Spartanburg GOP with Gov. Haley Barbour

March 4, 2010 by  
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Private Reception with Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi, starting at 6:15 and ending at 7:30.

Costs and Sponsorships

Table (seats 8)- $1000.00
Bronze Elephant Members Table $800.00
Individual dinner tickets are $125.00
Bronze Elephant Members $100.00

RSVP to LaDonna at or 864-906-5574

Make checks payable to Spartanburg County GOP, Box 5474, Sparanburg, SC 29304

GOP Upstate Golf Tournament

October 7, 2009 by  
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The GOP Upstate Golf Tournament will be held Monday, October 26 at River Falls in Duncan.  The format will be Captains Choice with a Shotgun start at 9 a.m.  The details for teams and sponsorships are in the attached brochure.  Please consider playing and sponsoring.  We still have several teams available.  The tournament proceeds will be split between the Spartanburg and Greenville County GOP.  If you know others who would be interested, please feel free to pass this information along.  Thank you!

LaDonna Ryggs, Chairman
Spartanburg County GOP

Beltram’s New Gig – The Piedmont Republican Club

October 6, 2009 by  
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Beltram has been all but quiet since leaving the GOP, challenging the party leadership and even blasting it at times.  Such as a comment made on his Facebook profile after being presented an award for his long service in the county party at last weeks Bronze Elephant in Spartanburg.

“I rushed home from my sales trip to attend the Bronze Elephant event…..we only had 125 people and the local Dems had 350 at their event.  It is really too bad that we have fallen so far in just 6 months!!!  What has happened????”

As many of you may know, Beltram founded the Piedmont Republican Club immediately (12 days) after the county GOP decided they would unite (~75%) and remove him from his long held position as Spartanburg GOP Chairman.

While doing a little research today on Beltram’s Piedmont Republican Club, I stumbled across a book about Greenville written by Archie Vernon Huff. The book titled “Greenville: the history of the city and county in the South Carolina Piedmont“, even discusses some political discourse that took place in 1976 during Reagan’s rise to national prominence.

A group of individuals from the conservative right became excited and went to work in the Republican Party to help nominate Ronald Reagan.  As a result, the current leadership (1976) was ousted from power.  Those ousted from power, well, they formed the Piedmont Republican Club.

“They withdrew and formed a rival organization, The Piedmont Republican Club and blamed their ouster on the influence of Bob Jones University…until 1980 Greenville County had essentially two Republican parties, and the result was disastrous in local races.”

One has to wonder, is Beltram working to accomplish the same thing in 2010.  Let us know what you think in our poll and in the comments!


Spartanburg GOP Hosts “Back to School Fest”

August 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Press Release

The Spartanburg County Republican Party

The Spartanburg County Republican Party

The community is invited to enjoy free ice cream, activities for children, and meet locally elected officials at the “Back To School Fest” on Sunday August 23, from 2-4 p.m. at the Cleveland Park Event Center in Spartanburg.

Our locally elected officials have volunteered to sponsor several activities.  Activities include miniature train rides, face painting, helium balloons and a variety of games for the children.  The Spartanburg County Sheriffs Office will also have a display for the children and most importantly on a warm August afternoon…ice cream sundaes with all the toppings.

A special thanks to the officials below who will be participating in our “Back to School Fest”:

Auditor Sharon West, Treasurer Oren L. Brady III, Probate Judge Ponda Caldwell, Solicitor Trey Gowdy, Coroner Rusty Clevenger, Sheriff Chuck Wright, and  Spartanburg County Council members Jane Hall, Tom Foster, O’Neal Mintz, Dale Culbreth, Jeff Horton, and David Britt.

This event is sponsored by the Spartanburg County Republican Party

Spartanburg GOP Executive Committee Meeting

June 4, 2009 by  
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The Spartanburg County Republican Party

The Spartanburg County Republican Party

Spartanburg will hold it’s first executive committee meeting under new Spartanburg County Chairman LaDonna Ryggs.

The event will be held Monday night, June 8th, at the Spartanburg County Council Chambers starting at 7pm.

Featured Speakers:
Rep. Mike Forrester (SC House District 34) – Legislative Update
Chairman Jeff Horton (Spartanburg County Council) – County Council Update
Sen. Larry Grooms – Candidate for Governor
Councilman Ken Ard (Florence) – Candidate for Lt. Governor

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