The BCGOP & BCRW Invite You to Hear Hal Weatherman, Chief of Staff to Lt Gov Forest

Brunswick County Republicans are Invited to Join Us

The Brunswick County Republican Party in Conjunction with The Brunswick County Republican Women Invite You to Join Us at a Joint Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting Thursday September 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
BCGOP Headquarters 971 Old Ocean Hwy
Bolivia, NC 28422

Featured Speaker Hal Weatherman, Chief of Staff for Lt Governor Dan Forest

The September 14, 2017 Executive Committee meeting will be our “Kick-Off” for the fall elections, and preparation for the 2018 & 2020 campaigns. Join us for hors d’oeuvere’s, coffee, cake, and more at 5:45 pm.

If you are interested in North Carolina politics, and want to know how elections are won – you must come and hear what Hal Weatherman has to say. He is considered to be one, if not the, best Republican political strategist in the state.

Hal is the Chief of Staff to Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest.  A graduate of Wake Forest University with a Master’s Degree from Wheaton College, Hal is the former long-time Chief of Staff to United States Representative Sue Myrick.  Hal successfully ran eight of Rep. Myrick’s Congressional re-election campaigns and was the campaign manager for Dan Forest’s successful run for Lt. Governor in 2012 and his re-election in 2016. He and his wife Michelle have three young children and reside in Wake Forest, NC.

Hal and Lt Governor Dan Forest are frequent guests and big supporters of Brunswick County – lets show Hal a big Brunswick County welcome!

 

 

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BCGOP Steak & Wine Dinner w/ NC Speaker Tim Moore September 13, 2017

Brunswick County Republican Party

Steak & Wine Dinner

The Lakes Country Club 591 S. Shore Dr Boiling Spring Lakes, NC

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Cocktails 5:30 pm / Dinner 6:00 pm

Cost: $100 per person

Featured Guest Speaker

NC Speaker of the House Tim Moore

 

Speaker Moore represents the 111th District in the NC House, and was elected Speaker in January 2015

Introduction by

Representative Frank Iler

 

 

“Our Own” Representative Frank Iler represents the 17th District in the NC House

Speaker Moore and the Republican leadership in Raleigh have led a dramatic economic recovery in North Carolina, while at the same time passing historic educational reforms and making investments that are transforming the state’s school system. Please join us and learn from the source how these gains have been accomplished, and what we can expect from the legislature in the future

 

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Individual Ticket – $100

Corporate checks can be accepted. Personal checks should be made payable to BCGOP and corporate checks to the BCGOP Building Fund
 
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For further information and reservations,  please contact GOP Chair Rich Leary @ 260-242-0638 or rich.leary.rl@gmail.com 
 
Please return form and check to: BCGOP,  PO Box 10573,  Southport, 28461

 
 
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Update – Legislative Redistricting Maps

New maps released – Republicans need to speak up!
Hearing TOMORROW: Tuesday, August 22 at 4 p.m.

Dear Republicans,

Today legislators released preliminary maps in the court ordered legislative redistricting hearing. Read about the house proposal by clicking on the links below:

Read about the House proposal here:
Read about the Senate proposal here:
Because of the legally required grouping of counties, our Republicans had some tough choices to make, but overall these maps are fair, legal, and we hope you will voice your support.

Public hearings will begin in several locations tomorrow, August 22nd at 4 p.m. We urge you to sign up and attend these hearings so you can voice your opinion.  Each location is connected via satellite to the main redistricting location at the North Carolina General Assembly. These comments are part of an important public record that will be reviewed by the court.

Suggested points of emphasis are located under the following locations:

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (Caldwell County)
Building B, Room 104
2855 Hickory Blvd.
Hudson, NC 28638

Central Piedmont Community College (Mecklenburg County)
Hall Building, Rooms 215/216
1112 Charlottetowne Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28204

Fayetteville Technical Community College (Cumberland County)
General Classroom Building (GCB), Room 108
2817 Fort Bragg Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28303

Guilford Technical Community College (Guilford County)
Medline Campus Center, Room 360
601 E Main St.
Jamestown, NC 27282

Halifax Community College (Halifax County)
Building 100, Room 108
100 College Dr.
Weldon, NC 27890

Legislative Office Building (Wake County)
Room 643
300 N Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27603

Beaufort Community College
East Building 9 Room #935 
5337 US Hwy 264
Washington, NC 27889

Public Comment Guidelines:

  1. Speakers need to sign up on the “Speaker Sheet” in order to speak.
  2. Speakers will have up to 3 minutes for their presentation to the Committee.
  3. Registration for speaking will begin at 3:00 p.m. at each hearing site, and will close at 6:30 p.m. at each hearing site.
  4. Speakers will be called according to the order of registration.
  5. If a speaker is not present when called, the speaker will be skipped at that time. Time permitting at the end of all registered speakers, those skipped will be allowed to speak.
  6. The presiding chair, at the chair’s discretion, may change these guidelines.

