Last Saturday, Republican Assembly members from Cobb, Cherokee, Pickens, Gwinnett, and Fulton counties met to hear speeches and interviews with candidates for District Party office in the 11th and the 6th—and to vote on endorsing many of these candidates!
Videos with the Congressional District GOP Chair & 1st Vice Chair candidates are available to view here and here, respectively. All Chair candidates who were not able to attend in person were also invited to submit a video presentation. Donna Watson, candidate for 6th District GOP Chairwoman, submitted a video on her candidacy, however Dr. Lisa Adkins, who is running for re-election as 11th District Chairwoman did not submit a video. Adkins is being challenged by attorney David Oles who attended. Watson has competition from Jerry Marrinich.
David Oles won the endorsement for 11th District GOP Chairman, but no candidate was able to get the two-thirds votes necessary to win endorsement in the 6th District GOP Chairman’s race.
For the 1st Vice Chairman’s race, attendees heard from Richard Jordan from Cherokee (running for 1st Vice Chairman in the 6th), Chris Mora from Pickens (running for re-election as 1st Vice Chairman in the 11th), and John Beville from Cobb (running for 1st Vice Chairman in the 6th). Absent was Joel Allen from Cobb who has also declared his candidacy in this race. You can watch the video of that candidate panel here.
Richard Jordan won the endorsement for 6th District GOP 1st Vice Chair and Chris Mora won the endorsement for 11th District GOP 1st Vice Chair.
In addition to these candidates, attendees got to hear stump speeches from candidates for various officer positions in these two District organizations and from candidates for state committee. YouTube initially removed the video of these messages (for violating their “community guidelines” by making reference to election fraud) but it has been restored on our GRA YouTube channel, which you can currently watch here.
Below is a preliminary list of candidates who won endorsement at this Republican Assembly District Endorsement Convention for particular positions.
We hope this list will serve as a helpful guide for strong conservative Republican delegates wanting to get the best GOP leaders elected at the 6th & 11th GOP Congressional District Conventions this coming Saturday, April 22nd.
Endorsed District Candidates:
- 11th District GOP Chair: David Oles
- 11th District GOP 1st Vice Chair: Chris Mora
- 11th District GOP Vice Chairman of Communications: James Dvorak
- 11th District GOP Vice Chair of Events: No Endorsement
- 11th District GOP Vice Chair of Fundraising: Kelly Sirios
- 11th District GOP Treasurer: Ann Marie Cosway
- 11th District GOP State Committee from Cherokee: Marcia Cox
- 11th District GOP State Committee from Cherokee: Sandy Docherty
- 11th District GOP State Committee from Cherokee: Todd Smith
- 11th District GOP State Committee from Cherokee: Andy Reprieto
- 11th District GOP State Committee from Cherokee: James Dvorak
- 11th District GOP State Committee from Cobb: Alicia Adams
- 11th District GOP State Committee from Pickens: Carolyn Childers
- 6th District GOP Chair: No Endorsement
- 6th District GOP 1st Vice Chair: Richard Jordan
- 6th District GOP Assistant Secretary: Katie Perry
- 6th District GOP Vice Chair: Siegfried Jucknies
- 6th District GOP State Committee from Cobb: Michael Optiz
- 6th District GOP State Committee from Cobb: Tess Redding
- 6th District GOP State Committee from Cherokee: Honey Burfield