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Get Involved 2017

During 2017, the republican party at county, district, and state levels will hold conventions to select new leadership. We encourage republicans to get involved in the process during 2017.

The Get Involved 2017 flyer outlines the convention process and the forms below are used to communicate to the CCRP that you would like to get involved!

2017 Application Forms
Executive Board Application 
District Convention Delegate Application 
State Delegate Application 


    Victory

    Thank You, Columbia County and all of the surrounding counties for leading our candidate to VICTORY!!!

    The Columbia County Republican Party 2016 Headquarters will remain at 3909 Washington Road in Martinez (the log cabin just behind Gary's Hamburgers and next to Abilene Baptist Church) but will only open for special events (volunteer staff).

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    Events


    • Monthly CCRP Breakfast

      Columbia County Republican Party Breakfast is held on the 4th Saturday of each month at Eli's American in Evans. Doors open at 08:45 and cost to eat breakfast is $9.00. Check our Facebook events for more info on the upcoming breakfast.


    • Feb
      11

      Columbia County Republican Party Precinct Mass Meetings

      Greenbrier High School
      Registration begins at 9 am, meetings begin at 10 am sharp.
      We will elect Precinct Officers and Delegates/Alternates to the County Convention.

    • Mar
      18

      Columbia County Republican Party Convention

      Jabez Hardin Performing Arts Center (County Main Library)
      Registration begins at 9 am, meetings begin at 10 am sharp.
      We will elect Officers and Delegates/Alternates to the District and State Conventions.

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    About CCRP


    CCRP Leadership 2015-2017

     

    Elected Board Members

     

    Appointed Board Members

    Chairman - Mike Wiltse

    1st Vice Chair - Bobby Beck

    2nd Vice Chair - Rick Hannon

    3rd Vice Chair - Alvin Starks

    4th Vice Chair - Michael Maloney

    Secretary - Charles Evans

    Treasurer - Brad Harkey

    1st District Chair - Karen Ribble

    2nd District Chair - Stephen Croft

    3rd District Chair - Marsha Beck

    4th District Chair - Brenda Galeas

    At Large Chair - Mike Welsh

     

    Finance - Marcus McGhee

    Membership - Jane Boyles

    Special Events - Susie Welsh

    Public Relations - Pam Lightsey

    Campaign Support - John Hayes

    Policy and Planning - George Bratcher

    Fundraising - John Apostol

    Ethics - Ricardo Bravo

     

    Supporting Member/Household

    Supporting membership is our most popular level of membership, particularly supporting household memberships. Supporting membership is $25 per year and Supporting Household (2 persons per household) is only $40 per year, a $10 savings.

    Courthouse Club

    Courthouse Club membership is $125 per year and Courthouse Club Household (2 persons per household) is only $200 per year, a savings of $50!  Courthouse Club membership includes free breakfast at all of our monthly breakfast events. As a Courthouse Club Member, we will recognize you on this website if you wish, and you will also receive a nice elephant lapel pin to show others that you support the conservative principals of the Republican Party.

    Chairman's Circle

    Chairman's Circle membership is $500 per year and includes free breakfast at all of our monthly breakfast events. As a Chairman's Circle Member, we will recognize you on our website and, if you wish, provide a hyperlink directly to your website. You will also receive a nice "GOP - Protecting Our Freedom" elephant lapel pin to show others that you support the conservative principals of the Republican Party.

    Student Membership

    Student membership is similar to Supporting membership but you must be actively enrolled in high school, or an institute of higher learning that leads to a certification or degree. Student membership is $10 per year.

    Join Today!

    The People's Party

    It all started with people who opposed slavery. They were common, everyday people who bristled at the notion that men had any right to oppress their fellow man. In the early 1850’s, these anti-slavery activists found commonality with rugged individuals looking to settle in western lands, free of government charges. “Free soil, free labor, free speech, free men,” went the slogan. And it was thus in joint opposition to human enslavement and government tyranny that an enterprising people gave birth to the Republican Party..

    In 1856, the Republicans became a national party by nominating John C. Fremont for President. Four years later, with the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the Republicans firmly established themselves as a major political party. The name "Republican" was chosen because it alluded to equality and reminded individuals of Thomas Jefferson's Democratic-Republican Party.

    All of Us are Equal

    In 1861, the Civil War erupted, lasting four grueling years. During the war, against the advice of his cabinet, President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves. The Republicans of the day worked to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, which outlawed slavery; the Fourteenth Amendment, which guaranteed equal protection under the laws; and the Fifteenth, which helped secure voting rights for African-Americans. All of these accomplishments extended and cemented the fundamental freedoms our nation continues to enjoy today.

    Free from Oppression

    Republicans believe individuals, not government, can make the best decisions; all people are entitled to equal rights; and decisions are best made close to home. These basic principles are as true today as they were when the Party was founded. For all of the extraordinary leaders the Party has produced throughout its rich history, Republicans understand that everyday people in all 50 states and territories remain the heart and soul of our Party.

    Presidents during most of the late nineteenth century and the early part of the twentieth century were Republicans. The White House was in Republican hands under Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, the United States won the Cold War, releasing millions from Communist oppression, in true anti-big government Republican spirit.

    Elephants, Not Donkeys

    The symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant. During the mid term elections in 1874, Democrats tried to scare voters into thinking President Ulysses S. Grant would seek to run for an unprecedented third term. Thomas Nast, a cartoonist for Harper's Weekly, depicted a Democratic donkey trying to scare a Republican elephant - and both symbols stuck. For a long time Republicans have been known as the "G.O.P." with party faithful believing it meant the "Grand Old Party." But apparently the original meaning (in 1875) was "gallant old party." When automobiles were invented it also came to mean, "get out and push." That's still a pretty good slogan for Republicans who depend every campaign year on the hard work of hundreds of thousands of everyday volunteers to get out and vote and push people to support the causes of the Republican Party.

    Freedom Fighters

    Abolition. Free speech. Women's suffrage. These were all causes the Republican Party, adopted early on. So, too, were reducing the size of government, streamlining bureaucracy, and returning power to individual states. With a core belief in the primacy of individuals, the Republican Party, since its inception, has been at the forefront of the fight for individuals' rights in opposition to a large, intrusive government.

    Downloadable Resources

    • CCRP By-Laws - Guiding document for the Columbia County Republican Party.
    • Membership Form - Complete this form and send in by mail to become a supporting member.


    2017 Convention Cycle Forms

    Voter Information


    Register

    In order to have a vote, you must first be registered.

    Register Here Today

    Voter Information

    Registration Status, Voting Locations, Sample ballots at the

    My Voter Page

    Absentee Ballot

    Recieve an absentee ballot by completing an

    Absentee Ballot Application

    Election Information

    Find candidate info, results, and other election info at the

    SOS Elections Page

    Let's Connect!


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