Author: Georgia Republican Assembly

NFRA Convention Hosted in Georgia!

NFRA Convention Hosted in Georgia!

Our newly elected Cobb RA President Debra Williams served as the event coordinator for the National Federal of Republican Assembly (NFRA) Convention in downtown Atlanta this past weekend. Republican Assembly delegates from across the country came together to network and meet leaders of the Congressional Freedom Caucus and other statesmen share and dine. A special highlight was seeing the Cobb RA’s 1st Vice President Frank Molesky elected as the new Southeast Regional Director for the NFRA. Congratulations, Frank!

State Rep. Matt Gurtler

State Rep. Matt Gurtler

GRA Legislative Score: “A” —

State Representative Matt Gurtler has distinguished himself over the last six years as a tenacious and principled constitutionalist, willing to take the fight to the enemy regardless of the pushback. In the 9th Congressional District race, he has been endorsed by U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), the Protect Freedom PAC, FreedomWorks, and many others. Gurtler has opposed omnibus spending at the state capitol and led the charge for “Constitutional Carry” in spite of relentless opposition from Speaker Ralston. He has won election by 60% or more in his House District twice in spite of Ralston and the Governor campaigning to defeat him. He brings a great deal of energy and determination to the race for Congress.

Among the challengers to Matt Gurtler in the race for the 9th Congressional race is State Representative Kevin Tanner, who has earned a disappointing “F” on his legislative scorecard.

You can learn more and contribute to Gurtler’s campaign at https://www.mattgurtlerforcongress.com/.

Congressman Paul Broun

Congressman Paul Broun

Heritage Action Congressional Score: “A” —

Former Congressman Paul Broun previously served with fearless distinction in the U.S. Congress for four terms from 2007 to 2014, and earned the top voting record in Congress. He was endorsed by Congressman Ron Paul(R-Texas) when he ran for U.S. Senate in 2014 because of his consistent integrity for small, constitutional federal government. Prior to politics, he earned a Bachelor’s in Chemistry, worked as a medical doctor for 40 years, and rose to the rank of Commander in the U.S. Navy. Over the last few years he has worked as the President of our GRA-PAC. He brings a great deal of seasoned experience to the race for Congress, and has proven that he cannot be bought by the Swamp in Washginton, D.C.

Among the challengers to Paul Broun in the race for the 9th Congressional race is State Representative Kevin Tanner, who earned a disappointing “F” on his legislative scorecard.

You can learn more and contribute to Paul’s campaign a https://www.paulbroun.com/.

Jack Staver, NFRA Director from Georgia

Jack Staver, NFRA Director from Georgia

Jack Staver is a small business owner and involved citizen. Jack is the Chairman of the Northwest GA 9/12 project and has served in an advisory capacity for other grassroots conservative Republican organizations.

He helped lead the tea party movement in Georgia at its inception and has worked as an activist attempting to reign in an out of control government at all levels since 2009. He has planned or spoke at various statewide and national events and appeared on TV and radio. Most recently, he offered himself for public service in Cherokee County, barely missing election by less than 100 votes.

Jack is a lifelong Republican who has always believed the government is “We the People” and diligently works at reminding our government of that at all levels. He has served as an officer in both the Cherokee County GOP and the 11th Congressional District GOP as well as a State Committeeman with the GAGOP.

Kay Godwin, NFRA Director from Georgia

Kay Godwin, NFRA Director from Georgia

Kay Godwin has been a grassroots activist for more than 27 years, serving on more than 100 local, state, and federal campaigns including as state grassroots co-chair for the George W. Bush campaign. Kay has been a Delegate/Alternate to four national conventions, served as chairman of the Pierce County Republican Party, and as Chairwoman of Georgia Under 80 Thousand Counties in the Georgia GOP.

In 2003, Kay received the A. A. Richardson Georgia Republican Volunteer of the Year award. She is the co-founder of Georgia Conservatives In Action, Capital Coalition of Conservative Leaders, and Calling All Moms, and also serves on the Georgia Baptist Ethics and Public Policy committee.

Kay has been a critical part of ensuring Republican dominance in Georgia and is committed to ensuring the principles of the Republican Party stay strong.

Debra Lieb, Assistant Secretary

Debra Lieb, Assistant Secretary

After attending Indiana University as an opera major, Debra earned her B.S. in
Business Management in 1989 from Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. She
has been a professional musician and entertainer for over 35 years.

Ms. Lieb has been in the political arena since 2009 holding several offices in the
Cobb County Republican Party: Precinct Chair for Blackwell 01 and House
District Chair for districts 43 and 44. Currently she is Precinct Chair for Blackwell
01 and District Chair for HD44. Debra has been active in County, District and
State Conventions as a delegate and has worked in numerous campaigns in local,
state and national elections. She was so inspired by the candidacy of Donald
Trump, that she wrote and produced a song entitled “Get on Board”. This was
her first song to be copyrighted during her music career of 35 + years.

Ms. Lieb believes it is vital to be involved in the Republican party to help turn it
back into the conservative principles it once held. She has been a member of the
GRA since 2016 and was elected Assistant Secretary in August of 2017. She
produces our quarterly newsletter.

Norine Cantor, Treasurer

Norine Cantor, Treasurer

Norine attended UNG and received her AA in Business Administration. Also, attended the Leadership Institute to learn how to effectively run a grassroots campaign.

Norine is actively involved in her local GOP as the Events Chair, and other local political organizations. She has been involved in politics for many years and has had active roles in running campaigns including being an Intern for Congressman Paul Broun.

Norine volunteered for Candidate Trump and passionately supported and voted for him.  If you have more questions, please call or email.

Pat Tippett, Secretary

Pat Tippett, Secretary

Pat Tippett has been a grassroots activist for more than 25 years serving on numerous local, state, and federal campaigns, including as state grassroots co-chair for the George W. Bush campaign.

She has been a Delegate/Alternate to four national conventions and served as Chair of the First Congressional District Republican Party in 2009-2011. In 2002, she received the A. A. Richardson Georgia Republican Volunteer of the Year award and in 2001 received the State of Georgia Republican Party Outstanding Service Award. She is the Co-founder of Georgia Conservatives in Action, Co-founder of the Capital Coalition of Conservative Leaders, and Co-founder of Calling All Moms.

Pat was instrumental in seeing Georgia become a Republican state, and is committed to ensuring elected officials serve the people that elected them.

Frank Molesky, 3rd Vice President

Frank Molesky, 3rd Vice President

Frank Molesky served as the 3rd Vice President of the GRA until he was elected as the new Southeastern NFRA Director in the autumn of 2019. Retired now as a successful financial advisor for many years, Frank has been active in the Republican Party and in the Republican Assembly all the way back since the 1964 Republican National Convention from California. He loves to travel.