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June UCRP Meeting

The Union County Republican Party held its June meeting on June 19th at JB Roosters. Speaking at the meeting were State Senator Jeff Chapman, a candidate for Governor, State Senator Seth Harp, a candidate for State Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner, State Superior Court Judge Lynn Alderman who is running for re-election, Raymond George, a candidate for District Attorney, and representatives for Jeff Langley, who is running for District Attorney, and Gerry Purcell, a candidate for State Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner.

Senator Chapman spoke about his campaign for Governor and what it means to be a conservative. He outlined his plans to bring a comprehensive ethics reform bill before the State Legislature. Senator Harp, a decorated Vietnam veteran informed the audience about his military record and plan to bring reform and stricter ethics to the office of State Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner. Judge Alderman spoke about her tenure on the bench and the role of a State Superior Judge.

April UCRP Meeting

Speaking at the April meeting was former State Senator Lee Hawkins who is running for the Ninth Congressional District seat that opened up with Nathan Dealís resignation from Congress. Hawkins discussed his experience as a small business owner and the need to bring someone with proven conservative credentials to Congress to help defund the recently passed health care plan. Former State Senator Eric Johnson spoke about his campaign for Governor. Johnson outlined the five key points of his campaign platform and stressed his credentials as a Reagan conservative. Incumbent Secretary of State Brian Kemp spoke about what he has done in office since being appointed Secretary of State in January and his plans if re-elected. Chickamauga City Council member and businessman Steve Tarvin who is also running for the Ninth Congressional District was the final speaker. Tarvin spoke about his no-nonsense campaign, the strong conservative values that he brings to the campaign, and the business experience that he has in running several companies.

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Republican Party to Hold Mass Meetings and County Convention

On Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 9:00AM, the Union County Republican Party will convene Precinct (or other political subdivision) Mass Meetings to elect Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Union County Republican Party Convention. The County Convention will convene at 10:00AM on March 12, 2011, at the same location for the purpose of electing Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Congressional District Convention and the State Convention. Additionally, the Convention will be adopting the Rules of the County Republican Party and electing officers for the 2011-2013 term.

Both the Precinct Mass Meetings and County Convention will be held in the Jury Assembly Room in the Union County Courthouse, 114 Courthouse Street, Blairsville, Georgia.

All Union County residents who are legally registered to vote and believe in the principles of the Republican Party are urged to participate in this process.

The 9th Congressional District Convention will convene on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 10:00AM at the Forsyth Conference Center, 7745 Majors Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041. The District Convention will be adopting rules for the Congressional District Republican Party and electing officers for the 2011-2013 term. The Convention will also elect members of the State Committee of the Georgia Republican Party. Delegates and Alternates will be required to pay a fee of $25, which is to cover the cost of the Convention.

The Georgia Republican Party State Convention will convene at 2:00PM on Friday, May 13, 2011, in Macon, Georgia and will elect the Georgia Republican Party Officers and conduct all other business as necessary. Delegates and Alternates will be required to pay a fee, which is to cover the cost of the Convention.

For further information contact Chuck Honaker,
Chairman of the Union County Republican Party, 706-835-1210. www.UnionGOP.org

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