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The following resolutions were passed at the April meeting of the Lexington GOP Executive Committee:

Resolution opposing "Penny For Progress" tax increase.

Resolution opposing a county tax increase to 8 percent.

Resolution supporting censure of Senator Lindsey Graham

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Next Meeting: September 2014

The Lexington GOP will hold our September meeting at 6:30pm on the 1st Monday of the month, at the Greater Lexington Chamber & Visitors Center located at 311 West Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072.

Stay tuned for more updates.

 

Bill Rentiers

Chairman, LCGOP

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RESPONSIBILITIES OF LEXINGTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY OFFICERS:


The terms of all positions of the Lexington County Republican Party described below are for a period of two years as described in the Lexington County Republican Party Rules.

1. County Executive Committeeman to the State Party

a. The Primary duty is to serve as the representative of the Lexington County Republican Party on the Executive Committee of the South Carolina Republican Party as a voting member thereof on all matters discussed and decided at the state level.
b. To report to the Lexington County Republican Party Executive Committee on the actions taken by the Executive Committee of the South Carolina Republican Party.
c. To update and inform the Lexington County Republican Party Executive Committee of important events related to the State Party, State Chairman and headquarters, State Convention, National Republican Party, National Convention and other activities above the county level as necessary.

2. County Chairman


a. To oversee the general month-to-month and day-to-day operations of the county party.
b. To oversee the biennial re-organization of the county party including the county convention and to report required information from County Convention to proper state party officials.
c. To serve as the presiding officer for all county executive committee meetings.
d. To serve as the presiding officer for all county steering committee meetings.
e. To serve as the county party ambassador to state party functions.
f. To build a strong and healthy Republican Party in Lexington County, dedicated to the election of candidates that have aligned themselves with the South Carolina Republican Party Platform.

3. County First Vice-Chairman


a. To fulfill the responsibilities of the County Chairman, in his absence or in the case of his resignation or other vacancy by the County Chairman until a new Chairman is elected.
b. To work with the Chairman to develop the agenda for the monthly Executive Committee meeting and confirm attendance of those scheduled to participate in party events.
c. To organize and coordinate candidate filing activities as required by law including arranging personnel to man the office to accept candidate filings.
d. To work with County Corresponding Secretary to properly notify all Executive Committee members of upcoming meetings, events and activities.
e. To serve as a member of the Lexington County Steering Committee.
f. To fulfill other duties as requested by the Chairman.

4. County Second Vice-Chairman

a. To serve as the primary liaison to affiliated Republican organizations within the county and statewide.
b. To oversee membership activities. The Membership Chairman will report to 2nd Vice Chair.
c. To serve as legislative liaison and report relevant legislation from the County, State and Federal legislatures.
d. Serve as a member of the Lexington County Steering Committee
e. To fulfill other duties as requested by the Chairman.

5. County Third Vice-Chairman

a. To serve as Community Outreach Coordinator who shall

i. Work with District Vice-Chairman and Precinct Presidents to maintain presence at community events throughout the county including at festivals and parades.
ii. Work with local high schools to ensure a voter registration program is in place.
iii. Maintain and active voter registration program countywide.

b. To manage and coordinate scholarships provided for by the Executive Committee.
c. To serve as a member of the Lexington County Steering Committee.
d. To fulfill other duties as requested by the Chairman.

6. County Secretary

a. To prepare, maintain and forward the original minutes of the executive committee meetings and the originals of other documents to the chairman and to keep a copy of all records for his files.
b. To deliver all records to his successor or furnish his successor with certified copies of all records.
c. To keep such records of Party meetings, events and activities as the Executive Committee or Chairman may direct. Any written record that is kept shall be in duplicate, one copy for the chairman and one copy to be retained by the secretary.
d. To serve as a member of the Lexington County Steering Committee.
e. To fulfill other duties as requested by the Chairman.

7. County Treasurer

a. To maintain the financial records for County Party.
b. To satisfy all reporting requirements as defined in state and federal law.
c. Serve as a member of the Lexington County Steering Committee.
d. To fulfill other duties as requested by the Chairman.

8. County Corresponding Secretary

a. To maintain active contact with county party members and supporters and a database with current emails and addresses.
b. To recruit new members and collect membership dues and provide membership applications on an annual basis.
c. To maintain membership list in conjunction with Second Vice-Chair.
d. Serve as a member of the Lexington County Steering Committee.
e. To fulfill other duties as requested by the Chairman.

9. County District Chairman

a. To oversee grassroots strategy in each district.
b. To recruit precinct officers for unorganized precincts and assist them in holding meetings to organize the precincts within their districts.
c. To assist with the biennial county party reorganization by overseeing precinct reorganization efforts and by assisting with set-up and execution of county convention.
d. Serve as a member of the Lexington County Steering Committee.
e. To fulfill other duties as requested by the Chairman.

10. Precinct Executive Committeeman

a. To attend all Lexington County Republican Party Executive Committee meetings as the voting representative from his precinct.
b. To assist the precinct president in grassroots organizational and reorganizational efforts.

11. Precinct President

a. To develop and execute “get out the vote” efforts.
b. To accomplish such other tasks as directed by county party leadership including maintaining a presence at community events in and around the precinct.
c. To preside over precinct meetings.
d. To arrange and chair precinct reorganization meetings.
e. To attend County Executive Committee Meetings.

12. Precinct Vice-President

a. To fill in for the Precinct President when needed.
b. To provide support to the precinct president with his precinct duties.

13. Precinct Secretary


a. To take and maintain meeting records.
b. To maintain a list of precinct meetings and members.
c. To maintain contact with and provide reports to the precinct.
d. To provide support to the precinct president with his precinct duties.

14. Precinct Treasurer


a. To receive, disburse and account for funds generated by the precinct if applicable.
b. To provide support to the precinct president with his precinct duties.

 


Lexington County and its county seat, the town of Lexington, were named for the battle of Lexington, Massachusetts, the first battle of the American Revolution. This part of the state was first named Saxe Gotha township about 1733. It was designated as Lexington County from 1785 to 1791, then was merged back into the larger Orangeburg District. Lexington was eventually made a separate district in 1804. Small parts of the county later went to form Aiken (1871) and Calhoun (1908) counties.

European settlement of this area began around 1718 when the British established a trading post on the Congaree River, which eventually became the town of Granby. Beginning in the 1730s many German, Swiss, and Scotch-Irish immigrants moved into the area and established small farms. Granby was the leading town and county seat for many years, but the growth of Columbia across the Congaree led to Granby's decline, and the county seat was moved to the town of Lexington in 1818.

Several Revolutionary War skirmishes took place in this area, and General Sherman's troops shelled the city of Columbia from the Lexington side of the Congaree during the Civil War. In 1930 Lake Murray was created on the Saluda River in Lexington County, covering many of the old farms and creating new recreational opportunities for the county. Revolutionary War heroine Emily Geiger was a resident of Lexington County, and television personality Leeza Gibbons grew up there.

Today, Lexington County is one of the fastest growing areas of South Carolina and the Southeastern U.S. and is one of the leading business and industry centers in the state.  The area is also one of the leading residential centers in the state due to its outstanding quality of life including a low cost of living and quality recreational and residential areas including Lake Murray.

The History of Lexington was provided courtesy of the Lexington County Economic Development Office.  Please visit their site for more information on Lexington County demographics, site development, and workforce training, etc.