Walker Sends Message to Precinct Committeemen
December 9, 2010 4 Comments
This evening, a reader sent us an email that Kyle Walker sent out to precinct committeemen regarding the race for Marion County Republican Chairman. So far, Walker is the only candidate.
December 9, 2010
First and foremost, thank you for serving as a valued member of the Marion County Republican Party. You are the heart and soul of our organization. As I’ve served alongside you for 13 years, currently as an elected precinct committeeman, we’ve experienced a lot of victories, changes, and challenges. I know your job isn’t easy and I fully appreciate your dedication to our party.
Tuesday evening, we will meet as a party to elect a Chairman to fill the vacancy left by the departure of Chairman Tom John. The selection of our next Chairman is integral to the process of our party democracy, and is a right and responsibility that must be exercised with great care. Our next Chairman must lead our party into 2011 with optimism and determination to seize the great opportunities we have to continue Republican leadership in Indianapolis, Lawrence, Beech Grove, Speedway and beyond.
As we prepare for the next chapter in our party, I respectfully submit my candidacy to serve as your next County Chairman. I care deeply about our party and I believe my experiences over the years give me a unique perspective to be able to strengthen our organization from the ground up and to overcome the challenges we face.
Before and after deciding to seek the chairmanship of our party, I have sought the opinions and counsel of many folks in our organization. I’ve spoken with countless committeemen, ward chairs, volunteers, elected officials, fundraisers, and party stalwarts. While I learned a lot from these discussions, the following three points serve as the foundation for beginning our party’s next chapter:
First, we must empower each and every member of our organization and build a grassroots system that results in identifying and delivering more Republican votes on Election Day. We can do this by giving volunteers the tools they need to succeed, which include greater access to information, enhanced training, clear goals, progress-tracking, and excellent communication with leadership. We should utilize technology to make improvements in the way we interact and manage information – from filing Election Day board forms to obtaining walk lists.
Second, the next chairman must dedicate a significant amount of time to the duties of the role. I am willing to put the growth of my own small business on hold, and give nearly all of my professional time to the party. This will result in a focus and presence that is critical to the growth of our party. I will place a priority on fundraising to make sure we have the resources necessary to build a more effective ground game. And I’ll work tirelessly to better engage people in our quest to strengthen every aspect of the party operation.
Third, we must return to a Township structure. While the Area system has some advantages, it also has unintended consequences. A movement back to townships will result in more people involved in leadership, a greater sense of identity within the township organizations and clubs, and a stronger connection between the precinct committeemen and the central committee.
While I believe these three immediate steps will bring positive change, there is much more to do. If elected your next Chairman, I will seek your ideas, opinions, and suggestions. You do the hardest work for our party, and your ideas will be critically important for our continued success.
I respectfully ask for your vote to be our next Marion County Republican Central Committee Chairman. As you consider improving the future of our party, please don’t hesitate to call or email me with your questions and ideas.
Precinct Committeeman, Lawrence 23
P.S. The reorganization caucus will be held on Tuesday, December 14th at the Marriott East, located at 7202 E. 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219. Credentialing begins at 7:00 p.m., and the caucus will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Each Precinct Committeeman and Vice Precinct Committeemen is entitled to vote at this caucus.