Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Frank Williams inducted into NCGOP Hall of Fame; Helms, Sandifer honored.

November 29, 2011


Dear Friends:
On November 19, 2011 I had the honor of being inducted into the NCGOP Hall of Fame.  Below are a press release that was sent out about the induction and a photo from the event.
Sincerely,
Frank Williams












TEXT OF PRESS RELEASE: 
 
LELAND, N.C. – Brunswick County resident Frank Williams, who has served as Chairman of the N.C. 7th Congressional District Republican Party since 2009, was inducted into the N.C. Republican Party Hall of Fame at a dinner in Cary on November 19, 2011.

The award was presented by State Representative Frank Iler, who was honored with the award in 2009.  

One person from each Congressional district was inducted.  Williams was one of five nominees from the 7th District, and the winner  was selected by a committee appointed by the NCGOP State Chairman. 

In addition, the late David Sandifer, who served as Chairman of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners until his passing in 2008, was among the nominees for the John P. East Memorial Award, which recognizes a deceased individual who otherwise meets the requirements for the Hall of Fame.  The late Senator Jesse Helms was honored with the East award at this year’s ceremony. 
In addition to his service as 7th District Chairman, Williams has served as a precinct chair, Young Republican club chairman, Young Republican state chairman and has volunteered or worked on numerous campaigns. 
“I had the opportunity to get to know Frank Williams through his work managing my campaigns for State Auditor in 2004 and 2008,” said former N.C. State Auditor Les Merritt, whose fiscal conservatism earned him the nickname ‘The Taxpayers’ Watchdog.’  

“Frank is committed to our party's conservative principles, and he is willing to stand up for what he believes in.  The fact that he has been inducted into the Hall of Fame shows that true conservatives have real influence in our party.  I am pleased to see his years of hard work recognized in this way," Merritt commented.
““Frank Williams volunteered on his first campaign in 1992, and he has consistently worked in the trenches supporting conservative candidates for nearly two decades,” added NCGOP Vice Chairman Wayne King. 

“Frank has been a tireless worker for conservative principles and common-sense government, and I am pleased that his commitment and dedication have earned him recognition in the N.C. Republican Party Hall of Fame,” King said.
“The 7th District had four other nominees who were more than deserving of this award, and I am humbled that selection committee saw fit to choose me,” said Williams.  “There are countless people who contribute to the conservative movement in a variety of ways, and everything we accomplish is truly a grassroots team effort.”
The N.C. Republican Party Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have been actively involved in the Republican Party for at least ten years.
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