Karl Simmeth Elected Erie County GOP Chairman

Takes over for now state GOP chairman Nick Langworthy

Tom Puckett
September 16, 2019 - 1:20 pm

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Town of Boston Republican Chairman Karl Simmeth has been elected the new chairman of the Erie County Republican Committee. He takes over for Nick Langworthy, who is now the state GOP chairman.

“I am honored to have the full support of the ECGOP, and I am grateful for the steadfast leadership of Chairman Langworthy. I speak on behalf of our entire organization when I say we are proud to have Nick Langworthy as State Chairman, and we look forward to seeing his success state-wide. He has written a great playbook, and I plan to run with it. Nick led ECGOP to win 8 of the last 10 county-wide elections in a 2:1 Democrat County. We are going to make this year number 9, with Lynne Dixon as our next County Executive. This is the taxpayers’ Party, and Erie County is sick and tired of a hyper-partisan County Executive who talks and spends too much,” says Simmeth.

Simmeth has been the Boston Town Chairman for the last 10 years.

Vice Chairman Carmen Vacco resigned alongside Chairman Nick Langworthy after over 40 years of service to the Republican Party. Father of Dennis Vacco, former NYS Attorney General, He will be replaced by Ray Walter, former County Legislator and Assemblyman from Amherst as Vice Chairman. Erin Baker is joining the team as Finance Chair, using her extensive experience fundraising for local, state, and federal candidates across New York. Second Vice Chair John Schmidt will continue on in his role, committed to recruitment, candidate development, and fundraising. 

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