OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - For the first time in state history, women hold the top two positions in the Oklahoma Republican Party.
Longtime GOP activist Pam Pollard was elected chairwoman Sunday during a state committee meeting to fill the remainder of the term of former state Sen. Randy Brogdon, who announced his resignation last month.
Pollard defeated Estela Hernandez, who will remain vice chairwoman, and Robert Hubbard of Yukon.
Pollard said it is the first time a woman has been elected to lead the state GOP in more than two decades, and the first time ever that a woman held the chair and vice chairwoman positions.
Pollard received the most votes among the three candidates in the first round of voting, and Hernandez then advanced a motion to make her chairman.
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