Lincoln County Republican Party will hold its monthly business meeting Thursday evening, November 17 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at Ken’s Pizza on Route 66 in Chandler. All interested persons are encouraged to attend and take part in the meeting. Those attending are encouraged to arrive early to eat before the meeting begins. The restaurant has a buffet available.

As part of the meeting agenda, the party will be celebrating its success in the recent elections on the county, state and national levels. A special decorated cake is being prepared and it should be a fun, enjoyable evening for all, said Don Sporleder of Davenport, county GOP chairman.

Sporleder said the party is very proud of the good clean, hard-fought races that were run by all four of the local candidates – Kevin Wallace for state representative, Alicia Wagnon for county clerk, Troy Evans for county commissioner and John Tice for county sheriff. “They all worked very hard and represented the party well on the ticket. They all stayed on message and did an excellent job of presenting their platforms,” the chairman commented. The local GOP organization held an election night watch party at Ken’s Pizza in Chandler with more than 35 taking part in the festivities that evening.

The chairman said the party is also very pleased with its many successful activities it has sponsored the past few months, including the picnic and cookout in the park, operating two booths all three days of the county fair, assisting candidates with their election with monetary contributions, sponsoring fundraising raffles that brought in hundreds of dollars for the party and continuing to hold regular business meetings with many pertinent guest speakers.

It is also noted that the next meeting of the State GOP Committee will be held Saturday, Nov. 19 at 12 noon at Windsor Hills Baptist Church at 5517 N.W. 23rd Street in Chandler.

Sporleder also notes that in the last registration report issued by the election board, Republicans now outnumber Democrats 10,062 to 6,825 in Lincoln County. There are 2,456 independents and 29 Libertarians on the rolls. Of the grand total of 19,372 voters, 51.9% are Republican, 35.3 % are Democrat, 12.6% are independent and less than .001% are Libertarian. Republicans continue to pick up new registrations every month, having gained another 300 during October alone.

Serving as officers with Sporleder are Bob Coates, north of Stroud, vice-chairman; Dorothy McLean, west of Chandler, treasurer; Cindy Crenshaw, west of Tryon, secretary; Linda Anderson, Prague, and Susan Holmes, north of Meeker, district committee members; and Gail Peterson, east of Kendrick, and Jim Marak, rural Meeker, state committee members.