At this weekend’s Georgia Association of College Republicans convention in Atlanta, delegates elected new leadership and heard about plans to keep Georgia voting Republican at the 2014 elections.
GACR Chairman Will Kremer from North Georgia College – Dahlonega told attendees he has enlisted the help of several other College Republican state federations to come to Georgia and campaign for the eventual GOP Senate nominee against presumed Democrat candidate Michelle Nunn. In a statement, Kremer said,
I am so proud of our growth this past year. I could not be more excited for what the next year will bring for GACR. We have recruited countless new College Republicans at dozens of campuses all across Georgia. With an important election coming up, we are teaming up with other state federations for massive College Republican campaign deployments. Hundreds of college students will knock on doors, phone bank, and reach out to fellow students on campus to ensure a very red November.
Kremer said he expected CR volunteers from Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia to visit the Peach State and campaign this fall. In the past, Georgia College Republicans have visited other states to campaign for GOP candidates in close races, including Wisconsin during the recall campaign for Governor Scott Walker. Georgia CRs made multiple trips to support GOP candidates in Virginia and Florida.
At the convention, delegates unanimously elected leadership for the 2014-15 school year. In addition to re-electing Will Kremer as Chairman, Cassy Horn, past Chairman at the Berry College Republicans, was elected Vice-Chairman, Stephen Greenway, who will be transferring to the University of Georgia in August, was elected Secretary, and Justin Massey from Kennesaw State University was elected Treasurer.
Delegates heard from a number of speakers during the convention, including Governor Nathan Deal, College Republican National Committee Chairman Alex Smith and Georgia State Representative Michael Caldwell on Friday, and Georgia GOP First Vice-Chair Michael McNeely and Georgia Senate President Pro-Tem David Shafer on Saturday.