Chattooga County Republican Chairman Eddy Willingham responder this afternoon to four local Democrats leaving their party last week.
Willingham stated: “”” I was asked several days ago if the recent Exodus of local elected officials from the Democratic Party reason for the local Republican Party to celebrate. I said “No, that’s a bit harsh. I don’t celebrate the other teams losses, I celebrate my teams victory. There is a difference”. We are neighbors, co-workers and even family. Just because we support one Political party or the other, and may see things a bit differently, doesn’t change that. That being said, anyone who feels their belief system and values align more closely to the Republican Platform of smaller government, freedom of religion, freedom of speech and the right to protect ourselves, as well as returning to the people and the states the control and power to make their own decisions about what is best for themselves, their families and communities, are welcome to come and visit us at our local monthly meetings. All citizens are welcome to attend, then if they want to commit to the advancement of these ideas and values by joining the local party, we will accept them with open arms. We have great respect for our local Sheriff, Magistrate, Tax Commissioner and Clerk of Courts. Such respect is not given based on party affiliation, but has been earned through the tireless work they do for the citizens of our community.”