Chairman's Corner: Thanks to our Freedom Day volunteers!

Monday, July 17, 2017 10:59 PM | Deleted user

Between the Congressional Special Election and promoting the Freedom BBQ on July 4, we thought you were due for a well deserved break from emails. That said, this one is packed full of information and events including what's happening in the Cobb Young Republicans and the Cobb County Republican Women's Club .

Pre-orders are now open for our Saturday, August 5th breakfast, which is returning after a 2-month hiatus due to the State GOP Convention and July 4th. Our speaker is the winner of our straw poll for Secretary of State, State Rep. Buzz Brockway. Before being elected to the State House in 2010, Rep. Brockway served as Chairman of the Gwinnett County Republican Party, a candidate who like so many of us, got his start serving at the grassroots. 

Our annual Freedom Day BBQ was a huge success. More than 500 tickets were sold and more than 250 people participated in our straw poll. The winners were:

Governor: Hunter Hill

Lt. Governor: David Shafer

Secretary of State: Buzz Brockway

We also had a stirring tribute to our veterans and honored our POW/MIAs with a special ceremony. 

photo credit Jeff Souther

Special thanks goes out to all of our volunteers who worked diligently to decorate and work the event including,  Helen Story, Phyllis Slaght, Wanda Becker,  Scott Johnson, Jeff Souther, Charlie Williams, Eileen Alberstadt, Debra Lieb, Lisa Atkins, Bette Tempest, Michael Davis, Miriam Corbin, Darlene Knight, Sue Marshall, Dorothy Baskin, Pam Croxton, and, especially, our event chairman, Debra Williams. 

You may have also heard in the news this past week that the Cobb County Board of Commissioners are proposing to increase the millage rate. Chairman Mike Boyce is having a couple of town hall meetings to hear from Cobb taxpayers on the tax increase. See below for the schedule. 

Have a great Republican week!

Yours in Freedom,


Jason Shepherd

Chairman, Cobb GOP

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