How better to ring in the celebration of freedom and the anniversary of the United States than with a good old-fashioned Special Election with the DC Young Republicans?
Join us for our July meeting, and Special Election for Executive Vice Chair, next Monday, July 9th, at 7:00pm at the National Republican Club of Capitol Hill (The Capitol Hill Club)!
The following statements, are the exact language issued by the candidates and their campaigns, and do not necessary reflect the position of the DCYRs, or in any way imply an endorsement of their ideas or candidacy for office. The DCYRs is in no way responsible for the veracity of any candidates’ statement or the opinions contained within.
The Full List of Candidates (Alphabetically):
Dan Goldbeck (Write-in-Candidate)
Candidates for Executive Vice Chair Special Election
I am running for DCYR Executive Vice-Chair in the midst of a pivotal time for the Republican Party. Active and energized Republican groups are key to victory in 2012, and I hope to help lead such a group.
Three things are required for a strong YR chapter: a large and engaged membership, opportunities for fellow YRs to connect and strong support for Republican candidates.
A large and engaged membership is important for the DCYRs. As Executive Vice-Chair I would work to identify and recruit young Republicans and conservative leaders through membership drives, advertising campaigns and by forging partnerships with like-minded groups.
As DCYR membership grows it’s important to provide opportunities for members old and new to connect. I believe adding new events such as a “Speed Networking” night in addition to other recent special programming are great ways for DCYRs to catch up.
Ultimately, the DC Young Republicans want to provide an energized base that campaigns can call on to help push them over the top in key races. If elected, I would work to leverage our vibrant membership into volunteers and maintain an active calendar of local phone banking and deployment opportunities through Election Day.
I am an experienced conservative who if elected will work tirelessly to promote the Republican cause and put these ideas into place. I am fortunate enough to have the support of former YR Chapter chairs Rich Counts and Tommy Sears, as well as former Executive Vice-Chair Dave McCormack. If elected, I promise to help make 2012 a great year for the DCYRs.
With dreams of becoming an underwear model, Matt Naugle found he was more likely to find steady employment in the think tank world. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer called Matt the most influential blogger in Ohio, and he was responsible for the resignation of a corrupt state attorney general. He made this happen from the comfort of his pajamas. Matt was highly active in the Ohio YRs under the auspices of now YR National Chairwoman Lisa Stickan, who is a cool chick. Also, Matt worked for the Council for National Policy, The American Spectator, Attorney General Ed Meese’s organization, and as an opposition researcher.
Our party needs more Lee Atwaters and fewer Michael Steeles. Elect him, and he will help build the club, expand our efforts to help elect Republicans, and make sure we have the type of mischievous fun that YRs had when Roger Stone ran things.
Don’t immanentize the eschaton.
Vote (for Naugle) or Die
My name is Nick Paige, and I would be an excellent Vice Chair for three reasons. First off, I am an actual native of the District. I was born and raised in Cleveland Park, and currently reside in Glover Park, which has allowed me to have unique exposure to local and federal politics. I am deeply immersed in both levels of government, and am a regular contributor to the Armstrong Williams Radio Program on political subjects. Secondly, I work extremely well with others and enjoy meeting diverse groups of people. As a nineteen year old freshman at the University of Miami, I was elected Finance Chair of College Republicans and co-founded a conservative campus newspaper now featured in the magazine Backlash in south Florida. I was also elected Social Chair for College Republicans as a senior at the University of Mary Washington. I helped to expand both of these organizations’ bandwidths by meeting with students to discuss their concerns, and based on their comments I was able to bring new perspectives and ideas to the head chairman and the board.
Finally, my experience working successfully in these organizations would translate to the DC Young Republicans, and what I see as their greatest need: growth in both size and recognition. My extensive knowledge of the city, my prior experience, and my people skills will be a powerful combination to help give the DC Young Republicans the name recognition we deserve so we can be more effective in Grassroots Republican Politics.
Write-in-Candidate: Dan Goldbeck
My name is Dan Goldbeck and I am running as a write-in candidate for Executive Vice Chair of the DCYRs. Having been heavily involved with everything from deployments to canvassing to social events for the past year, I’ve seen what we’ve done and where we can grow. We already have a terrific executive board in place. I can jump right in and help them lead our efforts in the coming months.
In case you haven’t heard, 2012 is an election year. And I bring just the skills and experience to help ensure victory. On the local level, I am very involved with the DC GOP and will work closely with their leadership to finally get a few more Republicans elected in this town. Having established connections with YR leaders in VA and elsewhere, I look forward to coordinating our efforts to help regain the Senate and grow our House majority. And finally, the most important issue is making President Obama a one-term president. DCYRs have been recognized nationally year-after-year, cycle-after-cycle for our GOTV efforts. Whether it be deployments to nearby battleground states or phone-banking over at the RNC, I want to ensure that DCYRs continue to excel.
That’s my vision. I’d ask for support and your vote. On July 9th, write in Dan Goldbeck on your ballot.
Erik Amford – No Statement or Picture
Stacey Harms – No Statement or Picture
Jason Hatz – No Statement or Picture
How better to ring in the celebration of freedom and the anniversary of the United States than with a good old-fashioned Special Election with the DC Young Republicans? Join us for our July meeting, and Special Election for Executive Vice Chair, next Monday, July 9th, at 7:00pm at the National Republican Club of Capitol Hill…Read More