The Victor resident was unanimously elected Finger Lakes regional vice chairwoman of the state Republican committee.

VICTOR — Add on some state-level Republican Party duties to the workload of Trisha Turner.

Turner, who earlier this year was elected chairwoman of the Ontario County Republican Committee, was elected Finger Lakes regional vice chairwoman of the New York State Republican Committee. Turner, of Victor, was unanimously chosen at the annual state GOP organizational meeting in December.

The region includes Ontario, Wayne, Monroe, Yates, Livingston, Allegany, Schuyler, Seneca, and Steuben counties.

"As regional vice chairwoman, I will be working with Republican Committee members and elected officials across our region to ensure that we maintain taxpayer-focused leadership," Turner said in a prepared statement. "I am proud to call upstate New York home and I will continue to lead the fight to protect our upstate values and way of life."

Turner serves on the Victor school board and the board of directors for Serenity House, a not-for-profit that provides care for the terminally ill.

A graduate of the Kings College and Southern Connecticut State University, Turner began her career as a special education teacher. Long active in the Victor community, she helped found the Victor Community Church and she continues to be an active and engaged member. Turner also serves as a community liaison for Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua.

A mother of three, Turner and her husband Mark reside in the town of Victor.

Turner said the next two years will bring new and exciting challenges, which include growing local town and city committees and ensuring the recruitment of the best possible candidates to run for public office.

"Serving as chairwoman will provide me another opportunity to serve the region that I am proud to call home and I look forward to working with our county committees to elect strong Republican candidates who will put local taxpayers first," Turner said. "Working together we can improve our communities and elect individuals of the highest integrity to represent us."

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