Welcome to 2016 from the Jackson County Republican Party
We hope that you have healthy and wonderful 2016. We thought it would be helpful to share some important dates and information with you as we head into the most critical election in many years.
Here are some things people have been emailing and asking the Jackson County GOP:
1) How Can I Be a Delegate to the National Convention in Cleveland?
The path to attend the GOP National Convention in Cleveland next June–possibly the most important Republican gathering in the last 20 years– starts in your local precinct. It is a multi-step process, and one in which you will meet hundreds of conservative North Carolinians, learn about issues facing our county and state, and play an active role in making our government more responsive, transparent, and focused.
You must register to attend the Jackson County Combined Precinct and County Convention Meeting on March 4th, 2016 at the Jackson County Senior Center in Sylva . To be a delegate, you must be a registered Republican, and register for the Combined Precinct Meeting. You can attend the convention as a guest, but you cannot be a delegate if you are not a registered Republican per our party rules.
The convention is scheduled just 10 days prior to North Carolina’s Presidential and Gubernatorial Primary, this exciting Convention will give you the opportunity to meet many candidates who will help shape our future — up close and personal. There is a small fee ($25.00 includes dinner/$10.00 convention only) to attend the convention, which offsets our expenses.
Attend the appropriate Congressional District meeting for your area. Information about dates and times of these meetings is forthcoming, and all will be held in April, in anticipation of the statewide Convention.
Finally, the North Carolina Republican Party is planning a dynamic State Convention that will be May 5th thru 8th in Greensboro. It is here that final delegate selection is determined for the National Party. North Carolina will have a total of 72 delegates and you might be one of them!
Next step: on to Cleveland!
2) How can I get involved with Jackson County GOP in 2016?
That’s easy – just reply to this email and let us know how you want to help! With the Presidential, Congressional, Council of State, General Assembly, County Commissioner and other races in 2016, and our many events, there is something to do for everyone, and we need your help!
Our organization is tooling up for the big year and we need help in YOUR neighborhood – precinct chairs, block captains, etc. This is a great way to get involved at the most local (and most important!) level!
We even need help on our various committees – Finance & Fundraising, phone calling, PR, election year support, and more – all need help to make a real impact in 2016. Each only requires a small investment of your time that will have huge dividends for the party and our candidates!
3) Are there things around the office [when Jackson County Sets up offices in Cashiers and Sylva] I can do to help?
4) When is the 2016 Republican Primary?
March 15th will be the Presidential Preference Primary AND the primary for all contested seats statewide/countywide. Email us if you have more questions.
For the record, Jackson County GOP does NOT endorse anyone in Republican party primaries! We will provide information on all the candidates for all the various offices and put links to their websites on our website, and you can us for more contact info.
These were the most common questions we’ve heard the past few weeks. If you have others just email us and leave a comment/question.
Your Jackson County GOP meets each month and our next meeting is February 22nd at Ryans in Sylva, 6 PM to eat/6:30 to meet. Come out and hear one of our speakers. We look forward to seeing you soon as we work towards victory in 2016!
Thank you for your continued support.
Your Jackson County GOP
Welcome to the Jackson County North Carolina Republican Party website!
We hope you find our site informative.
Jackson County Republican Party
PO Box 131
Sylva, NC 28779
Ralph Slaughter, Chairman
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