SCGOP Convention – The Voting Begins

May 16, 2009 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Check here over the next hour as we provide updates on the nominations and the votes.

12:23 pm
Glen McCall is giving nomination speech for Karen Floyd for Chairman.

12:25 pm
Katon Dawson gave second nomination

Lin Bennett gives second seconding speech.

Kevin Hall giving third seonding speech in support of Kevin Floyd.

Karen Floyd is nominated by acclamation.

12:28 pm
Karen Floyd giving speech.

Katon, it is my honor and priviledge to follow after you.

12:30 pm
My son reminded me that we stand for bigger purposes than just our own.

Today, I’m proud to join the activist army of the SC republican party

It more than speaking. It is our actions.

The right to bear arms includes the right to buy ammunition.

12:35 pm
I am in awe of my new responsibilities. I am honored.

Nomininations for 1st Vice Chair.

Britton Pruett nominates Patrick Haddon.

Glen McCall gives seconding nomination for Haddon.

Motion to elect Haddon by acclamation

Haddon elected 1st Vice Chair

12:40 pm
Haddon introduces the activist army to SMS text messagng. It is time to reach out to 18-40 year olds.

12:43 pm
Charles Butler nomnated for 2nd Vice-Chair.

Butler elected via acclamation.

12:46 pm
Butler gives election speech.

The strength of our party is rooted in the attributes found in the word of God.

We need hand ups, not hand outs.

12:50 pm
Nominations for 3rd Vice Chair.

Adam Piper nominated.

Alexia Newman gives Piper second nomination.

State Rep Jenny Horne gives second seconding speech.

12:55 pm
Mitch Baroody nominated for 3rd Vice-Chair.

Rep. Phillip Lowe seconds nomination of Baroody along with Cong. Wilson’s wife.

Donna Hicks (Spartanburg) nominated for 3rd Vice Chair.

Justin Bradley (Spartanburg) seconds Hicks nomination.

Nominations are closed.

Piper is addressing the convention. He believes America is the greatest nation on the earth.

We must bridge the generational gap.

Encouraged to get involved by Bob Dole.

Piper gets the crowd extremely excited.

Baroody is giving his speech.

We must personally invest time in technology.

1:09 pm
Leading by example is my philosophy.

Baroody takes shot at Piper over being a hired political operative.

Hicks begins her speech.

I am a conservative, a member of the NRA and I own a handgun.

We must be real to the young adults.

5:42 pm
Sorry, we got lost n the fray of counting ballots and rule changes. Adam Piper wins 3rd Vice Chair.

I can provide more details when I return to Boiling Springs and see my family.

Donna Hicks Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Spartanburg

October 17, 2008 by  
Filed under Press Release

At Donna Hicks “Shoot for Candidates”, she announced that she was withdrawing from the Spartanburg county council district 1 race and announcing her candidacy for the Mayor of the City of Spartanburg.

Donna Hicks is currently working on her PhD in Theology (Regent University) and a BS in Business (University of South Carolina – Upstate).  Donna, a former educator, is a native of Spartanburg and has a strong desire to serve the city that she grew up in. 

Visit for more details or contact Kerry Wood at 864.921.6205.

Events This Week – 10/17 – 10/24

October 17, 2008 by  
Filed under Press Release

Here is a list of upcoming events this week.

Oct. 17

  1. 1pm – 5pm
    Donna Hicks “Shoot for Candidates”
    Spartanburg Gun Club
  2. 6pm
    Bob Inglis Neighborhood Discussion
    Main Street Diner, 394 W. Butler Road, Mauldin
  3. 6pm
    Shane Martin Event
    Phoenix Racing, Jones Road (at I-85/221), Spartanburg

Oct. 20

  1. 5pm
    Bob Inglis Neighborhood Discussion
    The Clock of Boiling Springs, 3597 Boiling Springs Road
  2. 6pm
    Spartanburg County Debates
    Barnett Room Spartanburg Main Library

Oct. 21

  1. 5pm
    Bob Inglis Neighborhood Discussion
    Dill Creek Chick-Fil-A, 1379 W. Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greer

Oct. 23

  1. 5pm
    Bob Inglis Neighborhood Discussion
    Wade Hampton Chick-Fil-A, 2801 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville

Oct. 24

Shoot For Candidates

October 13, 2008 by  
Filed under Press Release


Date: 13 October 2008 – For Immediate Release

Subject: Shoot for Candidates

Donna Hicks, candidate for County Council District 1, is sponsoring a Fun Shoot (skeet shooting) at the Spartanburg Gun Club to benefit many of Spartanburg’s Candidates.

Candidates expected to attend include:

Shane Martin – State Senate District 13
Mike Gardner – State Senate District 11

Derham Cole – State House District 32
Joey Millwood – State House District 38
Rita Allison – State House District 36
Rusty Clevenger – Spartanburg County Coroner

WHEN: Friday, October 17th, 1PM – 5 PM

WHERE: Spartanburg Gun Club, 180 Fretwell Rd, Pacolet, SC  29372

The cost to attend is $100 to the candidate of your choice and this event is open to the public. Shotgun shells and clays are provided (must bring your own shotgun).

Food and drinks will be provided by the Spartanburg County Republican Women.

Door prizes provided by The Southern Sportsman owner David Corn.

RSVP by email to:

RSVP by phone or for more info: Nicole Cobb – 864-316-5628

PDF Document with event details can be obtained at:

All media inquiries should be directed to Kerry Wood at 864-921-6205.

Donna Hicks to Make Campaign Announcement

July 21, 2008 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Donna Hicks, Republican candidate for Spartanburg County Council 1 will be making her formal campaign announcement in the Panther room at the Beacon Drive In on Thursday, August 7th and 12:00pm.
I am very excited about running a successful campaign. I appreciate your support and assistance.
Thank you,
Donna Hicks