Bio’s of At-Large-Candidates for Buncombe County Republican Party

John Anderson Bio 2/23/2021

Team building, plan and goal driven operational leader with P&L responsibility and a change sustainment expert.

Built high performance teams with an emphasis on teamwork and development of individuals’ capabilities.

Director of Operations for a management consulting firm; created team dynamics to lead the smallest revenue region to the largest by increasing sales by 600%. Built team capabilities and wrote proposal to win multi-million-dollar contracts from organizations such as JPL, SoCalGas, Edison and over 600 manufacturers. Innovations included company wide adoption of Prosci Change Management certification and creation of a Cyber Security consulting division.

When the company organized into industry driven segments, generated 65% of company sales with 35% of the company’s staff. Co -owner of a distribution business for 13 years; lead the nation if productivity and profitability; retained key employees for the existence of the company.

Lead environmental study teams of environmental engineers, biologists, hydrologists and chemists for three years at the Department of Defense.

Education: B.S. Biochemistry, M.S. Management

BCGOP COUNTY CONVENTION INVITATION

BCGOP COUNTY CONVENTION INVITATION

You are invited to attend the BCGOP County Convention on Saturday, March 6th starting at 8 am at Brookstone Church, 283 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801. The County Convention is open to all Buncombe County registered Republicans as of January 31, 2021. Due to Covid 19, temperatures will be taken upon entering the building. We will have masks for those who want to wear a mask as well as disinfectant.

What happens at a County Convention? In odd years, we elect officers and At-Large members for two-year terms. There will be elections for Chair, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Five (5) At-Large Members.

If you would be interested in serving on the BCGOP Board you must contact Glenda Weinert at 828-230-1444 or glenda.weinert@gmail.com; Betty Budd at 828-707-4373 or bbudd2@charter.net; or Eric Burns at 828-483-2089 or eric@novacorgroup.com. These people will be able to give you information on each position.

When you arrive at the convention, you will be directed to the Credentials Table to register. Registration is only between 8 am through 9 am. If you come in after 9 am, you will not be able to be seated at the convention. The Credentials Table is where it is verified that you are a registered Republican living in Buncombe County as of January 31, 2021.

At the Credentials Table a volunteer will look up your name on the registered voter printout log. Your signature will be required on a sign in sheet in order to be seated. The sign in sheet verifies that you attended the convention so that you may attend the District and/or State Conventions. Everyone is asked to donate at least $5 to Brookstone Church for the for use of their facilities. You will be given a special name tag to wear to the convention. You must wear the name tag given to you or you will not be able to vote.

While at the Credential Table you will be asked if you would like to attend the 11th District Convention in April. This Convention is for all 17 counties in the 11th District (Western NC). The District Convention will be virtual. You will also be asked if you would like to attend the NCGOP State Convention June 4th-6th in Greenville, NC. We must know your intentions of attending this convention the day of our County Convention. The BCGOP has to pay $2 per person to attend the State Convention. You cannot attend the State Convention without attending the County Convention. You do not have to attend the District Convention to attend the State Convention but you do have to attend the County Convention.

After leaving the Credential Table, you will be directed to the Precinct meetings. There will be signs showing where all nine (9) teams are located. Each precinct number within a team will also be listed on the signage. When you arrive at the Precinct Meetings, you will congregate with your precinct and vote on fo Chair and Vice Chair. A Secretary and Treasurer may also be elected but is not required. There will be a form with your precinct name and precinct number. You must PRINT your name, address (If you receive your mail at the post office box, you must also list your street address.), email address and phone number (preferably your cell phone). The precinct meetings will be held from 9 am to 9:45 am. So please get to your designated area and be prepared to sign the precinct sheets and elect your Chair and Vice Chair.

At 10 am the County Convention will be opened by Jerry Green, Chair. You will be given an agenda for the convention at the Credential Table along with the minutes of the 2020 BCGOP Convention, a copy of the convention rules and the current BCGOP Plan of Organization.

