FRONTIER COUNTY, Neb. -- Melanie Standiford, of Curtis, has been appointed to the vacant county chair position of the Frontier County GOP.

A press release said the request was made by Calvin Pemberton, Sub-District 305 Chair Representative.

It was reported that Pemberton requested Standiford be immediately appointed to fill the position temporarily until a formal election process could take place per Article XI Section 9 of the Frontier County GOP Constitution.

NEGOP Chairman Eric Underwood said, “Frontier County is in good hands with Melanie stepping into the County Chair position.”

Standiford has an extensive background in journalism, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and a master’s degree in International Security and Intelligence Studies.

Most recently, she distinguished herself as the News Director, producer, and co-anchor at KNOP-TV NBC Nebraska News 2; a position she held until she was fired last week by parent company Gray Television over her role in creating a “sanctuary city for the unborn” in her hometown of Curtis.