HAMILTON - David Hall as been re-elected to serve his third term as the Marion County Republican Chairman.
The Marion County Republican Party voted to re-instate Hall at its December monthly meeting held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Backside BBQ in Hamilton.
Marion County Board of Education District 3 member Belinda McRae was elected as vice-chairman for the party, replacing Marion County Probate Judge-elect Paige Vick, who chose not to seek re-election.
Vick unseated Rocky Ridings in the 2018 Republican primary election.
Marion County Circuit Clerk Denise Mixon was voted in as the party’s secretary.
Hall said that he was looking forward to serving the party for the next two terms.
Hall said that the last two years of his term were very successfully, pointing to a GOP takeover across the county which caused 13 county offices to flip.
“It began with Scott Slatton winning the district attorney race in 2016, and now we’ve been able to wrap up everything else in the recent election,” Hall said.
Marion County now only has one serving Democrat official, Marion County Precinct 15 Constable Joe Vasquez of Guin, who was elected in 2016.
Hall also said that he has seen attendance at the county’s monthly meetings more than double, explaining that when he began, the party was averaging an attendance of nine but is now running at about 30.
The re-elected chairman said that he hopes to continue the upward trend in attendance in the next two years.
Hall said that the Marion County Republican Party’s next meeting will be held on the second Saturday in January, Jan. 12, at Backside BBQ’s new location in downtown Hamilton, which was formerly the location of Tollgate.
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