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125th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner

125th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner

125th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner


Our 125th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner scheduled to be held on May 15, 2020 has been POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

Presidential Primary Election

125th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner

125th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner


The Michigan Presidential Primary election will be held on March 10.

General Election Information

125th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner

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2020 Branch County Fair

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 We look forward to your visit at our booth during the 2020 Branch County Fair, August 9-15, 2020  

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Interested in Our Monthly Meetings and Events

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About Us


Branch County Republican Party

We are the official Republican Party of Branch County, organized and functioning in accordance with Michigan election law (Act 116 of 1954, Section XXV), Michigan Republican Party bylaws and our local bylaws.   We  believe in the Republican principles as shown on the page.  We support the rule of law and the  entire Constitution of the United States.  We believe in the sanctity of all life, from conception to natural death.   We stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem and begin each of meetings with prayer.  We feel we are blessed to live in this greatest of nations and the great state of Michigan.

We meet on the third Thursday of each month at the Promedica Community Health and Conference Center, 370 E. Chicago Street in Coldwater, MI.  Meetings convene at 7PM following our "Cookies, Coffee and Conversation" from 6:30-7PM.  Our meetings are open to all who support Republican principles.  We hope you will join us.


Why I Am a Republican


I BELIEVE the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity; freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.

I BELIEVE in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.

I BELIEVE free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.

I BELIEVE government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.

I BELIEVE the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least.

I BELIEVE the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.

I BELIEVE Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.

I BELIEVE Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.  

FINALLY, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.

National Republican Party Platform


Michigan Republican Party

The Branch County Republican Party is affiliated with the Michigan Republican Party.  More information on the state party can be found on the website:  www.MIGOP.org.  Use the link below to jump to that website.

Executive Committee and Party Leadership

At Large Members

Statutory Members

Statutory Members

 Michael Arnold

Dennis Armstrong 

Mary Jo Evans

Robert Foote

Chancelir Murdock

Billie Pollack

Cheryl Stechschulte

Ronald Evans

Dale Woodward

Thomas Matthew

Karen McGraw

Dee Ann Pann

Terry Tomlinson

State Committee Member

Dennis Armstrong

7th Congressional District Committee Members

Ron Evans 

Emma Evans

Statutory Members

Statutory Members

Statutory Members


Ted Gordon – County Commissioner

Michael Hard – Drain Commissioner  

Randall Hazelbaker – County Commissioner

Nancy Hutchins – Register of Deeds

Leonard Kolcz – County Commissioner

Teresa Kubasiak – County Clerk 

Terri Norris – County Commissioner

John Pollack – Sheriff

Ed Reed - Surveyor

Ann Vrablic – County Treasurer

Don Vrablic

Ralph Kimble II

Eric Leutheuser - State Representative

Mike Shirkey - State Senator

Party Leadership

Statutory Members

Party Leadership

County Officers

Chair – Michael Arnold, marnold.branchcountygop@gmail.com 


Vice Chair – Tom Matthew,  tommatthew2010@gmail.com 


Secretary – Cheryl Stechschulte  cbsteck.branchgop@gmail.com


Treasurer – Chancelir Murdock chancecmurdock@aol.com


Precinct Delegate Information

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Contact Us

Branch County Republican Party

P. O. Box 127, Coldwater, MI 49036

(517) 290-6116