Become a Precinct Committeeman
A Republican Precinct Committeeman represents the GOP voters of his or her precinct at the County Republican Party level.
But most importantly, a Republican Precinct Committeeman is the face of the GOP within the precinct. In many cases, a Republican Precinct Committeeman might be the only party official a voter ever meets in person.
This volunteer position is really what one makes of it. Some do more than others. But the Republican Precinct Committeeman’s job is in essence all about helping to grow the GOP and working to deliver the maximum number of Republican votes from his or her precinct on Election Day. Precinct Committeemen comprise the core of any grassroots effort and no political campaign can be successful without these front line GOP ambassadors.
The principle means of doing the job is just an extension of what most people already do – talking to the neighbors.
By becoming a Republican Precinct Committeeman you can take a leadership role in advancing the Republican Platform principles of lower taxes, smaller government, fiscal responsibility, individual freedom, strong national defense.
Many people begin their political involvement by becoming a Precinct Committeeman. It’s the perfect place to get started for anyone interested in building a better Republican Party and advancing our GOP’s values. And many Republicans have remained Precinct Committeemen even years later after being elected to higher public office. For example, it’s not uncommon to find U.S. Congressmen who are also Precinct Committeemen. They maybe more than anyone appreciate the Precinct Committeeman’s role.
The best way to learn precinct work is from the collective experience of others. As an elected or appointed Republican Precinct Committeeman, you have available to you training, resources and coordinated help that no other community organization can offer.
Freedom is neither cheap nor easy. As Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” To accomplish our goals, we strive to win elections. The most important factor in winning elections is nominating in the Republican primaries or slating for offices candidates who are conservative, honest, and have the personal qualities that allow them to run hard for office and win elections. Committeemen traditionally have a strong voice in selecting candidates for office through a process of endorsement.
As a precinct committeeman, you will have opportunities to talk to voters, motivate a higher Republican turnout, and greatly increase the Republican vote. The more the Precinct Committeemen do, the more elections we will win, to further our common vision.
The first step in becoming a Precinct Committeemen is to contact the Republican Township Chairman.