Polk GOP takes part in a district train­ing day

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - From press re­lease

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.

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