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Davis honored at Republican Convention
The Nash County Republican Party honored long-time member and County Commissioner Robbie Davis at its most recent county convention held on Thursday, March 7 in the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College where the group held a dinner which was provided by the Momeyer Ruritan Club. There, Davis was honored as the recipient of the 2012 Faye Eagles Volunteer of the Year Award for outstanding volunteer service to the organization and the community.

The award was presented by Bruce Harris, who serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Nash County GOP. In his remarks, Harris spoke of the long years of service that Davis had given to the party including serving in the past on the executive committee.

“Mr. Davis is a self-made man whose extensive influence has never been abused, but often thoughtfully used,” Harris said in his comments.

Warren Boone was also honored at the convention. Boone, who has been registered as a Republican in Nash County since 1952, has served over 40 years on the executive committee. Boone has also served  as a Spring Hope commissioner and as a member of the school board. Nash Republican party chairman Mark Edwards said that the party also plans to host a reception in Boone’s honor in the next few months.

Nash County native and former NC Lt. Governor Jim Gardner gave a brief speech at the event, passing on greetings from “the greatest governor in the United States, Pat McCrory.” Gardner, who was recently appointed by McCrory to the post of chairman of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, commented on the progress that the Republican party was making in the state.

“Who would have dreamed that we would stand here today with a Republican Governor, a Republican House, and a Republican Senate?” Gardner asked. “And today, most of the counties in NC have a Republican majority.”

The keynote speaker of the convention was NC Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin. Martin was introduced by another NC Supreme Court member Bob Edmunds, who was also present at the event.

Martin is hoping to be selected to be the next Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court and asked for support during the 2014 elections. Martin has served as a judge for over 20 years and runs on a platform of conservative, traditional values that stick close to the first intent of the founding fathers.

“There is a reason that most of us are here tonight,” Martin said. “Our ancestors came from places where they were not allowed to worship as they choose. They decided that there were certain rights that are unalienable because they were endowed by our Creator and we have defended these rights with our soldiers ever since.”

Martin said that the upcoming election in 2014 was particularly important with the regards to the State Supreme Court because 4 out 7 of the seats are up for re-election.

The current officers for the Nash County Republican Party are Mark Edwards, Chairman; Bruce Harris, Vice Chairman; Diane Batts, Secretary; and Ken Dollar, Treasurer.

The district conventions will be held in April and the State Convention will be held from June 7-9 in Charlotte. For more information, go to ncgopconvention.com.

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Members Opinions:
March 21, 2013 at 12:41pm
Mr. Davis is a fine example of what you can do with your life if you just try. I am surprise that you would print this story but I am glad you did.

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