UT student elected Ohio College Republican Federation treasurer

May 31, 2013 | News, UToday, — Languages, Literature and Social Sciences
By Casey Cheap

A member of The University of Toledo College Republicans recently won her bid for state office.

Ashton Stubblefield, a sophomore majoring in psychology, was elected the treasurer of the Ohio College Republican Federation in April.

“The big goal for a new Ohio College Republican Federation platform is building and recruiting,” Stubblefield said. “We also want to double the number of active chapters from 23 to 46.”

There already are several startup chapters throughout the state that are in a development phase, such as Lourdes University in Sylvania, Stubblefield said, adding that she would like to help them become established.

“I want to make sure finances never interfere with our federation’s success,” Stubblefield said. “I ran because I think the Ohio College Republican Federation needs to increase its ground efforts and teach the local chapters new strategies for fundraising.”

Stubblefield also would like to increase the involvement and impact each chapter has on its campus by increasing the number of students who run for leadership positions on their school’s executive boards.

Some of the responsibilities of the treasurer of the Ohio College Republican Federation are putting together a fundraising manual, making sure active Ohio chapters have good relations with their county GOP offices, and helping new chapters create bank accounts and manage their finances.

Stubblefield was part of an unopposed ticket that included Lucas Denny from Ohio State University for chair, Dillon Lloyd from Kent State University for vice chair, and Ashley Laughlin from Miami University for communications director.

Stubblefield was involved with Young Republicans in high school and got involved with the UT College Republicans last fall. She also was elected chair of UT’s College Republicans for the next school year.

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