemembers

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The WSRP Executive Board and State Committee Members represent the KCGOP at the State Party level and are responsible to governance of the Republican Party in Washington State. At the King County Party, the State Committee members and the Representatives to the State Executive Board shall also serve as members of the County Advisory Board and the County Executive Committee. It shall be their responsibility to report to the County Chairman, the County Executive Committee and the County Central Committee upon the activities of the State Committee. They shall in addition perform such further duties as reasonably may be assigned to them by the County Chairman. 

In addition, they have responsibilities which are covered in the WSRP Bylaws:

ARTICLE 3 – STATE COMMITTEE

ARTICLE 3.1 – Membership

The State Committeeman, State Committeewoman and the county Chairman elected by each Republican County Central Committee shall constitute the membership of the State Committee.

The State Chairman and State Vice Chairman, National Committeeman, National Committeewoman and Executive Board members not otherwise members of the State Committee shall be members of the State Committee and be entitled to participate in all its meetings, but without vote except that the State Chairman or, if the Vice Chairman is presiding at any meeting, the Vice Chairman shall have the power to vote to break any tie vote.

Any State Committee Member, as defined in these bylaws, who publicly supports a candidate for any partisan public office who is not the legally designated Republican candidate chosen as the result of a legal primary election, will forfeit their membership on the State Committee. Forfeiture of membership will result in the removal of that individual from all rights and privileges granted in these bylaws to State Committee members. The State Committee member will further be banned from participating in any State Committee activities for a period of not less than two years from the date of forfeiture.

ARTICLE 3.2 – Duties

The State Committee shall:

  1. Elect the State Chairman and Vice Chairman, and the National Committeeman and National Committeewoman,
  2. Confirm the election of Congressional District representatives to the Executive Board,
  3. Approve the annual political, fund-raising, and budget plans,
  4. Supervise the timely accomplishment of the political and fund-raising programs and budget plans,
  5. Fill vacancies on the ticket,
  6. Issue the call to the Convention,
  7. Approve resolutions,
  8. Take such other actions as are provided for in these Bylaws or in state law,
  9. Have the sole authority to approve, within the budget, the purchase or disposal of real property.

Article 3.3 – Audit Committee

The audit Committee shall be comprised of three members of the State Committee appointed by the Chairman and ratified by the Executive Board.  The WSRP State Treasurer shall serve as an ex officio member of the committee.  The Audit Committee shall periodically review the books and records of the State Committee.  The Audit Committee shall recommend to the Executive Board the name of an independent audit firm (see Section 5.5 of the Bylaws).  The Audit Committee reports to the State Committee and Executive Board, and makes recommendations on matters relating to financial controls, and perform such other tasks as may be assigned by the State Committee.  The Audit Committee must meet not less frequently than quarterly.  Voting members of the Audit Committee may be removed by a majority vote of the State Committee.

ARTICLE 4 – EXECUTIVE BOARD

The members elected by the State Committee at its organization meeting (as provided in Article 7.1), the State Chairman, State Vice Chairman, National Committeeman, and National Committeewoman shall constitute the voting members of the Executive Board.  The State Chairman may vote only to break a tie of the Board.  The officers of the State Committee shall be the Board’s officers.

The Executive Board shall meet no less than four times a calendar year upon call of the Chairman in the interim between meetings of the State Committee or upon its own motion by petition as provided in Article 7.3.  The powers not delegated to the Executive Board by these Bylaws are reserved to the State Committee.

The Executive Board shall:

  1. Exercise the powers and perform the duties of the State Committee between the State Committee’s meetings
  2. Make recommendations to the State Committee of the Chairman’s proposed political, fund-raising, and budget plans,
  3. Supervise the timely accomplishment of the political and fund-raising programs and budget plans,
  4. Confirm the appointment of the Executive Director,
  5. Establish amounts of fidelity bond or fidelity insurance coverage,
  6. Make recommendations to the State Committee on the Convention call,
  7. Adopt resolutions,
  8. Assist the State Chairman as he deems necessary,
  9. Appoint independent auditor,
  10. Approve signature authorization for State Committee checks.