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I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to our winning candidates and THANK YOU to the dozens of volunteers, Election Judges and poll workers that helped our candidates get elected on November 4th. We won several races…and we lost a few, but none of them would have been possible without the help of our volunteers. I hate to loose!! We are a small group, but the workers we have are committed. There will be new opportunities for more people to get involved and to grow our Party going forward. Thanks to those that had the courage to run for office….it’s not easy and it takes a toll on a person and their family. Thanks to EVERYONE that has supported me and the Madison County GOP. I’ve been honored to serve as your County Chairman and I believe our work has resulted in a better Madison County…..but there is still a lot of work to do. It’s been fun and I appreciate all of you that have supported me and our Party. THANK YOU ALL!!

 

Matthew Wechtel

Chairman, Madison County GOP

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This is an actual message I received from a self-described life-long Madison County democrat. Please read it all the way to the end. I think he is trying to defend Pat Franklin, but he has actually reinforced the message on our signs. What do you guys think?? I think we should share this with as many Madison County voters as possible.

Here it is: “I would like to respond to the signs that were put up in front of Ingles on the Marshall by-pass and Ingles in Mars Hill. They seem to indicate that there is something wrong with Pat Franklin who absolutelylikes Barrack Obama and Larry Leake. Remember, Obama is our President and Larry Leake has run Madison County for years, so what is wrong with Pat liking our President and being a close friend to Larry Leake? This is her right and if you ask me, this is smart for Pat. Remember, she has had a good life being Larry’s close friend and she has had a good job with DSS and retired from that and is now drawing county retirement and insurance for life. Larry is still the attorney for the towns of Marshall, Mars Hill and Hot Springs and also most importantly French Broad Electric, so it pays to be his friend. I think Pat is smart to run for County Commissioner and help her friend Larry for a while. He has helped her in the past and for the Republican Party to criticize her for paying her dues to a good friend is simply wrong.”

 

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NEXT MEETING is:  Enjoy the Holidays with your friends and family.  Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you all. 

Our Next Executive Committee Meeting:  We will announce our 2015 meeting schedule in the near future, please check back here for details.

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Please join me in welcoming our NEW Vice-Chair, Jewel Olvera.  We are excited to ad her to our Republican family in this new role for her.  Thank you for being willing to serve the great people of Madison County!!

Welcome aboard!!

Matthew Wechtel

Chairman, Madison County GOP

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Congratulations to Dyatt Smathers and Ray Lewis on their new positions with the Madison County Board of Elections.  Ray Lewis was sworn in by the Honorable Jim Baker as the newest Board Member on Wednesday, June 11th.  Ray’s first action was to nominate Dyatt Smathers as the new Chairman of the Board and Ray was then nominated to fill Dyatt’s former Secretary position.  We look forward to the upcoming elections in November.

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Unbelievably Attorney General Roy Cooper is doubling down on his support for same-sex “marriage.”

Last week we told you about his decision to headline a major fundraising event for EqualityNC – the very group that is pushing the challenge to our marriage amendment.

Well this week the Attorney General announced that he personally supports same-sex “marriage”.

This is the Attorney General that we are depending on to protect our Marriage Amendment and defend North Carolina’s Constitution in Court!

To make matters worse, immediately following the Attorney General’s announcement yesterday that he supports allowing same-sex couples to marry, the Register of Deeds in Buncombe County announced that he would accept applications for marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

This is a clear and deliberate violation of the law!

It’s obvious we can’t depend on the Attorney General. Elected public officials are not allowed to violate the will of the majority of voters in North Carolina just because they do not like the law, and our Attorney General should not be parading around the State undermining the very laws he is charged with defending. 

The Attorney General owes his allegiance to the people of our State who passed our marriage laws by referendum, not to his own political ambitions.

We can’t depend on Roy Cooper to defend the amendment when he is clearly focusing on running for another political office.  This guy has already announced that he’s running for Governor in 2016.  We are paying him with our tax dollars to campaign for the next 3+years.

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