About our Jackson County GOP

The Jackson County Republican Club, formed for the purpose of uniting and coordinating the principles of the Party,
actively organizes Republican activities in Jackson County.  The Club’s mission is to communicate a conservative
message and Republican ideology throughout the community and to support and assure the election of local, district,
state and national Republican candidates.

The Executive Committee consists of the officers and the precinct chairmen.  Our 2017-19 officers are:  Ralph Slaughter, Acting Chm; Nelson Bumgarner, V-Chm; Trina Phillips, Sec/Treas.   Jackson County precincts are: Barker’s Creek, Canada, Caney Fork,
Cashiers, Cullowhee,Glenville, Greens Creek, Qualla, River, Savannah, Scotts Creek, Sylva North, Sylva South, and Webster.  We have monthly meetings year round at Ryan's in Sylva the 4th Monday of each month at 6pm to eat together followed by our meeting at 6:30pm. All welcome to come.

Jackson County belongs to the 11th Congressional District GOP Party.  District 11 consists of 16 counties in western Carolina: Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey.   The District also has monthly meetings usually held in Asheville at the Ryan's on Hwy 191 ay 5:30pm to eat followed by the meeting at 6:30pm.  Guests are welcome!!

Election Cycle
During an election cycle the Organization assumes all duties required to get out the vote and carry candidate messages
to voters. Election activities include: organizing candidate forums and rallies, assembling and displaying signage,
distributing candidate election materials, conducting phone banks and email messaging, staffing polls, and delivering
Republican turnout on Election Day.  National elections and local elections are generally held in even years; GOP Party officer elections are held during odd years.  Republicans hold annual county, district, and state conventions.  Jackson County usually hold our county convention at the Center for Aging in Sylva in either the month of February or March depending on the primary date during election years.  We have pending legislation this year placing the 2018 primary in March of 2018; therefore, our county and district conventions would be held in February.

Our Communications Director, Trish Chambers, will place republican news and meeting/ event announcements in local newspapers, Crossroads Chronicle in southern Jackson County and Sylva Herald in the northern end of the county, and send via email to our local member database. Contact Trish at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to the email serve list.  During the election cycles, we will put radio ads on the air promoting our candidates; hopefully in funds are plentiful, we can also place print ads in papers for our candidates. Check out our FB page: Jackson County NC Republican Party

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