Former Cache GOP chair hopes his party can find unity

For the second time Boyd Pugmire is leaving his position of Chairman of the Cache County Republican Party. He held the post from 2011-2013 and then became the party chairman again in 2015. Pugmire will be replaced by Casey Snider at the <a href=”http://cachegop.com/” target=”_blank”>party’s Organizing Convention</a> on March 31st at Ridgeline High School.

Pugmire says it has been a great deal of work but he realizes he will miss it. He also presently serves as a member of the Utah State Republican Central Committee. That term is also expiring but he plans to run again.

Pugmire says there are approximately 30,000 registered Republicans in Cache County and he says his party has been successful at holding all of the elected positions. The departing leader, however, does have some advice: party members should strive to have more unity.

“There’s still a lot of division within the party,” Pugmire says. “Everybody is so worried about ideology that they are forgetting about what they are there to do. What they are there to do is represent the Republicans within the county and within the state of Utah and nationally.

“Sometimes you don’t always get your own way. You have to stop and think there are 560,000 registered Republicans in the state of Utah. What we need to be doing is think about representing all of those Republicans.”

So what will he do instead of running the local Republican party? Pugmire says he hopes to do some traveling with his wife along with other experiences.

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