12th Congressional District of the Georgia’s Republican Party holds meeting in Louisville
Jefferson County recently hosted a committee meeting for the 12th Congressional District of the Georgia’s Republican Party.
“Jefferson County’s Republican Party is very proactive. We had it there because it is centrally located, but we also had it there because it is very welcoming,” said the party’s District Chairman Mike Wiltse. “Jefferson County GOP Chairman Alan York and his party really put together a good venue for us. We had a very successful meeting and got everything accomplished in three hours.”
Held in Louisville, speakers included U.S. Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA, 12th Dist), Georgia State Senator Max Burns (Dist. 23), Georgia’s State School Superintendent Richard Woods and candidate William Harris who is running for a GA House of Representatives seat covering a neighboring district.
Wiltse said the committee discussed business of the 12th district party such as fielding poll watchers in the coming election and planning county conventions that will be coming in March.
“We also talked about the upcoming election cycle that begins in February,” Wiltse said. “The district convention will be coming up in April and we discussed possible locations. The 12th district has 24 counties, and if everyone participates, we’ll have hundreds of people there.”
The district incorporates a large area of middle eastern Georgia, from Wilkes County at the northern tip as far south as Laurens and Montgomery counties and stretching from Effingham County in the east to Washington County in the west.
“During the meeting, Max Burns talked about election integrity. Rick Allen talked about getting out the vote and he and Richard Woods talked about making sure we vote all the way down the ballot for the republicans,” Wiltse said. “The next meeting will be our district convention and will likely be on Saturday, April 22. The state convention is in June in Columbus, GA.”
Anyone interested in getting involved should contact Alan York, chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party.
This article originally appeared on Augusta Chronicle: 12th Congressional District of the Georgia’s Republican Party meets