2010-03-11 / Community News

Republican Primary Voters Hold Precinct Convention in Blue

Republican voters in Western Lee County gathered at the Blue United Methodist Church on primary election night to hold a precinct convention.

Primary voters throughout the state from both Republican and Democrat parties met shortly after the polls closed on election night to hold precinct conventions. These precinct conventions serve to organize the political parties at the grassroots level.

Republican voters in Lee County Precinct #303 met at 7:30 p.m. and elected permanent officers, selected delegates and alternates to the Lee County Republican Party Convention, and adopted several resolutions stating their beliefs and concerns about the future of the party, the state, and the nation.

The precinct convention also adopted 10 resolutions that will be sent to the county convention for consideration. These resolutions opposed a state income tax, affirmed the state’s right-to-work laws, supported the repeal of the state business tax, supported a citizen’s right to keep and openly bear arms, supported nullification of unconstitutional federal laws under the Tenth Amendment, encouraged a state constitutional amendment on eminent domain, and called for the legislature to repeal the property tax.

Resolutions were also adopted that supported parental rights in education, affirmed that the family is the foundational unit of society, and supported the concept of a limited government that repudiates the socialist doctrine of making the state the sole sovereign over the affairs of citizens, families and churches.

The precinct convention elected Greg Davidson to chair the meeting and Donna Davidson to serve as secretary.

Delegates and alternates from western Lee County will meet with other delegates and alternates selected in precinct conventions all across Lee County for the Lee County Republican Party county convention. The county convention will be held on Saturday, March 20, at the First National Bank in Giddings beginning at 9:30 a.m.

At that convention, delegates and alternates will be chosen to represent Lee County at the Republican State Convention to be held in June in Dallas. The county convention will also adopt rules and resolutions that will be forwarded to the state convention for inclusion in the state platform for the Republican Party.

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