How to qualify for May 20 Republican Primary


Government at all levels appears many times to be just too complicated to understand. Our Republican Party foundation is based upon these few and simple principles:

  • Our nation is based upon individuals (you and I). The political process begins with our individual involvement and with our individual vote at our voting precinct.
  • We honor and respect each individual’s rights, dignity and freedom. Equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity are the cornerstones of our democracy.
  • This nation became one of the world’s greatest civilizations through free enterprise and individual initiative, not through government regulation and management of commercial businesses.
  • The money we earn through our jobs and our businesses belongs to us and to our families, and it is the responsibility of government to be fiscally responsible and see that we keep more – not less, of it.
  • We live in a changing world, and all organizations must change to meet the challenges of changing times, but we must hold on to the principles and traditions that have made this nation strong.
  • The role of government is to provide for its citizens only the most critical functions which cannot be provided by individuals or private (non-government) organizations.
  • The most effective government is a government that is closest to the people, and the best government is that which governs the least.

If you share these beliefs, the Republican Party is the best vehicle for supporting, and sustaining these ideals and for guiding government to implement policies and practices that reflect these ideals.

The Catoosa County Republican Party welcomes all who share these beliefs, and would like to have you participate in our local party at whatever level you are comfortable with. Please let us hear from you by contacting us on the contact us page and we will see that you are on the mailing list and e-mail distribution for upcoming activities and functions.

God Bless the United States of America,

Roger Bowman, Past Chairman
Catoosa County GOP

Upcoming Events

Public Meeting
May 5 @ 6:30-8:00pm
The guest list for the evening features Ray Johnson running for County Commissoner - District 4, Jack Sims running for School Board - District 2, David Moeller running for School Board - District 4, and Tom Dooley for GA Senator - District 53.
Republican Primary
May 20
Voting Precinct
Let your voice be heard.

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Qualifying for 2014 Election

Those wishing to qualify as candidates in the May 20, 2014 Republican primary for offices in Catoosa County must complete and sign all necessary forms, and submit along with specified fees to the Catoosa County Republican Party by noon on Friday March 7, 2014. Qualifying will begin at 9:00am March 3, 2014.

The Catoosa county Republican Party will have an office open for qualifying between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm on March 3rd - March 6th and 10am to Noon on March 7th at the Hampton Inn, 6875 Battlefield Parkway, or by appointment within qualifying dates/time.

At qualifying, candidates must present all forms required for the specific office for which they are qualifying. These forms must be legible and complete, and properly signed and notarized. There will not be a notary present in the qualifying office. All fees must be paid to the Catoosa County Republican Party at qualifying.

Candidates having questions may contact Jeremy Jones, Chairman of the Catoosa County Republican Party via phone or text at 423-315-6831. For forms and more information, please see below.

Office Qualifying Fee
County Commissioner, District 2 $240.00
County Commissioner, District 4 $240.00

If you wish to make an appointment to qualify outside of the listed hours, but NO LATER THAN NOON MARCH 7, 2014, please call Jeremy Jones at 706-937-7635.

District 2

Bobby Winters

Fred W Loyd

District 4

Dewayne Hill

Ray Johnson

Voting Precincts



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District 14 GOP
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National Federation of Republican Women
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Catoosa County Tea Party
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Catoosa County for Liberty
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County GOP Rules


Personal Freedom & Responsibility
Individuals should be free to make choices for themselves and to accept responsibility for the consequences of the choices they make.
Small Government
The protection of individual rights is the only proper purpose of government.
Economic Liberty
The role of government in the economy is to provide a legal framework in which voluntary trade is protected. Efforts to redistribute wealth, or to control or manage trade, are improper.
Low Taxes
All persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor.
Government is constitutionally limited so as to prevent the infringement of individual rights by the government itself.
Catoosa County Republican Party