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Ellijay, Georgia
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Located in north Georgia  
about 80 miles north of
Atlanta, in the 9th
Congressional District of
Georgia.  The 9th is  the most
conservative District in the
country, and home to
Governor Nathan Deal, Lt.
Governor Casey Cagle,
Speaker of the House David
Ralston, and Secretary of
State Brian Kemp.   

Population:  28,500
Registered Voters:  14,832
Elected County Officials
who are Republican:  100%

Voter turnout:  53.69%
In the top 20% of counties
statewide having the
highest voter turnout;  in
the top 15 counties with
highest percentage vote for
Senator David Perdue.

                                                                         9:00 AM
                                      MARCH 14, 2015

    This is the year that the Republican Party in Georgia holds its conventions and
    will elect the officers who will lead the party at the county, District and State
    levels for the next two years.

    In Gilmer County, this starts with precinct meetings at 9:00 am on Saturday,
    March 14.  All registered voters resident in Gilmer County who ascribe to the
    principles of the Republican Party are eligible and encouraged to participate.
    There is no cost.   See  Public notice.    Basics on precinct meetings and

    The County Convention starts at 10:00 am, March 14,
    right after the precinct meetings, at the Gilmer
    County Courthouse, Ellijay, GA.  The delegates
    chosen at the precinct meetings will vote to elect the
    Gilmer County GOP Chairman,  First Vice Chairman,
    Second Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer for
    the next two years.  The convention also elects
    delegates and alternates to the District and State conventions, and adopts rules
    and considers resolutions brought before it.  Gilmer County can send 13
    delegates and 13 alternates to District, and 10 delegates and 10 alternates to

    IMPORTANT:  If you are interested in running for
    county office, or being a delegate or alternate, you
    need to send your name and brief resume to Ryan
    Boland, Nominations Committee Chair, at by March 7, 2015.  Ryan
    and his committee will be reviewing this information
    before the convention, which will give them more time and will keep things
    moving at the convention.   

    IMPORTANT:  If you have a proposed Resolution or a Rules Change to submit,
    it must be sent or given to Rita Odom, Rules/resolutions chairman, no later than
    9:00 am on March 14.  No Resolutions or rules changes will be considered from
    the floor.  Rita's address is 2641 Hwy 52 East, Ellijay, GA  30536.

    The District Convention is April 18, 2015, in Jefferson, GA.  The State
    convention is in Athens, GA on May 15-16.  For more information,  click here.   

    This 9th Congressional district is one of the most conservative in the nation,
    and home to Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Speaker
    David Ralston.   The District is sure to be a focus for Georgia'a 2016
    Presidential  primary, and for Republicans seeking the Senate Seat currently
    held by Senator Johnny Isakson (who is running for re-election).  The county
    chairman you elect will be the face of the Republican Party in this county for the
    next two years.  They cannot do their job without your help.  And, if you are
    frustrated with what's going on in Washington, as many are, then it's never too
    late to do someting and  get involved.   


Telephone:  706-889-1284