Eileen Sobjack was elected NFRW 3rd vice president at the 38th Biennial Convention in Phoenix and took office in January 2016. She is director of NFRW Region 2, which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and New Mexico.
Previously, Sobjack served on the NFRW Executive Committee as secretary and member-at-large. In 2011, she was one of five state presidents nominated for the NFRW Ronald Reagan Leadership Award.
Sobjack’s journey into politics started when she was a young mother and a partner in her husband’s business. She saw firsthand the burden of too much government control on families and small business. She became dedicated to assuring the liberty and freedoms we enjoy are available for the next generation. This led to her involvement initially as a volunteer lobbyist and activist for business and family issues; before long, she became involved in Republican politics.
Since 1988, Sobjack has volunteered each election season in local, state and national campaigns. She has also worked as a campaign consultant.
She has served at many levels of county GOP leadership. For her efforts, she was named 2006 Republican of the Year. She currently serves as vice chairman of the Whatcom County Republican Party and Precinct Committee Officer.
Instrumental in supporting the reorganized club of Whatcom County RW, Sobjack was elected club president in 2000. At the state level, she served in many key and varied roles before being elected to two terms as state president of the Washington Federation of Republican Women.
Sobjack was elected and served as a Whatcom County Charter Review Commissioner in 2015. She is a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, served as a trustee in her church and is a former teacher. Married for 38 years, she and her husband have raised three active responsible citizens who, along with a son-in-law and two daughters-in-law, are all Republicans. They also have eight wee-publican grandchildren. Their middle son is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.