MICHIGAN'S NEW 14th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Lisa Jean Morreale, secretary, Dan Grano, chair, Stephanie Mann, treasurer, and Marie Hackleman, vice chair



Grano, "Great" October GOP Events
Dear Wayne 14th:
There are some great events happening in Wayne County this month.
First, the Wayne County Republican "Salute to Justice" fundraiser on Wednesday, October 23, downtown, $50 per person. Many judges and dignitaries will attend. See details and RSVP to Samantha Heath.
Second, Wayne County Republicans free Halloween Party, on Monday, October 28. >>View complete details.
Information on both events is linked above. Also, don't forget to check out events of the Eastside Republican Club, including Nolan Finley's talk on Tuesday, October 15.
  Truly,
  -Dan Grano, Chairman
Wayne 14th District Meets September 5
Chairman Dan Grano has announced the next Wayne County 14th Congressional District Republican Committee meeting will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 5, at the Woods Branch of the Grosse Pointe Public Library.
Republicans Love a Picnic!
Join the Wayne County Republican Committee for the annual free barbeque on Sunday, September 15, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Festivities will be held at the William D. Ford Senior Citizens Activity Center Pavilion, 6750 Troy Street in Taylor. >>WayneCountyRC.org
Grano to Head Wayne 14th District
Republican delegates to the party's February 7, 2013, Wayne 14 County Convention in Detroit elected permanent officers for the first time since the district was reconfigured.
Grosse Pointe Park councilman Dan Grano (shown at right in photo with Rick Cunningham) was elected their permanent chairman.
Michigan's new 14th Congressional District is the result of the 2012 redistricting process based on the 2010 U.S. census. >>Use this new Google map to zoom down to street-level in the new district.
Rick Cunningham, temporary convention chairman, presided during the organizational meeting and election. The Wayne 14th organization combined with its Oakland 14th counterpart, comprise the official Republican Party for Michigan's newly reorganized 14th Congressional District.14th Congressional District, Michigan
Wayne 14 officers, pictured above, are Lisa Jean Morreale of Grosse Pointe Park, secretary, Dan Grano of the Park, chair, Stephanie Mann of Grosse Pointe Woods, treasurer, and Marie Hackleman of the Park, vice chair.Rick Cunningham congratulates newly elected Wayne 14 chairman, Dan Grano
In addition, a 15-member executive board was selected.
Chairman Grano has announced, "We will hold our first bi-monthly meeting set on Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m." The location will be the Woods Branch GP Public Library.
Grano reports that business for the May meeting will be acting on by-laws, and planning precinct delegate recruitment.
Also elected were 21 delegates and 21 alternates to the Republican State Convention set for February 22-23, 2013, at the Lansing Center in Lansing.
 Can You Correctly Answer These Redistricting Questions?
A simple test -- just eight true/false questions. See you how you do!
The “S” Map. Michigan's new 14th Congressional District includes Detroit's eastside as well as Oakland County's Kego Harbor. True or False? >>View the answer.
Congressional District 14. Under the new redistricting plan, the 14th Congressional District excludes Highland Park. True or False? >>View the answer.
State Senate District 2. The voting age population of Senate District 2, including all five Pointes and Harper Woods, is more than 56% African-American. True or False? >>View the answer.
Pointes Divided in House. Even if the State Representative currently representing the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods is re-elected, about half of all Pointers will have a new state representative in 2013. True or False? >>View the answer.
The Small Exception. Depending on where you live, Grosse Pointe-area voters will be represented in the State House by the representative from District 1, District 2, or District 18. True or False? >>View the answer.
One More Map. One web-based map can picture your housetop, while indicating your precinct, State House, State Senate, and U.S. congressional district. True or False? >>View the answer.
Wayne County. The 2010 census does not change the number of districts comprising the Wayne County Commission. True or False? >>View the answer.
Republican Party Reorg. New boundaries will be followed in electing a temporary 14th District Republican Party chairman on May 18, 2012. True or False? >>View the answer.
GOP Staffs Eastside Office Near Jefferson and 9 Mile Road
“Up and running!” declared volunteer Linda Solterisch about the newly opened Eastside Republican 2012 campaign center.Eastside Republican 2012 campaign center,  22971 East 9 Mile Road near Jefferson
Purpose of the facility, located at 22971 East 9 Mile Road in St. Clair Shores, is to distribute information about Republican candidates, whether national, state, or local.
Solterisch and Barbara Hauler are recruiting volunteers for get-out-the-vote calling, and door-to-door campaigning.
Located immediately adjacent to the Ram's Horn Restaurant, the center has ample off-street parking in the rear.
Solterisch said that signs and materials are on hand to inform voters about Republican candidates in both Wayne and Macomb Counties, including candidates for U.S. Senate, Congress, state representative, board of education, university regents and trustees, sheriff, and county commission.
According to Solterisch, Romney signs remain in high demand. She said, “Signs will be available for distribution to volunteers who participate in the door-to-door activities on Saturday September 29.”
She added that increased availability is expected by October 6, which has been designated “Super Saturday.”
Helpful information is also available about non-partisan judicial candidates, and the numerous ballot proposals, she said.
Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, with Friday and Saturday hours 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. On Sundays, hours are from noon until 4 p.m.
She encouraged supporters, “Come on in anytime during the day to make 'get out the vote' calls and to pick up campaign literature.”
For more information, contact Solterisch at lindas156@aol.com or dial the center's direct line (517) 588-9927.
Fall Wayne County and State GOP Conventions
Richard Cunningham, temporary chairman of the Wayne 14 Republican Executive Committee, has officially announced the August county convention for the portion of the "new" 14th Congressional District that's in Wayne County.Richard Cunningham
        >>Congressional District News
He called the convention for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 16, 2012, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2326 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48146.
Cunningham asks all duly elected precinct delegates and at-large delegates to attend. He advises attendees to enter the church parking lot from East Montcalm Street.
He said, “The purpose of this meeting is to elect Delegates and Alternates to the September 7 and 8, 2012, State Convention, to be held at Devos Place in the City of Grand Rapids.”St. John's Episcopal Church Detroit
Cunningham explained that the purpose of the September convention in Grand Rapids will be election of 16 Presidential Electors, party nominees for the Michigan Supreme Court, State Board of Education, Wayne State University Board of Governors, Michigan State University Board of Trustees, and University of Michigan Board of Regents.
He reminded everyone, “Only Precinct Delegates duly elected at the August 7, 2012 Primary Election, and the Republican nominees for State Legislative and County offices shall be allowed to vote on matters as may properly come before the County Convention.”
