Hicks for Durham GOP Chairman
February 13, 2011
An Endorsement by
Three term Republican member of the
Durham City Council: Dec. ’99 – Dec. ’07
During my first race for the Durham City Council, my friend and mentor Governor Jim Martin (R) graciously joined me for my official campaign kick off. Governor Martin spoke of my strong commitment to my faith and my family. He spoke of my professional experience that had prepared me to serve the people of Durham. He said that if he was a citizen of Durham, he would cast his vote for Thomas Stith in the upcoming Durham City Council race. Governor Martin provided a strong foundation for our team to build upon which resulted in our campaign leading the ticket in the fall election of 1999.
My friends, we have the same opportunity to elect someone who will provide strong leadership not only for the Durham County Republican Party but for Durham County as well. It is with that thought in mind, that I enthusiastically endorse Ted Hicks for the position of Chairman for the Durham County Republican Party.
Ted has distinguished himself first and foremost as a man of faith and a man who is committed to his family. While you may accurately say these are very private characteristics, today’s political challenges call for someone who is grounded in a value system that will guide their leadership. Ted Hicks has passed that test.
As a successful businessman, Ted has the leadership skills to transform our county party into a vibrate and effective entity that will not only impact our local political landscape but will develop our county party into a recognized factor at the state and national level. He has a realistic strategic plan that will build upon the years of hard work many of us have devoted to the Durham County Republican Party and grow our county party into a relevant party organization.
Ted recognizes he cannot do it alone. It will take our collective talents to achieve success. With that spirit in mind, he has already developed a broad based team of committed Republicans to serve with him that will help make our county party one we can all join in and support. Ted is the leader that will focus our collective efforts on what we truly desire – a unified Durham County Republican Party that will serve as a mechanism for change in our community.
As you weigh your options for the upcoming Chairman’s race give some thought to three questions:
- Who has the proven record and vision to lead our county party into an energized and vibrate organization?
- Who has shown the leadership to bring together a broad network of Republicans in preparation to serve as Chairman?
- Who has shown the personal commitment to work with both 30 year party members and also recruit new loyalist to the party?
My fellow Republicans, Governor Martin’s words still ring in my ears over a decade later. He knew the characteristics needed in challenging circumstances and so do I. When it is time to cast my vote for the Chairman of the Durham County Republican Party, I will cast my vote for Ted Hicks. I ask that you will do the same.
Please visit Ted’s Facebook Page and forward to your friends.
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Thirteenth Day of February in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.