PARTY REPRESENTATIVES2017-05-26T08:03:14+00:00

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Nancy McArthur

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.

Nancy has been a GCRP Central Committee member since 2012 and also is Chardon’s Mayor and President of City Council where she has served for eight years. She also serves on Family First Council, Geauga County Health District Advisory Council, Auburn Career Center EMS Advisory Committee, and the Chagrin River Watershed Board.

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, and legal and financial services.

Nancy lives in Chardon with her husband of 37 years, Michael McArthur, and together they have two children. Their daughter Kelley Bodwell is married and lives in Athens, OH with her husband Greg. Their son, Keenan, is a student in the Engineering College at The Ohio State University.

Nancy McArthur

Jane Zimmermann, Vice Chairman of Central Committee

Joan Windnagel

Joan Windnagel, Secretary

Kevin O'Reilly

Kevin O’Reilly, Treasurer

Donna Matzek

Donna Matzek, Vice Chairman of Executive Committee

Karen Swan

Karen Swan, Chairwoman

State Central Committee Representatives in Columbus

Senate District 18 (includes part of Geauga, all of Lake and Portage Counties)

Scott Kayser

Scott Kayser


Mary O'Toole

Mary O’Toole


Senate District 32 (includes part of Geauga, all of Ashtabula and Trumbull Counties)

Casey O'Brien

Casey O’Brien


Melissa Pope

Melissa Pope


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Jane Timken

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.