January 31, 2017 12:16 PM
In an email sent out about an hour ago, current GA-12 District Chairman Mike Welsh announced his entrance into the race for GAGOP Chairman.
He specifically lists out four goals that he plans to bring about by a business based outside approach:
- Communicating a vision to unite the Party
- Developing a digital infrastructure that launches the Party to the leading edge of political engagement with new and existing voters
- Reaching out to 2016 voters through coalition development
- Eliminating the debt of the State Party and building a cash reserve to maintain Republican control of government at every level
Welsh joins the following in the race for Chair:
You can learn more about Mike after the break or by visiting his webpage at MikeWelshforGA.com
Today, 12th District Republican Party Chairman Mike Welsh announced his candidacy for Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party. He is a dedicated servant of grassroots Republican politics. In his role as 12th District Chairman he led the 2014 ground game effort to defeat the last blue dog Democrat in the South by electing Republican Rick Allen. Capitalizing on the midterm victory, he went on to open, fund, and staff the only non-metro victory campaign headquarters in the 2016 Presidential race. Additionally he was instrumental in planning and executing the 2016 state convention in Augusta.
Mike will bring a business based outside approach to the challenges that face our State Party. As Chairman he will focus on four main areas.
Communicating a vision to unite the Party
Developing a digital infrastructure that launches the Party to the leading edge of political engagement with new and existing voters
Reaching out to 2016 voters through coalition development
Eliminating the debt of the State Party and building a cash reserve to maintain Republican control of government at every level
Mike works with Augusta Coating and Manufacturing, LLC in Thomson, GA. Under his direction the company completed a major facility expansion and is undertaking a Lean Manufacturing transformation. Previously he worked as an independent consultant for 17 years helping companies develop strategies on how to locate, evaluate, and develop new business opportunities while working with banks and potential investors. Mike also helped companies streamline infrastructure and operations to make them more profitable. In 2007, Mike provided leadership training for members of the U.S. Navy who were assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps before deployment to Iraq in 2007.
Mike and his wife Susie have been married for 34 years and are active members of Kiokee Baptist Church. They are proud parents of four children and 2 grandchildren with another on the way. Their daughter Grace was named 2016 Teen Age Republican of the Year and their son Samuel is 2nd Vice Chairman on the State Board for Georgia Teen Republicans and both are heavily involved in the GOP on both the state and local level.
To learn more about where Mike stands on the issues, please visit his website MikeWelshforGA.com