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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DEATH OF MICHAEL BROWN AND PROCESS FOR SUBSTITUTE NOMINATION FOR HOUSE DISTRICT 98

August 22, 2014

The Georgia Republican Party is saddened to report that Michael Brown, Republican nominee for State House District 98, died suddenly on Tuesday, August 19.  Michael was a wonderful person, loving husband and father and would have been a great addition to the State House of Representatives.  He will be terribly missed by his family and his many friends.

Michael had no opposition in the General Election in November.  Under state law, the State Executive Committee has the option of making a substitute nomination.  Yesterday, the Committee voted that it would fill the nomination and notified the Secretary of State of the same.

The State Executive Committee invites all interested Republicans who meet the qualification requirements to apply for the substitute nomination. To be considered for the nomination, you must email your request and any supporting documentation no later than 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 24 to Executive Committee member Jason Thompson at thompsonlawfirm@hotmail.com.  A subcommittee will interview applicants on Monday, August 25 in Gwinnett County.  Applicants will be notified of the place and time of their interviews with the subcommittee.

In addition, voting members of the State Executive Committee may recommend a person for the substitute nomination by sending an email to Adam Pipkin at Adam@gagop.org no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, August 25. A list of the members is on the GAGOP website.  Those recommended by a State Executive Committee member may make a brief presentation to the Executive Committee on Tuesday, August 26.  The time and place of that meeting will be announced shortly.

To recap:

August 24, 2014

No later than 5 pm, applicants submit a request for consideration and all supporting documentation to the subcommittee

August 25, 2014    

Applicants will be interviewed by subcommittee in Gwinnett                                                 County.  Time and place: TBA.

No later than 5 p.m., members of the Executive Committee may send recommendations to Adam Pipkin.

August 26, 2014 

The State Executive Committee will meet to hear from subcommittee and those with a recommendation from State Executive Committee member.  Voting members of the State Executive Committee will then select the substitute nominee.







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