Happy 80th Birthday to Gloria Alday!

Dear Friends, This week, longtime Republican activist and community leader Gloria Alday is celebrating her 80th birthday. A former Houston County Chairman, 1st District Chairman, 8th District Chairman, and 2nd Vice Chairman, Gloria is undoubtedly one of the Georgia Republican Party’s most accomplished and active members. She chaired the Bush 2000 and McCain-Palin campaigns in Houston County, served as a delegate to the 2000 Republican National Convention, and still – after 18 years – sits on the State Committee. Gloria’s service extends beyond the Republican Party. She is a former Commissioner in Houston County, serves on numerous local committees, and assists countless organizations with fundraising and awareness. Despite her many accomplishments and accolades, Gloria continues to find new ways to move our Party, state, and country forward. Like C.S. Lewis famously penned, “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” Gloria is an inspiration to us all and I hope you will join me in thanking her for her service and wishing her a very, Happy Birthday! Sincerely, John John Padgett Chairman Georgia Republican Party

Ocilla Sweet Potato Festival

Great times in the Sweet Potato Festival in Ocilla held by Irwin County Republican Party with our good friends Michael McNeely, GAGOP 1st vice Chairman, and Irwin County Chairman and State Committee Member Lott Dill. A special thanks to Ron Johnson, GAGOP Chairman for counties under 80,000.SweetPotatoFestResults from the Republican presidential straw poll held at the Sweet Potato Festival:


SD-20 Election heats up!

In the last few weeks many worthy candidates have stepped up to the SD-20 election, including:
Minister, Author, and former 8th District GOP Chair Vivian Childs.

Larry Walker, III, publicly kicks off his bid for the District 20 seat of the State Senate in a short ceremony at 2:00pm Thursday, October 15th, at the Houston County Annex.  District 20 represents Bleckley, Houston, Laurens and Pulaski Counties and is currently served by Senator Ross Tolleson who has announced his resignation.larry walker senate

Local businessman Mike Reece announced his candidacy for GA Senate District 20 last week.

Brooks Keisler and Jon Martin announce their candidacy for GA SD-20, bringing the total to five so far. http://ift.tt/1RKsAiA

Peach GOP Monday Meeting Loretta Lepore

You are invited to hear Guest Speaker and former CNN Anchor Loretta Lepore, Georgia Chair for the Carly Fiorina Campaign for President on Monday, September 28, at 6:30 pm at the Byron Welcome Center. The event is sponsored by the Peach County GOP.
Date: Monday, September 28, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Byron Welcome Center
Located in the Peach Shops
311 Highway 49N Suite 230
Byron, GA 31008
Cost: Free
Snacks Provided, Bring a Friend
Contact: Tom Morrill 478-747-6200
Guest Speaker: Loretta Lepore
Loretta Lepore, Founder & Principal 
As founder and principal of Lepore Associates, Loretta brings an abundance of insight, talent and leadership to the firm.  She also brings an advantageous and rare perspective:  as a former national news anchor and later as spokesperson for the Governor of Georgia, she is a media expert.  Through years of working in the communication industry, she has a deep understanding of the who, what, why of strategic messaging.  And thanks to her focus, she is equally knowledgeable about political and public policy issues.
As a seasoned professional, Lepore’s portfolio includes public strategy, crisis and issue management and message development.  As a senior advisor within the government affairs practice of McKenna Long & Aldridge, she counseled clients on an array of public affairs issues. Prior to that position, she served as the state’s director of marketing and communication under the leadership of Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. Loretta is also an award-winning journalist and anchor, formerly with CNN for 11 years.  There, she specialized in international news and covered national political events.
Please plan to attend if you schedule permits. Loretta is a great speaker and we believe you will learn a lot from her presentation.

David Perdue’s Statewide RV Tour Schedule

Monday, October 27th


7:30am  – Paulding

The Events Place

855 Hiram-Douglasville Highway

Hiram, GA

9:00am – Bartow

Swheat Market

5 East Main Street

Cartersville, GA

10:30am – Floyd

Republican Party Victory Office

339 Broad Street

Rome, GA

1:00pm – Catoosa

Choo Choo BBQ

12960 U.S. 27

Chickamauga, GA

3:30pm – Whitfield

The Dalton Depot

110 Depot Street

Dalton, GA

5:30pm – Gilmer

Republican Party Office

96 North Main Street

Ellijay, GA

6:30pm – Fannin

Rebel’s Pantry

4500 Appalachian Highway

Blue Ridge, GA

Tuesday, October 28th

10:00am – Rabun

Kingwood Resort

401 Country Club Drive

Clayton, GA

12:00pm – Lumpkin

Wagon Wheel

1108 Grove Street North

Dahlonega, GA

2:30pm – Dawson

Dawsonville Gun and Pawn

5711 Georgia 53

Dawsonville, GA

4:00pm – Forsyth

The Kinsey Farm

7170 Jot-em Down Road

Gainesville, GA

7:00pm – Fulton

Olde Blind Dog

12650 Crabapple Road

Milton, GA


Wednesday, October 29th

7:30am – Jackson

Dairy Queen

545 Panther Drive

Jefferson, GA

9:00am – Walton

Pot Luck Café

117 North Midland Avenue

Monroe, GA

12:30pm – Columbia

Rally with Governor Mitt Romney

Conference Center at Edgar’s Grille

3165 Washington Road

Augusta, GA

5:00pm – Washington

EMC Civic Room

258 North Harris Street

Sandersville, GA

Thursday, October 30th

9:00am – Laurens


1829 Veterans Boulevard

Dublin, GA

11:00am – Bulloch

Anderson’s General Store

23736 US Highway 80 East

Statesboro, GA

12:30pm – Chatham

Republican Party Office

11 E. 73rd Street

Savannah, GA

3:00pm – Glynn

Early Voting at Fire Station #2

1929 Demere Road

St. Simons, GA

5:30pm – Ware

Shoney’s Parking Lot

1900 Memorial Drive

Waycross, GA

7:30pm – Coffee

Central Square Complex Parking Lot

200 South Madison Avenue

Douglas, GA

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Friday, October 31st

8:30am – Lowndes

Rally with Governor Mike Huckabee

Smokin Pig BBQ

4228 North Valdosta Road

Valdosta, GA

10:00am – Tift

Rally with Governor Mike Huckabee

Tiftarea Conference Center

804 7th Street West

Tifton, GA


12:30pm – Houston

Rally with Governor Mike Huckabee

Brannen Outfitters

106 Fairview Drive

Perry, GA


Saturday, November 1st

9:00am – Gwinnett Republican Party Breakfast

550 Trackside

550 N. Clayton Street

Lawrenceville, GA