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Kershaw County Republican women elect new leadership, officers

Posted: April 18, 2013 4:28 p.m.
Updated: April 19, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Pictured, right to left are: President Kim Demer, Secretary Bettie Beaty, Vice President Dr. Shelley Janssen, and Treasurer Mary Young.

The Kershaw County Republican Women (KCRW) recently took on new leadership and has elected four new officers who are committed to taking the KCRW to the next level. KCRW President, Kim Demer says, "I am excited about the extraordinary leadership team we have assembled, all of whom are women committed to advancing the conservative cause in our community."

Kim Demer is a Camden native, a Respiratory Therapist at Kershaw Health, and a graduate of USC and Midlands Technical College. She and her husband Bill are the parents of four children. Demer formerly served as secretary for the Kershaw County Republican Women.

Dr. Shelley Janssen grew up in Illinois and attended the University of Illinois for undergraduate studies. Dr. Janssen later attended East Carolina University Medical School in Greenville, NC and completed a Rural Family Medicine residency in Clinton, NC. She moved to Camden in 2009 to take a job with KershawHealth as Medical Director and staff physician for KershawHealth’s Urgent Care at Elgin. She and her husband Jay have a 14 year-old son.

Bettie Beaty is a graduate of Winthrop University and completed her graduate work at University of South Carolina. She has resided in Kershaw County for the past 16 years and being an art teacher, she is an advocate of the creative arts in the community. She and her husband, and two sons live in Lugoff.

Mary Young is a Registered Nurse and works for the local hospital. She is a longtime member of the Kershaw County Republican Women and has served formerly as vice-president and president. Young has been active in many Republican campaigns for local, state and national candidates over the years. She and her husband Paul live in Elgin.

Vice President Dr. Shelley Janssen is pleased to have the opportunity to serve in a leadership role for this group of conservative women and says, "Kershaw County women are welcome to join us as we work to ensure more conservative women are appointed to Boards, Commissions and elected to local government positions."

The Kershaw County Republican Women meet twice a month. They have a luncheon meeting at the home of Kim Demer on the first Thursday of each month at noon and they meet the second Monday of each month at the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce building at 7:15 pm.


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