Cunningham reiterated that the Michigan Republican State Committee has adopted rules giving precinct delegates a preference for election as a delegate or alternate to the September 7-8, 2012 State Convention.
DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand RapidsHe said those who want to be nominated as a State Convention delegate but are unable to attend the August county nominating convention should contact him to express their desire to serve.
He may be contacted by phone at 527-7646, or by e-mail.
District Chairman Haroutunian Sets Legacy 13th Session for June
District 13 chairman Krista Haroutunian announces, "We do have items to talk about regarding our outgoing District and how things are going in our respective new Districts."
Although the Pointes officially join parts of Oakland County's new 14th District in January 2013, she said the meeting set for Wednesday, June 27 in Detroit, is important.
"I wanted to make sure people had it on their radar," she added.John Hauler, Andrew Richner and 'Rocky' Raczkowski at May 19, 2012, State Republican Convention in Detroit.
        >>See more State Convention photos here
Haroutunian said the location is to be announced via official call, "as usual from our secretary Angela Steffke."
UPDATE: 13th District Republican Executive Committee meeting is officially set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2326 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Free parking is accessible from East Montcalm Street. Please RSVP Krista Haroutunian at klh3475@att.net or Angela Steffke at asteffke@yahoo.com.
Pointers to Represent New 14th District at 2012 National Convention in Tampa
Despite the Pointes being slammed into a snake-shaped district stretching from Lake Shore Road to Oakland County's Kego Harbor and beyond, the newly reconfigured congressional district will be represented in Tampa at the 2012 Republican National Convention by two Pointers, Jenny Nolan of Grosse Pointe Farms, and Andrew Richner of Grosse Pointe Park. >>See more State Convention photos here.
Nolan, who serves as a Wayne County precinct delegate and chairman of the Eastside Republican Club, was elected May 18 at a caucus of the new 14th District to serve as a national convention delegate during the Michigan GOP convention at Cobo Hall in Detroit.
The caucus also elected Richner as an alternate delegate. He presently serves on the University of Michigan Board of Regents, a statewide elected office.
In total, three delegates and three alternate delegates were elected to represent the 14th District, which spans parts of Wayne and Oakland counties:
Delegates:
Rocky Raczkowski, Farmington Hills
Paul Welday, Farmington Hills
Jenny Nolan, Grosse Pointe Farms
Alternate Delegates:
Andrew Richner, Grosse Pointe Park
Janine Kateeff, West Bloomfield
Mary Katherine DeCuir, Southfield
Precinct Delegate Filing Deadline
Krista Haroutunian, 13th District Chairman
All precinct delegates must re-file for another two-year term. Filing deadline is coming up May 15. I have the necessary forms at every executive committee meeting, but if you can't make the meeting, you may file at your local city hall.Krista Haroutunian 13th District Chairman
In the event neither of those options works, please contact me so I can let you know how to file the form, or check out “Be a precinct delegate” link on the ERC home page.
At our last district meeting it was decided not to hold an April meeting, because it was so close to our May 3 District Convention. Likewise, we'll probably not have a May session, as we will have just attended the May 18-19 State Convention at Cobo. Thus, the next 13th District meeting will be in mid-June.
Remember the "new" districts will be meeting for this cycle, the August cycle and the January cycle. The new 14th will meet with its Oakland County portion only for State Convention. I'll be sending out follow-ups to keep everyone informed.
Talking to neighbors and family members about current issues is extremely important, and helps spread information about the elections. Also, please pass on to me the issues that you believe are important and should be addressed! 
Precinct Delegates Get Preference in State Convention Delegate Selection
“Precinct delegates will be given a preference when persons are selected to be delegates or alternates to the May 18-19, 2012, State Convention,” said Richard Cunningham of Detroit, temporary chairman of the Wayne 14 Republican Executive Committee.Richard Cunningham
        >>Congressional District News
State Convention delegates from this area will be selected from among Republican precinct delegates who reside in the portion of Wayne County that is part of the newly designated 14th Congressional District. >>See District 14 map.
To make this selection, Cunningham called all duly elected precinct delegates to a meeting on Thursday, May 3, 2012.
The Wayne 14 meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2326 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. Delegates are reminded to enter the parking lot from East Montcalm Street.
The Wayne County portion of the new district will elect 24 State Convention delegates and 24 alternates on May 3.
Cunningham added, “The purpose of that State Convention is to elect delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention and to elect our National Committeeman and National Committeewoman.” >>Cunningham's appointment.
The May 18-19 State Convention will be held at Detroit's Cobo Center.
Big Turnout for Wayne 'Pizza & Politics' EventPizza & Politics
The Pizza & Politics event sponsored by the Wayne County Republican Committee in Dearborn Heights was a big success Thursday, March 29.
More than a dozen eastsiders were among the enthusiastic Republicans enjoying the pizza and hearing from the speakers.
Three notaries were on hand to attest to the signatures and accommodate the crowd as dozens of faithful Republicans filed the paperwork necessary for election or reelection as precinct delegate in the August 7 Republican primary.
Among the candidates on hand to talk to local Republicans were Randy Hekman, candidate for U.S. Senate, Dr. Rob Steele, campaigning for U of M Regent, Colleen O'Brien, running for the Michigan Supreme Court, Kevin Cox candidate for Wayne County judge, and Shelly L. Milton, vying for Wayne County Sheriff.
Other candidates were patched in via telephone conference or sent their representatives to make their case.
An informal straw poll was conducted testing popularity with the audience of Republican candidates for two statewide offices. Leaders in the poll for U.S. Senate and U of M Regent were Clark Durant and Rob Steele, respectively. Ann McCleary with resolution to her late husband, Thomas R. McCleary, Jr.
Ann McCleary Presented with Memorial Resolution Honoring Husband Tom
“One of our most active, beloved and dedicated members,” describes the late Thomas R. McCleary, Jr., and comprises the opening of a resolution, framed and recently presented by local Republicans to his widow, Ann McCleary, in Grosse Pointe Farms.
Adopted by members of the 13th Congressional District Republican Party, the memorial resolution was presented to Mrs. McCleary on February 21, 2012, by chairman Krista Haroutunian.
It was on May 8, 2011, that the Republican Party “experienced a great and notable loss in the untimely death of Mr. Thomas McCleary, Jr.,” reads the resolution adopted August 24, 2011.
The resolution continues, “Thomas McCleary was first and foremost a man who lived by example his own personal creed. His values of self-reliance, personal responsibility, charity towards others and dedication to his family, community and country were also those held by the Republican Party, and that he provided a friendly face to all individuals who sought his advice, company and experience...
