Georgetown GOP to hold precinct meetings in March; county convention in April

Contact: Tom Swatzel 843-222-7456

GEORGETOWN--The Georgetown County Republican Party announced today that its precinct reorganization meetings will occur on March 9th and its convention will be held on April 4th. S.C. Republican Party rules require all county parties to reorganize every two years.

"From a grassroots level this is the way to determine the future direction of the Republican Party," Georgetown County Republican Party chairman Tom Swatzel said.

"Most voters support our platform of lower taxes, limited government, a strong national defense, and the sanctity of life and traditional marriage, among others. I believe we need to reaffirm to the voters what we as a party stand for and make it clear that there are fundamental differences with the liberal tax and spend ways of the Democrats," he said.

On Monday, March 9th at 7 p.m. precinct reorganization meetings will be held throughout the county to determine precinct officers, delegates to the county convention, and members of the county executive committee. Only registered voters are allowed to participate in these meetings.

The precinct reorganization meetings will be held at the following locations:

Murrells Inlet Community Center- 4450 Murrells Inlet Road, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

For voters in these precincts: Murrells Inlet #1 (Heavens Gate Church), Murrells Inlet #2 (Gordon AME Church), Murrells Inlet #3 (Brown's Chapel Church), and Murrells Inlet #4 (Murrells Inlet Community Center)

Waccamaw Neck Branch Library- 24 Commerce Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

For voters in these precincts: Pawleys Island #1 (St. Paul's United Methodist Church), Pawleys Island #2 (Waccamaw Neck Branch Library), Pawleys Island #3 (Pawleys Island Community Church), Pawleys Island #4 (St. Mary's AME Church), and Pawleys Island #5 (Waccamaw High School)

Maryville Social Hall- 2009 South Frasier Street (Hwy 17), Georgetown, SC 29440

For voters in these precincts: Georgetown #1 (Georgetown Library), Georgetown #3 (Beck Center), Georgetown #4 (Georgetown Presbyterian Church), Georgetown #5 (Maryville Elementary School), Dreamkeepers (Dreamkeepers Center), Kensington (Church of Christ), Penny Royal-Winyah Bay (National Guard Armory), Spring Gully (McDonald Elementary School), and Black River (Georgetown Community Church)

Lambert Town Fire Station- 290 Windum Drive, Georgetown, SC 29440

For voters in these precincts: Lambert Town (County Fire Station #7), Santee (Santee Community Center), Sampit (Sampit Elementary School)

The Gathering Place Restaurant- 11361 Pleasant Hill Drive, Hemingway, SC 29554

For voters in these precincts: Pleasant Hill (Pleasant Hill Elementary School), Choppee (Choppee Regional Center), Brown's Ferry (Brown's Ferry School), Plantersville (Plantersville Community Center), Myersville (St. Paul AME Church), Carver's Bay (Carver's Bay High School), Folly Grove (Folly Grove Community Center), and Pee Dee (Pee Dee Community Center)

Andrews Library Community Room- 105 N. Morgan Avenue, Andrews, SC 29510

For voters in these precincts: Andrews and Andrews Outside (National Guard Amory), Bethel (County Fire Station #5), and Potato Bed Ferry (Community Center)

The meeting locations are also posted on the county GOP's website

On Saturday, April 4th at 9:30 a.m. the county convention will be held at the Georgetown High School Auditorium to elect officers, delegates to the state and district conventions, the state committeeman, and to consider resolutions. The state GOP convention will be on Saturday, May 16th in Columbia at the Metropolitan Convention Center.

A new state party chairman will be elected at the state convention after Katon Dawson's announcement on Saturday that he would not seek another term as chairman.

Call the Georgetown County Republican Party at 843-527-3209 for more information.