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Secretary for the Michigan Republican State Committee 

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GOP Activities
I have participated in more than 285 campaigns.
Below  are some of the highlights of my association with the GOP.

1964
Goldwater for President campaign
Party worker

1968
Ford for Congress campaign
300 Club
Party worker

1972
Ford campaign
300 Club
Nixon campaign
Griffin campaign
Kent County Republican Finance Committee
Party worker

1973

300 Club
Kent County Republican Finance Committee
Republican Leadership Conference, Mackinac Island
Worked in Precinct
Party worker
 

1974
Goebel for Congress campaign
Republican Leadership Conference
"Welcome Home, Jerry" Rally
300 Club
Party worker
Kent County Republican Finance Committee

1975
300 Club
Republican Leadership Conference
Kent County Republican Finance Committee
Party worker

1976
Sawyer Finance Committee
Ford Committee
"Ford Scatter Blitzers"
300 Club
Republican Leadership Conference, Dearborn
Esch campaign
"Jerry's Hometown-Downtown-Celebration"
Delegate to State Convention
Delegate to County Convention
Literature block worker
Party worker

1977
Finance Chairman, Kent County Republican Committee
(raised $125,000 for County Party)
300 Club
Delegate, State Convention
Delegate, County Convention
State Finance Committee
Kent County Executive Committee
Party worker

1978
Fall Dinner Kent County (Governor Thompson)
State Finance Committee
300 Club
Delegate, County and State Convention
Milliken Committee
Volunteer, Phone Center
Co-Chair, Kent County Literature Drop
Griffin campaign
Chairman, Kent County Finance Committee
(raised $150,000 for County Party)
Party worker

1979
Chairman, Kent County Republican Committee
Member, Fifth District Executive Committee
"Congressman Sawyer for Congress" Finance Committee
Attendee, RNC Campaign Seminar in Chicago
Kent County Fall Dinner
Republican Leadership Conference, Mackinac Island
Kent County Executive Committee
State Finance Committee
300 Club
Delegate, County and State Convention
Party worker

 

1980
Member, Fifth Congressional District Republican Committee
Reagan Delegate to State Convention
Kent County Republican Executive Committee
Chairman, Kent County Republican Committee
State Finance Committee
Delegate to County and State Convention
300 Club
Party worker
Member of the Electoral College from Michigan

1979-1980
County Chairman
Ex-officio member of all 18 standing committees

including Precinct Division, Voter ID, Candidate Recruitment, and Speakers Bureau, to name just a few.

Started "Future Leaders of America," a new youth program.

Set and accomplished three priorities during my term:

  1. To completely update Voter ID file 

    10,000 volunteer hours later and 250,000 names - WE DID IT!

  2. Set aside $50,000 in cash for direct assistance to candidates - WE DID IT!

  3. Establish and make 50,000 telephone calls in the Phone Center - WE DID IT! - made 55,000 phone calls and took number 1 state position.

Chairman of both Finance and Political, averaging 40 hours per week for 4 years, all volunteer time, plus out-of-pocket expenses paid by myself.

1981
Co-chairman, Bill's Beefsteak, Lansing event
Chairman, Fifth District Delegation to State Convention
Chairman, Fifth Congressional District Republican Committee
Kent County Executive Committee
Party worker

1982-1983
Member, Kent County Executive Committee
Secretary, Republican State Committee
Delegate, County and State Committee
Delegate, Precinct
Party worker
Member, Finance Committee of Kent County
Member, 400 Club
Member, Michigan Republican Executive Finance Committee
Republican Leadership Conference, Mackinac Island

1984 - Present
Member, Kent County Republican Committee
Delegate, Precinct
Secretary, Michigan Republican State Committee
Delegate, County and State Committee
Party worker
Major donor
Republican Leadership Conference, Mackinac Island
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