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Nelson County Republicans celebrate grand opening of new headquarters

Republicans recently gathered for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of the new party headquarters.

 

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
STAFF REPORT

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 — The Republican Party of Nelson County recently celebrated the grand opening of a new brick-and-mortar headquarters at 512 East Stephen Foster Ave., Suite 103.

The office location is across the My Old Kentucky Home State Park.

Robert Augustine, the county party chairman, estimated 100 to 200 people visited the new headquarters during its grand opening on July 17th.

“It was an incredible event,” he said.“It was great to have so many from around the county and state take time to attend the ribbon cutting.”

Many state officials and candidates for office visited the party’s new local office.

“I very much enjoyed visiting with Nelson County Republicans as they opened their new headquarters,” State Auditor Mike Harmon said. “I wish them the best of luck.”

Former State Representative David Floyd said he was surprised to run into to so many people he didn’t know.

“What a great crowd today. It’s great that candidates have a central campaign spot, but you know what really surprised me? I knew less than half the people who showed up to celebrate. That’s pretty amazing, and a good sign.”

State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and his wife Jane helped cut the ribbon and spent the day greeting guests.

“Senator Higdon has shown tremendous support and leadership in getting this project off the ground,” Augustine remarked, “as always, Jimmy and his wife Jane are class acts and we appreciate their support.”

State Rep. Chad McCoy couldn’t attend because of a previously scheduled conflict; nonetheless, he had taken an active role in making the headquarters a reality.

“This has been a long time coming for Nelson County. We have great candidates on the ballot. And, with so much progress made in the last few years in Kentucky it’s no wonder that we have this much support. I look forward to us continuing to help all Kentuckians after the elections this fall,” McCoy said.

2019 candidates for Secretary of State Michael G. Adams and Stephen Knipper also attended.

“This is a big day for Nelson County,” Adams said. “The Republican Party is now a permanent fixture and well on its way to becoming the majority party in Nelson County.”

“It was my honor to be a part of this historic event for the Nelson County GOP,” Knipper said. “The record group on Saturday represents a powerful, unstoppable trend I see all over our great Commonwealth. First time voters, Kennedy Democrats and Reagan Republicans uniting for one purpose — take their government back to preserve the values and customs for the next generations.”

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