On Saturday, delegates to the Sixth District Republican Convention will be selecting a district chair, three regional vice chairs, and three representatives to the State Central Committee (SCC).
The three candidates I support for SCC are myself (obviously), Steve Kurtz, and Dean Welty. I like, as individuals, our opponents in the race, but the three of us have far more experience and success in conservative politics, and we have proven abilities to stand up for our principles in the face of opposition.
Each of the three regions of the Sixth District will elect a vice chair for their region. For Northern Region Vice Chair, I support Randy Gilbert. He took on the job of Chairman of a local Republican committee that was in turmoil and decline. In just two years he turned that committee around and made it one of the top committees in the district. He has the ability to help other committee chairmen in the northern region apply similar ingenuity and effort to improve their committees as well.
I support Curt Lilly for Central Region Vice Chair. He too smoothed out some difficulties that he inherited in his local committee when he became chair of that committee. His opponent has never before been involved in Republican Party leadership.
Steve Richards is running for reelection as Southern Region Vice Chair. He brings experience and organizational skills to the job. His opponent has no experience in Republican leadership.
The most important race to be decided on Saturday is for District Chair. Some people would make it a contest of personalities. Even then I think John Massoud would win, but that isn’t the key. The keys to this decision are leadership and trust. Our current chair is not a leader. John Massoud is. I’ve studied leadership. A true leader gets other leaders to work together for a common cause that excites them all. Our current chair wants everyone to do what she wants regardless of the education, intelligence, and experience we bring to the table. In fact, many things said during this long campaign lead me to believe that Jennifer selected the members of her team because they will do what she tells them to do. They may not think that, but I’ve seen her in action when she doesn’t get her way. It isn’t pretty.
That is not meant as a put down on the candidates on her team. They are all likeable people, but she sees them as pliable people who will vote the way she tells them to vote. John Massoud on the other hand does not need to feed his ego. He has enough successes in his life to provide fulfillment for anyone. Instead, John plans to lead this district to do what grassroots Republicans want us to do – defeat Democrats, protect our Constitution, and restore pride in the United States of America.
Our current chair uses vile Facebook posts, false narratives, and lawsuits to intimidate and punish those who disagree with her. John Massoud uses reason, intelligence, and understanding to work out principled solutions that everyone can embrace. You can trust what he says.
Our current chair takes credit for the work of others. John Massoud helps others accomplish more in their work.
Our current chair has been unemployed as long as I’ve known her. John Massoud is vice president of a multi-million-dollar company where he is responsible every day for leading hundreds of employees in getting their jobs done smoothly and efficiently.
I’m tired of working under the chairmanship of a wannabe dictator. I want to work under a leader who practices the true meaning of the word “leader,” someone whom I can trust to lead wisely.
The delegates will have to decide whether the district will continue with the same “leader” who has promoted turmoil for the past two years, or they can elect John Massoud, a true leader who will unite the district and whom we can trust will get our real job done.
Steve “Doc” Troxel, Ph.D.