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Faamati Winey - Co-President
Faamati Winey is a Snap Fitness Franchisee owner since 2004. Moving to Minnesota from the small, beautiful island of her birthplace, Samoa, was world changing and she feels blessed to call America her home away from home since 2010. Faamati currently serves on the Board for Council of Asian Pacific of Minnesotans representing the Samoan Community providing her the opportunity to advocate for the Polynesian people. After completing Minnesota Excellence Public Service (MEPS), which is an extensive training program for conservative women interested in learning/engaging in the political arena, she founded East Metro Republican Women's Club in 2017 under the umbrella of Minnesota Federation of Republican Women. As Founder of the Club, Faamati has served as President for 2 years and currently as co-President. As a business owner and community leader, her passion for politics also has her involved in running campaigns and volunteering for candidates.

Dr. Laura Dean - Co-President

Laura has been a grassroots republican activist since before the turn of the century! She continues to work side by side with her husband Matt on local, state and national campaigns. As a physician who has delivered thousands of babies, Laura advocates for life and works to support families. Laura and Matt’s three grown children have been much of their inspiration to fight for what matters. Contact Laura at

Kim Gilsrud, Treasurer

Kim understands the the importance of being engaged in our local politics and has held various leadership positions and volunteered for many campaigns since 2012. She and her husband Jim live in White Bear Lake, have three grown children and seven grandchildren--she fights for them. You can reach Kim at


Kimberly Chirpich, Secretary
Kimberly is a passionate conservative Republican that stands for God, Family and Country.  She understands the importance of a strong and safe nation and is fighting for our future.  She lives in Woodbury with her husband and teenage son.  Kimberly is the Director of Marketing and the Director of College and Career Counseling at Liberty Classical Academy in White Bear Lake, MN.

Kathy Smith, Special Projects Director
Kathy is a passionate patriot who fights for conservative values.  She lives in Forest Lake with her fabulous husband and two freedom-loving sons and is the Curriculum and Training Director at Liberty Classical Academy. Kathy oversees special projects for EMRW and responsible for member care.  If you have questions about how to get involved in one of our special projects, or how to become a member, you can reach out to her!

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