“Whereas, Tom McCleary always made a point of welcoming all potential and existing members and visitors to be active in the local Eastside Republican Club and the 13th Congressional District, and that he further encouraged their participation in the political system of the Republic for which he loved to promote and further these ideals and standards."
Finally, the resolution affirmed, “he demonstrated these values and traits by serving in many positions within the Local, District, County and State Republican Party for the greater span of his life, with accomplishment, honor and distinction." 
May Deadline Approaches for Precinct Delegate Filing
District chairman Krista Haroutunian has announced launch of the 2012 recruitment campaign for precinct delegates.
Haroutunian said, “Because congressional district boundaries are changing, it's even more critical that every precinct is represented in upcoming county, state, and new district conventions.”
Her first order of business is soliciting every current delegate to re-file his affidavit of identity for precinct delegate by the May 15 deadline.
“If you've been a precinct delegate in the past, that's great, but your term of office is ending, so you must re-file to be listed on the August 7 Republican Primary ballot,” she said. >>Read “What is a precinct?” and more at the Oakland County GOP web page.
The chairman is also recruiting new people for inclusion as precinct delegates. Haroutunian reports that a concerted effort will be necessary to fill all the delegate and alternate positions.
“It's time to sharpen our focus on the upcoming elections and precinct delegates are important for a strong grassroots effort. Our number one priority has to be the election of GOP candidates in November,” she said.
According to the Michigan Secretary of State, a candidate for a precinct delegate must file an “Affidavit of Identity” with his county clerk, or city or township clerk, no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
The affidavit and instructions are online at this Michigan Secretary of State link. >>Affidavit of Identity - Precinct Delegate.
Any questions about the precinct delegate process may be directed to Haroutunian. >>Click here to send her a note.
New Year, New Meeting Venue!
"District Republicans are kicking off 2012 with our January meeting, set for Wednesday the 25th, at a new downtown Detroit location," reports 13th District chairman Krista Haroutunian.
She has announced, "We'll meet at 6:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2326 Woodward Ave. in Detroit." Park free by entering the parking lot from East Montcalm Street.
In view of the Republican Party reorganization set for 2013 due to district reapportionment, Haroutunian said, "Remember, we are still a group until the end of the year!"
For the January 25th Executive Committee session, members and precinct delegates are reminded that access the free parking is from East Montcalm Street.
The February meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22. Two Republican candidates for statewide office will be introduced: Dan Horning, candidate for U of M Regent, and Colleen O'Brien, candidate for Michigan Supreme Court.
 
Census Brings Republican Reorganization
Many are wondering how the 2010 Census will impact internal reorganization of the Republican Party structure to reflect the new boundaries.
As for permanently reorganizing to reflect the newly drawn U.S. Congressional districts, 13th District chairman Krista Haroutunian, said, “New officers will not be elected until January 2013.”
That is for permanent officers. But she added, “However, for convention purposes only, we will be meeting under the new lines in 2012… We will have a district Convention in May (new boundaries -- with a temporary chair) and then elect State Convention delegates, again following new boundaries.”
 
Fall Fundraiser Featured Fashion
Well over 100 attended our 13th District fundraiser on October 1. The antique wedding gown theme was a lot of fun, and a great outreach to the eastside and downriver areas.
Lincoln Park's Elise Steffke modeling a 1990's gown standing with her proud father, Keith M. Steffke, at October's 13th district funder
Girls have fun modeling a variety of wedding gowns at the October 2011 district fundraiser in Lincoln Park
Grosse Pointe's own Katharine Barr modeling a 1920's flapper wedding gown at district fundraiser
According to event coordinator, Angela Steffke, "Two-thirds of the people hadn't attended a GOP function before, and all had a wonderful time walking down 'memory lane.' Not only did we share our rich ethnic and historic wedding traditions, but also stressed conservative family values with like-minded people."
The “Timeless Romance” show was designed to be a retrospective of wedding fashion from 1870 to the present.
"It was a great history lesson and a chance to bring newcomers closer to the political process," Steffke said.
The venue was Park Diamond Banquet & Conference Center in Lincoln Park.
Pictured at left is Lincoln Park's Elise Steffke modeling a 1990's gown standing with her proud father, Keith M. Steffke, at October 13th District fundraiser. Pictured in the bottom photo is Grosse Pointe's Katharine Barr modeling a 1920's flapper wedding gown at the event.
29th Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference29th Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference
The 29th Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference is set for the Grand Hotel on beautiful Mackinac Island, September 23-25.
Michigan business leaders and statewide elected officials, as well as presidential hopefuls will be among those highlighted throughout the event. Governor Rick Snyder, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Governor Rick Perry, and Congressman Thaddeus McCotter are some of the speakers scheduled for the weekend.
If you have not already registered, simply go online and fill out the registration form at www.migop.org/mackinac. In order to make travel to the island easier, we offer ferry tickets for a discounted fee.
Enjoy the full experience of the Conference by reserving your stay at the Grand Hotel. Space is limited so book your room today by calling 1-800-33-GRAND. Have your online registration confirmation code handy so that you can be included in our exclusive rates and offers.
Benefit from a great weekend getaway, learn how to articulate the Republican message, and mix and mingle with conservative thinkers from around the nation.
June News & Notes From the Chairman...
Hi 13th District! We have had a difficult time with the passing of Tom McCleary on May 8. Yet, I think we all have felt rededicated to the district, because we know Tom left such huge shoes to fill. I believe we will be able to achieve quite a bit if we each take a share of the load and really organize all of the various tasks Tom completed. With your help, I know we can.
Recently, we supported the 14th, our sister district, during its annual dinner boat cruise on the Detroit River. Our own 13th also supported the Frederick Douglass Foundation's Juneteenth Celebration in Southfield. 
Now, reapportionment of the Congressional, State House and State Senate is upon us and has been an active discussion point, as has the issue of presidential selection method for the state of Michigan for our Republican Presidential Primary selection. Another issue that is being discussed is the national popular vote initiative.
To discuss the presidential selection method, the Wayne County Republican Committee is sponsoring a Pizza & Politics at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 27. It will be held at the American Legion Carl E. Stitt Post 232, which is located at 23850 Military Road, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127. The facility is one block east of Telegraph, and one block south of Warren -- access is from the side street, Waverly, off of Warren.
Thanks to everyone who is helping with thoughts, comments, and participation at meetings, or giving me their messages via phone or e-mail! I appreciate everyone's input. See you on June 22 for our next 13th District meeting.