Points of Emphasis

  • We are pleased the General Assembly has drawn these maps in a colorblind way, with no use of racial data.

  • We believe these maps comply with the Voting Rights Act, as well as all existing and relevant court precedents.

  • These new maps are fair and legal.  They follow the letter of the law as understood today.

  • We hope the courts will respects the constitutional role that legislatures have in drafting district lines.  The drawing of legislative districts is the responsibility of the elected branches of government.  We respectfully request that the courts refrain from changing redistricting law and standards after the lines have been drawn.

  • These districts comply with “one man, one vote” and contain roughly equal population based on the 2010 census.

  • These districts respect the principle of contiguity, with all parts of each district being connected.

  • These new districts are more compact than the current ones.

  • These maps strictly follow the Whole County provision as allowed by law.

  • These maps split fewer precincts: city and town boundaries are respected throughout the maps to the maximum possible extent.

  • These districts respect our community and our shared interests with our neighbors.

  • It is not the job of the legislative majority to correct for the severe weakness of the minority, either politically or geographically.

  • Democrats in North Carolina have lost 9/10 presidential elections, 3 straight U.S. Senate elections, and 14 out of the last 18 partisan statewide contests.

  • Since 2009, Republicans have gained significantly in terms of partisan voter registration, while Democrats have plummeted. Republicans gained 125,000 registered voters, but Democrats lost approximately the same amount.

  • We do not have a parliamentary system, and statewide election results do not and should not forecast an exact percentage of legislative seats won.

  • President Trump won 76 of North Carolina’s 100 counties.

  • Republicans won legislative supermajorities despite having only 38 out of 120 state house districts and 15 out of 50 senate districts, and having a majority of registered Republican voters.

  • Adopting tax-and-spend policies, connecting themselves to President Obama, and adopting social policies that only attract the most liberal voters in densely-populated urban areas has destroyed the North Carolina Democratic Party in vast areas of North Carolina.

  • You can’t win the legislature while losing North Carolina’s small and medium cities, as well as almost all of the rural areas.

  • No maps can fix this for Democrats. Only better policies can.

  • However, these maps are fair and legal.

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NC General Assembly Redistricting Public Hearing

Tuesday, August 22 at 4 p.m.

Dear Executive Committee Members:

As leaders in our state and our Party, we need your help at the official North Carolina General Assembly Redistricting Public Hearing — 

Legislators will soon release preliminary maps in the court ordered legislative redistricting.

Public hearings will begin at 4 p.m. on August 22 in several locations in order to receive as many comments as possible.  We urge you to sign up and attend these hearings so you can voice your opinion.  Each location is connected via satellite to the main redistricting location at the North Carolina General Assembly.

We will send out (likely Sunday or Monday) information on the exact plans.  However, we do know, broadly speaking, the principals that will be followed.  Below are some of the suggested points of emphasis.

No matter what kind of fair and legal plan Republicans present, Democrats and their Obama, George Soros, Eric Holder allies will sue our Republican legislators again.  These comments are part of an important public record that will be reviewed by the court.

Again, we urge you to attend in person and speak.  If you are unable to, then please make comments online at http://www.ncleg.net/applications/rfc/Redistricting.aspx?id=23

Locations are listed below:

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (Caldwell County)
Building B, Room 104
2855 Hickory Blvd.
Hudson, NC 28638

Central Piedmont Community College (Mecklenburg County)
Hall Building, Rooms 215/216
1112 Charlottetowne Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28204

Fayetteville Technical Community College (Cumberland County)
General Classroom Building (GCB), Room 108
2817 Fort Bragg Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28303

Guilford Technical Community College (Guilford County)
Medline Campus Center, Room 360
601 E Main St.
Jamestown, NC 27282

Halifax Community College (Halifax County)
Building 100, Room 108
100 College Dr.
Weldon, NC 27890

Legislative Office Building (Wake County)
Room 643
300 N Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27603

Beaufort Community College (Washington County)
East Building 9 Room #935
5337 US Hwy 264
Beaufort, NC 27889

Public Comment Guidelines:

  1. Speakers need to sign up on the “Speaker Sheet” in order to speak.
  2. Speakers will have up to 3 minutes for their presentation to the Committee.
  3. Registration for speaking will begin at 3:00 p.m. at each hearing site, and will close at 6:30 p.m. at each hearing site.
  4. Speakers will be called according to the order of registration.
  5. If a speaker is not present when called, the speaker will be skipped at that time. Time permitting at the end of all registered speakers, those skipped will be allowed to speak.
  6. The presiding chair, at the chair’s discretion, may change these guidelines.


