Feb 112018

Dear Friends –

Please read this important update.Despite the Democrat’s efforts to suspend our elections, candidate filing will open Monday, February 12th, at noon. We still have critical needs in some legislative districts that we need you to help us fill!

Below is an update on the Democrat inspired chaos in our electoral process. I urge you to assist us as we move into candidate filing on Monday.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently rejected Democrat attempts to throw out our congressional districts for the 2018 election.

We feel confident our congressional district Elections will be held in the CURRENT districts that were first used in 2016. At this time all 10 GOP members of Congress will be seeking re-election in those districts, although some will have primary challengers.

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected most of the Democrat’s baseless complaints about our legislative districts.

NC House redistricting Chair David Lewis issued this statement: “I am thankful that the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the lower court’s egregious attempt to rule on purely state-law claims and has blocked two thirds of the California professor’s redrawn House districts.  We will be conducting the 2018 elections in General Assembly drawn Congressional seats and nearly all General Assembly drawn state House seats.  While I am very disappointed that this stay did not extend to the court’s unfounded federal claims, I am confident that the court’s full review of this case on the merits will ultimately vindicate the General Assembly’s entire enacted plans.”
​Still, D​emocrats have not stopped efforts to win in court ​when they can’t win at the ballot box. Just minutes after being rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court, the ​Democrats went back to state court and attempted to SUSPEND OUR ELECTIONS PROCESS.

Just like when Democrat Gov. Beverly Perdue called for the suspension of elections, Democrats have attempted to stop candidate filing which begins Monday at noon.

As Rep. Lewis stated,​ Democrats​ will inject as much chaos into our election system as possible as they go judge shopping and attempt to sue the state’​s voters until they get what they want from the courts. https://medium.com/@RepDavidRLewis/comments-from-todays-press-conference-on-redistricting-litigation-and-democrat-efforts-to-cause-6ded21cf6633

However, as of now, candidate filing will open Monday at noon.


We are still in need of some candidates in key urban areas of North Carolina and some rural areas down east. Please note: barring any further action by the courts, judicial candidates will file during a special judicial filing period June 18-29.

Please contact Katie Kouba at 919-424-5557  if you, or someone you know is interested in running for office.

Democrats are hoping their constant court and judge shopping will hurt our candidate recruitment. We can​’t let them succeed!​


Dallas Woodhouse

 Posted by at 8:42 am

North Carolina Congressional Districts Struck Down for 2018

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Jan 102018

The General Assembly must come up with a new map for the 2018 elections by Jan. 24.

A panel of three federal judges in North Carolina struck down the state’s 2016 congressional map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander on Tuesday.

The ruling blocks the state from conducting any elections under the 2016 map and orders the state’s General Assembly to redraw congressional districts by Jan. 24 for the 2018 elections.

The state will likely appeal the decision to the Supreme Court and ask for a stay. The Supreme Court is currently considering two other partisan gerrymandering cases, one about state legislative districts in Wisconsin and one about Maryland’s congressional map.

The filing deadline for congressional candidates in North Carolina is Feb. 28, and the primary is May 8.

The Jan. 24 deadline gives the General Assembly two weeks to come up with a remedial plan. But because it’s the middle of an election year, the court is also appointing a so-called special master to develop a remedial plan in case the the General Assembly fails to deliver a plan or their plan doesn’t remedy the partisan gerrymander.

The fact that North Carolina has a Democratic governor doesn’t give Democrats much control in this situation. The governor does not have power to veto a redistricting plan from the General Assembly, said Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program.

The state Democratic party praised the court’s decision Tuesday night, calling it “a major victory for North Carolina and people across the state whose voices were silenced by Republicans’ unconstitutional attempts to rig the system to their partisan advantage.”

Republicans were critical of the ruling.

“We’re going to fight these redistricting cases as far as we can because it really is no longer about the districts as drawn,” said Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party. “It is about whether the courts, in this case the the fourth circuit, are going to usurp legislative prerogative and authority, well established, and two, whether they are going to replace the legislature’s political judgments with its own political judgements — not its legal judgements,” Woodhouse said.

