2014 is going to be an important year for the Republican Party. This year, all the state’s constitutional officers are up for re-election, we will elect a new Georgia Senator, plus state representatives and senators, county commissioners and school board members. Democrats have announced candidates for Senator, Governor and State School Superintentent, and there are certain to be more challengers in the months to come.
Gwinnett County is certain to be an important factor in the elections, with Democrats eager to turn the county purple. And that’s why we need you to join the Gwinnett GOP or renew your membership for 2014. To make it easier, we have changed the options for membership.
This holiday season, the Gwinnett GOP is going to make the lives of 12 disadvantaged children a little brighter. The party has ‘adopted’ a dozen children currently under the supervision of the Gwinnett division of Family and Children Services. On December 19th, we will present these kids with Christmas gifts donated by our members.
You can help out by either purchasing all the gifts for one of the children listed below, or by making a cash donation and letting Santa’s helpers do the shopping for you.
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%
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.
The Common Core curriculum has become a hot topic for discussion over the last few months, with arguments pro and con over the best way to provide an education to students.
At our County Committee Business Meeting on Thursday, September 12th, we will have former Gwinnett GOP Chair and Georgia State Board of Education member Mike Royal as our guest speaker. Mike will share his views on the Common Core Standards in the state of Georgia.
The meeting begins at 7:30 PM at our office at 46 South Clayton Street in Lawrenceville.