Colonial Region Republican Committee

 The Colonial Region Republican Committee is one of three committees making up the Republican Party for New Castle County and one of  the five regional committees of the Republican State Committee of the State of Delaware.

Executive Committee

                                                                                 CHAIR:  James Weldin                    
                                                                       VICE-CHAIR:   Joan Winnington
                                                                       TREASURER:  Joyce Hein
                                                                       SECRETARY:   Wendy Shore
RD 5 CHAIR:             
RD 8 CHAIR:             
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RD 15 CHAIR:                
RD 17 CHAIR:                
RD 27 CHAIR:                


Jim Weldin


 Lives in Newark with his wife and two sons.

University of Delaware graduate Political Science

Retired Police Officer

 Active in Republican Party since he was 11 years old

Former Republican Candidate for County Council and State Senate

Interests are baseball having served as a both a coach for Babe Ruth and High School, and weightlifting

 Professional Employment:

Works for a consulting company dealing with Emergency Management, Department of Defense and Homeland Security support.







Joan Winnington

Vice Chair

 Joan joined the Colonial Region Republicans several years ago.  She has been active in the group volunteering at events, making calls, supporting candidates, working on campaigns, and staying connected with fellow members. 

 This year Joan stepped up to help our region by becoming the Vice Chair for the Colonial Region.  In this roll, she has helped grow the membership, implemented procedures for scheduling meetings and maintaining minutes, put together orientation packets for new members, works with DE Republican candidates running for offices in 2020, works with the Chair to keep our voices heard. 

 Professional Employment:

Director of Operations and Marketing, Metro Payment Technologies

As a professional, Joan has over 17 years of experience in the Merchant Services Industry.  She started out in sales and subsequently moved to overseeing the operations, marketing and sales of the company.  She currently manages the office staff, assists customers with difficult issues, manages the PCI Compliance program for Metro, generates sales and designs strategic marketing plans.  She also handles the training of new employees and agents. 

 Joan has her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Computer Science.  She is active in community events and professional organizations.