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State School Superintendent Straw Poll Results

Thanks to everyone who attended tonight’s State School Superintendent candidate forum. The Gwinnett Young Republicans held a straw poll after the debate, and here are the results:

Mike Buck – 27.8%
Mary Kay Bacallao – 18.1%
Ashley Bell – 18.1%
Nancy Jester – 16.7%
Fitz Johnson – 9.7%
Sharyl Dawes – 5.6%
Kira Willis – 4.2%
Allen Fort – 0.0%
Richard Woods – 0.0%

Note that Woods was not at the forum.

Rachel Little

Chairman’s Update, April 15th, 2014

Greetings Fellow Republicans.

Festival season is upon us and we need YOU to make it a success!

Gwinnett’s community festival season kicks off with Grayson Day on April 26 and your Gwinnett GOP Executive Board is busy making plans to participate in as many of the annual events as possible – all the way through to the Lilburn Christmas Parade in December.

In the midst of the mid-term election cycle, these community events are important opportunities for us to present our positive, conservative message to the citizens of our great County.

I’m sure you know, these events don’t happen by themselves. It takes hard work, time and dedication by volunteers like you to help set up the tent, transport campaign materials and provide smiling faces to greet our visitors during festival hours.

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Support Pete’s Patriots and the Gwinnett Relay for Life

Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way, so we’ve decided to make a difference by walking and raising money in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event May 9th-10th.

At the event, our team will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in the world’s largest fight for more birthdays.

Our team is doing our part to make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone’s life. Please join our team or make a donation, because saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time.

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Gwinnett GOP Sponsors State School Superintendent Candidate Forum

The Gwinnett County Republican Party and Gwinnett Young Republicans are sponsoring a candidate forum for the state school superintendent candidates. The candidate forum will take place Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center (75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046). Mike Moore, news anchor at CBS Radio-V-103/WAOK, will act as the forum’s moderator.

Gwinnett GOP Chairman Rachel Little said, “In what has become a highly active electoral cycle, the state school superintendent race is proving to be one of the most competitive. The Gwinnett County Republican Party state school superintendent candidate forum will give each candidate in attendance the opportunity to state their positions within the state school superintendent race and to answer questions.” Candidates agreeing to attend the forum include Mary Kay Bacallao, Ashley Bell, Mike Buck, Sharyl Dawes, Allen Fort, Nancy Jester, Fitz Johnson and Kira Willis.

The state school superintendent forum will be followed by a straw poll where participants can cast votes for candidates.


Meet the Candidates at Our April Breakfast

As the Primary Election draws closer, the Gwinnett GOP is glad to present the candidates who are asking for your vote in May. At our April breakfast, we’ll hear from U.S. Senate candidates Art Gardner and Jack Kingston, House District 10 candidates Gary Gerrard, Jody Hice and Mitchell Swan, and Gwinnett Board of Education District 2 candidate Ileana McCaigue.

Join us at 550 Trackside, 550 North Clayton Street in Lawrenceville, beginning at 7:45 AM for networking and breakfast. We’ll start the program at 8:30, and wrap up as close to 10 AM as possible.
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2014 Qualifying Results

It’s qualifying week in Georgia. This week, Republican candidates across the state are officially qualifying for the May 20th Primary election, Either at the State Capitol or at their county offices.

This page will list candidates for office who have qualified for State Representative, State Senator and county positions. You can view all candidates who have qualified statewide on this page. We’ll also keep the page we maintain on our website up to date.
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Rachel Little

Chairman’s Message – February 26th, 2014

Fellow Republicans,

What’s in a poll?

On behalf of your Gwinnett County GOP Executive Committee, thank you to everyone who took a few minutes to participate in our most recent survey. We will communicate your responses to the members or our Gwinnett Legislative Delegation and to the candidates for Governor, State School Superintendent and US Senate.

On the questions related to issues being debated this Legislative Session:
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Rachel Little

Chairman’s Message – February 19th, 2014

Fellow Republicans,

It’s public opinion poll time again!

As you are all aware, the Georgia General Assembly is well on its way in what promises to be one of the shortest legislative sessions in recent memory. With qualifying for candidates and the primary elections being moved up, our current elected officials are hoping to end the 40 Day Legislative Session by March 20th so they may focus on spending time with you and asking for your vote in their re-election campaigns.

Your Gwinnett GOP Executive Board thought this would be a good time to ask you to weigh in on some of the issues being debated this Legislative Session and to gauge your support for candidates in the race for Governor, US Senate and State School Superintendent.
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