Goss & Tarleton tell you what to do…and where to do it.

March 3, 2009

Listen to Me!

Senator Steve Goss and Representative Cullie Tarleton know (or think they do) what’s best for you.  The two legislators have decided to tell Small Business Owners that they can’t smoke in their establishments.  Regardless of personal freedom, these two continue to destory the rights of small business owners.  Email these guys and tell them now is not the time to keep hurting small business.  Steve.Goss@ncleg.net & Cullie.Tarleton@ncleg.net

State smoking ban up for a vote By Scott Nicholson  

A ban on public smoking inNorth Carolina is headed for a possible General Assembly vote, with Watauga County legislators lining up as sponsors for the bill.

Rep. Cullie Tarleton (D-93) one of 26 House of Representatives co-sponsors and Sen. Steve Goss (D-45) one of 14 Senate sponsors for the bill, which was debated by the House Committee on Health Thursday without a vote.


The changing face of Alexander’s economy:

February 19, 2009

WPCOG staff presents data to county commissioners

Figures pertaining to Alexander County job loss, population change, families at the poverty level, and other statistics presented by Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCOG) staff were among topics considered by the County Commissioners February 16.


Rumor has it – Jerry Butler

November 13, 2008

Rumor has it – that Jerry Butler attended a republican party meeting in Alexander County yesterday.  The Boone dentist announced that he was planning on returning to the political fray to run against state Senator Steve Goss again in 2010.   According to our sources Butler made an anthem of a speech to the local republicans asking them to expel “fringe” conservatives from the party and move in a more progressive direction.

Since this is a rumor and we don’t know if its true, someone please tell us it isn’t so!  This mindset is exactly what lost Republicans the election.  Moderate Congressman in the Midwest lost overwhelmingly to their democrat rivals, and where Conservatism was truly on the ballot it was victory!  If Dr. Butler wants to be a progressive, maybe he should run against Goss in the primary.  Either way we think this helps Goss raise money.

Warren, Hollo nearly tied

November 6, 2008

Race is close; Warren ahead by only 209 votes

In a closely contested race for the 88th North Carolina House of Representatives seat, the unofficial results place Rep. Ray Warren (D) as victor by only 209 votes ahead of challenger Mark Hollo (R).

The district is made up of Alexander County plus the City of Hickory. In Alexander County, Hollo narrowly took the majority of votes with 8,680 compared to Warren’s 8,473. In Catawba’s polls, Warren took 7,208 and Hollo garnered 6,792 votes.

Warren declined to make a statement during Election Night, noting that the race is very close at this point.

Hollo said, “It’s too close to call. I’m waiting for the provisional ballots to be counted and for canvassing.”

The Catawba County Board of Elections staff notes that there are 110 provisional ballots in the eleven precincts which contain the 88th House District and could possibly be counted in this race on Canvass Day, Nov. 11. For Alexander, about 163 provisionals could affect the totals Nov. 11, when official numbers will be released.

Republican Rally Speakers Say:Avoid higher taxes

October 31, 2008

Taylorsville Times – Taylorsville 

The amount of taxes Alexander County citizens will pay could be significantly impacted by the outcome of the November 4, 2008 elections according to those speaking at the Saturday evening, October 25th Republican Rally held at Wittenburg Elementary School.


Victory Indeed! Volunteer Now and make History!

October 31, 2008

We don’t know how they did it, but the Watauga area Victory Party managed to make over 1800 yesterday. However, its never enough! If you want to be a part of this history making victory team, please contact:

Kevin Turner turner@ncgop.org
(Ashe, Alleghany, Alexander, Wilkes, Watauga)
149 Meadowview Drive – Boone, NC 28607
(573) 647-1616

Dole in Taylorsville, Wilkesboro, Boone

October 30, 2008

It’s that time of year again and the Dole campaign is out on some late election rallies.  Elizabeth Dole, Richard Burr, and Secretary Jack Kemp are making their way across the fifth district.   Though many rallies are planned these are the only one’s we attended.   If you have photos or stories you’d like to share from other places email us at ncfifthdistrict@yahoo.com .  Click on or NC05 Photos flickr page link to see all the photos in the right bottom corner.


Update: http://jeffreysykes.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/dole-in-wentworth/

Kevin Turner:It’s the Last seven days!

October 28, 2008

It’s the Last seven days!
It’s time to work harder!

For the next seven days the phones need to be calling from 9am to 9pm. Every voter we contact will be so very important to this election. It’s time to sign up for a shift, many of you already have but for those that haven’t just one shift, three hours can make the difference in this election!

Shifts run 9am to noon, noon to 3pm, 3pm to 7pm, 7pm to 9pm.
To sign up email or call!
turner@ncgop.org or 573.647.1616

Kevin M. Turner
Regional Director Victory 08
Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, Wilkes
c 573-647-1616
o 828.264.0458

A little help from our friends.

September 23, 2008

Thank you North Carolina Republican Party!  Two new Victory 2008 offices have opened to help the GOTV effort in our district.  Volunteers are needed, and you can work out of your local GOP headquarters.   Work on the point system and get rewarded with cool campaign gear.  If you are interested feel free to contact one of these fine gentlemen listed below.

Kevin Turner turner@ncgop.org
(Ashe, Alleghany, Alexander, Wilkes, Watauga)
149 Meadowview Drive
Boone, NC 28607
(573) 647-1616

Thomas Coley coley@ncgop.org
(Davie, Forsyth, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin)
2110 Cloverdale Ave. Suite D
Winston Salem, NC 27103
(336) 724-6000