In just a few weeks the Oregon Republican Party will be voting for a State Republican Chair to lead the state party. There is an independent push to get former governor candidate Allen Alley run for State Chair and supporters have set up a Facebook account (See Allen Alley for State GOP Chair ). Allen Alley is a potent statewide campaigner and fundraiser.
Current chair, Bob Tiernan, has yet to decide if he will run for re-election which has added great drama to the upcoming race. Before the GOP state election, there is a national GOP Chair election that is hotly contested with many challengers trying to unseat current chair Michael Steele. Tiernan has had success at taking a very bruised state party after the 2008 election defeat and has been effective at raising funds and conducting Get-out-the-vote efforts during the 2010 elections. This makes for an interesting and competitive 2011 election.