County GOP ‘Meet and Greet’ in Chesapeake

Published 11:20 am Tuesday, October 14, 2008

CHESAPEAKE — Some politically enthused members of Lawrence County’s Grand Old Party plan to have a grand old party of their own to help inform voters.

Rick and Kathie Gue of Chesapeake are two of the key organizers behind a “Meet and Greet” that will allow citizens to meet the Republican slate of candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot.

The event, which is open to anyone, will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at Chesapeake Middle School.

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“It is critically important to be an educated and informed voter. Before I go to the polls, I like to research the candidates and what they stand for,” Kathie Gue said. “Before walking into that voting booth, I want to know who it is I am voting for.”

“It is a privilege to be a part of this election process and I never want to take it lightly. There’s simply too much at stake,” she said. “Hopefully, this evening will provide that opportunity for Chesapeake area voters.”

Gue said all Republican candidates will be invited and that she expects most to attend the event that is scheduled for just eight days before the election.

“It will be an informal format, however, I am going to ask each candidate to introduce themselves and share a little bit of their vision” Gue said.

“Because it is a meet and greet, it will give constituents a chance to ask questions that are of particular concern to them. It’s a comfortable way of getting to know our GOP candidates and their qualifications in a more personal setting.”

While Gue said she would love to see a large turnout to support the McCain-Palin presidential ticket in this historic and crucial race, she said the local races shouldn’t be overlooked.

“The presidential race is broader in scope but we cannot underestimate the importance of the local races,” she said. “We are electing people who will make an immediate difference to our county, so let’s get to know them!”

For more information contact Rick or Kathie Gue at (740) 867-4079.