Turney Williams

From STAFF REPORTS

On Saturday, April 6, the Washington County Republican Party held its biennial reorganization at the Jonesborough Senior Center, with more than 300 people participating in support of the party.

According to many long-time members, event participation was by far the largest in recent memory. Delegates were elected from 30 precincts, giving them an opportunity to cast a vote for party officers.

The Washington County Republican Party wanted to thank the credentialing committee co-chairs Steve Darden and Freddie Malone, along with committee members George Heaton, Kent Harris, and Wayne Sowder for their work on informing members on reorganization process and procedures as well as overseeing the election of officers.

Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden was also present to observe the proceedings, providing clarification of state party bylaws and to ensure a smooth election process.

Each position within the party hierarchy was voted upon, and the Washington County GOP applauded each person who stood for leadership election as well as those members who took time out of their busy lives to help ensure the party continues to be strong in Washington County.

Elected to two-years terms at the meeting were Dr. Turney Williams, who starts his second term as party chairman. Also elected were: First Vice-Chair Carolyn Ferguson, Second Vice-Chair Brenda Jackson, Third Vice-Chair Kevin Cole, Secretary Liz Keesee, Treasurer Joe Hodges and Assistant Treasurer Frank Hawkins.

Next up for the Washington County Republican Party is the June 14 Lincoln Day Dinner featuring keynote speaker Liz Cheney. The event will be held at the Millennium Centre. Visit http://www.facebook.com/WashCoTNGOP for more information or email wandamaytn@aol.com.