We cannot begin voting until the Credential Team counts the people who signed in and reports to the convention. While we are waiting for this report, we will have our prayer, pledge, introductions of the current board members. Once the Credential Team provides the number of seated delegates, voting may begin.

We have nine positions to vote for. We will start with the Chairman position and work our way down to the At-Large Members. We will individually vote for Chair, First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and finally the At-Large members. During each tallying of ballots, the agenda will continue.  There will be special invited speakers, the candidates for the 11th District Chair and possibly other candidates will speak. Since there will be so many speakers, time limits will be given for each presenter.

After each county candidate’s vote has been determined, the next vote will start. During the tallying, we will have speakers. After each vote is taken, there will be an announcement of winners.

At the end of the meeting, all elected BCGOP Board will be introduced. The elected County Chair will speak briefly before adjournment.

There are many volunteers needed to have this convention run smoothly. We need people to direct convention attendees to the Credential Table and Precinct Meetings. The Credential Table will need volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Robin Ramsey at 828-230-2665 or robin.ramsey@icloud.com.
A timekeeper is needed to keep the speakers within their time frames. This person will need to sit on the front row so that the speakers can see the time running out. Two minutes warning signs have already been prepared to keep the speakers within their allotted time.

We need at least three (3) tellers (people to hand out ballots and to take completed ballots up and count ballots).

If you would like to volunteer to take temperatures, make signage, be a teller, or just direct people where they need to be, please contact Loretta Reynolds at 828-273-4620 or at lorettawr1208@gmail.com by February 28th.
We would like to honor Republicans who passed away in 2020 up to the present. Please contact Loretta Reynolds at 828-273-4620 or lorettawr1208@gmail.com with names and date of death and if they had a political role.

We need volunteers to clean up after the convention by collecting signage and any papers/trash left behind. Hopefully, if everyone will take the papers, they receive with them along with their trash, we will have an easy cleanup.

Special Notes
For individuals that will not be able to attend the County Convention but want to attend the District and State Convention, you must provide a written request to be excused from attendance at the County Convention to Jerry Green, County Chair prior to the County Convention by email or in person (with a written statement). There will be no proxy voting.

We are still working on whether refreshments will be sold. With Covid 19, we may just provide bottles of water. An announcement about refreshments will be made as soon as we know.

From the NC GOP

Opening North Carolina Schools Yesterday, North Carolina Republicans led the effort to pass SB 37 which safely reopens North Carolina’s public schools to provide every student with the option of in-person learning. This legislation includes guidelines from NC DHHS and actually accomplishes Governor Cooper’s purported goal of getting kids back into the classroom safely. Republicans … Read moreFrom the NC GOP

NCGOP Central Committee Unanimously Votes To Censure Senator Burr

February 15, 2021 For Immediate Release Raleigh, NC – The Central Committee of the North Carolina Republican Party released this statement following their unanimous vote to censure Senator Richard Burr for his impeachment vote: “Tonight, the North Carolina Republican Party Central Committee voted unanimously to censure Senator Richard Burr for his vote to convict former … Read moreNCGOP Central Committee Unanimously Votes To Censure Senator Burr

Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson

Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson

  • Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson led the fight against the progressive activist to push new curriculum standards that Robinson has blasted as “Un-American.”
  • Rather than engage in substantive debate, WRAL published a vile smear labeling the GOP Board members, including North Carolina’s first black Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson and Lumbee Indian Olivia Oxendine, as members of the Klu Klux Klan.
  • Naturally, Robinson objected to WRAL’s vile smear and breach of basic civility and held a press conference to denounce their vile publication.
  • At the next NC Board of Education meeting, the Democrat Chairman of the State Board of Education Eric Davis also denounced WRAL’s hideous publication.
  • WRAL’s opinion section’s firm commitment to smearing Republicans is not surprising.
    • What is surprising is NBC Affiliate WRAL’s failure to apologize for crossing the line of civil discourse.
    • Even more disturbing, WRAL linked to the State Board of Education meeting that inspired the publication and it appears that WRAL Seth Effron could not be bothered to watch the meeting before greenlighting reprehensible smears.
    • If they watched the full meeting which they linked to, it would be plainly obvious that the Republican board members believe in teaching all of American history but have substantive, specific policy objections to these particular standards.
  • Democrat Chairman of the State Board also condemned WRAL’s repugnant publication saying, “We acknowledge and respect the right of free speech under our federal and state constitutions, however, the members of the State Board of Education wish to express our dismay about extreme disagreement and the depiction in a recently published cartoon of some of our members being associated with the KKK.
    • This information is absolutely inaccurate and unfair to the individuals involved.”
  • At a time when a record number of 56% of Americans think that ‘journalists and reporters are purposely trying to mislead people,’ it is patently irresponsible for WRAL to publish vile smears in order to generate clicks.
  • Given that NBC Affiliate WRAL appears to only care about appeasing their Democrat mega-donor owner, it will be interesting to watch if other media outlets will call out WRAL’s vile publication to protect the integrity of their industry and regain the trust of the public.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday scheduled several high-profile contest-of-election lawsuits

