Woodbury resident Kelly Fenton announced Monday that she’ll leave her position as deputy chairwoman of the Republican Party of Minnesota effective Jan. 1 in order to run for state representative of District 53B.
“I am proud that I served our Party during a time of great challenges and was able to provide the leadership to successfully deal with a financial crisis and develop a framework which would enable our Party to continue moving forward,” a news release quoted Fenton.
Fenton’s time as deputy chair saw her serve as:
- Interim Acting Chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota (RPM)
- Former Chairwoman and fundraiser for the Elephant Club
- Former Chair of the RPM's Personnel Committee
- Member, RPM's Financial Control and Oversight Committee
- RPM's Official Liaison to the State Legislative Caucuses
- Coordinator and trainer to the RPM's grassroots organizations
“Serving as the Deputy Chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota has been a rewarding and unique opportunity,” the release quoted her. “We are the Party of Lincoln and the Party with real solutions that work for Minnesota’s citizens. Our Party is gaining momentum every day and reinvigorating the American Dream. As I step down, I take pride in leaving the Party in a better position than I found it and the part I played in restoring transparency and renewing trust.”