Swatzel support

Published in the May 19, 2010 edition of the Georgetown Times:

Unfortunately, Charles Smith is just wrong regarding the direction of the Georgetown County Republican Party and the actions of our chairman, Tom Swatzel.

As officers of the county GOP we approved the party’s stance against the school board deficit spending legislation that Democrat legislators tried to push through, as well as the party’s pursuit of greater school board transparency. We acted under the authority of the party executive committee.

The county GOP stands for lower taxes, limited government, less government spending, and openness and accountability, among others.

When the party can apply public pressure, through Chairman Swatzel, to hold officials accountable to our principles, we should do so.

Smith is the only member of the party executive committee that has expressed any concerns about our party’s positions or the actions of our chairman.

Indeed, all we have heard from the GOP faithful is that our chairman is doing a great job.

We have more money in the bank and more members than at any time in the party’s history. And the party has developed a high profile as being effective.

Chairman Swatzel is doing a great job and he has our complete support.

Georgetown County Republican Party

R.L. Port- Vice chairman
Howard Ward- Treasurer
Ruthann Howard- Secretary
Jill Kelso- State Committeeman
Vikky Ferris- President of Georgetown County Republican Patriot Club
Jim Jerow-President of the Waccamaw Neck Republican Club
Roland Lambert-President of Lower Georgetown County Republican Club
R.L.Port-President of the Upper Georgetown County Republican Club