Polk County has a new GOP chair in charge of the local party after they held their annual convention at mid-month at the Cherokee Golf and Country Club in Cedartown.

New chair Janet Ross was elected by GOP members locally to serve as the head of the party for 2021, which ends nearly a decade of service by the former chair locally.

Dr. Marc Wall, who was elected to serve in the post in 2012, stepped down from the post this month due to health issues. Dr. Wall took over from State Rep. Trey Kelley, who previously served in the position.

Ross, who takes over the position, is a Nurse Practitioner and also represents the state for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She previously worked for Redmond Primary Care in Cedartown.

State Senator Jason Anavitarte also stopped by the convention to speak to party members during the annual party convention and precincts.

Here’s a full release from the Polk County GOP over their recent convention, and who was elected to serve this time around:

Saturday, April 17th the Polk County Republican Party held its Precinct Caucuses’ and County Convention. Longtime Party Chairman, Dr. Marc Wall stepped down due to health issues.  A new slate of officers was elected by acclamation and installed.

The following people make up the slate of officers for 2021.  Chairperson, Janet Ross, First Vice Chairman, Jim Zauderer, Second Vice Chairman, Ken Suffridge,  Treasurer, Susan Vines and Secretary, Linda Hayes.  

During the  Precinct Caucus, 5 of the 7 Precinct  Chairs were named. Aragon Chair, James Vines, Blooming Grove Chair, Wayne Weaver and Secretary, Jill Weaver, Lake Creek Chair , David Farrar, Rockmart, Chair Karen Zauderer, Vice Chair, Ken Suffridge, Secretary Jim Zauderer. Youngs Grove Chair, Mike Sullivan, Secretary, Marc Wall.  Cedartown & Fish Creek did not fill their allotted positions.  

Anyone interested in becoming involved Please let us know. The Chairman, Janet Ross can be contacted via Email at emtrn@mindspring.com.

The 14th Congressional District Convention will be held May 15, 2021 in Dalton, GA.   

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