A message from the family:
Rod Swanson passed into heaven on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Many of the Republicans know Rod as the friendly greeter at all the meetings formerly held at the Chickamauga Library. He and his wife Marilyn greeted everyone by name, gave them a nametag, and wrote their names on a list for further contact. He and Marilyn were married for 60 years.
A detailed obituary is in the Walker County Messenger and the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Memorial service is at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 8451 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN, on Thursday, September 16, at 3:00 pm with visitation beforehand from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Packed house at the Chickamauga Public Library for our general meeting on 6/15/2021!
There were several important Resolutions passed at the 14th District GOP Convention May 15, 2021 in Dalton, but one in particular is very meaningful to us here in Walker County. Here is the Resolution in its entirety.
“𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗪. 𝗣𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹
𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐒 James Wallace Powell supported both the Georgia Republican Party and the National Republican Party Platforms for many years, and
𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐒 He served on the Walker County Executive Committee as treasurer from 2014 until his passing in September of 2020, and
𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐒 He served as part of the 9th District Executive Committee as the Alternate Secretary , and
𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐒 He was an adamant supporter of President Donald J. Trump, and
𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐒 He worked tirelessly through several serious medical conditions to help get President Donald J. Trump elected by knocking on doors and making thousands of phone calls and anything else that was asked of him, and
𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐒 He worked on many other elected officials’ campaigns over the last 30 years, and
𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐒 He helped introduce younger generations to the Republican Party Platform and helped them get involved, and
𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐒 He always had a story or smile or advice to share with whomever he met and was loved by family and friends alike, and
𝐖𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟏𝟒𝐭𝐡 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐞𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐚 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐲 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞 that James Wallace Powell be remembered and honored for the volume of work that he did while he was here with us. He passed away on September 15th, 2020 at Memorial Hospital from complications of COVID-19. While GOD decided it was his time, he is and truly will be missed by all who knew him. His family asks that we keep them in our prayers. Rest In Peace James Wallace Powell (Jim).”
Great Saturday morning turnout!
Carlee Corbin from LaFayette High School
Thank you to C&M Custom Boulders, Telor Tactical, Breezy Seat, Doug Grammer, Judy Grammer, Joanne Leach, Cheri Noblitt, and Karen Hunziker for helping us by donating these great items for the silent auction. Your generosity is MUCH appreciated. Walker County people are the BEST!
Record turnout this year at Jekyll Island!