U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) will be hosting a field hearing this Monday, November 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Hall County Government Center. The hearing will be chaired by Representative Woodall and is focused on examining the impact the Affordable Care Act is having on families, small businesses and healthcare providers throughout the region, specifically in rural areas. With over half of rural counties served by federal exchanges only offering one or two options for customers, and prices for these plans often being double the cost of urban areas, many throughout the Seventh District are feeling the negative effects of the law.
Over 200 people attended our first annual Republican Rumble and Chili Cookoff. It was a great afternoon for all who attended.
With 190 votes in the Senate straw poll, here are the results:
- Paul Broun 35.3%
- Karen Handel 32.6%
- Jack Kingston 16.8%
- Phil Gingrey 6.3%
- David Perdue 5.8%
- Eugene Yu 3.2%
- Derrick Grayson 0.0%
For our November breakfast, we’ve invited State Senator Josh McKoon from Columbus to speak. Senator McKoon was elected in 2010, and quickly became an advocate for ethics legislation. He is the chairman of the Judiciary Committee and Vice-Chair of the Higher Education Committee. He also serves on the Ethics, Insurance and Labor and Regulated Industries committees.
Out of the blue – events occur and life just happens. That has recently been the case within our Gwinnett GOP Family.
I’m sure many of you have heard but for those who haven’t, Heather Alvarez, School District One Manager, has resigned her position from the Executive Board and has moved to Florida for health and family reasons.
The Executive Committee of the Gwinnett County Republican Party has called for a special election for the position of First District Chair to fill the seat formerly held by Heather Alvarez and the position of Fifth District Chair, held by Mike Seigle. Mike was appointed to the position by Chairman Rachel Little, with the agreement that there would be an election in November. The election will be held at 7:30 PM on Thursday November 14th, 2013 at Gwinnett GOP Headquarters, 46 South Clayton Street in Lawrenceville.
The election will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled County Committee meeting on that date. Anyone wishing to vote in the meeting must be in line to sign in by 7:30 PM. Only County Committee members living in the First school district are eligible to vote in the first dizstrict election, and only members living in the fifth school district are eligible for the fifth district election.