Krista Haroutunian
13th District ChairKrista Haroutunian's view from the back of the room during recent State Committee meeting deliberations in Lansing. May 2011
State Committee Meets in Closed Session
Results of the recent State Committee meeting in Lansing are yet to be made public, but district chairman Krista Haroutunian did report, “The 13th was at full capacity, and the rest of the state turned out, so there was a pretty crowded room.”
Her perspective from the back of the conference room during the deliberations in Lansing is pictured at right.
She was, however, eager to comment on the loss May 8 of fellow committee member Thomas R. McCleary, Jr.
“He was an extremely important fixture in the district and the community. He will be sorely missed by the ERC and the district,” she said. >>More McCleary here.
Haroutunian added, “Tom was one of the hardest working Republicans that I have ever known, and was one of the people we all relied on for institutional memory and wisdom for our district.”
“Please keep his wife, Anne, in your prayers,” she requested.Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette at Sindbad's with 13th district's Rick Cunningham, Linda Solterisch, Schuette, chairman Krista Haroutunian, and John Chouinard
Chairman Planning for the Future
Despite victory at the polls in 2010, District 13 GOP chairman Krista Haroutunian isn't resting on her laurels.
With an eye to the future, in a recent statement she said, “We are a district in transition -- in two years our congressional lines will be reapportioned. We have opportunities to organize our district, in preparation for reapportionment, to be regional in our thinking -- the Pointes, half of Detroit, and a portion of Downriver.”
May and June meetings have been announced in Detroit and Downriver, respectively.
“Through better organization we can create better lines of communication within our district with current members and newer members!” she continued.
Outlining a key element in her plan, she explained, “A lot of our strength is from members who have decided to join subcommittees, and I encourage others to join: technology, events/fundraising, outreach within and outside of the Party, and event location discovery.”
“I look forward to working with all of you in this upcoming election cycle and welcome your thoughts and comments,” she said confidently. Haroutunian invites contact by e-mail.
Krista Haroutunian
John Hauler
Haroutunian
Hauler
Angela D. Steffke
David Haugan
Steffke
Haugan
13th District Officers
Haroutunian Leads District as New Chair
Commending all who participated on February 23, chairman Krista Haroutunian said, “Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to my first 13th meeting as Chair. We had a very productive planning meeting.”
She encouraged every delegate to contact her and volunteer for one of four new subcommittees: meeting location, external outreach, technology, and events/fundraising.
After discussing other action items at the February session, it was determined that, pending confirmation with the facility, the next meeting would be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, at "They Say" restaurant.
February District Meeting Set
Chairman Krista Haroutunian has announced the next 13th District Republican committee meeting for Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at “They Say” restaurant, 267 Joseph Campau Street, just below East Jefferson Ave. at Franklin in Detroit's Bricktown district. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
She said that the purpose of the meeting will be to establish short and long term goals for the next election cycle.
Haroutunian reminded attendees that street parking is available, as well as a parking lot behind the restaurant. The meeting will be held on the restaurant's second floor.
District Leadership Selected by Delegates in Grand Rapids
Republican delegates to the party's state convention on January 28, 2011, elected new officers, representatives to the state executive committee and filled other posts, according to Krista Haroutunian, newly elected chair of the 13th District Republican committee.State Committee member Donzell Green, right, with Governor Rick Snyder at 2011 GOP convention in Grand Rapids
Pictured at right, in addition to Haroutunian who is from Detroit, are the other 13th District officers. They are John Hauler of Grosse Pointe Woods, vice chair, Angela D. Steffke of Lincoln Park, secretary, and David Haugan of Harper Woods, treasurer.
Elected to represent the 13th District at the Republican State executive committee for a two-year term were:
- John Chouinard, Issues subcommittee
- Rick Cunningham, Grassroots subcommittee
- Donzell Green, Budget subcommittee, pictured at convention with Gov. Snyder
- Therese Joseph, Youth subcommittee
- Mary Treder Lang, Policy subcommittee
- Thomas R. McCleary, Jr., Media subcommittee
Joseph Issues Official Call to 13th District Convention in Detroit
Chairman Ed Joseph has called a convention of all the 13th District's Republican precinct delegates and at-large delegates for 7:30 p.m., Monday, January 10, 2011, at St. John's Church, 50 E. Fisher Freeway in Detroit.
In his announcement to precinct delegates Joseph said, “This is a very important year, and we would appreciate your attendance.”
Doors will open and registration will begin at 7:00 p.m. On site parking will be available at no charge.Chairman Ed Joseph with his wife, Therese.
           >>More convention pictures here
Although not eligible to vote, Joseph also invited members of the public to attend the District Convention.
According to the official announcement, purpose of the meeting will be to elect delegates and alternates to the January 28-29, 2011, Michigan Republican State Convention which will be held at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. >>See calendar.
In turn, the purpose of the State Convention will be to receive reports of the elections held by each of the 15 district caucuses as well as the election of other Michigan Republican Party officers.
13th District delegate John Chouinard (left) with GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder on the convention floor in East Lansing.
               >>More 2010 Michigan Republican
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John Chouinard (left) with Rick Snyder at the 2010 Michigan Republican convention. Chouinard is a candidate for Michigan Senate District 2 which includes the Pointes.

Those district caucuses, including Wayne County's 13th District, will be held in Grand Rapids on January 28 to elect district officers. Chairman Joseph has announced that he will not seek re-election as district chairman.
The other Republican positions to be filled by vote at the State Convention are state chair, co-chair (running mate of the chair), coalitions vice chair, outreach vice chair, grassroots vice chair, ethnic vice chair, administrative vice chair, and youth vice chair.
The announcement specifies that precinct delegates elected in the August 3, 2010, primary election, and those elected permanently to fill vacancies at the August 12, 2010, District Convention will be able to vote at the January 10 District Convention in Detroit.
The only others eligible to vote will be Republican nominees for County and State legislative offices, Republican members of Michigan's congressional delegation, Republican statewide office holders, the Republican national committeeman and national committeewoman, and Michigan Republican Party officers.
The announcement also asked those desiring to be considered for nomination as a State Convention delegate to provide their name, address and telephone number to him at P.O. Box 288, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080-0288. 
Annual District Christmas PartyCrystal Gardens Banquet Center, Southgate, Mich.
Chairman Ed Joseph of the 13th District Republican executive committee invites metro Detroit Republicans and friends to the annual district Christmas party, Sunday afternoon, December 12, 2010.
