“It’s time for a few things to happen,” said incoming Chairwoman Sarah Valente. “First of all, we need to find each other. There are Republicans in Taos County, many more than are involved or even voting. A few of them probably don’t want to get involved, but I believe that more simply don’t know how. We need to get organized and serious about growing our base and speaking out about what we believe. Being a Republican in Taos County means being pro-innocent life, pro-2nd amendment, pro-America, pro-business, and pro-personal freedom. We’re a big-tent party, for sure, but our messaging is lacking. If we’re going to reverse the tide that has for years eroded the foundation of our faith and freedom seemingly unimpeded, we need to raise our voices (as well as the funds needed to make that happen). It’s certainly not time to become discouraged or to stay home because things haven’t gone our way. It’s time for far more involvement, not less.”
— Sarah Valente, Chairwomen, Republican Party of Taos County.