After a half hour of Meet and Greet time concurrent with inspiring patriotic music, the scheduled quarterly meeting of the Chester County Republican Party came to order at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2020 at Henderson City Hall upstairs, 121 Crook Avenue, in Henderson. Many of the county’s leading Republicans were also in attendance. A brief business meeting was conducted to bring all concerned citizens up to speed on what the Chester County Republican Party is doing, especially with preparations for the 2020 elections.
The meeting highlight was the conduct of the 2020 Republican County Convention (Caucus) to select Republicans to run in the August elections. Ms. Beverly Morton, the County Tax Assessor, was nominated by her son, Zach Morton, to be the Republican nominee. There were no other nominations and Mr. Chad Cherry, the County GOP Chair, then called for Ms. Morton to be voted the Republican nominee by acclamation – and the “Ayes” were unanimous.
At the conclusion of the business meeting, Mr. Scott Golden of Jackson, the Chair of the Tennessee Republican Party, gave a very-much-appreciated and inspirational talk. Mr. Golden talked about how the COVID-19 virus is impacting the state and reiterated what precautions people should adopt to curtail the spread of this virulent virus. Mr. Golden also presented an overview of previous presidential elections and was obviously encouraged at the support the Tennessee public is giving President Trump. In closing, Mr. Golden noted that the 2020 election will be the most important election of our time and will decide which way our country will go for years to come.
The next quarterly meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2020 in the Council chambers at Henderson City Hall. For more information, please call Paul Martin, Secretary to the Chester County GOP, at 903-445-4913 or find them on Facebook at ChesterCountyTNGOP.