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May 12, 2015



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Craig Collins Running for State Chairman

Craig Collins Running for 

State Chairman

Veteran Grassroots Leader Unites Conservatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          Contact: Dee Stewart
March 9, 2015                                                                                                     919.828.6455


GASTONIA – NCGOP 10th Congressional District Chairman Craig Collins of Gastonia, a longtime conservative activist and campaign leader, announced that he is a candidate for State Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party.  Collins, a 43 year-old attorney, has garnered the support of leading Republicans in North Carolina.  Teaming up with Collins is former legislator and current NCGOP Vice Chairman Carolyn Justice of Hampstead, who announced that she is running again for Vice Chairman.

Collins and Justice have received the endorsements of U.S. Senator Richard Burr, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, Governor Pat McCrory, Lt. Governor Dan Forest and U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry, the Chief Deputy Majority Whip of the U.S. House.  Additionally, State Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, State House Speaker Tim Moore and NCGOP State Chairman Claude Pope endorsed Collins and Justice.

“As we head into the 2016 election cycle, the North Carolina Republican Party needs to be energized and organized like never before,” Collins said.  “As State Chairman, I will raise a tremendous amount of money for the Party and I’ll put together the best possible team to get in the trenches and build a powerhouse grassroots organization.  I am very excited to have Carolyn Justice, a conservative former legislator and talented Vice Chairman, teaming with me as we lead the way to victory.”

“We must energize and organize our Party like never before if we are to carry North Carolina for our Republican Presidential nominee, re-elect Senator Burr and keep Governor McCrory and Lt. Governor Forest at the helm of our state in 2016,” Collins remarked.

Collins is a 1994 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he majored in Political Science, and he received his law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1997.  Collins is the owner of the Law Office of Craig Collins in Gastonia.  He and his wife, Shanda, have one son.  Collins attends Bethlehem Baptist Church in Gastonia.

Prior to being elected NCGOP Vice Chairman, Justice served ten years as a Pender County Commissioner and ten years in the North Carolina House.  She also owned and operated a property management company for 25 years and founded the Pender East Newspaper.




2015 Convention & Precinct Meetings

March 1, 2015

2015 Convention & Precinct Meetings   Notice is hereby given that the Gaston County Republican Party will hold its 2015 Precinct Meetings and County Convention on Saturday, March 7, 2015. All registered Republicans are invited and encouraged to attend. Convention registration will open at 8:00 am and close promptly at 9:00 am. You may register with a $10.00 donation.All precinct meetings will be […]

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Lincoln Day Dinner 2015

February 24, 2015

  2015 Lincoln Day Dinner Hosted by Senator Kathy Harrington Sponsored by Rep. John Torbett Rep. Dana Bumgardner Councilman Walt Kimble Time is running out! If you have not yet purchased your tickets, be sure to do so today by clicking here. Join us this Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Featuring the Honorable Tim Moore, Speaker of the […]

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McHenry Mondays

September 22, 2014

Join us each Monday leading up to the election from 6pm until 8pm as we host “McHenry Mondays” in support of Congressman Patrick McHenry. We will be making phone calls each night to support McHenry for Congress as well as Thom Tillis for US Senate! If you’d like to join us, feel free to drop […]

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Gastonia Headquarters Now Open!

August 28, 2014

Gaston GOP Headquarters Open! Our fall headquarters is now open at 155 S. York St. in Gastonia! The office is located between York and Chester streets in the same building that was used during the 2012 Election. We are located downstairs in Suite 8. Volunteers needed! We will be open from 10am until 8pm Monday – Saturday. We […]

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August Executive Committee

August 7, 2014

Gaston GOP August Executive Committee Meeting: Monday, August 11th | Dinner 6:00pm, Meeting promptly at 7:00pm Hillbilly’s BBQ on Garrison Blvd. | Click here to RSVP on Facebook

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Upcoming Events – April 2014

April 3, 2014

See below for information about upcoming events involving the Party and our candidates. Visit our calendar to see all of our upcoming events. Gaston County Republican Women – Meet the Candidates: Tuesday, April 8th | 6:00pm Mr. T’s Place – 1101 Union Road, Gastonia. Dinner at 6:00pm, presentations at 7:30pm. Dinner: $20.00 a person | Patron: $60.00 includes dinner […]

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April Executive Committee Meeting

March 25, 2014

The Gaston County Republican Party Executive Committee Meeting for the month of April will be held on April 14th at 7:00pm. We regret to announce that Munchies Sandwich Shop has closed, so we will be meeting at Hillbilly’s BBQ on Garrison Blvd. for this month. The restaurant is located at 930 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Please note that the restaurant will have […]

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2014 Convention and Precinct Meetings

March 10, 2014

Gaston County Republican Party 2014 Convention and Precinct Meetings: Notice is hereby given that the Gaston County Republican Party will hold its 2014 Precinct Meetings and County Convention on Saturday, March 15, 2014. All registered Republicans are invited and encouraged to attend. Convention registration will open at 8:00 am and close promptly at 9:00 am. The donation required for registration is $10.00. Breakfast […]

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