Tricia Pridemore, long rumored to be a candidate for Georgia Republican Party Chair, has formally announced her candidacy. The full press release is below, as well as the initial steering committee list.
Veteran GOP Grassroots Leader Tricia Pridemore Announces Campaign for GAGOP Chair; Plans to dramatically grow, strengthen grassroots
MARIETTA, GA- Cobb County resident Tricia Pridemore met today with supporters to officially announce her candidacy for Georgia Republican Party Chair.
Regarding her candidacy, Pridemore said, “Because we can’t rest on the accomplishments of the last few years, our next Party Chair must be able to articulate a vision that builds upon our successes, moving quickly to strengthen the Party for the battles ahead. That vision includes not only embracing our time-honored, conservative Republican values, but also a new, aggressive effort to ensure our grassroots activists have the technology and resources needed to take on the Obama Administration and stave off Democrat organizers targeting Georgia. My long history in grassroots politics, coupled with my experience in the high-tech, social networking field, make me uniquely qualified to lead these efforts, working alongside the hardworking Georgians who lick the envelopes, put up signs, and help get Republicans elected.”
Tricia and her husband, Michael, moved to Georgia and quickly became involved with Republican politics. Upon enrolling at Kennesaw State University, Tricia joined the College Republicans as was soon elected KSU College Republican Chair—a post from which she successfully recruited and mobilized students to help elect local and statewide Republican candidates.
More recently, Tricia served as a deployed volunteer for the McCain Presidential campaign in Ohio. Tricia built and maintains the Cobb GOP website and currently serves as House District 32 chair. She is a member of the GAGOP technology committee, which develops and promotes innovative technologies for the state party.
A veteran grassroots campaigner, Tricia has assisted Tom Graves for Congress, Austin Scott for Congress, Sam Olens for Attorney General, and countless other political campaigns. She served as the Nathan Deal for Governor Cobb County Co-Chair and the unpaid State Grassroots Chair for Deal’s campaign. Additionally, Tricia was elected to serve
as the President of the Cobb/Cherokee 9.12 Project and serves as the state director for the Georgia 9.12 Project.
After college, Tricia worked for a broad range of companies including Forbes, Georgia Press Association, and Cookbook Digest. Tricia and Michael cofounded Accucast, an innovative software and technology company, which they sold in 2006.
Tricia and Michael have been married 15 years and attend Mt. Paran Church in Atlanta. Tricia is currently the president of her homeowners association, member of the WellStar Hospitals charitable foundation, and volunteers at MUST ministries in Cobb County.
Grassroots leaders join the Tricia Pridemore for GAGOP Chairman Steering Committee
“I am humbled by the outpouring of support for my candidacy and look forward to working with these fellow grassroots leaders in implementing my G.R.O.W. Roots plan for the Georgia GOP.” said Tricia in response to these endorsements.
Dave Barbee, 10th Congressional District Chairman, GAGOP
Mike Crane, 2010 Republican nominee for the Congress – 13th
Michael Huneke, Bartow County Republican Party Chairman
Carolyn Meadows, former GAGOP National Committee Woman from Georgia, board member of the National Rifle Association and the American Conservative Union
Linda Parker, past chairman of the Cherokee County Republican Party
Gerry Purcell, 2010 Republican candidate for Insurance Commissioner