It is hard to believe that it has been one year since I was unanimously elected by the DeKalb GOP to be our Chairman! Time goes by when you are having fun!! And we are having the time of our lives!

You may recall my 4 Rs Campaign Platform and Commitment to all DeKalb Republicans

🔺 RESTORE Faith, Integrity and Trust – FITness in Georgia’s Elections

🔺 RECRUIT and Cultivate Winning Candidates

🔺 ROBUST Implementation of a Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) Infrastructure and Communications Program

🔺 REENERGIZE the VOTER Base Through Empowered Grassroots Volunteers and Engagement

Fast forward — one year….. And I am confident that we are well on our way to #VoteDeKalbRed! None of this would be possible without the BEST EXECUTIVE AND COUNTY COMMITTEES, MEMBERS AS WELL AS OUR SPONSORS. Many thanks to:

  • 1st Vice Chairman – Mike Bryan
  • 2nd Vice Chairman – William Freeman
  • 3rd Vice Chairman – Michael A Braun
  • Treasurer – Bobbie D. Frantz
  • Secretary – Jan Appling
  • Administrative Officer – Jodi Diodati
  • Communications Officer – Craig Schneider
  • At-Large: Rick Sheppard
  • Attorney: Alex Johnson
  • Parliamentarian: Brian Anderson

And many thanks to my amazing husband Robert McCarthy and my incredible friends and family for their encouragement and support.

TODAY: The DeKalb County Board of Education resumes its’ in-person meetings today, April 18, 2022 at 11:30 AM.  They will be meeting in the J. David Williamson Board Room in the Robert R. Freeman Administrative Complex, 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain, Georgia. Due to the importance of maintaining social distance and mitigation efforts, there will be limited seating (100 seats) available on a first-come, first- served basis.

The option to view the meeting via livestream is available by clicking HERE.

Calling All Republicans!!! We Need You!! All on Deck!  As we are in the final countdown to Early Voting Month and Primary Election Day Georgia, we need all Republicans to volunteer in a number of ways to have the largest Red Wave of Republican Primary Voter Turnout and to #VoteDeKalbRed. Specifically, we need your assistance with GOTV – Get Out the Vote via #VoteDeKalbRed Days and Weekends | School District 2 | School District 4 | School District 6, Tucker Day Parade Walkers & Booth Ambassadors | putting signs in your yards, voting (early in-person) and bringing a friend, neighbor and/or family member to the polls, applying to be a poll worker, volunteering as an Early Voting and Election Day Poll Watcher as well as making a donation to the DeKalb GOP and/or directly to our candidates.

A couple of things to note:

  • The School Board Districts 2, 4 and 6 are non-partisan racesThis means that their election day is May 24th and the winner takes the office.  (Assuming that there is no run-offs). 
    • School District 2 has 4 candidates. Our candidate is: Steven Bowden.
    • School District 6 has 3 candidates. Our candidate is: Janet Hughes.      
  • With the exception of the Congressional 4th and the aforementioned non-partisan School Board races, all our candidates that are running are unopposed in the Primary.  This that the School Board will appear on all three primary ballots Republicans, Democrats and Non-Partisan.  And State Senate and House candidates automatically advance to the General Election in November.

Mark your calendars to vote early, in-person on May 2nd which is the first day to vote during the Mid-Term Primary. Early Voting will be held from May 2nd to May 20th with Election Day being held on May 24th. Voting early and in-person will allow you to claim your name and claim your vote – meaning if there is an issue when casting your ballot, you have plenty of time to cure (correct) your ballot. Additionally, campaigns will not call or text you because you already voted. (We cannot stop the ads or the mailers—but you can stop the robocalls and texting!). I would also like to invite you to take a look at our Everything You Need to Know About VotingMeet the CandidatesExplore the Statewide Candidates Issues and the Early Voting Schedule & Location pages. Lots of great information! Please share this information with your friends, family and neighbors!

Mark Your Calendars!

The John Fredericks Show will be kicking off their statewide 18-day bus tour “Real Georgia Speaks, Team Trump GA Bus Tour at Wild Wings Café in Dunwoody on May 2nd from 6 AM – 10 AM!!!  It will be the first day of early voting – and this will be a great opportunity to meet many of our Federal, Statewide and DeKalb Republican Candidates! We are in need of sponsors to help underwrite our breakfast buffet at Wild Wings Café.  More details will be coming soon!

The DeKalb GOP will also be out in full force at Tucker Day on May 7th.  We will be walking in the parade and will have a booth on Main Street!  Volunteer as a Parade Walker and as a Booth Ambassador in the DeKalb GOP Tucker Day Booth.  For all of our Republican candidates, we also would like to host a Meet & Greet for youin the DeKalb GOP Tucker Day Booth.  Book your Meet & Greet here.

I look forward to continuing to work with all of you in securing the many victories that lie ahead of us in May and in November. Without a doubt, it is quite simply the most important Midterm Elections in our lifetime. Together, we will honor the blessings bestowed, share our Republican values, and protect the country that we all love.  DeKalb is thriving! DeKalb is awake but not woke!  DeKalb is going to go from a blue desert to a purple pasture by #VotingDeKalbRed!  DeKalb is going to help drive the Red Tsunami which will #KeepGeorgiaRed.

Best Regards,
Marci McCarthy
DeKalb County Republican Party

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