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Licking County Republican Party UPDATE & Lincoln Dinner March 26th

Posted on: March 5th, 2017 by

03/05/2017 – Licking County Republican Party UPDATE –

Lincoln Dinner – LCGOP 2017 Lincoln Dinner March 26th

You are Cordially Invited to The Licking County Republican Party Annual Lincoln Dinner

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Keynote Speaker Dave YostState of Ohio Auditor & Candidate Ohio Attorney General

Special Guests: J.D. Vance Best-Selling Author “Hillbilly Elegy”

* Honorable Craig Baldwin, 5th District Court of Appeals

* Senator Jay Hottinger

* State Representative Scott Ryan

* James E. Hood, Candidate Licking County Municipal Judge

Invitation ATTACHED – RSVP TODAY – Pre-Paid TICKETS Required (attached invitation has all dinner, seating and sponsors options listed)

WHERE: The Ballroom at the Elks 73 N. 3rd Street, Newark, Ohio 43055

VIP Pre-Reception/ 5pm Grill Room & Dinner & Program/6pm Ballroom

Paid for by Licking County Republican Party 48 N 4th St. Newark OH 43055

MAIL RSVP & Payment by March 20,2017 – Make Checks Payable & Mail To:

Licking County Republican Party — PO Box 431, Newark, OH 43058-0431

Private VIP Pre-Reception Only 5pm $50 Per Person

Private VIP Pre-Reception & Dinner 5pm $115PerPerson

Dinner 6pm $60 Per Person (Open seating)

Dave Yost has spent his life looking for truth and fighting for justice. Our communities across Ohio and this nation are in need of leaders. Communities are facing increase crime and flood of drugs into our communities and the lives of our children.

Elected officials and Government need to be held accountable and Dave Yost is someone who has stood up to Fight for Justice. Ohio’s 32nd Auditor, his team’s work has led to criminal convictions for more than 110 public officials and found more than $220 million in efficiency savings for government. Dave Yost served for eight years as the elected prosecutor for Delaware County, winning the first capital murder case in the county’s history and taking down the county’s largest drug ring. He stood with the victims of crime, from women and children harmed by predators to law enforcement officers injured in the line of duty.

Dave Yost began his career as an award-winning newspaper reporter for the Columbus Citizen-Journal, and later practiced law with Burkam, Yost & Fuller in Delaware, before serving on city council and becoming the county auditor. He and his wife of 36 years, Darlene, have three grown children and three grandchildren. When not in the arena, Dave makes music with his children and friends, watches Buckeye football and resists the urge to eat peanut butter ice cream.





James E. Hood Endorsement – On February 22, 2017 the Executive Committee of the Licking County Republican Party met and voted unanimously to endorse James E. “Jed” Hood for Municipal Court Judge. Hood is a graduate of West Liberty University, B.S. Criminal Justice and a graduate of The Capital University Law School, Juris Doctor. Hood is a respected third term elected City Attorney with a long record of success. Hood has prosecuted thousands of municipal court cases, successfully defended police officers against multimillion dollar claims, and protected our neighborhoods by closing nuisance properties. He is married to his wife Leslie of almost 15 years, they have two children and are members of St. Pius X Parish.

Richard E. Harris, Chairman of the Licking County Republican Central Committee, “I have worked with James Hood for over 11 years and he is an outstanding public servant that is committed to serving the people of Licking County as their Judge. If you know Hood, you know he can always be counted on to give exceptional legal advice, to listen to the concerns of his constituents, and be the first person to volunteer. Hood is the definition of a public servant, and the Republican Party is proud to endorse him for Judge.”

James E. “Jed” Hood, “I was taught at an early age to serve my community. My parents instilled into me a sense of duty to my country and my community and if you know me, that why I became a lawyer. I am proud to serve my community. Whether it is offering free legal assistance to the senior citizens center, a volunteer parks and recreation baseball coach, or volunteering at Cub Scout day camp at Camp Falling Rock. Once elected, I promise above all else to protect the public, support victims of crime, hold offenders responsible for their actions, and help address root causes to allow offenders to become law abiding citizens. I would like to thank the Licking County Republican Party for their endorsement, and I look forward to serving all Licking County residents as their next Municipal Court Judge.”


