Notes from the Chair March 17, 2014
Thank you for a good Primary!! Thanks to TEA party for sponsoring the candidate forum. All of the
candidates did a great job. Thank you for running.
The 2nd half of the Primary is the Convention. Freestone Republicans will meet Sat, March 22 at Republican
Headquarters, 221 W Main, Fairfield. Precinct Conventions will be at 1:00 PM with the
County Convention at 2:00 PM.
Freestone County is entitled to 11 delegates and 11 alternates to the State Convention.
Planks for the platform will also be presented and voted on. The 2012 State Platform is on the web,
www.freestonegop.com under the links tab.
The Republican Primary runoff will be May 27th. I am considering combining voting precincts due to
expected low turnout and a shortage of help. Commissioner Precinct 1 will vote at Voting Precinct 1,
Fairfield Conference Center. Commissioner Precinct 2 will vote at Voting Precinct 5, Teague. Commissioner
Precinct 3 will vote at Voting Precinct 2, Dogan. Commissioner Precinct 4 will vote at,
Voting Precinct 7, Wortham, Voting Precinct 8, Southern Oaks, and voting Precinct 9, North Teague.
Voting Precinct Chair/Judges please contact me if you have suggestions.
Remember the web page www.freestonegop.com
Notes from the Chair
February 21, 2014
The 2014 Primary is going well. Early voting has started and ends Friday, Feb 28th. All 15 voting Precincts will be open 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM on election day, March 4th. I need more help at several Precincts.
The 2nd part of the Primary are the Precinct and County Conventions. Traditionally voters have returned to the polls at 7:00 PM to elect delegates to the County Convention. This year we will hold all 15 Precinct conventions at 1:00 PM on Saturday , March 22, 2014. The County Convention will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Conventions will be held at Republican Headquarters, 221 W Main in Fairfield.
The conventions will elect delegates to the State Convention and write planks for the State Platform. The State Convention will be the first weekend of June in Ft Worth.
More information including a link to the 2012 State Platform can be found on www.frestonegop.com.
Please call if you would like to assisst with election day and/or the convention
December 2, 2013
The last day to file for a place on the ballot is December 9th, 2013. I will be in my office, Fairfield Veterinary Hospital until 6:00 PM. No applications will be received after 6:00 PM. Fairfield Veterinary Hospital is located at 1501 Hwy 84 W in Fairfield. I can be reached at 903 389 4606.
Obamacare has spent over 600 million on a web page. They could have sent each of us a million to cover our health care and had some left over.
The Voting Precinct Chair/Judge for #1, East Fairfield, and #8, St Elmo, are vacant. Please contact me if you are interested.
November 19, 2013
The 2014 election cycle has started.. Voting Precinct chairs/Judges and Candidates have until 6:00 PM on December 9th to submit the “application to be on the primary ballot” to the Republican or Democrat Party Chair. Freestone County has 15 Voting Precincts divided into 4 Commissioner Precincts. The Republican and Democrat Primaries will both be held at the Voting Precinct locations on March 4th, 2014.
Democrat or Republican? Texas residents are not “Registered Republicans” or Registered Democrats. Voters simply choose every 2 years which primary they wish to vote in and by doing so they are members of that party until the next primary. There are 3 things that you can’t do. (1.) Be a Candidate in one party and vote in the other Party Primary. (2.) Sign a petition for one Party and vote in the other Party Primary. (3.) Vote in one Party Primary and the other Party runoff. There are no fees, oaths etc. to be a member of a Party. Voters may vote for whichever candidate they want in the November election, regardless of Party.
I have been informed many times of the fallacies of the two party system but no one has convinced me of a better system. I am confident that “Party Politics” doesn’t affect County government policy. Party does have a large presence in State and National Government.
I would like to thank all of the Candidates for putting their names on the ballot. Political campaigns can be mean and the best candidate doesn’t always win. Please stay positive and pick up your campaign material after the election. Thanks also to the Voting Precinct Judges and workers who spend a 14 hour day for meager pay to hold the election.
I will provide more information on candidates and the election on The Freestone County Republican web page, www.freestonegop.com, as it becomes available.