GOP convention is March 15

Mar 05, 2014

The Haywood County Republican convention and precinct meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Canton Armory, 71 Penland St., Canton.

Registration closes at 9:15 a.m. and re-opens at 9:45 a.m. for one hour.

Precinct meetings to elect delegates to the county convention will be from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Local candidates, state candidates and U.S. Senate candidates have been invited to speak during the 9:45 to 10:45 time slot, said Pat Carr, party chairman. U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows will be the keynote speaker.

Many voters who are not registered Republicans have asked to hear the conservative candidates speak, Carr said. To satisfy this request, all conservative voters are invited to attend the speeches preceding the convention.

The convention begins at 10:45 and the party will elect delegates and alternates to the district and state conventions. More information is available  at or by calling 506-0939.