Licking County Republican Women Meeting Wednesday, March 15 at Palumbo’s Italian Market, 26 N Park Place in Downtown Newark Social 6pm. Program features Licking County Commissioner Tim Bubb who will speak about the restoration and preservation of our historic 1876 Licking County Courthouse. Also speaking will be Licking County Engineer Jared Knerr who will provide information about the Licking County bridge replacement program. Please RSVP by 3/13 to: or (740) 404-8865 (text or voice). (Please note: North Park Place will be closed to vehicular traffic. Parking is available on West Church Street behind Palumbo’s. The Park National Bank parking lot is also available! You can enter the restaurant through either the rear or front doors.)


Licking County Republican Party’s Finance Committee meeting March 16th 5:30pm Elks Club in Newark – Text or call Marc for details on how you can help with volunteering, planning, organizing and /or participating with the committee’s upcoming events for this year. 740-975-5866


The Licking County Republican Party’s Internship Program - Applications are being accepted for the Summer Term – June 10-Aug. 10 . The Internship Program is an opportunity for students to learn one or more aspects of the operations of a political party. Interns will have mentors from within the party who they will interact with each week. Mentors will include Republican Party officials, elected officials at the state, county and local levels of government, as well as judicial fields. Interns must be entering or in their junior or senior year in high school or be enrolled in college. Students seeking an internship shall complete the following (attached) information page and submit to the Licking County Republican Party c/o Billie Fiore-Zimmers, Chairman. Applications may be sent to Licking County Republican Party 48 N. 4th St., Newark OH 43055 or emailed to Internships dates are flexible and alternative time frames may be established upon approval of the Chairman and Vice Chairman. The program is conducted at the Republican Party Headquarters in Newark. Internships run 10-15 hours a week. Summer Hours are primarily Monday and Wednesday mornings. Final schedules are set based upon the student’s availability in order to accommodate school and family activities. Additionally, travel around the county to meet and work with elected officials may be included in some of the programs. Schedules are set based on weekly assignments. Some evening hours may be required to attend political or community events and Republican Executive Committee meetings. Students may participate in the program for multiple terms. For students who have completed a prior program, they will be given more advanced roles in their second, third or subsequent terms.

There are 3 Internship paths include:

Assistant Political Executive Director Internship – The Assistant Political Executive Director Intern will work in coordination with the Chairman and Vice Chairman in creating and maintaining a grassroots network and assisting in running the day to day operations of the headquarters. Interns will assist in developing ways to recruit grassroots volunteers, candidates and educate the republican voters. Interns should have experience working with Excel and Word computer programs. Interns will assist in identifying demographics within the voting population and develop strategy for outreach. Interns will be responsible for contacting elected official to gather information on campaigns and activities. Interns will assist in updating and maintaining data and contact information on elected officials, voters and volunteers. Interns will assist with scheduling political events and ensure proper staffing requirements are met.

Assistant Political Director Internship – The Assistant Political Director Intern will work in coordination with the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Political Director in creating a viable and strong political organizational framework. Interns will assist in developing regional activities with local townships, municipalities, county and state officials along with members of the Licking County Republican Executive and Central Committee members. Additionally, Interns will assist in establishing networking skills among these groups, as well as outreach programs to establish contacts of individuals who are interested in seeking office. Interns will be required to prepare reports on activities which will be submitted to the Executive Committee and be asked to present overview of their activities at the Executive Committee’s Monthly meeting.

Assistant Political Press/Public Relations Director Internship – The Assistant Political Press/Public Relations Director Intern will work in coordination with the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Secretary with weekly contacting of current elected officials and potential candidates. Interns will conduct interviews of elected officials regarding the official’s job duties and responsibilities, current issues within the offices and community. Interns will be required to draft articles and press releases based on interviews conducted with elected officials. Interns will work with the Party’s Press contacts to establish contacts and relationships with reporters, as well as track press and media coverage, distribute and post press releases, and monitor Local, State and National Republican activities. Interns will assist in developing and implementing a social media strategy to effectively communicate the Licking County Republican Party’s priorities.





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