The 2015 Georgia GOP Organizational Convention Cycle is here!
In February Georgia Republicans will begin the 4 month long process of electing our county, district and state party officers culminating with the election of our State GOP Chairman in Athens the weekend of May 15-16.
Many of you are veterans to the process but for many of you, this will be the first time that you’ve had the opportunity to participate in choosing those who will shape the direction and vision of the Georgia Republican Party as we go into the very important 2016 Presidential election cycle, and beyond. I cannot stress enough how critical it is that you vet each of the candidates and choose wisely.
Congressman Rob Woodall will host a telephone town hall meeting at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, January 20th, just prior to the annual State of the Union Address. Those interested in participating can call 877-229-8493, and use passcode 17849.
He issued the following statement regarding the event.
“As we prepare to hear President Obama’s address to the nation this Tuesday, I wanted to be sure I also had the opportunity to hear from the folks in the Seventh District,” said Rep. Woodall. “I believe we have a wonderful opportunity to accomplish great things in the 114th Congress, and keeping an active dialogue with the men and women here at home is so important to that success. For everyone able to participate, I hope you will join me.” Read more
Pursuant to the Call of the Georgia Republican Party, Republicans in Gwinnett County are invited to attend their Precinct Mass Meeting, to be held on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 beginning at 10 AM sharp. At the meeting, voters in each precinct will elect officers for the 2015-2017 term and will elect delegates and alternates to the Gwinnett Republican County Convention to be held on March 14th.
Registration opens at 9 AM, and prospective attendees are encouraged to arrive early in order to be seated by the beginning of the mass meetings. Anyone arriving after 10 AM will not be allowed to participate in the mass meeting. In Gwinnett County, we’ll hold mass meetings for all precincts in each district at a single location. Unlike previous years, when meetings were held based on the school board district you lived in, you will attend a meeting based on which Georgia State House district you live in.
The Executive Committee and Rules Committee have reviewed the County GOP Rules and will present some long over-due changes. We are especially excited about the “redistricting” changes that will reform, and improve, our county level organization by moving away from 5 School District Managers to 6 House District Managers.
We are also clearly defining the roles of the Members-At-Large to ensure the House District Managers have assistance in what is truly the hardest job on the County Committee. It is important to make this change prior to the County Convention so that the elections for these positions can take place this year and take effect immediately upon adjournment of the convention.
We are also suggesting a few other changes to the Rules which we hope will encourage more active and in-person participation by members of the County Committee and the Executive Committee as we move into the 2016 election cycle. Click here to review the changes.
The State GOP has issued the Call for the 2015 Convention cycle. We will send all the details in a future email but wanted to get you the dates so you can mark your calendars now.
Precinct Mass Meetings – February 7, 2015
(Counties over 80,000)
County Convention – March 14, 2015
District Conventions – April 18, 2015
State Convention – May 15-16, 2015
300 North Thomas Street
Athens, GA 30601