Brandi Meek to represent Northwest Colorado GOP on a state level
March 20, 2015
Brandi Meek's political career is gaining momentum within the Republican Party.
The 31-year-old was elected secretary of Colorado's GOP by the Republican Central Committee on March 14 in Castle Rock, boosting her into a new role that she hopes carries her far in politics.
"This is a position you don't get in rural Colorado," Meek said of her victory. "Rural Colorado needs a representative in one of these officer positions, because Colorado is a big state, and what works on the Front Range doesn't work for everybody."
Meek won by a landslide against incumbent Lana Fore, gaining 262 votes with Fore tallying only 124. The GOP votes for a chair, vice chair and secretary every two years, and Meek's backers were extensive.
More than 80 Colorado Republicans endorsed Meek, including U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton, Routt County Secretary Geneva Taylor and Colorado Sen. Randy Baumgardner, to name a few.
"It's a big deal, and I think it's a great thing for Moffat County and our area," said Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid. "For a year now, people have been asking, 'What does Moffat County think?' when it comes to (legislative) bills and stuff like that. We're on the map now, and we're going to stay on the map, and it goes to show that good things are happening for the county."
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Meek is excited about bringing different ideas to the forefront of the GOP and adding a younger point of view to various topics.
"I love my community, I love this state, I love the party and I love giving back," Meek said. "They've been calling me a rising star within the GOP for a long time."
When she's not working on her political career, Meek runs Moffat County Event Rentals with her mom, is working on her bachelor's degree in educational studies and she's also a single mom, raising two boys Tucker, 9, and Carter, 5.
"Her success in winning is clearly a function in part because she spent two years being our county representative," said Moffat County resident T. Wright Dickinson.
Meek also is the chair of the Moffat County Republican Party.
"It bodes well of what Brandi has been doing for us, and her peers felt like she deserved it," Dickinson said. "One of the functions of the party is to identify, foster and encourage new talent to come forward, and that's certainly a great path if she chooses to do something with it."
Meek said she'd like to perhaps run for a legislative office or maybe even governor in the future.
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