Get To Know Your Party Leaders
Nancy McArthur, Chairman of Central and Executive Committee
On June 6, 2014, the Central Committee elected a new GCRP Party Chairman and their first female Chairman, Nancy McArthur. Mrs. McArthur was re-elected by the Geauga County Central Committee in 2016 and again in 2018.
Nancy has been a GCRP Central Committee member since 2012 and is the longest consecutive member of Chardon City Council where she is serving her 12th year and was Mayor in 2016-2017. She also served on Geauga County’s Family First Council, Geauga County Health District Advisory Council, Auburn Career Center EMS Advisory Committee, and the Chagrin River Watershed Board. Mrs. McArthur currently holds a staff position at the Geauga County Board of Elections where she is responsible for campaign finance, technical support, and poll worker training.
She holds a BA in Communications from Cleveland State University and has more than 30 years of business experience in public relations, marketing, sales, human resources, recruiting, and legal and financial services.
Nancy lives in Chardon with her husband of 40 years, Michael McArthur, and together they have two children. Their daughter Kelley Bodwell is married and lives in Washington, DC with her husband Greg. Their son, Keenan, is a 5th year Senior in the Computer Science Engineering College at The Ohio State University.
Nancy is very passionate about Conservatism and getting people involved with the Geauga County Republican Party. She is excited and honored to be an Alternate Delegate for Donald J. Trump at the Republican National Convention in August 2020.
Mary Zettelmeyer, Vice Chairman of Central Committee
Joan Windnagel, Secretary
Kevin O’Reilly, Treasurer
Karen Swan, Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee
State Central Committee Representatives in Columbus
Senate District 18 (includes part of Geauga, all of Lake and Portage Counties)
John T. Plecnik
Senate District 32 (includes part of Geauga, all of Ashtabula and Trumbull Counties)
Ohio Republican Party (ORP)
211 South Fifth Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Jane Timken, Ohio Republican Party Chairman
On January 6, 2017, the Central Committee elected a new ORP Party Chairman and the first female Chair, Jane Timken. Jane is devoted to the Republican Party and to Ohio. She previously served as Vice Chairman of the Stark County Republican Party, where she was responsible for fundraising efforts, candidate recruitment, volunteer engagement, campaign logistics, and implementation of strategy.
Jane graduated cum laude from Harvard College and received her JD, summa cum laude, from The American University, Washington College of Law, graduating in the top 10% of her class. Born in Cincinnati, OH, Jane lives in Stark County, Ohio with her husband, W.J. (Tim) Timken, Jr., Chairman & CEO of Timken Steel. She and Tim have two children, Henry and Emma.