Supreme Court to Consider 2020 Election Challenge Lawsuits in February Conference
By Tom Ozimek
February 6, 2021 Updated: February 6, 2021
Epoch Times
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday scheduled several high-profile contest-of-election lawsuits, including ones brought by attorneys Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, and the Trump campaign, for consideration at its Feb. 19 conference.
According to a case listing, the lawsuits include Sidney Powell’s Michigan case (20-815), the Trump campaign’s Pennsylvania lawsuit (20-845) and Wisconsin lawsuit (20-882), the Pennsylvania lawsuit brought by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) (20-810), and Lin Wood’s Georgia case (20-799).
All cases allege some form of unlawful election-related conduct affecting the result of the election, including expansion of mail-in balloting by elections officials changing rules in contravention of state election laws, lack of adequate security measures around mail ballots, issues with machine vote tabulation, and denial of meaningful access to poll watchers.
The Supreme Court declined to grant relief or fast-track the cases as requested in respective petitions filed ahead of the Jan. 20 inauguration of President Joe Biden.
Powell’s Michigan petition (pdf) sought “emergency declaratory relief avowing that the presidential election results certified by Michigan officials were unconstitutional and otherwise contrary to law, together with injunctive relief de-certifying those results.”
Wood’s Georgia petition (pdf) asked the Supreme Court to “enter an emergency order instructing Respondents to de-certify the results of the General Election for the Office of the President.”
The Kelly petition (pdf) asked the court for an injunction “that prohibits the Executive-Respondents from taking official action to tabulate, compute, canvass, certify, or otherwise finalize the results of the Election.”
The Trump campaign suits similarly called for emergency injunctive relief in the form of expedited hearings and blocking certification of the electoral college votes for Biden.
Some of the lawyers in the cases said that seeing the challenges through is important as they could have an impact on long-term election fairness.
“Our legal issue remains important in need of the court’s review,” attorney John Eastman told the Washington Examiner, referring to Pennsylvania’s conduct during the 2020 election.
Greg Teufel, Kelly’s lawyer, told the Washington Examiner that the congressman has no intention of dropping the suit.
The Supreme Court has kept its distance from Trump’s election challenges. In December, it rejected a lawsuit filed by the Republican attorney general of Texas and backed by Trump seeking to decertify the election results in four states.
If, at the Feb. 19 conference, the Supreme Court decides to take up any of the election lawsuits, they most likely won’t be heard until October.
In a sweeping report on the integrity of the 2020 election, Trump adviser Peter Navarro concluded that the allegations of irregularities surrounding the vote in key battleground states were serious enough to warrant an urgent probe and substantial enough to potentially overturn the results.
“If these election irregularities are not fully investigated prior to Inauguration Day and thereby effectively allowed to stand, this nation runs the very real risk of never being able to have a fair presidential election again,” Navarro warned in his report.

H. R. 1 To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement other anti-corruption measures for the purpose of fortifying our democracy, and for other purposes.

H. R. 1 To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement other anti-corruption measures for the purpose of fortifying our democracy, and for other purposes.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1/text