The Girls State program is entirely non-partisan, and the citizens operate with mock political parties. They elect precinct, county and state party officials and write their own party platform.
On Tuesday June 18, the National and Federal parties held their annual conventions and elected their state party officials. Congratulations to these women!
For the Federal Party, Uzo Ogbanufe (City N) was elected as State Chair and Whitley Hoyland (City N) was elected State Vice Chair. The House Whip is Nikhita Sathish (City K) and the Senate Whip is Kirsten Padilla (City I).
In the National Party, Sadie Thibodeaux, (City B) was elected as State Chair and Celina Solis (City D) was elected State Vice Chair. The House Whip is Elise Nguyen (City I) and the Senate Whip is Ashlee Reed (City M).
Throughout the week, these ladies will inform citizens about their party’s platform, run the state general election and support bills in House and Senate which line up with party planks.