This election confirms a youth movement inside Cullman County Republican Party intended to generate outreach for younger, conservatively-minded, working class people into the local Republican organization. – Harbison Chaney Now Lead Cullman County Republican Party
Harbison Chaney Now Lead Cullman County Republican Party
Through an open election process inside the executive committee of the Cullman County Republican Party, Waid Harbison and Alex Chaney have been elevated to the topmost leadership positions available.
During a meeting of the Cullman County Republican Party Executive Committee meeting, the body held elections for leadership positions for the highly successful Cullman County Republican Party. Member of this executive body elected the following members to lead the organization in 2017 and 2018:
Waid Harbison – Chairman
Alex Chaney – Vice-Chairman
Steve Cummings – Secretary (incumbent)
Tommy Warhurst, Sr. – Treasurer (incumbent)
Now former Chairman Kelly Duke graciously nominated Harbison to be his replacement ahead of the executive committee election.
Duke goes out on top. He successfully guided GOP candidates to landslide victories in recent elections. He also tirelessly ensured every elected official in the Cullman County was a registered Republican. Immediately after the meeting Duke had this to say:
“It is time for some younger members to step forward and take leadership roles. Waid served as Vice-Chairman during my term. I am confident he has the intelligence, energy, and commitment necessary to lead the party forward. I think he’ll be fantastic; that is why I nominated him.”
Duke plans to stay active within the local Republican party including remaining a key member of the Executive Committee: “I’ll definitely stay involved. I have three teenagers and a business that are growing. Having time to focus on those needs was a big motivator in taking a reduced role in the party”.
New Chairman Waid Harbison was well prepared for the nomination and vote ahead of the meeting.
He presented a highly detailed and progressive goals platform for the next two years of the Cullman County Republican Party. Some of the key initiatives he has in mind include
a). creating a sustainable fundraising apparatus for party endeavors,
b). holding elected officials accountable through regular meetings with the party,
c). formalizing and staffing important sub-committees to extend the demographic reach and successful operation of the party, and
d). being the vanguard of a youth movement inside Cullman County Republican Party intended to generate outreach for younger, conservatively-minded, working class people into the local Republican organization.
Young, rising-star trial lawyer and now Vice-Chairman, Alex Chaney, shares the goals espoused by Harbison. Chaney also embodies the beliefs and aspirations of conservative, upwardly mobile young adults in Cullman County. He had these thoughts immediately after his successful election:
“I am proud to have grown up in Cullman County. The Cullman County Republican Party is a reflection of our community which values God, Country, and fights to protect the rights we enjoy under the Constitution of the United States. I feel very fortunate to have been selected to serve as Vice-Chairman. I look forward to working with good conservative candidates that will serve the people of Cullman County.”
In this interview with both Waid Harbison and Alex Chaney, Cullman Today discusses the youth movement happening inside the Cullman County Republican Party, explores their visions for the Cullman GOP and pins them down on their immediate top priorities of action as they beginning their new terms in office: