A State Republican Party Committee has named Laura Campbell the new chair of the Hamilton County Republican Party, overturning an earlier decision.

Campbell ran for the position against Pete Peterson, following the resignation of former Chairman Pete Emigh.  Prior to Emigh stepping down he filed a number of vacancies, which Campbell says was done improperly.

Last month. the state GOP Rules Committee found in favor of Peterson, however, Campbell appealed.


The Sate Committee voted in favor of Campbell 13-8, making her County Chair effective immediately.  A hearing board had found that proper procedures were not followed and therefore the Emigh appointments were not valid.