July 16, 2021

Hello Fellow DeKalb County Republicans,

There is a saying that everything is bigger in Texas – and it is YUGE! It was an amazing sight to see nearly 5,000 Patriots descending on the Hilton Anatole in Dallas to attend the inaugural CPAC Texas.  Like a legendary rock concert, we also had President Donald J. Trump making bold promises to defeat the radical left, the Socialists, Marxists, and the critical race theorists as well as to challenge Big Tech. Towards the end of the President Trump’s speech, we were astounded to see news reports of the Cuban People peacefully protesting for their “INDEPENDENCE” and “FREEDOM!” which gave us inspiration for all of us to move forward.

Georgia had a big CPAC Texas Showing with Congressman Jody Hice, Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots and Gubernatorial Candidate Vernon Jones taking the big stage.  We also had Georgia 10th Congressional Candidate Mike Collins, Julie Hill of the Republican Hispanic Assembly of Georgia and Brandon Phillips in the house! I was truly honored to kick off Day 3 of CPAC Texas with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by Landon Starbuck of Grow Up singing a beautiful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” with a spontaneous USA! USA Chant. 

While Georgians were well represented on CPAC Texas’s big stage, I will tell you that Georgia is on everyone’s mind – from the new evidence emerging that indicates that more than 10,300 illegal votes were cast in Georgia in the November 2020 generalelection to Garland Favorito ofVoter GA discovering that Fulton County’s hand recount was wrong by 60% and fraudulent photocopied ballots were counted for Biden as alleged by Suzi Voyles.

But there is lots of good news to report — Congratulations to William Freeman being elected as our new Second Vice Chairman and Nancy Jester being unanimously elected as the Vice-Chairman of the DeKalb Board of Registration and Elections.

Also, congratulations to Devan Seabaugh for winning the Georgia House District 34 in a massive special victory defeating a Democratic candidate by a 26 points – 14 points margin. This was greater than the Republican margin of victory in the 2020 general election!  And another YUGE shout out for Cobb County Republican Party and Chairman Salleigh Grubbs as well as GAGOP staff and volunteers from around Metro Atlanta including our own Jodi Diodati, Doug Hartman and Rick Shephard who knocked on more than 5,000 doors and made more than 10,000 phone calls.  Not only is that a winning streak – that is a victory ground game team. 

I also want to welcome our eight new DeKalb GOP County Committee Members to include Richard Anderson, Pamela Blanding (not pictured), Kermit Hairston, Deborah Baker, Natalie Olmi, Alexandra Svoboda, Marc Hayes and Bonnie Hayes.

On behalf of the DeKalb GOP, we are saddened by the unexpected passing of Gene Callaway – who was one of the great ones.  It is a reminder that we need to live each and every day to its’ fullest.  In honor of Gene’s memory, the DeKalb Republican Party has made a donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

I am so proud of the DeKalb GOP and Fulton GOP partnering and being so well received at the Dunwoody HOA July 4th Parade (held on July 5th).   Our community engagement continues as the DeKalb GOP will be sponsoring Tucker Day which will be held on September 4, 2021.  Many thanks to our generous sponsors for making our participation possible: Mary Williams-Benefield, Rick Sheppard, Craig Schneider, William Freeman, Mike Duffel and Jodi Diodati.

We have many amazing events coming up!  We hope to see you tomorrow morning at the DeKalb GOP Breakfast featuring State Senator Bruce Thompson, Marziyeh Amirizadeh, Surrea Ivy andMike Daugherty of The Justice Society.  Also please save the dates for a joint event with the DeKalb Young Republicans featuring Congresswoman Kat Cammack (FL-3) on the evening of August 16th.  Also, we are thrilled to be co-hosting a joint breakfast with the Gwinnett GOP on August28th featuring Congressman Pat Fallon (TX-4) and Dr. Rich McCormick who is running for the GA-7th.  Stay tuned as there are more details to come!

I hope that you are as energized as me.  I can barely sleep! DeKalb is thriving! DeKalb is awake but not woke!  DeKalb is going to go from a blue desert to a purple pasture by #VotingDeKalbRed! 

With Best Regards,

Marci McCarthy

DeKalb GOP Chairman
Chairman@DeKalbGOP.org