Cullman Becomes Center Of Alabama Political Universe Thursday

by | May 18, 2018 | Breaking News, Community, Cullman Tonight, People, Politics

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Cullman Becomes Center Of Alabama Political Universe Thursday

The most important gathering of Alabama State and Cullman County political leaders in recent memory commences Thursday (5/24) evening at 6 pm inside the Cullman Civic Center.

The Cullman County Republican Party is putting on a spectacular, multi-tiered event that brings together the biggest current political names in Alabama and Cullman County along with an awards presentation honoring the brightest and most influential local communities leaders in Cullman.

Entwined with these big-name speakers and awards ceremony honorees will be a multiple-course dinner by Cullman’s top caterer, Designs By Grace.

Also, you can expect a silent auction in support of Project Vote Smart campaign for the 2018 primary election.

If you are even vaguely interested in politics at any level, this is a must-attend gathering.

The headline Speakers will be all the Republican candidates running for Governor:

★ Kay Ivey
★ Scott Dawson
★ Tommy Battle
★ Bill Hightower

Ivey is well ahead of her challengers – but – in a recent poll, 30% of the electorate is still undecided.

Battle, Dawson, Hightower have confirmed their attendance Thursday; Ivey is expected to be present but has not confirmed at the time of this report.

This event will allow you to hear from the candidate vying for this top state office – directly. You will be able to ask specific questions of each of them. Those who enjoy red meat, retail politics will encounter an ‘all you can eat’ situation at the Civic Center Thursday.

On the local level, the Cullman GOP will be spotlighting and acknowledging the communities most active, influential and proactive leaders:

Young Republican of the Year

Republican under the age of 40 who have worked to benefit the local party with service, volunteering, and advocating for conservative values in the party. The winner will be one who serves as a good role model for other Young Republicans to follow.

Volunteer of the Year Award

This will be the individual who has volunteered vast amounts of time to the local party in events, campaigns, meetings, fundraisers and other capacities. This person would be the first person to volunteer and be at any party function or activity.

Legacy Award

A long-term member of the Cullman County GOP that has helped to shape, guide, and lead the party to where it is today will win this award. They will be acknowledged for serving in previous leadership roles and dedicating years of service to the Republican party in Cullman County and on a state and national level.

Elected Official of the Year Award

This will be an elected official who serves on behalf of Cullman County at a local or statewide level. It will be someone who is a leader in conservative principles and stands up for the ideals and morals of the Republican Party. This individual tirelessly and selflessly serves the community representing the party with honor and making significant contributions to Cullman County.

Special Note: All elected officials in Cullman County are invited to this event; they are expected to attend. Having all Cullman leaders in one place offers another great opportunity for attendees to interact with top governmental decision makers and ask questions of interest to them, particularly during election season.

A silent auction in support of Project Vote Smart begins at 6 pm and runs until 7 pm. It features a lengthy roster of attractive items and services.

The multiple courses catered dinner portion of the program will take place from 7 to 9 pm. During dinner, each Gubernatorial candidate will be allotted 20 minutes or so to speak. Afterward, questions will be taken by the candidates from the audience.

Tickets are only $50 with a limited number available at the door. You can pre-purchase your ticket by contacting

Remember, an informed vote is a responsible vote.

This event is a golden opportunity to get to know your candidates for the Governor’s office as well as your local officials and challengers up for election this year.

As a participant in our democratic processes, you owe it to yourself to understand where these people stand and what they propose to do to make Cullman, Alabama and the United States of America great again.

It is up to YOU the voter to make the difference you desire to see.

Cullman Becomes Center Of Alabama Political Universe Thursday

Timothy Collins

Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at

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