Announcing the event sponsored by three Republican organizations in Wayne and Monroe Counties, Joseph said, “You're invited to our annual Christmas party sponsored by the 13th, 14th, and 15th districts.”
He said this year's Christmas party will be at the Crystal Gardens Banquet Center, 16703 Fort Street, Southgate, Michigan. The event begins with hors d'oeuvres at 3 p.m., and continues with dinner at 5 p.m.
 Walter Koppy, right,  presents shirt to Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele
Drop in to visit the Fix Michigan Center, 19165 Mack Avenue in the Pointe Plaza Shopping Center
Crystal Gardens Banquet Center is located on the east side of Fort Street, next to Kmart.
Those planning to attend should confirm by contacting Darlyn Vigh at 692-5740, area code 734. Cost is $30 per person, and the deadline for reservations is Friday, December 3.
Koppy Presents RNC's Steele with 'Less Taxing' Birthday Gift
When the 13th District's Walter Koppy traveled from his Detroit home to Zanesville, Ohio, to attend the October 19, 2010, “Fire Pelosi” bus tour, little did he know that he would have the opportunity to make a presentation to Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele.
Not only did Koppy meet the RNC chairman at the Republican Victory Center there, he learned that the event coincided with Steele's birthday, and took the opportunity to present him with a “Vote Republican, It's less taxing” commemorative shirt.
Steele holds shirt in photo at right.
Republican 'Fix Michigan Center' is GOP Campaign Headquarters
“We're open for business,” said 13th District Republican chairman, Ed Joseph, announcing launch of the “Fix Michigan Center” located at 19165 Mack Avenue in the Pointe Plaza Shopping Center - between Buddy's Pizza and Barnes & Noble Books.
Grand opening of the eastside/Grosse Pointe campaign headquarters was held August 21, with the appearance of local Republican candidates, refreshments, activation of phone banks and other campaign activities.
Joseph encouraged supporters, “Come in anytime during the day to assist with voter canvassing and to pick up campaign literature.”
“Free two-hour parking is in front of the Plaza, or visitors may park in the ramp directly behind the Plaza,” he added.
The center will be the area's headquarters for campaign phone calls, literature distribution, door-to-door campaigning, event hosting, and other volunteer activities.
Norman Shinkle, left, pictured with Ed Joseph and Larry Ward
John Hauler, shown with Shirely Nagle and John Chouinard
For more information, contact center manager Diana Bates by e-mail or call (517) 574-2627.
GOP Director Ward Addresses 13th District Session
Larry Ward, spoke May 5 at the 13th District Republican Executive Committee meeting in Detroit.
Also making a presentation to the Committee and guests was Michigan Republican Party deputy director, Norman D. Shinkle, pictured in top photo with Ed Joseph (center) and Larry Ward. Status of candidate and precinct delegate recruiting was the topic.
A dozen GOP candidates seeking election in November 2010 from throughout the 13th District were introduced. Ed Joseph, chairman of the 13th District Republican executive committee, presided. See group photo, below.
Among those introduced was John Hauler, candidate for U.S. Congress from the 13th congressional District of Michigan. The incumbent, a Democrat, is best known as the mother of a former Detroit mayor. Hauler is pictured in the adjacent photo in front of the American flag with precinct delegate Shirley Nagel and John Chouinard. Chouinard is the Republican candidate for Michigan Senate District 2.
Hauler is a businessman who was born in Detroit and has lived in the Eastpointe, Harper Woods , and Grosse Pointe areas throughout his life.  >>haulerforcongress.com.
Hauler said, "I am not a career politician and in this case, that is an advantage. It is easy to be dismissed because I'm new to the game. But my rejection of the 'game' for true advancement of all our entire region is what is critical."
The meeting was held at They Say Restaurant, 267 Joseph Campau, Detroit.
A dozen of the GOP candidates seeking election in November 2010 from throughout the 13th DistrictCongressman Pete Hoekstra Headlined District Fundraiser in Bricktown
"Today, it's too hard to do business in Michigan," said congressman Peter Hoekstra, candidate for Michigan Governor, speaking in Detroit on January 18.
Introduced by Ed Joseph, chairman of the 13th District Republican executive committee, Hoekstra said, "It is expensive to do business in Michigan."
The event was the committee's annual fund raiser, and was held at They Say Restaurant, in Detroit's downtown Bricktown/Riverfront area. >>See Hoekstra dinner photos.
Campaigning on the theme, "Michigan's future belongs to us," the former Fortune 500 business executive said, "Michigan residents deserve better jobs, better schools and better lives." >>Hoekstra for Governor.Ed and Therese Joseph with U.S. Representative Peter Hoekstra           >>Read more
Speaking about the Detroit Metropolitan/Wayne County Airport the Holland congressman said, "We have one of the best airports in the world."
Addressing Detroit's international trade bottleneck, and he added, "We need a new rail tunnel!"
Hoekstra said he is committed to eliminating Michigan's current complex and costly business tax.
"As I talk with job creators around the state, they all say that we need to make it easier to do business here. Michigan leads the nation in unemployment because employers recognize the business climate in Michigan and understand the incredible difficulties in attempting to create jobs," he said.Fix Michigan Action Center
Wayne County 'Fix Michigan' Action Center Announced
Ed Joseph, chairman of the 13th District Republican executive committee, announced opening of Wayne County's “Fix Michigan” Action Center in Livonia.
Grand opening of the center will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 14. The center is located at 29531 Plymouth Road, Livonia, in the Wonderland Mall shopping center between Verizon and Hallmark.
Joseph invites area activists to attend the event. He said, “That's the best way to learn what they can do to direct the future of Michigan and return it to the pathway to prosperity.”
Joseph added, “With the 2010 elections just months away, now is the time to join the fight for lower taxes and limited government.”
“Now is the time to fix Michigan,” he said.
Joseph explained, “The purpose of the Fix Michigan initiative is to become a part of the solution, and the Republican Party is beginning its yearlong effort to provide opportunities for citizens to become engaged in the political process.”
For more information contact Christie Kiesel, director of the Wayne County Fix Michigan Center, at (517) 993-8745 or ckiesel@migop.org
Annual District Christmas Party
Chairman Ed Joseph of the 13th District Republican executive committee invites metro Detroit Republicans and friends to the annual district Christmas party, Sunday afternoon, December 6, 2009.Crystal Gardens Banquet Center, Southgate, Mich.
Announcing the event sponsored by three Republican organizations in Wayne and Monroe Counties, Joseph said, “You're invited to our annual Christmas party sponsored by the 13th, 14th, and 15th districts.”
