Polk GOP takes part in a district training day
A group of area GOP members worked together in past weeks to make sure they stay on message and understand the process of running for office, how the ballots are counted and more during a recent training session for the 14th congressional district which saw 42 people come together in Dalton in recent weeks to take part in a training session for candidates, campaign workers, and County parties hosted by the 14th Congressional District Republican Party, which includes Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Harralson, Murray, Paulding, a portion of Pickens, Polk, Walker and Whitfield counties.
The session, “Training for candidates, campaigns workers and County parties” covered all the various aspects of running a campaign for elected office.
Many do’s and don’ts of running a campaign were covered head to toe, front to back, from the initial qualifying form, through a successful campaign, ats required by a candidate, or elected official during and after their race, as required by the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Committee. Formerly known as the State Ethics Commission, the agency collects campaign contribution disclosure reports. The Commission serves candidates and elected official for state and local governments, advises and educates the public on aspects of the Campaign Finance Act, and investigates potential campaign finance violations.
Acting as Moderator was Assistant Treasure for the 14th GOP, Doug Grammer. Providing the training were four ( 4) seasoned professionals, provided their expertise for participants. Opening the session was Carmen Foskey, current Executive Director of the Georgia Republican Party. She was a former field representatives for Perdue for Senate, former campaign manager for Rep. Doug Collins and Mayor Eddie Deloach.
Among the attendees were 11 candidates for office. A few of the candidates were from other Congressional Districts. Members of the Polk County Republican Party who took part were Chairman Marc Wall, Rick Crawford, Treasurer of the 14th Congressional District, Ken Suffridge, Aragon Precinct Chairman, Communications Director, and Polk County Commissioner Jose Iglesias.