Points of Emphasis 
(You do not need to use all of these)

  • We are pleased the General Assembly has drawn these maps in a colorblind way, with no use of racial data.

  • We believe these maps comply with the Voting Rights Act, as well as all existing and relevant court precedents.

  • These new maps are fair and legal.  They follow the letter of the law as understood today.

  • We hope the courts will respects the constitutional role that legislatures have in drafting district lines.  The drawing of legislative districts is the responsibility of the elected branches of government.  We respectfully request that the courts refrain from changing redistricting law and standards after the lines have been drawn.

  • These districts comply with “one man, one vote” and contain roughly equal population based on the 2010 census.

  • These districts respect the principle of contiguity, with all parts of each district being connected.

  • These new districts are more compact than the current ones.

  • These maps strictly follow the Whole County provision as allowed by law.

  • These maps split fewer precincts: city and town boundaries are respected throughout the maps to the maximum possible extent.

  • These districts respect our community and our shared interests with our neighbors.

  • It is not the job of the legislative majority to correct for the severe weakness of the minority, either politically or geographically.

  • Democrats in North Carolina have lost 9/10 presidential elections, 3 straight U.S. Senate elections, and 14 out of the last 18 partisan statewide contests.

  • Since 2009, Republicans have gained significantly in terms of partisan voter registration, while Democrats have plummeted. Republicans gained 125,000 registered voters, but Democrats lost approximately the same amount.

  • We do not have a parliamentary system, and statewide election results do not and should not forecast an exact percentage of legislative seats won.

  • President Trump won 76 of North Carolina’s 100 counties.

  • Republicans won legislative supermajorities despite having only 38 out of 120 state house districts and 15 out of 50 senate districts, and having a majority of registered Republican voters.

  • Adopting tax-and-spend policies, connecting themselves to President Obama, and adopting social policies that only attract the most liberal voters in densely-populated urban areas has destroyed the North Carolina Democratic Party in vast areas of North Carolina.

  • You can’t win the legislature while losing North Carolina’s small and medium cities, as well as almost all of the rural areas.

  • No maps can fix this for Democrats. Only better policies can.

  • However, these maps are fair and legal.

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Insider’s Luncheon with Congressman David Rouzer Aug 24 Dockside Restaurant

You are Invited to Join the BCGOP & Congressman Rouzer at the

POLITICAL INSIDER’S LUNCHEON  
Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 12 noon
Dockside Restaurant, Calabash, North Carolina

This continues our series of programs to provide business leaders and Brunswick County residents with an opportunity to meet and hear some of North Carolina’s most influential leaders who impact our businesses and lives.

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Update From NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes

Dear NCGOP State Executive Committee Members,

I wanted to make sure you saw the latest news on a couple of important issues, and offer you some key updates.

As you may have seen late yesterday in the news, the three-judge panel set the dates that new state legislative districts must be drawn and enacted, as well as ending the possibility of special elections late this year.

The legislature will conduct public hearings sometime in August, and will convene to debate and pass new state legislative districts by early September. We now can plan on a normal election schedule with a spring primary and general election in 2018.

Our task is enormous. Democrats have a massive effort to use the new districts to break the Republican Party majority in both the state House and state Senate. Fueled by out of state anti-family and antibusiness interests, Governor Cooper is spending all his time fundraising, while Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly are creating jobs and improving the economy.

The party controlling the White House averages about a ten seat loss in the first mid-term. And most of those elections are not happening under newly approved and more democrat friendly maps.

We are going to need your help.

1. Once we have public hearings announced, we will need assistance from all areas of the state getting Republicans to offer public comments. We will update you on this as more information becomes available.

2. Once the legislature passes the new maps, the courts will begin to review them. Upon passage, we will immediately begin intensive candidate recruitment efforts. We need to fill every seat possible with a high quality republican candidate. Some districts will be very difficult for republicans to win, however, we must field candidates in every possible seat.