He expects the state to immediately appeal the decision.

“We are at least entitled to hear what the Supreme Court has to say about this issue,” Woodhouse said.

There’s precedent for court-mandated redistricting during an election year in North Carolina. After a three-judge panel in February 2016 ruled that the GOP-legislature relied too heavily on race in 2011 to draw the 1st and 12th Districts, the General Assembly had to approve a new map for the 2016 elections.

The new map maintained Republicans’ partisan advantage in the delegation but shifted some incumbents’ districts, even putting two incumbents in the same district. The adoption of that new 2016 map forced the state to move its House primaries back to June.

Source: North Carolina Congressional Districts Struck Down for 2018
 Posted by at 9:45 am

Meeting Notices: Precinct Meetings and County Convention

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Jan 062017

In accordance with Section VII of the Union County Republican Party Plan of Organization:

VII. Pursuant to Article II A (Annual Precinct Meeting) Any person desiring to attend the County, District or State Convention, and unable to attend the Annual Precinct Meeting, shall submit a signed Absentee Application for County Convention Delegate (which are on the Party’s website) by the start of the Annual Precinct Meeting.

The accompanying form must be given to the Union County Republican Party Secretary, Neva Brody Helms or Chairman Roger Stanton before the start of the Union County Precinct meetings: 6:30pm February 16, 2017.

For more details, Contact:
Roger K. Stanton, Party Chairman
Email: chairman@www.new.uniongop.com
Phone: (704) 412-1467


Union County Republican Party Precinct Meetings will be held as follows:

Precinct Meetings – Union County
Thursday, 2/16/2017 – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Weddington High School Media Center
4901 Monroe-Weddington Road, Matthews, NC

NOTE: Meetings open at 6:30 pm. Meetings will close promptly at 7:30 pm.


Union County Republican Party County Convention
Saturday, 3/4/2017 – Registration 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Sun Valley High School Auditorium
5211 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, NC

NOTE: Registration Opens at 12:00 pm and Closes Promptly at 1:00 pm
Convention Opens at 1:00 pm

Oct 192016

We are happy to provide our list of candidates for public office that have been endorsed by the Union County Republican Party. We encourage voters to get to know more about these candidates and share this sheet with friends and family.

Click either guide to download or print.

Republican Voter Guide – Partisan Races

Republican Voter Guide – Non-Partisan Races



Candidate Meet & Greet: Pastor Mark Harris

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Apr 052016
Pastor Mark Harris, Candidate for NC 9th Congressional District

Pastor Mark Harris, Candidate for NC 9th Congressional District

Meet & Greet: Pastor Mark Harris

Candidate, U.S. House, North Carolina 9th District

4/7, Thursday, Noon

Hilltop Fish Fare & Steakhouse
1602 E Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC


NOT AN ENDORSEMENT – This is not a candidate endorsement. Candidates may submit their upcoming events to be included in our Union County Republican Party website, Facebook page and weekly email newsletter to: chairman@www.new.uniongop.com.

Meeting Notices: 8th District, 9th District Conventions

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Mar 062016


2016 NCGOP 8th District Republican Party Convention

Saturday, 4/9/2016 – Registration 9:30 AM
Cox Mill High School
1355 Cox Mill Rd, Concord, North Carolina 28027

NOTE: Registration Opens at 9:30 am
Convention Opens at 10:30 am


2016 NCGOP 9th District Republican Party Convention

Cost: $20
Saturday, 4/9/2016 – Registration 8:00 AM
David W. Butler High School
1810 Matthews-mint Hill Road, Matthews, North Carolina 28105

NOTE: Registration Opens at 8:00 am
Convention Opens at 9:00 am

Mar 012016


Union County Republican Party County Convention

Saturday, 3/12/2016 – Registration 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sun Valley High School Auditorium
5211 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, NC

NOTE: Registration Opens at 9:00 am and Closes Promptly at 10:00 am
Convention Opens at 10:00 am

For more details, Contact:
Roger K. Stanton, Party Chairman
Email: chairman@www.new.uniongop.com
Phone: (704) 412-1467

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