Sunday, June 5, 2011

Frank Williams announces he will not seek re-election as NC7th District GOP Chairman

Verne Strickland Blogmaster: PERSONAL THOUGHTS

Frank: You may be succeeded -- but not replaced! During the years that you have been at the helm of the Seventh District GOP, you have been a beacon of superb leadership and dedicated loyalty. You are inspiring, always cheerful, and a blessing to all GOP faithful in the Seventh District. (And the Democrats' worst nightmare!) Please know that I will count on being in close touch with you, and will actively seek to assist you in your future endeavors. God bless you richly, my friend. You have done noble work. Verne.
   June 5, 2011

June 5, 2011

It has been an honor and privilege to serve as 7th District GOP Chairman for the past two years.  Together we have achieved a number of important things, including:

  • Bringing the N.C. Republican Party Convention to Wilmington (I was proud to make the motion at the NCGOP Central Committee meeting to bring the convention to our area);
  • Conducting numerous trainings to equip our members to be more effective activists;
  • Giving Congressman Mike McIntyre the fight of his political life (so far) in a district that has not been represented by a Republican in well over a century (but we’re not done yet…);
  • Electing four Republican State Senators (Thom Goolsby, Bill Rabon, Brent Jackson, Wesley Meredith) in districts previously held by Democrats;
  • Electing Republican House members in Robeson County (G.L. Pridgen) and Duplin County (Jimmy Dixon);
  • Electing Robeson County’s first Republican County Commissioner since the Civil War (David Edge); and
  • Electing Jon David as the District Attorney in Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen Counties. 
We have accomplished a great deal over the past two years, and I have enjoyed working with dedicated activists and conservative leaders from all across the district.  By far, the most rewarding part of this job has been getting to know so many of you.

With that said, after a great deal of reflection over the past two months I have decided not to seek re-election as chairman of whatever congressional district I am in after the legislature completes the redistricting process.  

Moving Forward
Over the next few months I plan to dedicate additional time to building my business, which will be 10 years old in a couple of months.  Additionally, I will be installed as President of the Leland Area Rotary Club on June 30 -- a responsibility I take very seriously. 

The fact that I have chosen not to seek re-election as district chair does not mean that I am going away.  I absolutely plan to remain engaged in the political process, the Republican Party and the conservative movement.  Over the next few months I will prayerfully consider how I can most effectively participate and contribute to the conservative movement going forward. 

It is my plan to complete my term, provided that the redistricting process allows district conventions to be held within the reasonably near future.  I will also work with the new district leadership (in both districts, if the district is split as some maps have indicated) to ensure a smooth transition. 

Keeping In Touch
As I said earlier, the most rewarding part of this job has been getting to know so many of you.  I would like to keep in touch with as many of you as possible, and technology provides a tremendous means of doing so.  If you would like to keep in touch with me, there are a couple of ways you can do so:
Again, it has been an honor and privilege to serve as your 7th District Chairman for the past two years.  We have accomplished a great deal, and I look forward to working with you regardless of what position (if any) I hold.

Frank Williams

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