He said this year's Christmas party will be at the Crystal Gardens Banquet Center's VIP Room, 16703 Fort Street, Southgate, Michigan. The event begins with hors d'oeuvres at 3 p.m., and continues with dinner at 5 p.m.
Crystal Gardens Banquet Center is located on the east side of Fort Street, across from Southgate Ford.
Those planning to attend should confirm by contacting Darlyn Vigh.
An added feature of the Christmas party will be a silent auction with proceeds going to the U.S. Veterans' Holiday Fund.
Wednesday Meetings Set
District Republican chairman Ed Joseph announces, "We will continue to use the first Wednesday of the month as our meeting date for the fall. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m."
Location for these monthly executive committee meetings is They Say Restaurant (upstairs), 267 Joseph Campau, Detroit. He invites members to arrive early to socialize or to have dinner.
Joseph reports that plans are underway for a district fall fundraiser. "Please consider volunteering a few hours to help with the planning and outreach for the fundraiser," he said.
He reminds members that the fundraiser will take the place of either the October or November meeting, and that the date will be determined after the speaker is confirmed. Stay tuned for more details.
Southeast Michigan 'Showdown in Motown'
Ed Joseph, 13th District GOP chairman, invites fellow Republicans to the Southeast Michigan "Showdown in Motown” featuring three candidates vying for the 2010 GOP Michigan Attorney General nomination.
He reports that the free event is a town hall forum set for 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2009, at the Trott Financial Center, 31440 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills.
The location is on the east side of Northwestern Highway, between 13 Mile and Middlebelt Roads, and the former McCain-Palin '08 Great Lakes regional headquarters.
Joseph said, “Come and bring your friends!”
The three candidates are Senate majority leader Mike Bishop (R-Rochester Hills), Senator Bruce Patterson (R-Canton Township) and former Judge Bill Schuette.
Each will take audience questions during the live town hall panel discussion focusing on statewide issues and which of them can be the strongest candidate.
A complimentary 6:30 p.m. social hour will include refreshments and precede the 7:30 p.m. Forum, which is sponsored by the 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th District executive committees.
Joseph also issued a special action alert to area Republicans, inviting them to come early and volunteer to work a pre-forum GOP phone bank beginning at 5 p.m.Derek Moss, Ethnic vice chair of Michigan Republican Party
He notes that the meeting area is in the extreme back/right of the building and that signs will be posted.
Derek Moss to Speak at 13th District Session
Michigan Republican Party vice chair, Derek Moss, will speak Wednesday, May 6, at the 13th District Republican Executive Committee meeting.
The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. at They Say Restaurant, 267 Joseph Campau, Detroit.
Plans for Monthly District Meetings Announced
Chairman Ed Joseph has announced, “For the 2009-2010 term we have changed both our meeting location and day.”
Starting April 1, monthly district meetings will be held on the first Wednesday at “They Say” restaurant, 267 Joseph Campau, just below East Jefferson Ave. at Franklin in Detroit's Bricktown district. Meetings will continue to start at 6:30 p.m. >>13th District events calendar.
In addition to avoiding some scheduling conflicts, Joseph said, “With the critical election year we have in 2010, many of the candidates will be speaking at our upcoming meetings.”
“Our April 1st meeting will feature newly elected Michigan GOP Youth Vice-Chair, Pete Vitale, who will bring us up-to-date on youth activities in our district, along with ideas on how the youth can assist us in grassroots efforts,” he said.Ed Joseph,  Micaela Reardon, Krista Haroutunian, Dave Haugan
Joseph said, “Raising adequate funds, along with having a network of precinct delegates and community activists throughout our district, is crucial to securing a Republican victory next year.”
He added, “That's why we've launched three critical subcommittees within the 13th District: fundraising, community outreach, and precinct delegate recruitment.”
State and District Leaders Elected
Ron Weiser was elected Michigan Republican Party chairman during the Republican State Convention in Lansing, February 20-21.
In addition, district officers elected were Ed Joseph, chairman, Krista Haroutunian, vice chairman, Dave Haugan, treasurer, and Micaela Reardon, secretary. District members elected to the State Committee were Thomas R. McCleary, Jr., Jermain Jones, David Dudenhoefer, Therese Joseph, Mary Treder Lang and Donzell Green.
Beckmann to Speak at Michigan GOP ConventionFrank Beckmann
Popular Detroit radio personality Frank Beckmann will be guest speaker at the opening session of the 2009 Michigan Republican Party convention at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 20, in Lansing.
Beckmann hosts The Frank Beckmann Show every weekday on Detroit's WJR-760AM.
Also addressing the Friday evening session will be Mississippi Governor, Hailey Barbour.
Following the Friday opening session, the 13th Congressional District Caucus is scheduled to convene at 8 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel.
In advance of the session, registration and credentialing begins at 4 p.m. Friday. Potential attendees not already designated as delegates or alternates should call Ed Joseph at 417-0244 for more information. >>Convention details.
Chairman Joseph Issues Official Call to 13th District Republican Convention
Ed Joseph, chairman of the 13th Republican District, issued the following call to convention.
There shall be a meeting of the duly elected Republican precinct delegates and at-large delegates to the 13th District convention at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, January 29, 2009, at St. John's Church located at 50 E. Fisher Freeway/Woodward Ave., Detroit.
Purpose of this meeting shall be to elect delegates and alternates to the February 20-21, 2009, Republican State Convention, to be held at the Lansing Center in Lansing.
Only precinct delegates elected at the August 5, 2008, Primary Election, the last recent Republican nominees for County and State legislative offices, and precinct delegates elected on a permanent basis at the August 2008 convention can vote at this convention. All 13th District Republicans are invited.
Joseph said, "This is a very important year, and we would appreciate your attendance." Doors open and registration begins at 7:00 p.m.Edward Gubics with his 13th District mobile victory center
Edward J. Gubics Fights to Represent 13th District
Campaigning for the U.S. House of Representatives in Michigan's 13th District, Edward J. Gubics declares, “I believe that you can make better decisions for yourself and your family than the government does!”
Gubics, of Wyandotte, is traveling the district meeting voters and offering voters a conservative alternative to the district's incumbent representative, Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick (D).
He tells audiences throughout Detroit, Harper Woods, the Grosse Pointes, Wyandotte, Lincoln Park, River Rouge, and Ecorse, that he favors lower taxes so that they can keep more of the money they have already earned. >>Gubics' position on issues is here.Andrew Richner, Julie Corbett, Marti Miller, and Ed Joseph. Not pictured, David Haugen and Cheryl Costantino
District Caucus Selects Delegates to 2008 National Convention
Caucusing in Lansing on February 15, delegates from Michigan's 13th congressional district selected three delegates and three alternates to the 2008 Republican National Convention.
