Chatham County News Letter Volume 2 Issue 1

Welcome!

Welcome to the first issue in the new year of your Chatham County GOP newsletter. We will publish this regularly to keep you up to date on conservative news and issues impacting our county, state, and federal government. Feel free to share this with your friends and neighbors.

Upcoming Events

Save the Dates

Chatham County GOP Convention: March 4 in Pittsboro.
Reagan Day dinner: March 25 at Governor’s Club.
6th District GOP Convention: TBD
NC State GOP Convention: June 2-3 at Wilmington

Trump Cabinet

State.................... Rex Tillerson
Treasury............ Steve Mnuchin
Defense................ James Matts
Justice................. Jeff Sessions
Interior.................... Ryan Zinke
Agriculture.......... Sonny Perdue
Commerce............. Wilbur Ross
Labor.......... R. Alexander Acosta
HHS......................... Tom Price
HUD...................... Ben Carson
Transportation........ Elaine Chao
Energy..................... Rick Perry
Education............. Betsy Devos
VA...................... David Shulkin
Homeland Security... John Kelly
EPA....................... Scott Pruitt
OMB................. Mick Mulvaney
SBA................ Linda McMahon
Trade Rep...... Robert Lighthizer
UN Ambassador....... Nikki Haley
Dir Nat’l Intel............ Dan Coats
Chief of Staff...... Reince Priebus
Nat’l Sec Advisor............ Vacant
Counsel.............Donald McGahn

The Trump Administration

President Trump resoundingly won the Electoral College with 304 votes, and became the 45th President of the United States.

On January 6rd, the US Congress met in joint session and formally counted the Electoral College votes. Mr. Trump was confirmed as our next President with 304 electoral votes, well above the 270 needed to win. Ms. Clinton received 227 electoral votes. Mr. Pence was confirmed as our Vice President. Vice President Biden, President of the Joint Session, rejected a few objections to the vote by House Democrats and declared ‘It’s over’.

At noon on Inauguration Day, January 20, Donald Trump Jr. took the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States.

President Trump is filling out his cabinet and senior government positions. The US Senate must confirm most of the senior Federal government positions. On President Obama's first day in office, the Senate confirmed seven of his Cabinet nominees. By the end of Obama’s first week, more than a dozen senior-level positions were confirmed. We now have evidence that some in the Senate are trying to obstruct Trump’s cabinet and other choices.

One of President Trump’s most important decisions is selecting a Supreme Court nominee. He has named Neil M. Gorsuch to fill the vacant Associate Justice seat formerly held by Justice Antonin Scalia. Judge Gorsuch is currently a federal appeals court judge for the Tenth Circuit. We expect him to start confirmation hearings sometime in March.

Chatham Election Results

Chatham County remains a politically divided county. While the overall vote across the county went Democrat, there are distinct differences in voting patterns between the progressive northeast and the conservative remainder of the county.  Eight county precincts voted solidly Republican; six voted solidly Democrat. At the precinct level, Trump, Burr, Walker, Stobbs, and Holland won their races, but could not overcome the large numbers of Democrat voters in the northeast and in Pittsboro.

Government Representatives

Richard Burr [R] and Thom Tillis [R] represent North Carolina in the US Senate. Contact them at https://www.burr.senate.gov/contact/email and https://www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me respectively.

Mark Walker represents the NC 6th Congressional District. Rep. Walker also holds staff hours in Pittsboro the third Wednesday of every Month from 11:00 to 1:00 PM at the Historic Courthouse in Pittsboro. Contact him at https://walker.house.gov/contact

Governor Roy Cooper [D] was sworn in shortly after midnight on January 1. His public ceremony was cancelled by the recent snowstorm.

The North Carolina General Assembly convened on January 11. You can follow the action at www.ncleg.net. Chatham County is represented by Representative Robert Reives [D] at Robert.Reives@ncleg.net and Senator Valerie Foushee [D] at Valerie.Foushee@ncleg.net.

Ours is a participative democracy – make sure your elected representatives hear from you when issues come up for a vote. Be polite, be respectful, but make your voices heard!

Chatham Co GOP Convention

Our 2017 county convention will be on Saturday, March 4 at the Chatham County Community College in Pittsboro. Now is the time to get involved before the next election, and become eligible to attend the District and State GOP conventions. Becki Gray from the John Locke Foundation is the keynote speaker. Register at chathamncgop.com/2017_county_convention_event.

Volunteer!

The Chatham County GOP is an all-volunteer organization of your neighbors who are interested in smaller and more effective government that follows conservative principles. We need your help! Please consider where you can assist: fundraising, organizing and running events, meeting with voters, writing articles and designing graphics, managing databases, and many more opportunities. To volunteer, sign up at http://www.chathamncgop.com/volunteer.

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  • commented 2017-02-21 12:55:13 -0500
    Great Newsletter; very informative! Many thanks.