Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fayette County Republican Party County Committee Meets Oct 4

The Fayette County Republican Party County Committee will meet Monday, October 4th, at 7pm at the Fayette County Republican Party Headquarters. The FCRP County Committee is comprised of the FCRP Executive Board members, precinct chairmen, and all Republican elected officials in the county (including those Republicans elected in non-partisan elections). If you would like to place an item on the agenda, please e-mail it to Chairman David Studdard ( no later than 5pm the day of the meeting.

PTC and Tyrone Mayors to Speak on Transportation to GOP Women

The Greater Fayette Republican Women's Club will hold a dinner meeting on October 14th at 6:30pm at the Broadway Diner, 535 South Glynn Street, Fayetteville. The guest speakers will be Don Rehwaldt, Mayor of Tyrone, and Don Haddix, Mayor of Peachtree City. The Mayor's will discuss the impact of HB 277 on Fayette County. HB 277 is a transportation bill which has been approved by the GA State Legislature and will appear on the ballot this November. Voters will decide if they want to pay a 1% tax increase to fund this mass transportation bill.

All Republican women, their families, and friends are invited. No reservations are necessary.

For more information, please call Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132 or Alberta Lucas, 770-719-0879.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sam Tolbert, Candidate for Board of Education, to Speak

Fayette County Board of Education Post 5 candidate Sam Tolbert will be speaking at the Fayette County Republican Party First Saturday Breakfast at the Fayetteville IHOP at 9am on Saturday, October 2nd. 

Tolbert is a semi-retired senior manager who is currently an adjunct professor of mathematics at Gordon College in Barnesville. He decided to run for the school board position in part because of concerns about the school system’s financial shape.

Tolbert says his background as a senior manager with “having to mind a budget and be fiscally responsible for expenditures and controls” would be an asset to the school board.  He plans to look at the financials and try to understand exactly what is required, what is coming in, and whether we are able to meet a reasonable budget that grows as the county grows.

Tolbert, who is a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Management with a minor in Business Finance, is skilled in project management, project engineering, quality assurance, organizational excellence, small business management, and communication.  He would also like to look at new programs that can be offered to help students, whether by allowing them to start college earlier or adding technical education earlier on “as opposed to just going and spinning their wheels in high school courses.” 

Tolbert will face Democratic candidate Dr. Laura Burgess in November’s general election. All interested Republicans are invited to attend.