13th District Delegates
Ed Joseph
Marti Miller
David Haugan
13th District Alternates
Andrew Richner
Cheryl Costantino
Julie Corbett
The 2008 Republican National Convention will be held in Saint Paul, Minnesota, at the Xcel Energy Center from September 1-4, 2008. Approximately 45,000 delegates, alternate delegates, volunteers, members of the media and other guests are expected to participate in the convention. >>More here.Treasurer John Chouinard and Chairman Ed Joseph visit with Carol Hackleman outside St. John's Episcopal Church in Detroit following a recent meeting
District Convention Held in Detroit
Edward J. Joseph, district chairman, presided over a convention of Republican 13th District precinct delegates and at-large delegates on February 7, 2008, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Detroit.
Ed Joseph opens District 13 Convention, February 7, 2008, in Detroit
Chairman Ed Joseph opens District 13 Convention, February 7, 2008, in Detroit.
Elexus Brown, Catherine Costantino, Andrew Richner at District 13 Convention, Feb. 7, 2008
Elexus Brown and Catherine Costantino offer a snack to Andrew Richner at District 13 Convention, February 7, 2008.
The district convention was called to elect delegates and alternates to the 2008 Michigan Republican Convention set for February 15 and 16, in Lansing.
Joseph explained, “The purpose of the State Convention will be to elect delegates to the 2008 Republican National Convention, and to elect our National Committeeman and Committeewoman.” In addition, the State Convention will elect 12 at-large National Convention delegates and alternates.
In Lansing, the delegates from Michigan's 13th congressional District will caucus to select three delegates and three alternates to the 2008 Republican National Convention. This district caucus will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, February 15.
The Michigan Republican State Convention convenes at 9 a.m. Saturday, February 16, in the Lansing Center in Lansing.
The 2008 Republican National Convention will be held at Saint Paul's Xcel Energy Center from September 1-4, 2008. Approximately 45,000 delegates, alternate delegates, volunteers, members of the media and other guests are expected to participate in the convention.
U.S. Sen. John S. McCain, at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, Warren, Mich., on  January 12, 2008
Sen. John McCain poses with eastsiders during a January 12 campaign stop in Warren. From left, Palmer T. Heenan, Andrew C. Richner, Charles S. "Terry" Davis III, McCain, unidentified, Gregory P. Theokas, John Stempfle and Thomas R. McCleary, Jr.
According to Maria Cino, National Convention president, the official convention web site, www.GOPConvention2008.com, is live and serves as a one-stop shop for information on the four-day event.
Promoting the September event, Cino states, “The convention will showcase the unity and momentum of the Republican Party and our optimistic vision for America, as well as the vitality of the host cities.”
Minneapolis and St. Paul are neighboring Minnesota cities.
The first official Republican Convention was held on July 6, 1854, in Jackson, Michigan, following an earlier, informal meeting in Wisconsin. Antislavery activists and individuals who believed that government should grant western lands to settlers launched the new Party.
The name "Republican" was chosen because it alluded to equality. At that Jackson convention, the new party adopted a platform and nominated candidates for office in Michigan. >>Read an Early History of Detroit GOP.
 
Wayne 14th Events
Michigan's 14th Congressional District
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wayne 14th District Executive Committee Meeting
7 p.m., Park Branch GP Public Library
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Wayne 14th District Executive Committee Meeting
7 p.m., Park Branch GP Public Library
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wayne 14th District Executive Committee Meeting
7 p.m., Park Branch GP Public Library
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Wayne 14th District Executive Committee Meeting
7 p.m., Park Branch GP Public Library
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Wayne 14th District Executive Committee Meeting
7 p.m., Park Branch GP Public Library
 
Richard Durant, 1918-2008
Richard Durant, 89, of Grosse Pointe Farms, a leader in local, state, and national Republican Party activities for more than 20 years, died January 17, 2008.
In 1950 and 1952, Durant ran spirited though unsuccessful races for a seat in the U.S. Congress to represent the 14th congressional District, a traditional democratic seat. At the time, the district included all of the Pointes and large sections of the eastside of Detroit, stretching to Hamtramck.Richard Durant
Durant popularized the case against inflation and for lower taxes with his famous "over the fence" talks using a bag of groceries to demonstrate the impact of the excessive spending, higher taxes, and inflation of the Truman years. He sought to lower taxes and increase freedom, at home and abroad.
Throughout the '50s and '60s, Durant remained active in politics, particularly working to broaden the base of the Republican Party and encouraging young people to understand and get involved in politics and the ideas underlying the workings of a free society.
For many years he was the chairman of the 14th District and a delegate to two national conventions. In 1964 he was one of the "rebellious 8" of Michigan's 48 national delegates at the Cow Palace in San Francisco who voted to nominate Barry Goldwater. In 1968 he supported Ronald Reagan's first try for the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in Miami.
"Richard Durant was the first real champion of the conservative movement in Michigan. Many entered and stayed in politics because of his work," said his brother-in-law Palmer Heenan, mayor of Grosse Pointe Park and a delegate to the 1968 Republican National Convention.
Annual District Christmas Party Held at Beautiful Detroit Yacht Club 
13th District Chairman Ed Joseph and wife Therese at the 2006 Christmas Party, Detroit Yacht Club
Jim and Marti Miller talk with Saul Anuzis, at the 2006 Christmas Party, Detroit Yacht Club. Marie Hackleman looks on.
2006 Chirstmas Party buffet table at the Detroit Yacht Club
Wayne County Republicans held their annual Christmas Party December 3, 2006, at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle.
Michigan Republican chairman Saul Anuzis was on hand to share his outlook and graciously answered questions from other leaders and grassroots members.
Hosts for the social event were leaders of both the 13th and 14th congressional Districts. Both districts are in Wayne County. See photos at right.
An added feature included a silent auction sponsored by the 14th District, and the collection of toiletries and other personal items being assembled for shipment to U.S. troops in Iraq.
According to 13th District party coordinator Jim Miller, “The Detroit Yacht Club's beautiful Christmas decorations are an added reason for coming.”
Michigan GOP Chairman Visits Executive Committee Session
Chairman Ed Joseph introduced a pair of distinguished visitors to the executive committee at its November 13, 2006, meeting in Detroit.
