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Located in north Georgia  
about 80 miles north of
Atlanta, in the 9th District    
of Georgia -- one of the
most conservative
Districts in the country.

Population:  28,500
Registered Voters:  14,131
Elected County Officials
who are Republican:  100%
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2012 ELECTION
Voter turnout:  74.72%
(11,008 voters)

Voted for Romney:  
81.03%  
(8,920 votes)








 










The next GOP EVENT is Tuesday,
August 5, at 6:30 pm
at Cartecay
Vineyards in Ellijay.  Our guest is
State Agriculture Commissioner
Gary Black, who has been the
advocate and idea behind the
Georgia Grown program
highlighting Georgia products.  He
will talk about
Georgia Grown, and
the future of Agriculture.  

The event is free and open to all.  
Please come and sample covered
dishes made with  Georgia Grown
products
, or bring  your own
covered dish to share.  
We have
been busy talking to local growers
and others in the agricultural
community, including
Georgia
Grow
n members, to make sure they
know about this event, and to issue
special invitations.
We also thank
Georgia Grown member Cartecay
Vineyards and owner Larry Lykins
for providing their lovely site for this
event.  
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Then, the GOP meeting on  
September 2, at 6:30 pm is at the
ETC Pavilion, with special guests
Will Kremer, State President of the
College Republicans, and Bruce
Azevedo, Vice Chair of the 9th
District.  Mr. Kremer brings the
young perspective, and Mr.
Azevedo brings the party
perspective, pro and con.    
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On
October 7, 2014 (the last
Gilmer GOP meeting before the
election), we'll focus on the races at
hand, and what has to be done to
keep this State red and retain a
Republican Senate seat
and the  
Governor
ship.  

ALSO -- why people don't vote.  

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         ANNOUNCEMENTS  
          JULY
24, 2014

The run-off election is over.   
Congratulations to Charlie Paris,
who won the run-off for Chairman
of the Gilmer County Board of
Commissioners.  His term begins
January 2015.  We also
congratulate Travis Crouch, who
won the run-off for the Post 2
Commissioner seat, and will also
begin his four-year term in
January 2015.

In other run-offs, Mr. David Perdue
won the Senatorial run-off and will
face Democrat Michelle Nunn in
the fall.  The run-off for State
School Superintendent was won
by Mr. Richard Woods, who also
faces Democrat opposition in the
fall.      


The GOP thanks all the candidates who
ran.  It was hard work, and in these last
several weeks, the four candidates
running locally distinguished
themselves by running good
campaigns.  We thank them all.  At the
courthouse last night, for example,
Mr. Leon Watkins was the first one to
congratulate his opponent Mr. Crouch.  

And -- the campaign signs appear to be
all gone!  

Voter turnout, on the other hand, was
26.39 percent --- very disappointing.  
The
Times Courier editorial addressed
this by saying they were seriously
considering asking citizens who
complained about county government
whether they voted or not before
publishing their complaint.  And they
might not publish it at all if you didn't
vote.  Bravo.  

And NOW -- on to the fall elections, but
first the August 5 meeting!  
GARY BLACK here
for GOP meeting  
Tuesday, August 5.