Marion County Arkansas Republicans

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FLIPPIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PARADE

Saturday, December 9th, 2017


Look who is riding in a sleigh!  Flippin Chamber of Commerce held it's annual Holi-Dazzle Parade and Marion County Assessor, Tonya Eppes and Marion County Circuit/County Clerk, Dawn Moffet came along for the ride.  It looks like they had some held passing out some candy along the way.

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF ARKANSAS WINTER MEETING
December, 2017


At the Tusk Reception on Friday December 1, 2017, Republican U.S. Representatives, Bruce Westerman, Arkansas's 4th congressional district, and French Hill, Arkansas's 2nd congressional district, provided current information on the Senate and House tax bills that are expected to be finalized and presented to President Trump by Christmas.

What a great showing for the Winter State meeting at our fabulous Rockefeller Center on Saturday, December 2, 2017, Chairman Doyle announced again that this facility is available for Committee, District, AFRW, and State meetings. How very generous! Chairman Doyle was able to conduct the business meeting, along with time for the guest speakers, Reports, award presentations, and auctions to take place in a timely manner enabling those who chose to attend the Governor's luncheon at the mansion to enjoy that event on time.


The meeting was followed by a luncheon at the Governor's Mansion which was beautifully decorated for the Christmas season.


Those attending were:  Chairman Anthony Todaro, State Committeeman Bob Zdora, State Committeewoman Linda Zdora, Darlene Clark, District Representative to the Executive Committee, and Carla Faison, 1st Vice President of Republican Women of Marion County who served as a proxy for President Tonya Eppes.




BULL SHOALS LAKE/WHITE RIVER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CHRISTMAS PARADE
December 2, 2017

Pictured in their Christmas attire for the parade are Marion County Treasurer Ron McPherson, Assessor Tonya Eppes, and County-Circuit Clerk Dawn Moffet.

NICK NUGENT NAMED MARION COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, DISTRICT 2
November, 2017


Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed Bull Shoals resident Nicholas Nugent to serve as Justice of the Peace for Marion County’s District 2.

Nick Nugent was sworn into office by Marion County/Circuit Clerk Dawn Moffet on November 1st. He will finish the term of former Justice of the Peace David Nixon who became Mayor of Bull Shoals.

Justice Nugent's term will expire on December 31, 2018 and he will not be eligible to run for that position under the law.

He has lived in the Twin Lakes area all of his life. Justice Nugent moved with his family to Flippin in 2004, and made the decision to purchase his own home in Bull Shoals in 2014. He has worked at Micro Plastics for 7 years, and recently married his wife Kala in September of 2017. "I love this area, and the serenity it offers its residents. As this is the area that I’ve chosen to begin raising a family in, I am dedicated to being an active part of helping it continue to flourish and prosper."

“I’m passionate about this area and want to do what I can to promote its growth,” Nugent said. “I feel blessed and excited to receive this appointment.”

Nugent, 27, has lived in the Twin Lakes Area his whole life and moved to Bull Shoals about 3 years ago, he said. He is an assistant manager at Micro Plastics, Inc. in Flippin.

Nugent’s term will expire on Dec. 31, 2018, and under Arkansas statute he is ineligible to seek immediate re-election as the District 2 justice of the peace.

“I appreciate your willingness to serve the public, and I am counting on your wise counsel and advice as you accept this position of responsibility,” Hutchinson wrote in Nugent’s appointment letter. “I look forward to your participation and support as we work together to shape the future of Arkansas.”

Justice Nugent will join the rest of the Quorum Court member for their next scheduled meeting on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in the courtroom of the Marion County Courthouse.



72ND ANNUAL TURKEY TROT FESTIVAL
October 13 & 14th, 2017

The Marion County Republican Committee along with the Republican Women of Marion County and the North Central Arkansas Young Republicans had a booth at the 72nd Annual Trot Festival.  There was a lot of activity at the booth with games, a raffle, and a straw poll. 

The results are as follows:

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT . . .

1. The NFL should stand for our National Anthem? Agree-86%; Disagree-3%; No Response-11%

2. I trust the media? Agree-5%; Disagree-81%; No Response-14%

3. We should build a wall. Agree-69%; Disagree-20%; No Response-11%

4. I would re-elect Trump. Agree-70%; Disagree-16%; No Response-14%

3RD DISTRICT MEETING

Saturday, August 19, 2017


Marion County was well represented at the district meeting in Alma, AR.  Pictured are 4 of the delegates who attended the meeting August, 2017.  Seated left to right:  Rachel White, Glenda Rigmaiden, District Committeewomen and Ken Rigmaiden, District Committeeman.  Standing is Rick White, MCRC 1st Vice President.  Also in attendance as delegates were Chairman, Anthony Todaro; Dawn Moffet, Circuit-County Clerk;  Carla Faison, MCRC Secretary; Karen Carter, MCRC Treasurer, and Scott Carter, NCYR Treasurer. 


Lots of good information was shared and great enthusiasm for President Donald Trump.  Meeting started off with trivia from the Republican Party of Arkansas book, "Heroes and Heroines of the Journey, the Builders of the Modern Republican Party of Arkansas".   An update on various pieces of legislation and issues was given by U.S. Rep. Steve Womack. 






