Unlike the email from Mike Tryon sent twice before the Special Meeting to discourage attendance at the gathering called to select the two missing members of the 63rd State Rep. District Representative Committee, this email from GOP Executive Secretary Geri Davis reached my inbox:
Thank you to all of you who called and left messages today asking what the outcome of the “special meeting” was this morning.
The meeting was not held due to lack of a quorum, in fact, the numbers were not even close.Chairman Tryon and Vice Chairman Mark Daniel handled this situation professionally and respectfully.
They are to be commended for their patience.
While we appreciate the efforts of those who tried to promote Tonya Franklin as a Republican candidate to run against Rep. Jack Franks and we agree with the Republican principle that everyone has the constitutional right to run for public office, they still must follow the rules in addition to being qualified and experienced to take on the challenge.Ms. Franklin chose not to run in the Republican Primary for personal reasons.
Perhaps sometime in the future she will chose to pursue public office again, time will tell.
In the meantime, when you see Chairman Tryon and/or Vice Chairman Mark Daniel express your thanks for their tireless effort.
Davis, a Precinct Committeeman did not attend.
For a more extensive explanation of what happened, click here.