Facts about Republican Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen
Two Ways to Become a Precinct Committeeman or Committeewoman
By Election: Republican Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen are elected by the registered Republicans of their precinct during the Primary election held during a presidential election year. Those elected become members of the Escambia County Republican Executive Committee (R.E.C) on December 1 of that year and serve a 4-year term. The Executive Committee meets during the month of December in even numbered years and elects officers for a two-year term.
By Appointment: Individuals not elected may be appointed to a vacancy by the Executive Committee during any meeting. Terms for all Committee members expire on December 1 of Presidential election years.
All precinct committeemen and committeewomen must be registered Republicans in the precinct where they serve. There is at least one Precinct Committeeman and Committeewoman available for each precinct. Precincts with 1,000-1,999 registered voters may have 2 Committeemen and Committeewomen. Precincts with 2,000-2,999 register voters, may have 3 each; Precincts with 3,000-3,999 registered voters may have 4 each and so forth.
Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen are members of the Escambia County Republican Executive Committee (R.E.C.). All members must complete and sign a Party Loyalty Oath for the Republican Party of Florida.
As a Precinct Committeeman or Committeewoman, you will be a liaison between the county’s Republican Party and the voters in your precinct. Our goals are to disseminate the Republican message, to ensure Republicans are registered to vote and to mobilize Republican to vote and to help in the campaign. You are your precinct’s voice to the Republican Executive Committee.
Duties of a Precinct Committeeman and Committeewoman
Committeemen and Committeewomen are required to attend the meetings of the Republican Executive Committee. The R.E.C. normally meets on the second Monday of each month. Some dates are changed due to holidays, and we do not meet in December of odd-numbered years. A member who misses 3 consecutive meetings without an excused absence is removed from the Committee.
The business of the R.E.C. is conducted at our monthly meetings. They are also designed to inform, encourage, train and motivate members to participate in activities that will promote Republican candidates.
There are many other ways you can fulfill your responsibilities as a Precinct Committeeman/Committeewoman. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. The future of our nation is at stake and we need to be involved! Some ways you can help are suggested:
As you are able, contribute to the Republican Party. We would like every member to give $25 a year or more ($35 for couples). Many will give more or give each month. Buy tickets to our fund-raising activities.
There is an abundance of information available, such as conservative radio talk shows, commentators, web sites, books and pamphlets.
There are numerous opportunities to help: The R.E.C. sets up tables/booths at numerous events. There will be campaign rallies, sign-waving events and telephone calls to be made. We will be tracking Republicans who vote-by-mail and encouraging them to mail-in their ballots.
Parades, door-to-door canvassing, get-out-the-vote activities, poll watching and home parties are some of the many opportunities to promote Republican candidates.
We live in a world of electronic communications. E-mail, Facebook, Twitter and other means are effective ways to communicate to people about the Republican Party and its candidates.
|Assistant Secretary||Myra Fillmore, Kathy Crook|
|State Committeeman||Jeremy Evans|
|State Committeewoman||Susan Moore|