Gooch, Tanner will be featured speakers at GOP meeting


Sen. Steve Gooch

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — State Senator Steve Gooch and State Rep. Kevin Tanner will be the featured speakers when the Dawson County Republican Party meets Monday (April 8) at 7 p.m. in the Bowen Arts Center.

This will be the first meeting since the election of a new slate of officers at the County Convention. The new officers include Seanie Zappendorf (chairperson), Mike Berg (first vice chair) Pepper Pettit (second vice chair), Dale Smart (secretary) Katie Hulsebus (treasurer) and Norman Samples (committee member at-large).

Light snacks and refreshments will be available at the reception with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Sen. Gooch and Rep. Tanner are expected to bring those who attend up to date on the recently concluded General Assembly.

Major bills that passed and are on the way to Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk, include:

Rep. Kevin Tanner

A ban on almost all abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected;

The addition of new touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot;

Licensing of six private companies to produce and sell low-grade cannabis oil.

The Ninth Congressional District Convention will take place April 13 at the Dillard House in Rabun County where district level delegates and alternate delegates will be elected along with a  Ninth District chair, first vice chair, second vice chair, third vice chair, treasurer, assistant treasurer, secretary and assistant secretary.

The state convention is set for May 16-18 in Savannah.

For information about the Dawson County Republican Party, call Dale Smart at (404) 456-8258 or Seanie Zappendorf at (678) 643-9019.


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1 Comment

  1. John Vestal April 4, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    On the version of the medical cannabis bill that passed Tuesday night (both chambers adopted a conference committee report on HB324), Tanner did not vote and Gooch voted NO. It passed the House 147-16 and the Senate 34-20.

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