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Welcome to the Macon County, NC Republican Party


The Macon County GOP held a meet and greet in Highlands, June 18, at the Mountaintop Wine Shoppe. About 55 people turned out to meet all our Macon County and 7 district officials.

Senator Jim Davis, Superior Court Judge Bill Coward, DA Ashley Welch, Sheriff Holland, Chief Commissioner Kevin Corbin, Commissioners Tate and Shields, School Board members Fred Goldstein and Stephanie McCall were present, as well as Highlands' Alderman Buzz Dotson.

MC GOP officers Carla Miller, Vince West, Bill Taylor, Mike Gaines and Belinda Gaines were in attendance as well. Vice Chair AJ Braswell represented the Macon County TARS.


The GEM Country Republican Women Luncheon Was held on June 16th. The guest speaker was Susan Tillis, wife of our Senator, Thom Tillis.


Macon County Teenage Repulicans (TARS) are being interviewed by The Franklin Press this week for a feature on student leadership. All five will be attending the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge at Wingate University. Go TARS!

...and, as seen in the Franklin Press


The 2015 North Carolina State GOP Convention

The 2015 North Carolina Republican Convention was held June 5 – 7 in Raleigh, NC. Over 1300 delegates from across the state met to elect a new state chairman (Hasan Harnett) and vice chair (Michelle Nix), adopt a platform, resolutions, and changes to the Plan of Organization. Senator Thom Tillis and Governor Pat McCrory addressed the convention, with special emphasis on the 2016 elections. Lt. Governor Dan Forest met with an overflow crowd of delegates at his hospitality suite Friday evening. Outside of the business sessions delegates heard speeches by Donald Trump and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as well as presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Dr. Ben Carson. Numerous hospitality suites were open in the Marriott and Sheraton for the enjoyment of delegates and guests, and adjacent to the convention hall vendors, candidates and a variety of organizations had displays with free or for-purchase items. Macon County delegates were inspired by the focus and enthusiasm demonstrated at all events, and returned home with sleeves rolled up, ready for 2016. A few photos from the convention are shown below.


The Carolina Comeback


The 2015 GOP District 11 Convention was held on April 25, at Pisgah High School, in Canton, NC.

The Macon County GOP delegation to the 11th Congressional District Convention on April 25 in Canton was one of the largest there, with 26 delegates. We also had three members of the Macon County Teenage Republicans (TARS) with us, and they were introduced on stage to the convention body. Congressman Mark Meadows spoke about the importance of faithfully representing the people of this district, which at times means going against party leadership, and he encouraged us to get on Twitter (even if we have grey hair) so we can better influence the political dialogue for the 2016 elections.

The business of the convention included adopting the Plan of Organization and resolutions. Candidates (or their representatives) for state GOP offices, asked for our support at the upcoming state convention. Representatives for Ted Cruz and Ben Carson also spoke.
District GOP officers were elected for two-year terms. David Sawyer was re-elected Chairman, and Matt Wechtel was elected First Vice Chair. More information about the 11th District Committee can be found at



The 2015 Macon County GOP Convention
was held on March 14th

This years convention featured Macon County Teenage Republicans (TARS), and the keynote speech was given by Nick Vaughn, past president of NC Teenage Republicans and a student at Wingate University. A slide show of the event is shown below. Congressman Mark Meadows paid a surprise visit to the convention, which was attended by more than 80 delegates, elected officials, visitors, and the press.

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Mailing Address:
Macon County Republican Party • PO Box 595 • Franklin, NC 28744
Email: maconrepublicans@gmail

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