MNFRW Executive Board
Vickie Froehlich is a graduate of the MEPS Program. She homeschooled her 5 children and now has 10 grandchildren. Vickie created a timeline book, "A Timeline for All Time" that was marketed to homeschoolers for years. Her passion is taking photos of politicians and meeting important people. Vickie is a Member of the Metro Republican Women’s club.
1st Vice President
Cindy Anderson has a Master’s degree in Special Education and works in the Monticello School District, and as an Adult Basic Education teacher at a county jail. She is a former Secretary for the 6th Congressional District Republicans and Wright County Republicans. She is also the Past President of the Central MN Republican Women’s Club. Cindy also serves on the state board of Child Evangelism Fellowship, and is active teaching children in church. Most recently, she was the State 2nd Vice President, and prior to that the MNFRW State Secretary.
2nd Vice President
Rachel Buttenhoff previously served in the United States military and is a Vietnam Veteran. After military service, Rachel worked for the United States Postal Service, and retired after 27 years. Rachel has been the Founding President of the North Central MN Republican Women's Club, and is currently the Past President of the NCMNRW Club, located in the Bemidji, MN area. Rachel has done volunteer fundraising for the Beltrami County Republicans, and she is a current Volunteer with that Basic Political Organizational Unit.
Janan Sharpe is the former President of the Capitol Republican Women's club. She has been involved in Republican Party politics for years.
Mickey Kyler has an Associates Degree in Banking, Finance and Real Estate. She works as Chief Administrator at Independence Plus, Inc.--which provides home care services to northwest Minnesota. Mickey enjoys Bible Study, and credits all of her success to the Lord’s kindness. She enjoys life--and though, challenged--enthusiastically pursues happiness in all of it. She lives with her husband, Dave, and a variety of animals. She has authored one devotional piece and is continuing her writing career. Mickey has been involved in Republican politics for years, and is a member of the Northwestern MN Republican Women--where she has been the Founding Club Treasurer.
Mary Ann Sexton
Mary Ann Sexton is a retired data base administrator. She has also been a church musician most of her adult life and is currently an accompanist at St Joseph in Rosemount, MN. She has been active in local politics since the early 1980’s, and is a member of the Metro Republican Women’s Club.
Kathy Tingelstad is a Government Relations Consultant and former six-term MN state representative. She served on the Anoka-Hennepin School Board and in various capacities within the local and congressional levels of the Republican Party. Most recently, she was the MNFRW State President; prior to that, she was the Founding President of the North Metro Republican Women’s club.
About the Federation
The National Federation of Republican Women, founded in 1938, has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U. S. territories, making it one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization works to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican Party, elect Republican candidates, inform the public through political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.
The Minnesota Federation of Republican is made up of local clubs in Minnesota’s communities. Joining a local club is a great way to participate in the political process at the grassroots level and to network with other Republican women. MNFRW members have the opportunity to make a difference in elections, debate the issues facing us today and meet many women across Minnesota who share their Republican values. Typically, chapters meet once a month, hear relevant speakers, as well as participate in service projects in their communities.
Our Mission: To encourage, educate, and support Republican women from all age groups and walks of life to be key players at the political table on national, state, and local issues.
“Tribute to Women” Recipients
- 2020-21 Chris Jacobson, Capitol Republican Women
- 2018-19 Pam Myhra, Metro Republican Women
- 2016-17 Kathy Tingelstad, North Metro Republican Women
- 2014-15 Maureen Krumrey, Greater MN Republican Women
- 2012-13 Sheri Wallace, Metro Republican Women
- 2010-11 Margaret Flower, Metro Republican Women
- 2008-09 Gail Dahlberg, Duluth Republican Women
- 2006-07 Virginia Bauman, Washington County Republican Women
- 2004-05 Therese Vaughn, Duluth Republican Women
- 2002-03 Jeannette Wier, Metro Republican Women
- 2000-01 Anna Kelly, Hennepin County
- 1998-99 Darlene Johnson, Duluth Republican Women
- 1996-97 Anita Mittlested, Metro Republican Women
Caring for America
Encourages volunteerism and private sector initiatives at all levels. Encourages local clubs and members to engage in projects that aid our U.S. troops and their families.
Encourages awareness of flag protocol and patriotism with resources, links, and program ideas.