3. We need every county party and activist possible taking part in our voter registration efforts. New data has been received by the state party for reverse walk purposes. The reverse walk

North Carolina Republican Party The Joyce and John W. Pope, Sr. Family Building 1506 Hillsborough Street Post Office Box 12905 Raleigh, NC 27605 (919) 828-6423 Fax (919) 899-3815 www.ncgop.org

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Brunswick County GOP Candidate School July 29, 2017 – CANCELLED

Subject: Brunswick County GOP Campaign School July 29, 2017 – CANCELED

Unfortunately, we were unable to generate enough candidate interest to support the Candidate School program scheduled for this Saturday July 29th. Therefore we have cancelled the event.

 

 

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Superior Court Judge Andrew Heath Announces 2018 Court of Appeals Run

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Superior Court Judge Andrew Heath Announces 2018 Court of Appeals Run

Former State Budget Director and Industrial Commission Chairman encouraged by strong statewide network of supporters

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Superior Court Judge Andrew Heath announced today that he is running for a seat on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Heath, the former State Budget Director and Industrial Commission Chairman, would bring a wealth of legal and public policy experience to the appellate bench.

“2018 will be an important election year for the direction of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and I have been encouraged by supporters in every region of the state to run,” Judge Heath said. “I appreciate the widespread encouragement and plan to build out my campaign team over the next few weeks.”

Before becoming a Superior Court Judge, Heath had more than 10 years of legal experience, and was named to the Business North Carolina Legal Elite. Heath’s Wilmington law practice included real estate, bankruptcy, criminal defense, estate planning and workers’ compensation law. As an attorney, he has represented the full spectrum of clients from indigent criminal defendants to some of the world’s largest corporations.

In 2013, Heath moved to Raleigh to serve as the Chairman of the North Carolina Industrial Commission. As Chairman, Heath gained judicial experience, managed the statewide workers’ compensation legal system and implemented positive reforms at the Commission that benefited North Carolina workers and businesses.

Heath was promoted to State Budget Director, a post that allowed him to gain valuable experience meeting with business and community leaders across North Carolina. He advised the Governor on the state’s $500 billion economy and $22 billion budget, and was instrumental in the $2 billion bond effort to improve higher education and infrastructure from the mountains to the coast.

Heath also served as an adjunct professor at the Lundy Fetterman School of Business at Campbell University, teaching MBA students a course on the legal and regulatory environment of business.

Judge Heath is a registered Republican who will be tough but fair when it comes to crime. Heath says he will be a valued member of the court because of his expertise in workers’ compensation, his knowledge of complex business issues, and his experience at the highest levels of North Carolina government. He plans to announce for the seat recently vacated by Judge McCullough.

For additional information, contact Judge Heath at 910-409-0249.
HEATH

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Prayers for Commissioner Mike Forte’s Family

As you may have heard Mike Forte’s mom passed this week. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Mike.

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Jim MacCallum to run for third term as Brunswick County Clerk Superior Court

Republican Jim MacCallum has announced that he will run for a third term as Brunswick County Clerk Superior Court.  He spoke at the monthly meeting of the Brunswick County Republican Executive Committee meeting held July 13th, as follows:

 “Thanks in large part to the people around this table and in this room, I’ve been privileged to serve as your Clerk of Superior Court for these past seven years.  This evening begins my re-election campaign to hopefully serve another four years in this position, and I again ask for your support.

I inherited a good staff- but one we’ve made much better.  As Clerks have retired or departed our office, I’ve sought in each case to hire a new Clerk as good or better.  Our staff of 30 works constantly on training, customer service and professionalism. But (and I know this is a trite phrase), there’s much more work to be done. 

I may or may not have opponents.  But I make no assumptions.  I’m starting early and campaigning through Election Day.  For their expertise and support, I’ve asked these outstanding individuals to serve as my Campaign Team:

  1. Helen Pannullo and Vince Musilli, both prominent Republican leaders, will serve as Campaign Co-chairs.
  2. World War II veterans Norman Meares and Bob Bradicich are my Honorary Co-chairs. I hope to honor them throughout the campaign by telling their stories, those of the Greatest Generation.
  3. My friend and prominent Republican Tom Adams will serve as my Finance Chair.

While I’ll be working closely with those I just mentioned, I need the help of each of you here tonight- and those of all Republicans!   And while I ask for your help, I expect to earn it- by continuing to support the Party and our candidates; by raising money for the Party; and by continuing to stand for the principles that make our Party and our Country great. 

I’ve had some modest professional success in my life, but serving as your Clerk is the one position in which I take the most pride.  I thank each of you for your support and will be calling on you in the weeks and months to come.   A more formal campaign kick-off will occur this fall.  Thank you again, my fellow Republicans!”

 

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