Because the Girls State program is entirely non-partisan, citizens operate with mock political parties. They elect precinct, county and state party officials and write their own party platform. The National and Federal parties convened June 15, 2010 to pick their state party officials. State Federal Party officials are Chair Anna Van Buskirk, Vice-Chair Lyangela Gutierrez, House Whip Kristen Olsovsky, Senate Whip Ashley Poston. State National Party Officials are Chair Lauren Muenchow, Vice-Chair Sierrah Hofstetter, House Whip Sarah Corder, Senate Whip Emma Fullerton. For a complete list of party officials, including county and precinct chairwomen, please download the 2010 edition of The Bluebonnet, the official newsletter of the Bluebonnet Girls State program.