Cathy Latham

Chris Papierz

Georgia Republicans Pass Eight Resolutions At State Convention

“This has been a great convention,”

The Georgia Republican Convention was held in Augusta, Georgia, on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4. The 3,500 party regulars also elected 31 delegates for their national convention in Cleveland next month, which also includes a delegate from Coffee County.

The votes came during the second day of the confab at the Augusta Convention Cen­ter. Party Chairman John Padgett said the convention had more rallies, receptions, dinners and auxiliary meetings than any state GOP convention in the country. “This has been a great convention,” he said.

The absent Gov. Nathan Deal might disagree, at least about the resolution chastising him for vetoing bills on “religious liberty” and campus guns. The Resolutions Committee combined proposals and identified the governor and legislators by office only. The Committee chastised elected officials of violating their trust of the voters and supporting ideals that are not aligned with basic Republican principles.

The resolution stated, “The delegates of the Georgia Republican Party convention … call upon our elected Republican legislators and our governor to get back to the basics of republican principles.”

Other resolutions passed included support for true educational reform led by the state and not national standards (NCLB or Race to the Top), state income-tax reduction, medical marijuana, and opposing Medicaid expansion.

Those attending as delegates were selected at county sessions in March. Chris Papierz, Vice-Chairman of the Coffee County GOP, was selected by District 12 to represent the district at the National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, to vote for Donald J. Trump as the next President of the United States.  In Augusta, he finished the delegate process and took the oath of representation.

Chris will travel to Cleveland for the National Republican Convention in July. Cathy Latham, a member of the State Committee and the State Resolutions Committee, was selected to serve on the Educational Task Force Committee. She also read the Education Resolution to the Convention attendees.  

The National Republican Convention will be held July 18-21, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. –Submitted by Cathy Latham of the Coffee County GOP

See the story on the front page of The Douglas Enterprise, Sunday, June 12, 2016 edition.

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