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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
New NCGOP Leadership Elected at 2015 annual Convention in Raleigh!
Thanks to your support, the 2015 North Carolina Republican Party State Convention was the most successful in the Party’s history. We were very fortunate to have so many presidential candidates and potential candidates, as well as many of our Republican elected leaders, visit with us and share their messages. And after the election of a new chairman and vice chair, the Republican Party is energized, unified and ready to keep North Carolina moving in the RIGHT direction!
Todd Poole NCGOP Executive Director
New NCGOP Leadership
Shortly after new NCGOP leadership was elected, Governor McCrory, Speaker Moore, Senate President Berger and Chairman Pope released the following statements:
Governor Pat McCrory: "I just called Hasan Harnett to congratulate him on being elected chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, and I look forward to working with him to grow our party and bring it to new heights."
House Speaker Tim Moore: "I'd like to extend a sincere congratulations to Hasan on becoming our new State Party Chair. I look forward to collaborating with him to help grow our Republican majority in the House of Representatives, because conservative principles are what propels North Carolina to a brighter future."
Senate President Phil Berger: “I congratulate Hasan Harnett on his history-making election as Chairman of the Republican Party,” Berger said. “I look forward to working with Chairman Harnett to protect our majority and elect Republicans up and down the ticket in 2016.”
Outgoing Chairman Claude Pope: "Congratulations to Hasan Harnett for his election as the new chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party. As a former campaign manager and outreach director, Hasan has the right experience to raise the funds necessary to grow our grassroots army and lead our party to even greater electoral victories. I want to thank all of the candidates who were nominated for this very important position, and I am confident that under Hasan's leadership, the North Carolina Republican Party will continue forward with new energy and unity to defeat the Hillary Clinton-Roy Cooper machine in 2016.
"Thanks to the strength of our party and our grassroots supporters, North Carolina now has a Republican governor, two U.S. Senators, ten out of thirteen U.S. House seats and both chambers of the General Assembly.
"I want to thank the NCGOP staff and all of the supporters of the North Carolina Republican Party who have donated their time and money to make this all possible. But most of all, I want to thank the grassroots, who do the hard work on the ground to get out the vote for our Republican candidates at all levels. Serving as NCGOP chairman has been a great honor, but I look forward to returning to Bald Head Island to my wife, family and business."