Gaines GOP Committee candidates seek independence, end of back-room dealing

Posted 9 September 2016 at 11:05 am


The Town of Gaines is having a rare event this Primary Day, which is Tuesday, September 13th: An election for members of the Town Republican Committee!

I embrace robust participation in government and politics. High levels of participation lead to better government, and one that is open and that truly works for the people.

However, there is a plan that has been hatched by a small group of current town officials, who have the goal of extending their control from the town government into the Gaines Republican Committee. They seek to manipulate participation in town government by hand-picking cronies as candidates and appointing only ardent supporters to vacant positions.

Our goal is to maintain independence, open-mindedness, and credibility within the Republican Party. This will ensure that the Party seeks out, selects, and supports only the very best individuals for elected positions, rather than the closed door, back-room approach being taken by others.

I ask that Gaines Republicans in District 1, 2, and 3 get out and vote on September 13th from noon to 9 p.m.

Please support the following candidates for the Republican Committee in Gaines: District 1 – Susan Heard and Lorienda Smith; District 2 – Joseph Grube and Bruce Blanchard; District 3 – Lisa Manella and Donald Allport.

Thank you,

Joseph Grube