HERE COME THE PACHYDERMS!
Tuesday, August 1, 2017


The Food Closet Board in Yellville hosted a Trivia Night Fundraiser. It was a super fun night. There were ten rounds of ten questions each. Prizes were given for most points, best theme, and most spirited. The Marion County Republican Committee participated as the “Pachyderms”.   They won some prizes, learned something and had fun!


Seated left to right:  Team Captain, MCRC Chairman Anthony Todaro along with team Dawn Moffet, Circuit-County Clerk, Ron McPherson, County Treasurer, team member Chris Carter, Elaine Ryder, Election Commissioner, Austin Wilson (not picured), President of the North Central Arkansas Young Republicans, and Darlene Clark, 2nd Vice President of the Arkansas Federation of Republican Women and 2nd Vice President of MCRC.



THIRD DISTRICT MEETING

GASTON’S VISITOR’S CENTER

Bull Shoals, AR

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Marion County Republican Committe was host of the Third District Meeting which was held at the Gaston's Visitor's Center overlooking the beautiful Bull Shoals Lake and Dam and the White River.  Many special guests were in attendence, even I Donald J. Trump made an appearance.  Chairman Doyle Webb and his wife Barbara were joined by National Committeeman and National Committeewoman Jonathan Barnett and Jonelle Fulmer.  Many candidates and elected officials participated as well. 


Many thanks to the Republican Women of Marion County for the wonderful breakfast and setting up for the event. Great job! Pictured below are the hardworking members of the Republican Women of Marion County. Pictured L to R Carla Faison, Elaine Ryder, Dawn Moffet, Tonya Eppes, Linda Zdora, Rachel White, and Darlene Clark & grandson.


Pictured is Anthony Todaro, Chairman of the Marion County Republican Committee welcoming guests to the 3rd District meeting.


PRESS   RELEASE AUGUST 9, 2015

 

On Saturday August 8, 2015 the Marion County Republican Committee sponsored Music on the Square in Yellville, Arkansas.


On August 6th Fox's GOP televised debate was viewed by over 24 million people. This Republican primary debate was the highest-rated in television history.


In light of this, the MCRC decided to conduct a Straw Poll during Saturdays Music on the Square. The poll included all candidates who have declared to run for President of the United States 2016. 


Tony Todaro, Chairman of MCRC, invited everyone in attendance to participate in the poll by going to the booth. As each person took one straw they were asked this question, “If the election for President of the United States were held tonight, which candidate would you vote for?” The straw/votes were tallied after the entertainment break and the winners were announced by Todaro. Applause broke out by supporters of winning candidates as each of the total numbers were announced.


 A total of 65 people participated in the straw poll. The top 3 Democratic winners were; (although not officially declared), Joe Biden 2 votes; Bernie Sanders received 3 votes; Hillary Clinton topped at 11 votes. The top 3 Republicans Candidates were; Dr. Ben Carson with 9 votes; Mike Huckabee received 18 votes and Donald Trump topped all of the candidates with a total of 23 votes.


MCRC spokesperson Debra Doshier spoke about how important voting will be in 2016, particularly important will be the Tuesday, March 1, primary election in Arkansas. Doshier also extended an invitation to anyone interested in joining the MCRC by attending the monthly meetings.  The Republican women’s group meets the 2nd Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Breadeaux Pizza in Yellville, Ar.  The Marion County Republican Committee also meets on the 2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Marion County Courthouse. Full straw poll results will appear on the MCRC new  web site:  marioncountyarkansasrepublicans.org




Marion County Presidential Straw Poll Results   OCTOBER 10TH 2015

 

The Marion County Arkansas Republican Committee had their booth at the 70th annual Turkey Trot in Yellville, Arkansas.  October 9th & 10th 2015.   At the 2 day event, committee volunteers assisted individuals who wished to register to vote for the upcoming 2016 elections. A map of Marion County was displayed to assist MC voters in locating the districts and polling places where they should vote.  Several local Republican Candidates visited the booth over the 2 day event and voters were able to meet them in person and receive literature.  The committees fund raising booth raised $215.00 with fun toss games for the young and young at heart.  

  

President Rachel White of the MC Republican Women’s group was in attendance to answer questions and invite women to join the group that meets the 2nd Thursday of each month,6 pm at Breadeaux 202 Hwy 62, Yellville.  Rachel also collected donations for the scholarship fund available to MC high school seniors or home school student who will be entering college next fall.  Applicants are required to submit an essay, not to exceed 500 words on “What Patriotism Means to Me.”  Requirements and applications are on the website. 

 

Once again the committee conducted a voluntary straw poll for the 2016 Presidential Elections. 

Democrats: Biden 7, Sanders 10, Clinton 14

Republicans:  Graham and Pataki 0 vote each, Kasich and Santorum 1 vote each, Christy and Jindal 4 votes each, Bush 7 Votes, Paul 9 votes, Fiorina 18 votes, Rubio 19 votes, Cruz 20 votes, Huckabee 39 votes, Trump 92 votes and Carson  Led the pack with 96 votes.

 

The Marion County Arkansas Republican Committee meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at the MC Court House 7 pm. The committee has launched a new site with current information about National GOP Candidates, Local Candidates, US and State GOP Officials, Local MC County Officials, MC Voting Precincts, Newsletters, Scholarship fund and the 2016  Republican Debate televised schedule is also available. 



REPUBLICAN PARTY OF ARKANSAS

2015 SUMMER STATE COMMITTEE MEETING



REPUBLICAN PARTY OF ARKANSAS WINTER 2015

STATE COMMITTEE MEETING