Polk GOP to hold county convention, precinct meetings March 24

Published 8:00 am Saturday, March 3, 2018

On Saturday, March 24, beginning at 10 a.m., the Polk County Republican Party will hold its annual convention and precinct meetings. 

These events will take place at Republican Headquarters, 33 S. Peak St., Columbus, and are open to all Polk County Republicans who are registered to vote in the county.  At the precinct meetings, which begin at 10:00 a.m., precinct chairs, as well as delegates to the district and state conventions, will be elected. 

At the county convention, which will begin immediately after the precinct meetings, elections will be held for members of the Polk GOP Executive Committee, and issues of importance to the county party will be discussed. 

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In addition, attendees will hear from the district chair and various candidates for public office, including current elected officials, and will have a chance to meet several of them in person.  The keynote speaker will be Tim Moore, speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

The Polk County Republican Party has been in a rebuilding phase since the first of the year, and has installed a new executive committee and developed new committees to carry out the party’s expanded mission. 

“There is a new energy for moving the party forward, and our current leaders are working very hard,” said Dick Shaughnessy, finance chair. “I believe that much of this enthusiasm can be attributed to the intensity of support that people feel for President Trump and his policies.” 

For more information about these events or the Polk County Republican Party, contact Dr. Pat Komorous, interim chair, at polkconcGOP@yahoo.com.    

– Submitted by Pat Komorous