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GOP to gather Saturday

Party to determine delegates

POSTED: February 8, 2013 12:30 a.m.
 

The Forsyth County Republican Party is calling all like-minded voters to attend its mass precinct meeting Saturday.

Party Chairman Ethan Underwood said the event, which will be held at Forsyth Central High School, is open to “anybody who’s willing to sign a statement that they believe in the principles of the Republican Party.”

“There’s plenty of room for people who want to participate,” he added.

Underwood anticipates a crowd of up to 300 will attend the meeting, where delegates and alternates are elected.

The county has been assigned nearly 500 delegates, one for every 150 Republican votes cast during the November presidential election.

While individuals can be chosen without attending the meeting, Underwood said those who are present will get to decide which Republicans will represent Forsyth at March’s county convention.

“We want as many folks that agree with Republican principles as we can get,” Underwood said. “This is the first step in electing all the officers for the precincts and the county and the district and the state level.”

The event’s keynote speaker will be District 9 U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, who was elected in November. Collins’ district covers north Forsyth and much of northeast Georgia.

“He’s brand new,” Underwood said. “I think he’s only been in Congress for all of four weeks, so we’re looking forward to getting his perspective on the job and what he’s planning to do over the next four years.”

 

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