Every two years, the Georgia GOP elects new leadership at the county level, congressional district level and state level.
If you’re like most people in Lee County, you are an independent voter who tends to vote conservative, votes for a GOP candidate on Election Day, goes home, complains about the quality of candidates on the ballot and then does nothing until the next election cycle. Maybe you don’t trust the people in D.C. to keep their word to cut the size of government or cut spending. You could change that and it starts here in Lee County, this Saturday, March 12, at 9 a.m., at the Lee County Courthouse in Leesburg.
In every county across Georgia with a population less than 80,000, at 9 a.m., people will get together to elect a precinct chairman and delegates to the county convention. The chosen precinct chairman becomes a voting member on the county GOP executive committee. Precinct caucuses are open to all registered voters in the county and you do not need to be a member of the GOP to attend. No one will be admitted after the doors are closed at 9 a.m.
At 10 a.m. in every county in Georgia, the county conventions convene with the selected delegates from the precinct caucuses. Delegates and only delegates will vote on county GOP rules, vote to select a county chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, and treasurer. Any delegate may submit a person’s name for any position. Delegates will be selected for the April 16 district convention, where the process will be repeated for the district level, where in addition, state committee members will be elected. And again in May for the state at the state convention.
County chairmen and state committee members will serve as voting members on the district committee. State committee members are voting members on the state committee. District chairmen are voting members of the state executive committee.
The people you select will help will help shape the Republican Party to be what you want and expect it to be. It starts with the grassroots, it starts with you. Hope to see you Saturday.
(Sabot is the vice chairman of the Lee County GOP and a state Republican Committee member.)