Knox County Republican Party

Message from Knox County Republican Party

The Knox County Republican Party is committed to promoting traditional, conservative values that have made this country, this State, and especially Knox County a great place to live. We will strive to recruit and elect qualified candidates who believe in these values. We will also strive to carry the Republican message to all the citizens of Knox County, Ohio, and to support the Republican Party at all levels of government.

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February 7th, 2017, by Don Divelbiss


Knox County Republican Party 2017 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner
Wednesday, February 22nd.
The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre
1451 Gambier Road (State Route 229 East) ~ Mount Vernon

  Keynote Speaker ~ Congressman Pat Tiberi


Introduction of Elected Officials
Introduction of the May 2nd. Primary Election Candidates

Door Prizes and Silent Auction
(new this year)

“2017 Republican of the Year” Presentation

Social Hour 6:00 to 7:00 with a Cash Bar ~ Dinner at 7:00
Prime Rib Entrée or Lemon Basil Chicken Entrée
$50 Per Person

$400 Per Table Sponsor
(8 people at a table)
Table sponsors receive preferential seating and program recognition.

To Sponsor a Table Contact:
Don Divelbiss at 740-398-1089
By Saturday, February 11th. to guarantee program recognition

 To Donate a Silent Auction Item Or a Door Prize Contact:
Mary Jo Hawkins at 740-504-1334
By Friday, February 17th.

 For Tickets Contact:
Carol Sue Owens by February 13th.
740-397-0009 or

2016 Republican Party Slate Card

October 17th, 2016, by Don Divelbiss

Election Day Republican Party Ballot

U.S. President
Donald J. Trump
Michael R. Pence

U.S. Senate
Rob Portman

U.S. Congress (7th. District)
Bob Gibbs

State Representative (68th. District)
Rick Carfagna

County Commissioner
Teresa Bemiller
Thom Collier

County Prosecuting Attorney
Chip McConville

Clerk of Courts
Mary Jo Hawkins

Dave  Shaffer

County Recorder
John Lybarger

County Treasurer
Shelley Coon

County Engineer
Cameron Keaton

Jennifer Ogle

Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Maureen O’Connor

Justice of the Supreme Court
Pat Fischer
Pat DeWine

Judge of the Court of Appeals (5th. District)
Craig Baldwin
David Gormley

County Common Pleas Court Judge
Richard D. Wetzel Jr.

State School Board of Education
Adam C. Shane

Headquarters Volunteers Needed & Election Night Gathering Plans

September 29th, 2016, by Don Divelbiss

Volunteers Needed at Republican Headquarters
100 South Main Street ~ Mount Vernon (former Merle Norman Shop)
TrumpPence Signs Available at Headquarters

Headquarters Hours
Monday through Friday ~ 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
October 7th. First Friday ~ 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday ~ 9:00 to 12:00 Noon

To Volunteer Please Contact Diane Holley At
614-314-7305   or

Election Night Celebration ~ November 8th. ~ 8:00 P.M.

At The Winestein
156 Howard Street ~ Mount Vernon
Join fellow Republicans on Election Night to Celebrate the Returns
Cash Bar ~ Light Snacks & Hors D’oeuvres Provided

“Starr for Mayor” Events!!!

August 19th, 2015, by Midnet Media

Starr for Mayor

Post Election Holiday Reception!!!

December 3rd, 2014, by Midnet Media

Congressman Bob Gibbs
To Meet With Knox County Residents

Monday, December 15th.

5:30 P.M. to 7:30P.M.

Sips Coffee House & Deli
101 South Main Street in Mount Vernon

Light Refreshments To Be Served

2014 Slate Card

October 28th, 2014, by Midnet Media

2014 Slate Card Web

Republican Women’s Club Luncheon Meeting

October 13th, 2014, by Midnet Media

Knox County Republican Women’s Club
P.O. Box 1078
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

2014 Officers
Nancy Vail….President
Carol Sue Owens…..Vice-President
Debbie Malek, Secretary
Janis Seavolt, Treasurer
Margaret Elliott, Historian

Luncheon Meeting ~ Thursday, September 11th.
12:00 Noon ~ The Alcove Restaurant
$13 Per Person ~ Make Checks Payable to K.C.R.W.C.

Tossed Salad
Rolls and Butter
Coffee, Hot Tea, or Iced Tea

Chef Salad with Ham or Turkey Available Upon Request
If you order a chef salad, please indicate if you want it with ham or turkey when you make your reservation.

Reservations by Monday, September 8th. to Carol Sue Owens
740-397-0009 or
Unfulfilled luncheon reservations will be invoiced for payment.


Meet the Knox County Republican Candidates
For the November 4th. General Election

Roger Reed
Knox County Commissioner Candidate (Incumbent)

Jennifer Springer
Knox County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Candidate (Challenger)

50-50 Drawing & Door Prize Drawing

Hope To See You September 11th.

Why We Are Republicans

October 20th, 2011, by Midnet Media

The Republican Party, like our nation’s founders, believes that central government must be limited so that it never becomes powerful enough to infringe on the rights of individuals. The United States Constitution was an outline of limits of power of the government.

And, contrary to some people’s opinions, the Constitution is not an outdated document, but one that outlines the limits of government and gives us all liberty. We believe that the Constitution is central to our freedoms and liberties and it should NOT be marginalized.

We believe in a strong REPUBLIC, the root of the name of our party. A strong Republic is a nation of laws and limits on the central government. A Republic is very much different than a Democracy, where a simple majority rules.

We believe that free enterprise and the encouragement of individual initiative and incentive have given this nation an economic system second to none. We seek to foster the private sector and free up entrepreneurs by removing job-killing regulations and removing taxes that otherwise force U.S. companies overseas.

We believe that sound money management should be our goal. Our central bank (the Federal Reserve) should not be allowed to print money without oversight and a full and thorough audit should be required. The central bank has one tool in it’s arsenal: printing money, which causes inflation. Inflation is the silent tax on the people and because of this we seek to move again toward a stable, commodity-based monetary system.

We believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, age sex or national origin.

We believe that Americans value and should preserve their feeling of national strength and pride, and at the same time share with people everywhere a desire for peace and freedom and the extension of human rights throughout the world.

Finally, we believe that the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.

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Ohio GOP News

Speaking to the Youngstown Vindicator yesterday, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald continued to demonstrate how out of touch he is with Ohioans.

According to the Vindicator when speaking about driving without a license for years, FitzGerald said, “I didn’t pay attention to it. I didn’t get pulled over. I didn’t have a situation where I was getting away with something other people weren’t.“
The Ohio Republican Party released a new web video detailing how Democrat John “Carnocchio” Carney has been misleading and lying to Ohioans. “Carnocchio” Carney has been airing a negative television ad that has been labeled as false and misleading by at least three independent news organizations.