From left to right: Jill Upson,
Paul Espinosa and Patrica Rucker
November 16, 2014
Charles Town, West Virginia
On November 15th, 2014 the Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee met in regular monthly session. During the meeting, the Committee deliberated on a request for removal of the Shepherdstown Representative, S. Chris Anders, from the Committee. After extensive discussion, including comments from guests in attendance, the Committee voted 7-1 to remove Mr. Anders from the Committee, as permitted by the by-laws governing the conduct and operation of the Committee as well as the by-laws of the Republican State Executive Committee of West Virginia.
Mr. Anders recently moved to West Virginia from Maryland and is the West Virginia State coordinator for Campaign for Liberty, an organization that teaches and practices confrontational politics (Elliot Simon, a columnist for The Spirit of Jefferson, is the Jefferson County Coordinator for Campaign for Liberty). Mr. Anders’ insistence on focusing the Committee on a resolution distracted the Committee’s attention from the upcoming election for over three months. His misinformation and misleading mass e-mails directly harmed the campaigns of Republican candidates. He painted the members of the Committee falsely with deceptive and untruthful methods, putting public pressure on fellow Committee members to approve a resolution which was arguably outside the Committee’s state mandated purview, but also contained multiple and easily detectable flaws.
The purpose of the Executive Committee is to advance the principles and interests of the Republican Party. Because of the disruptive behavior of Mr. Anders and his betrayal of the organization’s purpose, the Committee was placed in the position of having to take this rare and extreme action. Never the less, the Jefferson County GOP remains a diverse group with a history of welcoming a wide variety of constructive Republican individuals and ideals.
Further information concerning this action can be found at jcwvgop.org/resources above.
Republican Executive Committee
Jefferson County, West Virginia
JCREC Monthly Meeting
The Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee will meet on Saturday, January 10th, at 9:00 a.m. Location to be announced. All registered Republicans are encouraged to attend. For more information call 304-596-3GOP
“The Government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.”Thomas Jefferson
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