1st Congressional District: Chairman Eric Herr Resigns, New Chairman Elected

At the third quarterly meeting of the 1st District Saturday held in Caroline, Chairman Eric Herr resigned effective immediately. He is moving to Texas to begin a new job. Herr has been chair since 2012.

Bob Watson, who represents the 1st District on the Republican Party of Virginia’s State Central Committee, was unanimously elected as the new Chairman.

Watson’s SCC position was filled in a vote of 16 to 9 by Hanover Republican Committee Chairman Russ Wright who also serves as the District Vice Chair. Wright’s opponent for the SCC position was former Stafford County Chairman Heather Stefl.

Hanover was added to the 1st District last year.

Cover photo: Russ Wright, newly elected SCC member from the 1st District and Bob Watson, new 1st District Chairman