President: Jennifer Kranzman
Jennifer Kranzman has spent 45 years caring for Gregg County resident through an extensive nursing career. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1976from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana she was president of the Student Nurses Association and charter member of Sigma Theta Tau- Beta Chi Chapter, a nursing honor society. She pursued a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1994 as an Advanced Practice Nurse. She became certified in Diabetes, Foot Care, Brain Injury, Acute Rehab, and Wound, Ostomy and Incontinence. She started many support groups, program startups, health fairs, clinics providing consulting work to hospitals, home health agencies and nursing homes in the area, and recognized in Who’s Who in Nursing, Nurse of the Year, Employee of the Year, and Exemplary Nurse.
After retiring from her role as Chief Nurse Officer in Alaska, she returned to Texas in 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and a year into the COVID pandemic. She was given the honor of an Inupiat name of “Kanuk” translated as “gatherer.”
A strong believer of faith, family, and freedom, she decided to join the Republican Women of Gregg County to offer her skills in 2021. She was asked to be on the Executive Board, became a Volunteer Deputy registrar for Gregg County, poll worker, trained to be a poll judge for Precinct 18, Newsletter Writer, and Chairman of Political Activities/Get Out the Vote for the club. She is the Chairman of Neighborhood Watch for her neighbors at Lake Cherokee.
Her husband Ed of 46 years had moved from designer draftsman in oilfield and designing houses to owning several food service businesses: donut shops, and restaurants. Retirement has allowed Jennifer and Ed to be closer to family, entertaining friends, travel, gardening, volunteer work, walking their English Bulldogs Bonnie and Clyde, and join the Longview Lug Nugs Car club. Jennifer and her husband were heavily involved with the Boy Scouts of America while raising their son’s. Both were Woodbadge Leaders, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Masters, Day Camp Administrators and First Grade Sunday School teachers.
Her son Brad Kranzman graduated from Sabine High Scholl in 1998, at Louisiana Tech in Ruston, Louisiana in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Airport Management with a minor in Business and Professional Aviation. He has worked at the East Texas Regional Airport as the Operation Director for 10 years. Her son Kevin graduated from Sabine High School in 2000 and is co-owner of the Southern Supply House, an oil field supply company in Kilgore, Texas for 4 years. He and his wife Crystal have a daughter Jada who keeps her grandparents busy attending her many sporting events for Sabine ISD.
Vice-President, Programs: Rhonda Anderson
As the former Director of Grassroots Engagement with Texans for Greg Abbott and currently the Grassroots Coordinator for Texas Values, Rhonda demonstrates her commitment and passion for Keeping Texas RED.by working with State and National grassroots.
Rhonda joined the Abbott team in 2017 as a field organizer covering several East Texas Counties. Today, she builds teams of volunteers to help State Level Republican Candidates and Conservative values throughout Texas, while secondarily supporting Texas Federation of Republican Women across the State.
Locally, Rhonda has been the Vice-President of programs for the Republican Women of Gregg County since 2016, was elected as Precinct 7 Chair for the Gregg County GOP, has been a state Delegate since 2014 and is also a Volunteer Deputy Registrar in multiple Counties. Rhonda strongly believes in growing the Republican voter base and being a Registrar provides the perfect scenario for daily expansion of the Republican party in Texas.
She also served as the State Republican Executive Committee woman for Senate District One, and recently was appointed to serve as scholarship Chair for TFRW. She is fearless in promoting TFRW values, sharing ideas with other clubs and identify high quality speakers to support club growth.
She is married and also a mom, Her Husband and son both share her passion for politics and are always happy to assist with the grassroots efforts locally.
Prior to making a living in the ever-changing world of Politics, Rhonda worked as a customer service rep for a major airline and an entrepreneur as an artisan soap maker producing all-natural soaps and personal care items.
Vice President, Membership: Tricia Oxton
Treasurer: Gwen Wuori
Gwendolyn Gray Wuori became a member of Gregg County Republican Women in November 2020. She grew up in Longview, Texas from the age of three years old. She graduated from Mary C. Womack High school, attended Kilgore Junior College and North Texas State University before marrying and moving away. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Delaware State University. As the wife of an US Air Force Officer, she has lived in several of these United States.
Gwen retired from Snohomish County, Everett, WA, where she was employed as the Contract Compliance Specialist. She has also been a Licensed Real Estate Agent, a Grant Administrator, a commercial Lease Administrator, and a Licensed Notary.
Her community service duties included Everett Washington Library Board of Trustees; Everett 2010 Vision & Strategic Planning Member.
Upon retirement Gwen and her husband, Jerry, moved back to Longview in May 2018. She became active in Texas politics after Jerry’s death in 2020.
Gwen became actively involved in the Republican Women of Gregg County, where she is currently serving as Treasurer. She is currently a Gregg County Precinct Chair. She is Republican Judge for the Gregg County Ballot Board, and is also a Deputy Voter Registrar for Gregg County.
Her other civic duties include being a member of the City of Longview’s Senior Advisory Board, and a member of the Longview Housing Authority and Community Development Advisory Commission.
Secretary: Open Position
Teresa Cook was born in California but she got to Texas as soon as she could! She was 5 years old when her family moved to Texas.
She married her high school sweetheart and when their son and daughter were both still under the age of two, she became an Air Traffic Controller. Years later, after having moved many times throughout her life, Teresa and her family settled in East Texas.
Air Traffic Controllers have a mandatory retirement age of 55, so after almost 30 years of service, Teresa retired and now owns a Rodan+Fields business, leaving herself plenty of time to be involved in her church, her ministries and to spend time with her friends, her family and especially her grandsons.
Teresa is a Conservative Christian and has always kept informed of current events and politics. Her Father and Mother were both Marines and her son David served in the Navy. She has a deep love and appreciation of our country. She joined the Republican Women of Gregg County in 2023.
Teresa’s message: I was so intimidated by the impressive bios of the other officers in this club. But really, all you need is your faith, to believe strongly in your convictions and a love for our great nation. That will lead you to wanting to get involved. We encourage you to join us!