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Bill C Merrell - Chairman - Reform Party

Bill C. Merrell, Chairman of the Reform Party


Nicholas Hensley

Nicholas Hensley, Secretary of the Reform Party (Incoming Chairman on January 1, 2021)

Office of the Reform Party National Chairman

Bill C. Merrell is the current chairman of the Reform Party. He serves from 2017 through 2020. He also is the Chairman of the Reform Party of New York, and has been a Reform Party member for over a decade.

In addition to being Reform Party Chairman, Dr. Merrell is the owner and director of the Merrell Institute and the Merrell Education Center in New York.

Dr. Merrell has worked as a Property Manager-Owner since 1991 on multiple properties (Single Family, Multi-Family, Townhomes, Condominiums), and was elected for a 6 year period as President and Board Manager for a 287 Unit complex in Suffolk County. He was personally involved in a 3 million dollar renovation project in this NYS Complex.

Dr. Merrell has a Ph.D. He is a Certified Real Estate Appraiser from the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA), a Registered Mortgage Underwriter from the National Association of Review Appraisers/Mortgage Underwriters (NARAMU) and is a Certified Environmental Inspector from the Environmental Assessment Association (EAA). He has over a dozen other certifications.

Long time Reform Party Secretary Nicholas Hensley of North Carolina was elected the next Reform Party Chairman during the 2020 Convention. He will replace Bill Merrell on January 1, 2021.

Nicholas Hensley, experienced in both political operations and communications, has freelanced for numerous candidates and campaigns over the past decade. He also helped successfully lobby for ballot access reform in the state of North Carolina, meeting with numerous state lawmakers in favor of the legislation. Professionally he is a partner in Lason Media LLC, a small owner operated marketing and public relations firm.

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Selma with John LewisRead more +18 July 2020 By Michael Hackmer in Civil Rights, Social Justice

John Lewis: Bold. Brave. Courageous.

Reform Party calls on Alabama to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge to John Robert Lewis Bridge to honor the late congressman. On Friday, Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), the son of Alabama sharecroppers who was one of the original 13 activists who participated in the Freedom Rides and an organizer of the March on Washington, passed
Chairman's Message - Nicholas HensleyRead more +08 July 2020 By Nicholas Hensley in Letter from the Chairman, Nicholas Hensley

Chairman Elect’s Address to the Reform Party

The two party system is broken. Look at what it has done to the United States. In 2020, The United States of America is more divided than it has ever been. Racial tensions are running high, and there are protests in the streets. When it comes to flattening the curve of the coronavirus, we are
New Direction for 2021 and BeyondRead more +06 July 2020 By Nicholas Hensley in 2020 Election, Candidates, Nicholas Hensley, Roque "Rocky" de la Fuente

Reform Party Elects New Officers and Fills Vacancies

On June 13th, 2020 the Reform Party National Committee met to elect new officers for the 2021 to 2025 term and fill executive committee vacancies. Long time Reform Party Secretary Nicholas Hensley of North Carolina was elected the next Reform Party Chairman. He replaces Bill Merrell. Nicholas Hensley, experienced in both political operations and communications,