My Fellow Republicans,
I am happy to announce that the Nominating Committee met with several folks who expressed an interest in serving in one or more of the elected leadership positions with the Buncombe County Republican Party. My overall impression is that the party has made great strides in cultivating good leaders. The committee determined that it would use this opportunity to encourage folks to seek out leadership roles. Everyone who expressed a serious interest was interviewed. Everyone interviewed will have their name placed in nomination by the committee.
To date the Committee has interviewed and will place in nomination the following individuals:
1st Vice Chairman
Janet B. Jones
2nd Vice Chairman
Member's at Large (The convention will elect 5)
We were also excited to interview one of our Teenage Republicans (Drew West) for further leadership opportunities. Upon researching the question we did determine that in order to serve in any of the offices listed above Drew would have to be registered to vote and unfortunately he isn't old enough (yet) to register. We are recommending to whomever may be elected as chairman that Drew serve in an appointed leadership capacity with the party and hope to consider him for further leadership opportunities in the future.
Finally let me say what a pleasure it was to meet with all the nominees. I also want to emphasize that each nominee expressed that they were motivated by a desire to serve the party and would be willing to do so in other capacities - even if they were not chosen for the particular leadership position for which they expressed an interest. Please take a little time to speak with each of these nominees between now and the convention. I think you will be as impressed with them as I am.
On behalf of the BCGOP Nominating Committee