February 10, 2019 3:50 PM
For all y’all who many not be accustom to the organizational proceedings of the Georgia Republican Party, yesterday was the first step in the process of the 2019 GAGOP convention cycle where counties with over 80,000 in population conducted precinct mass meetings across our state.
It’s the first time I’ve actually lived in an over-80,000 county, so it’s a new (and quite frankly), more organized effort than conducting the PMMs the same day as the convention in the under-80,000 counties. But that’s my opinion. Shout out to 4th District Chairwoman Rachel Little for organizing the effort in Gwinnett County. Her and the whole credentials committee did an excellent job in making the PMM go smoothly. It also sounded like PMMs across the other counties went well.
So, since PMMs start the process of electing delegates, alternates, and officers, there are people who tend to throw their hats in for office. Case in point is former Gwinnett GOP Chairman Rich Carithers announced on Saturday morning that he was running for 2nd Vice Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party. He joins former Georgia YR Chairman Robert Lee and current Coweta County GOP Brant Frost the Fifth (not to be confused with his dad Brant Frost the Fourth). BJ Van Gundy announced he was running for re-election as Assistant Secretary of the GAGOP.
I also have tossed my hat into the ring to become 1st Vice Chairman of the Gwinnett County Republican Party. I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things and using my previous experience as a county and district GOP chairman in Gwinnett County.
So, what did y’all see? Feel free to discuss your experiences and any new entrants into various positions in the comments.
Updated: Brant Frost the Fifth was endorsed by Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA-10) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) over the weekend. However, I hear that Senator Cruz’s beard is staying quiet on the race for the GAGOP 2nd Vice Chairman race. At least he spelled the names of the Congressman and Senator correctly.