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The Elephant’s Roar – No 1

Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner

On  March 30th the FCGOP held its annual Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner with Dr. Ben Carson as our guest speaker.  There were over 700 people in attendance.  A Grand Old Party was had by all!  Many thanks need to Celeste Stanley who made the arrangements and Lori Apple who helped with volunteers.  Scott Cumbie, former chairman, did a great job of organizing the event.  Special thanks goes to James Piedad who took the wonderful pictures.

County Debt Limit to be Raised at April 27 Commissioners Meeting

The Forsyth County commissioners will vote on Monday, April 27 on raising their debt limit from 15% to 18% of their annual budget.  This will mean the county will take on more debt which also means higher taxes for property owners.  Everyone is encouraged to come to the meeting at 6:00 pm and speak against this during public comment time.

Voter Registration Drive July 5

The Forsyth County Republican Party will be holding voter registration drives in churches throughout the county on a patriotic Sunday, July 5.  We need your help and participation.  If you would be willing to coordinate a voter drive in your church, please contact Sara Blackburn at or 776-5374.  Materials and instructions will be given to you.

NC State House Update

The representatives are working on the House side from 8 am to at least 11 pm until crossover. Please plan on attending the Monday Lunch on May 4th where Debra Conrad will be briefing people on what has been happening in the State House.

NC State Senate Update

Senator Joyce Krawiec reports that she has proudly co-sponsored the  Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which would allow business people to decline to provide services that would violate their religious beliefs.  Similar bills have attracted much attention in other states such as Indiana. She has been working hard on Burt’s Law which would make it a punishable crime for someone to have knowledge of abuse of a person in a mental health facility and not report it to authorities.  She has also been working to advance a bill to repeal the Map Act, which allows NCDOT to plan corridors for new highways indefinitely, effectively trapping property owners within the corridor.
 Another bill that is very important to Senator Krawiec is one that would provide health insurance for those with autism.  There are therapies available for children with autism that help mitigate the effects of the disorder, but are cost prohibitive for many families.  The cost per member for health insurance for these kids is very low, while the benefit to these children and their families is very high

Federal Government Update

Senator Richard Burr has been working to get legislation passed  that would force military sex offenders to register with civilian law enforcement.  The U.S. Senate voted on April 22 to close a legal loophole that enables military sex offenders to evade registering with civilian law enforcement  The amendment, sponsored by Senator Burr, requires the Department of Defense to register offenders directly with an FBI database available to civilian law enforcement agencies and the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website prior to an offender’s release from a military prison.

From Susan Tillis:  I was reading an article this morning discussing that the Senate would be back in session this week after a 2 week break. “Break” is an interesting word to use – during Thom’s 2 week ” break”, he visited 5 Middle East countries, spent 3 full days at Ft. Bragg, and visited 3 VA hospitals. He loved every minute of it. Thanks for believing in us – off to DC .

Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner – Dr. Ben Carson

Registration Closed


The Forsyth County Republican Party

Cordially invites you to join us for dinner with

Dr. Ben Carson

Monday, March 30, 2015
5:00 – 6:30 – Reception for Sponsors
7:00 – 8:30 – Dinner

Benton Convention Center
301 West 5th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Further Information?
FCGOP HQ: (336) 724-6000


2015 County Convention

If you are a registered Republican, please join us for the 2015 Forsyth County Republican Party Precinct Meetings and Convention:

When: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Where: Forsyth Tech – West Campus, 1300 Bolton St, Winston-Salem, NC
8:00 – 9:00 – Registration
9:00 – 9:30 – Precinct Meetings
9:30 – 10:00 – Executive Committee Meeting
10:00 – 12:30 – County Convention

Register electronically at:

Questions or further information?
FCGOP HQ: (336) 724-6000

Increment Weather Alternate Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Plan of Organization – Proposed Change

The Central Committee is recommending a change to the Plan of Organization to be approved at the 2015 County Convention.

The 2016 Republican National Convention will be moving to an early date next year which will require all of the conventions (County, District and State) to be moved to earlier dates. As a result, the North Carolina Republican Party is directing that each county Plan of Organization be altered to reflect these date changes. In 2017, it is likely that the dates will be changed back to the current dates.

Instead of altering the Plan of Organization this year and possibly again next year, our Central Committee is recommending a change this year that will allow the NC Republican Party to specify date changes at any time without requiring Forsyth County to modify its Plan of Organization each time a date change may occur. Therefore, the Central Committee is recommending that this parenthetical statement be added to Article II.A.1 and Article III.B.1.a:

“(or any other date as required by the North Carolina Republican Party)”

If approved, each section will read, as follows:
Article – II – Precinct Organization

A. Annual Precinct Meetings

1. Call for Precinct Meeting
In every year, the County Chairman shall call Precinct Meetings during the months of February or March (or any other date as required by the North Carolina Republican Party) after giving 10 days written notice, as defined in Article V.I., to each Precinct Chairman, and by notice in a newspaper of a general circulation, as defined by Article V.A.4., and the Precinct Chairs shall also be informed as to the number of registered Republicans entitled to cast votes at the County Convention.
Article III – County Organization

A. Annual Convention

1. Call of Convention
a. A County Convention shall be called every year by the Chairman of the County Executive Committee, at a suitable location within the County, within the month of March (or any other date as required by the North Carolina Republican Party), at least 10 days prior to the scheduled District Convention, and following procedures in Article V.A.4.


Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner with Dr. Ben Carson

Mark your calendars!

Monday evening, March 30, 2015

Details to follow

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Convention of States – Michael Farris


Friday, January 23, 2015 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Michael Farris is co-founder and National Director of the Convention of States Project. He is also the founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and Patrick Henry College in Virginia. A lawyer by trade, he has argued many constitutional cases in state and federal courts. As a nationally recognized Constitutional scholar he has also argued an Article V case in front of the US Supreme Court.
This is a unique opportunity to hear Michael Farris discuss the state of our nation and why he believes that calling a convention of the states may be our last opportunity to take power back from the federal government that constitutionally belongs to the states or the people.
Friday, January 23, 2015 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Note the time change)
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
3500 Sally Kirk Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Congratulations to our newly elected Republicans!

The final counts (and recounts) are in. Congratulations to our newly elected Republicans:

US Senate
Thom Tillis

US House – District 5
Virginia Foxx

NC Senate – District 31
Joyce Krawiec

NC House – District 74
Debra Conrad

NC House – District 75
Donny C. Lambeth

NC House – District 79
Julia Howard

District Attorney – District 21
James Roderick O’Neill

Board of Education – At Large
Robert Barr
Mark Johnson

Board of Education – District 2
Dana Caudill Jones
Jeannie Metcalf
David Bryant Singletary
Lori Goins Clark

William T. Schatzman

NC Supreme Court Chief Justice
Mark Martin

NC Court of Appeals Judge
John M. Tyson

NC Court of Appeals Judge
Donna Stroud

Superior Court Judge Dist. 21A
Richard Gottlieb

District Court Judge Dist. 21
Theodore (Ted) Kazakos

Soil and Water Conserv. Dist. Supervisor
Toby Bost

2014 Voter Guide

Click here to download a PDF version of the 2014 Voter Guide.


Vote Conservative 2014

You must vote for EACH candidate

US Senate Thom Tillis
US House – Dist 5 Virginia Foxx (I)
US House- Dist 12 Vince Coakley
NC Senate- Dist 31 Joyce Krawiec (I)
NC House- Dist 71 Kris A. McCann
NC House- Dist 74 Debra Conrad (I)
NC House- Dist 75 Donny C. Lambeth (I)
NC House- Dist 79 Julia Howard (I)
District Attorney- Dist 21 James Roderick O’Neill (I)
County Commissioner- At Large Bill Whiteheart (I)
County Commissioner- Dist B Don Martin
Board of Educ.- At Large (vote for three) Robert Barr
John M. Davenport, Jr. (I)
Mark Johnson
Board of Education- Dist 2   (vote for four) Lori Goins Clark
Dana Caudill Jones
Jeannie Metcalf (I)
David Bryant Singletary
Clerk of Superior Court Charles Mellies
Sheriff William T. Schatzman (I)

Vote Conservative     Non-Partisan Races

NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin (I)
NC Supreme Court Assoc Justice Bob Hunter (I)
NC Supreme Court Assoc Justice Eric Levinson
NC Supreme Court Assoc Justice Mike Robinson
NC Court of Appeals Judge John M. Tyson
NC Court of Appeals Judge Bill Southern
NC Court of Appeals Judge Donna Stroud (I)
NC Court of Appeals Judge Paul Holcombe
Superior Court Judge Dist. 21A Richard Gottlieb
District Court Judge Dist. 21 Theodore (Ted) Kazakos
Soil and Water Conserv. Dist. Supervisor Toby Bost (I)
                                       (vote for two) Tim Disher
Tim Flinchum

Boots on the Ground Rally to Victory

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Special Guests:
US Senate Candidate: Thom Tillis
Chairman of RNC: Reince Priebus
US Senator: Ron Johnson


Join us for an afternoon of BBQ and fellowship with our Republican candidates for office.  Our US Senate candidate, Thom Tillis,  will be our special guest.  The Chairman of the RNC, Reince Priebus and US Senator Ron Johnson will be joining us, as well.

When: Saturday, October 18,2014 – 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Bolton Park, 1590 Bolton St, Winston-Salem, NC  27103
Single: $15.00
Couple: $25.00
Children: $5.00 (12 and under)
Purchase Tickets:
Call FCGOP HQ: (336) 724-6000



NC General Assembly Fundraisers

In the next several weeks, our candidates for the NC General Assembly will be holding important fundraisers.  Please show your support by attending or contributing if you cannot attend.  We in Forsyth County have been fortunate to have the best representatives in the NC General Assembly.  It is vital that each of our candidates are reelected to continue to move NC towards freedom and prosperity.


For details on each event, click the name of the candidate:

Joyce Krawiec, NC Senate 31, Tuesday, September 16, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Debra Conrad, NC House 74, Monday, September 22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Donny Lambeth, NC House 75, Wednesday, September 24, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM



2014 Senatorial Debate Watch Party

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

The Winston-Salem Victory Office is holding a “Watch Party” for the Wednesday evening debate. The debate begins at 7:00 PM. NCGOP staff will provide dinner, refreshments, and deserts for anyone attending.

When: Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: FCGOP HQ, 667 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC