Karen Sanders was chosen over incumbent Scott Feller as the new chairman of the Del Norte County Republican Central Committee on Wednesday.
Feller then lost out in secret balloting among the 14 committeee members in an election for vice-chairman, the post going instead to Jon Olson.
One participant described the luncheon meeting at Torero's restaurant in Crescent City as contentious.
Annette Short was re-elected secretary, and Aaron Funk was elected treasurer. Short and Funk were unopposed.
All four of those elected will serve two-year terms.