Hope everyone is resting up from the excitement of the Primary! It’s been a quiet week, but we do have a little bit of news to report.

As we head into Memorial Day weekend and you are celebrating the beginning of summer, don’t forget the reason we have the time off — those who died for our freedom, our God-given rights, and our safety. Thank God for those men and women who answered the call and paid the ultimate price to protect this great nation.

Have a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend!

GOP News

New Party Leadership Correction

Last week, we shared the new party leadership, but there were a few mistakes. The new corrected party leadership is as follows.

  • Chairman – Chris Holland
  • Vice-Chairwoman – Erica Goodpaster
  • Secretary – (vacant, anyone interested??) Hal Nunn, acting
  • Treasure – Mike Buzun
  • Data and Strategic Planning – Jeremiah Goodpaster
  • Education and Outreach – Ruben Castellon
  • Community Safety & Outreach – Steve Joe
  • Fundraising – Johnny Boyles
  • Business Outreach/Women’s Group – Stephanie Carter

Hoke & Scotland Animal Welfare Team Meeting

Melissa Swarbrick’s Animal Welfare Team held its first meeting this week. They are looking for volunteers to 

  • speak about animal welfare concerns at County Commissioner meetings
  • go into schools with the Citizens Pet Responsibility Committee to educate 4th & 5th graders about responsible pet ownership
  • Approach candidates and incumbents about pledging to work on animal welfare initiatives if elected
  • Work to bring the Moore Spay/Neuter van to NC and collect vouchers from local vets to offset the cost for families in need.

For more information, or to get involved, contact Melissa Swarbrick at 910-603-1701 or swarbrick.melissa@gmail.com.

Candidate Signs

Our candidates have signs all over the county, and they have to be picked back up. Please do us a favor, and if you see any of our candidates’ signs still out, please stop and pick them up. But please DON’T throw them away! We will need them again this fall. Just hit reply, and let us know. We will make arrangements to get them from you.

We Need Volunteers

We had volunteers knock on over 700 doors from March to Primary Day, handing out literature. For the November general election, we need to triple our efforts. That means more door knocking, more literature, more events, and more interactions with the voters.

Email Jeremiah.goodpaster@gmail.com to get involved!

Election Integrity Team

RNC, NCGOP, 9th District, and Hoke GOP all have Election Integrity teams! If you would like to help on those teams now and moving into November, PLEASE LET US KNOW!

Donations Needed!

We had a great turnout but not enough to win the General Election. 

We have a real chance of winning — not just one seat, but multiple seats in the county. We have Stevie Joe running for Sheriff; Ruben and Harry for school board; and David Frump, Chris Holland, and Johnny Boyles running for the three open County Commissioner seats. It’s taken 111 years for the stars to align, and now is our chance.

In order to win the general election, we need donations. Leading up to the Primary, we made over 4000 robo texts and calls and held multiple events. This all costs money. Please donate what you can.

You can donate to Hoke GOP by check or through PayPal by clicking Donate Now. If writing a check, please write to Hoke County GOP and mail it to 140 Chapel Hill Drive Raeford, NC 28376.

Upcoming Events

Hoke Fest

We are looking to have a spot at Hoke Fest by East Hoke Middle School, June 3-12. We will be there Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 4 p.m. to close. Stop by, grab some carnival food, ride some rides, and enjoy Hoke Fest which started with the Hoke County Centennial 2011!!!

Monthly Meeting

We meet on the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at PK Grill and Pub located at 155 Airport Dr, Raeford. The next meeting will be held Thursday June 16.

Every month, the attendance grows! Get involved in the party, and bring a friend!

Quarterly Roadside Cleanup

Do your part to keep Hoke County beautiful! It’s that time again. Come out and help us clean up our little patch of Hoke. 

Meet us Saturday, June 25 at 770 Joyce Lane, Raeford, from 9 a.m. to noon with lunch to follow.

Hit reply and let us know you are coming, or click here to RSVP.

Independence Day Voter Registration Drive

NC Victory is joining the 4th of July party at Westgate Community! Swing by the tent to say hi, register to vote, and learn about military voting in NC. 

Monday, July 4 @ 101 St John’s Loop, Raeford

We will be there all day, so we will need volunteers to help register voters. If you are interested, please email jeremiah.goodpaster@gmail.com.

Food Truck Rodeo

Who doesn’t love a food truck rodeo? Bring your chairs and blankets and join us at East Hoke Middle School on Friday, July 8 from 4 – 7 p.m.

Vendors to be announced!

Click here for more information.

Mark Your Calendar

Mark your calendars now, so you don’t miss out on community events and what’s happening in the party. View our full calendar on Save Hoke.

You can also check our Facebook Page or web Calendar for times and dates of events! Set an alert for Calendar Events so that you don’t miss them!

  • June 3 – 12 – Hoke Fest 
  • June 9 – Executive board meeting – 6 p.m. @ PK Grill
  • June 16 – Monthly GOP meeting – 7 p.m. @ PK Grill
  • June 25 – Roadside cleanup – 9 a.m. – noon @ 770 Joyce Lane
  • July 4 – Independence Day Voter Registration Drive @ Westgate Community
  • July 8 – Food Truck Rodeo – 4 – 7 p.m @ East Hoke Middle School
  • July 14 – Executive Board Meeting 6 p.m.
  • July 21 – Monthly Meeting – 7 p.m. @ PK Grill