CELEBRATE FREEDOM! #COBBFIRST
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,
Chairman, Cobb GOP
It was an exciting weekend at the State Convention...or at least so I heard. I had the honor of being appointed to the Credentials Committee along with two other great Cobb Republicans, Phil Daniell and Johnell Woody. Our work started at 9:00 AM on Friday and didn't finish until about 11:00 PM. We started back at 7:00 AM on Saturday and closed up business when the Convention ended at 7:00 PM. After handling the credentialing challenges, we became the vote counters along with the Sgt. at Arms Committee members. The vote in each section was certified by both the Credentials Committee member and Sgt. at Arms member assigned to each section. Our totals were certified by Chairs of each committee.
While I was in constant meetings, Pamela Croxton did a great job leading the Cobb delegation. All of our alternates were moved up.
I was also honored by my fellow county party chairmen who elected me to represent them on the State Executive Committee as the Over 80,000 Caucus Chairman.
Finally, I would like to thank all of the candidates for all offices who put themselves out there to serve the Party. I would especially like to thank Alex Johnson, Michael McNeely, and Mike Welsh. Each one is a fine individual who I would have been proud and honored to work with.
Moving on to Karen Handel's runoff, we will be hosting a Debate Watch Party at Cobb HQ on Tuesday, June 6. Doors open at 7:00 PM. See below for more information.
Finally, you can still get tickets for the Meet-and-Greet and Braves Game with Taiwan's Ambassador to the United States, the Hon. Stanley Kao. Tickets are $100 and include the reception and the game. This is an event not to be missed!
Get your ticket now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youre-invited-to-a-reception-braves-game-with-taiwan-ambassador-stanley-kao-tickets-33940530039.
We have a little more than a week to go before voters in the 6th District will choose between Karen Handel and that guy who lives somewhere other than the 6th. We will have opportunities to volunteer both at Cobb GOP Headquarters and Karen Handel's Cobb campaign office through the week. Handel's headquarters are at 3750 Palladian Village Drive, Marietta, GA 30066-8207.
We will also be having the Meet-and-Greet and Braves Game with Taiwan's Ambassador to the United States, the Hon. Stanley Kao. Friday, June 16. Tickets are no longer available, but those who did purchase tickets, they will be available at will call. Be sure to arrange your parking in advance and arrive before the reception starts at 6:00PM.
It's also now time to get ready for July 4 and tickets are on sale now for $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Purchase your advance tickets now. We will have great BBQ from Williamson Brothers Catering, live music, candidate speeches, as well as plenty of activities for the kids.
There will so be a straw poll for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Secretary of State, so come out and support your favorite candidates.
Sponsorships are also available through the ticket link above or you can download the application and send it back in.
We had a fantastic volunteer event on Saturday for our Kay in May Day BBQ. We had more than 50 Republicans from, not just Cobb, but Fulton, Cherokee, and Gwinnett as well, all working to win the Senate District 32 runoff!
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle came by to thank volunteers and enjoy a great BBQ lunch thanks to Andy Soha and Bob Terrell. Then at the end of the day, State Senator Hunter Hill drew our winners! Thanks as well to Rep. Bert Reeves for helping sponsor the event.
If you would like to see photos from Saturday, click here and visit our photo gallery.
There is still a lot of work to be done before the polls close tomorrow at 7:00PM. You can still help by filling out the form at http://cobbgop.org/volunteer-for-kay/.
We especially need sign wavers for key intersections!
Be sure to reach out to friends and family who live in the 32nd and remind them to vote on Tuesday for Kay Kirkpatrick!
Today is also the last day to get the early bird rate for the Meet-and-Greet and Braves Game with Taiwan's Ambassador to the United States, the Hon. Stanley Kao. Tomorrow the price will go up from $65 to $100 a ticket. This is an event not to be missed!
Let's make this a GREAT REPUBLICAN WEEK for Kay Kirkpatrick and Karen Handel!
This has been an exciting week in the Cobb GOP. Each day Cobb volunteers worked to get out the vote for Kay Kirkpatrick and Karen Handel. Once again, it was standing room only at our monthly Cobb GOP Breakfast as Scott Slade, host of Atlanta's Morning News on WSB radio moderated the forum with State Party Chairman candidates Alex Johnson, Michael McNeely, John Watson, and Mike Welsh. The forum was covered by The Marietta Daily Journal and CBS 46 Atlanta, as well as the Monica Matthew's Show Sunday morning on WBS radio.
At the breakfast, Virginia Galloway with the Faith and Freedom Coalition held a drawing for a free trip to Washington, DC to attend the FFC's "Road to Majority" Conference. Another trip will be given away at Saturday's KAY IN MAY DAY BBQ (see below for more details and how you can win!)
Karen Handel also opened her campaign's Cobb HQ on Sunday and it was great to see so many Cobb Republicans out to support her.
Early voting starts TODAY for State Senate District 32 and the election is a week from tomorrow, Tuesday, May 16. We need you help making sure District 32 voters come out for Kay in May. To volunteer, please click here and sign up to make calls, wave signs, or canvass neighborhoods.
We did suffer a set-back as a federal judge re-opened voter registration striking down the Georgia law. More than 20,000 new voters who turned in their registration late will be added to to rolls just in Cobb County and registration will remain open until May 21.
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