July 17th - the little known "Run-Off" Election Day... Candidates must be selected - it is our duty.

By Barbara Buck

Many voters are not aware that an election in July will decide the Republican state-wide positions of Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Insurance Commissioner and US Congressional Representative for District 11.

This runoff election is required because a candidate must receive at least 40% of the vote in any competition. When there is no single candidate that receives 40% or more the top two candidates must meet in a runoff election. The winner will face his/her democrat opponent in November for the specified position.

June 26th at 7:00 pm, several of these candidates will meet voters at Haywood County Historic Courthouse for the “Republican Runoff Candidate Forum”. 

Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them… again and again… and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls.”Peggy Noonan 

These Candidates will be answering questions in a forum type setting:

NC Lieutenant Governor:  Dan Forest

NC Secretary of State: Kenneth Gardner and Edward Goodwin

NC Superintendent of Public Instruction: John Tedesco and Richard Alexander

US Congressional Representative for 11th District: Mark Meadows

“Every election is determined by the people who show up,” states Larry J. Sabato, Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia.  It is time to defend the Constitution and ensure that our elected officials reflect our values. This will be an informative forum that will grant insight into each of the candidates’ positions before casting votes.

"If ever a time should come when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." ― Samuel Adams. Take a stand and make your decision about the candidates.

Everyone is welcome. Please bring your friends and/or neighbors and join the candidates on June 26th at 7:00 P.M. at the Haywood County Historic Courthouse in Waynesville.

For additional information go to www.haywoodncgop.org or call the GOP Headquarters at (828) 246-7921. The GOP Headquarters is located at 303 N. Haywood St., Waynesville NC.

So who will show up?