Michigan Republican Party chairman Saulius "Saul" Anuzis, offered a report on the 2006 election cycle and some of the challenges encountered in several districts throughout Michigan. His bid for reelection as chairman has been challenged by at least one other hopeful, Dave Dishaw.Pictured, left to right, Ed Joseph, Saul Anuzis and Dave Dishaw
Dishaw, who was first to speak to the group, outlined his views on the recent election and his credentials as a party activist. The Kent County real estate broker most recently served as finance chairman in the reelection campaign of Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land. [Update: >>Dishaw withdraws, endorses Anuzis.]
Meetings of the 13th District Republican executive committee are held at the Town Pump Tavern (behind the Fox Theatre), 100 West Montcalm, in downtown Detroit. All Republican precinct delegates are invited to attend.
Due to the Christmas holiday no December meeting will be held, and the next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M., Monday, January 8, 2007.
This district leadership group meets on the second Monday of each month. Any questions about meeting may be directed to Joseph at (313) 343-2900.
Campaign Planning and Candidate Support Topics of September Meeting
Campaign activities, endorsements, and volunteer opportunities led the agenda and the 13th District executive committee meeting held September 11 at the new Eastside Campaign Headquarters.
Ed Joseph, Republican chairman, introduced Paul E. Sophiea, Republican candidate for Michigan State Senate, District 3. “A strong Michigan economy means strong families and a secure future for us all,” said Sophiea.
The Dearborn resident said he has been a strong campaigner for the Dick DeVos gubernatorial candidacy because he will do more for the State's economic future. >>More Sophiea.
All Republican precinct delegates are invited to attend executive committee meetings. This district leadership group meets on the second Monday of each month. Any questions about meeting may be directed to Joseph at (313) 343-2900.
Grand Opening of Eastside Office Held September 9
Chairman Ed Joseph and State Representative Ed Gaffney welcomed eastsiders at the official grand opening of the Eastside campaign office on Saturday, September 9, 2006.Left to right, Ed Joseph, Tom McCleary and Ed Gaffney at opening of Eastside Campaign office, 18495 Mack Ave., Detroit
Located just below Moross at 18495 Mack Ave., Detroit (corner of Opal/Cloverly), the office has been provided by the Gaffney campaign with the assistance of the 13th Republican District and other supporters. Assisting Gaffney is Tom McCleary, who asks that potential staffers contact him to volunteer.
In addition to Representative Gaffney, a number of other local GOP candidates were on hand at the grand opening event to greet potential voters.
The office will be a distribution point for Republican candidate campaign material, other campaign activities, and a meeting place for the 13th District Executive Committee. Office hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 882-4550.
Candidate & Volunteer Recruitment Success Topic of May Meeting at Detroit's Town Pump
A very favorable reception was reported by Donzell Green, who recounted her experiences representing the Republican party at both the April 30 Detroit NAACP banquet and the 2006 Cinco de Mayo festival in Detroit's MexicanTown.De'Andre Anderson, prospective candidate for Wayne County Commission, District 1
Green's report was made at the May 8 meeting of the 13th Republican District executive committee meeting. In addition to Republican visibility at he NAACP banquet, Green reported that at the two-day MexicanTown event hundreds of pieces of literature were distributed and volunteers were recruited for future activities.
A similar success was reported by Cheryl Costantino on the April 26 “Pizza & Politics” event held in Detroit where a number of people volunteered to serve as GOP precinct delegates and workers.Shirley A. Lamar for State Representative, District 3
Ed Joseph, 13th District Republican chairman, introduced two prospective Republican candidates. Shirley A. Lamar will be running for State Representative, District 3, and De'Andre Anderson is a likely candidate for Wayne County Commission, District 1.
This district leadership group meets on the second Monday of each month. All Republican precinct delegates are invited to attend. Any questions about meeting may be directed to Joseph at (313) 343-2900.
Stepped-Up GOP Outreach Activities Outlined
With a focus on the future, Ed Joseph, 13th District chairman, presided over a discussion of candidate recruitment, precinct delegate recruitment, and other activities designed to reach deeper into the local community to identify voters who share Republican values.Bryan Strong makes his point
To facilitate outreach, participation in a number of upcoming events was encouraged. Guyla Dedinas, GOP field director, outlined the value of door-to-door solicitation and telephone canvassing.
From their own experience working in the City of Detroit, Donzell Green and Bryan Strong offered their perspectives and encouraged continued outreach.
Corktown Memorial Service
Held for Connie McConnohieThe late Connie K. McConnohie
A memorial service for the late Connie K. McConnohie who died February 15, 2005, was held April 22, 2006, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Detroit.
Parish pastor Rev. Russell E. Kohler presided. The church is located in the near-Westside community known as "Corktown."
McConnohie was a Republican loyalist who sought public office as a Republican and faithfully attended GOP events throughout Detroit and Michigan. In August 2002 she was a candidate in the Republican primary for State Representative, 12th District. >>Read Detroit Loses a Loyal Republican.
Meetings of the 13th District Republican executive committee are held at the Town Pump Tavern (behind the Fox Theatre), 100 West Montcalm, in downtown Detroit. All Republican precinct delegates are invited to attend.
This district leadership group meets on the second Monday of each month. Any questions about meeting may be directed to Joseph at (313) 343-2900.
State Vice Chairman Golden Addresses February Meeting
Matthew Golden, Michigan Republican Youth Vice Chairman
Matt Golden
Guyla Dedinas, field director for Wayne County
Guyla Dedinas
Edith L. Floyd, candidate for State Rep., District 2
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Edith L. Floyd
Ed Joseph, chairman, introduced Matthew Golden, Michigan Republican Party vice chairman for youth activities, at the 13th District Republican executive committee meeting February 13, 2006, in downtown Detroit.
Golden told of ongoing efforts to recruit and mobilize youth throughout Michigan, and particularly in the metro Detroit area.
He currently works as a communications specialist in the Michigan Senate. Golden has previously served as treasurer of the Michigan Federation of College Republicans, and is in his second term as vice chairman of the Isabella County Republicans. In addition, Golden is studying community development and public administration at Central Michigan University.
Golden, originally from  Mount Pleasant, says he has always had an interest in politics. He became involved with his local Republican Party during high school and went on to serve as their campaign coordinator during the 2002 election. Since then Golden has also worked for Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land and State Representative Sandy Caul.
Also introduced at the meeting were Guyla Dedinas, Michigan GOP field director for Wayne County, and Edith L. Floyd, candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives, District 2, Republican nomination.
This district leadership group meets on the second Monday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for April 10. Any questions about meeting may be directed to Joseph at (313) 343-2900.
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