Voter Registration

Are you (and those you know) registered to vote?  The deadline is quickly approaching!  You can now register online!

https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/

From the KY State Board of Elections:  “In order to be eligible to vote in the November 8, 2016, general election, you must submit your voter registration application by 4 p.m., local time, on October 11th, 2016.”

Important Events Coming Up This Month

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events as we prepare for the fall election season!

Judge VanMeter Reception

Judge Larry VanMeter Reception Invitation

Reception for Judge Larry VanMeter
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
5:00-7:00 pm

Mallard’s Restaurant
1001 Bel Ali Drive – Danville, KY

RSVP
Greg Caudill – (859)236-8812
Tom Tye – (859)583-5142

Contributions may be made by check payable to Friends of Judge VanMeter and delivered at the door or mailed to P.O. Box 22124, Lexington, KY 40522-2124.  In addition, a donation may be made via PayPal through the campaign website: www.judgevanmeter.com/donation.
*In accordance with Kentucky law, corporate contributions are not permitted.

Rally The Vote Announcement

Rally The Vote Announcement

Fall Rally The Vote
Cookout-Style Meal
Suggested Donation: $15
Thursday, October 20th, 2016
5:30-7:30 pm

Blue Moon Farm
Junction of US 150 & KY HWY 1273

2016 Kentucky Republican State Convention Recap

The 2016 Kentucky Republican State Convention was held Saturday, April 23rd in Lexington.  Attending as delegates from Boyle County were Mike Harmon, Bernie Hunstad, Stephen Knight, Tom Tye, and George Coomer.  Although several items were on the agenda, the most important was the selection of delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention this summer in Cleveland, Ohio.  Of the 2,472 total Republican delegates at the GOP National Convention, 46 will represent the state of Kentucky.  On the list of delegates, there are four individuals either from Boyle County or with Boyle County roots: State Auditor Mike Harmon, Tom Tye, Laura La Rue (Crawford) from Hardin County, and Carol Rogers (Goggin) from Fayette County.

An album of all photos taken at the convention by Boyle County Delegate Stephen Knight can be found on the Boyle County Republican Party Facebook page.

State-Representative-Kim-King-Prayer

Kentucky State Representative Kim King opens the Convention with prayer.

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2nd Congressional District Nominates Delegates and Alternates

2016 Kentucky 2nd Congressional District Convention

On Saturday, April 16th, five delegates and alternate delegates from the Boyle County Republican party traveled to Bowling Green to participate in the 2nd Congressional District GOP Convention. These delegates had been elected in the Boyle County Republican Mass Meeting held on March 10th.

Those in attendance at the 2nd District Convention included: Stephen Knight (Committee on Permanent Organization), George Coomer (Rules Committee), Mike Harmon (Credentials Committee), James Monroe (Resolutions Committee), and Tom Tye (Nominations Committee).

The 2nd Congressional District is comprised of the west central portion of Kentucky. Of the state’s 46 total delegates at the Republican National Convention, three will represent the 2nd District.

Nominated and elected as delegates or alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention from the 2nd District were:

  • Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton – Delegate
  • Todd Inman, Davis Co. – Delegate
  • Jim Skaggs, Warren Co. – Delegate
  • Harry Barry, Hardin Co. – Alternate
  • Tom Tye, Boyle Co. – Alternate
  • Steve Hesselbrock, Spencer Co. – Alternate

The intent of the nomination committee was to select delegates and alternates to represent the breadth of the 2nd District.

Additionally, over the course of the meeting the following individuals were selected as Permanent Committee members:

  • Shaska Hines, Edmonston Co. – Credentials Committee
  • Aaron Whitten, Grayson Co. – Resolutions Committee
  • Greg Goatley, Washington Co. – Rules Committee
  • Jim Skaggs, Warren Co. – Nominations Committee
  • Tom Tye, Boyle Co. – Committee on Permanent Organization

These individuals will join their counter parts from the other five districts in Kentucky for the State Convention taking place on Saturday, April 23, in Lexington and will bear the responsibility of nominating the final delegates for Kentucky.

The 2016 Republican National Convention is slated to take place July 18th through the 21st at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  Additional information on the National GOP Convention can be found here.