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The Georgia Republican Party is saddened to report that Michael Brown, Republican nominee for State House District 98, died suddenly on Tuesday, August 19. Michael was a wonderful person, loving husband and father and would have been a great addition to the State House of Representatives. He will be terribly missed by his family and his many friends.

Michael had no opposition in the General Election in November. Under state law, the State Executive Committee has the option of making a substitute nomination. Yesterday, the Committee voted that it would fill the nomination and notified the Secretary of State of the same.

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BJ Pak

Gwinnett’s BJ Pak Named National GOP Rising Star

State Rep. BJ Pak of House District 108 in Lilburn was named a Rising Star by the Republican National Committee at their summer meeting in Chicago on August 7th. Three other Republican leaders also earned the honor. Congratulations BJ! We’re proud you represent us in Gwinnett County.

From a Georgia GOP Press Release:

“I am proud and excited to welcome Will, BJ, Amanda, and Evelyn as the fourth installment to our Rising Stars program,” said Chairman Priebus. “These four individuals embody the GOP’s message of freedom and opportunity and I look forward to working with them as we grow and strengthen our party.”

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Rob Woodall

7th District Gains Conservative Leadership Role in Washington

On Wednesday, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) officially became Chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC) after being unanimously elected by RSC members last week. Following the departure of former Chairman Steve Scalise (LA -01) to serve as Majority Whip, Woodall was selected for the leadership role of the conservative caucus within the U.S. House. Already an active member of the committee as Chairman of the Budget and Spending Task Force, Woodall authored the single most conservative budget in Congress earlier this year, bringing federal spending to balance in just 4 years.

As an incubator for conservative policies on Capitol Hill, the RSC’s selection of Woodall is representative of what he calls the values of the Seventh District and the importance of the 7th District’s voice not only in Georgia, but also in Washington.

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John Padgett

Message from the Chairman, July 29th, 2014

One week ago a little over 38,000 Gwinnett Republicans returned to the polls to choose our nominees for US Senate, Congressional District 10, Georgia School Superintendent and State Senate 9. We have our slate for November.

I will not belabor the point but the only way Republicans win in November is for everyone to come together and get behind ALL our candidates. The National Democrats are spending money and human capital in Georgia – AND IN GWINNETT COUNTY – hoping to pave the way to wins this year and start the ball rolling for 2016.

This Saturday, you will have the opportunity to close the books on this never ending primary season by attending two events in Gwinnett County designed to motivate and inspire you to get involved and participate in a meaningful way in the November campaign.
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Rachel Little

Chairman’s Message, July 7th, 2014

Good Morning Fellow Gwinnett Republicans,

I hope each of you had a fantastic Independence Day Weekend and, in between the fireworks, parades, hotdogs and BBQ took time to say a prayer for our Nation and to remember the great sacrifices made by our Founding Fathers some 238 years ago when they signed our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.

We are still a young country in comparison to many but our youth, coupled with our wisdom, heritage and love of freedom still makes us the “shining city on the hill” where so many people desire to live, work and raise their families.

As Republicans, we believe deeply in the words inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty and welcome those who would seek their own American Dream. However, we also believe deeply in the rule of law on which our Nation stands and expect those who would come to our country to find their American Dream to following those laws.
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Celebrate Independence Day with the 7th District GOP

The Seventh District Independence Day party and fireworks is changing locations and changing days. Chairman Jason Thompson has moved his office to downtown Lawrenceville, and that’s the site for this year’s event. And, because Lawrenceville has its celebration on July 3rd instead of on the 4th, that’s when the 7th district will get together.

Stop by Jason’s new office at 162 East Crogan Street (opposite the Lawrenceville Visitor’s Center and the parking garage) beginning at 5:30 PM for free food and a chance to mingle with your GOP friends. Our special guest in Senate Candidate Jack Kingston, and we have invited other elected officials to attend as well.
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Rob Woodall

Rep. Woodall Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Eliminate Congressional Perk

From a press release:

Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) and U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL-08) introduced H.R. 4872, the “Ending Special Mail Privileges for Congress Act of 2014.” This bipartisan legislation repeals an antiquated federal law, known as the Franking privilege, that allows Members of Congress to use their signature in the corner of an envelope as postage and exempts Congress from the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) prepayment requirement. Though originally adopted by the Continental Congress in 1775, the Franking privilege still allows Congressional offices to send millions of dollars’ worth of mail through the USPS each year without first paying for the postage.
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Rob Woodall

Rob Woodall Speaks at June Breakfast

Congressman Rob Woodall spoke at the Gwinnett GOP breakfast on June 7th, 2014.

Here are his remarks:

He had a Q&A following his remarks. The Q&A is below: