Chairman’s Blog

Chairman’s Blog and Newsletter – Summer 2016

Chairman’s Blog and Newsletter – Summer 2016

Hot in Cleveland! It’s been a long seven plus years with Barack Obama in the White House. America is worn out from his liberal policies, invasive executive orders and his belief that America has a lot of apologizing to do to the world. The Republican Party has been through a grueling process as we have […]

Protecting Our House

Protecting Our House

Have you ever seen the movie the “The Blind Side”? Recently, while watching it again, I realized I missed a very important moment in the opening lines. Michael Oher was a young African American high school boy virtually homeless living on his own in Memphis, Tennessee. He eventually found himself in the home of Sean […]

Judging a Book by Its Cover

Judging a Book by Its Cover

It sat on the corner of my desk and they all knew where it was and it’s power…the teacher’s demerit book. It was the dreaded scorekeeper of a student’s lack of progress, behavior problems or not complying with the rules. Picking up the “D book” (really a 99 cents composition book from the Dollar Store) […]

Chairman’s Blog: Prickly Paths

Chairman’s Blog: Prickly Paths

Who knew there were so many types of cactus in the world? I didn’t, but I found that out in Phoenix, Arizona when I had a few minutes to explore the grounds of the hotel that was host to the May 2015 Republican National Committee Spring Meeting. I spotted a “Cactus Garden” which peaked my […]

Stupid Democrat Tricks

Stupid Democrat Tricks

On Wednesday, the television world said goodbye to David Letterman as he hosted his last show. One of Mr. Letterman’s famous and most entertaining segments was called ‘Stupid Pet Tricks’. If you’ve never seen one of the spots, here’s a link to the very first one. From every walk of life, people came to Letterman’s […]

Chairman’s Blog: Say What?

Chairman’s Blog: Say What?

I learned quickly as a 5th grade teacher to never begin a question with the word “WHY” when addressing a student with a discipline problem. In the student’s mind, their “why” answer validated their behavior. It gave them a platform to articulate, often in a defensive tone, the foundation of their perfectly logical reason for […]

Taking Our Eyes off of the Prize

Taking Our Eyes off of the Prize

I hope your Easter and Passover remembrances were wonderful and blessed. Honestly, my Easter day was odd. That’s not a word often associated with Easter, but it was for me this year. For the first time in 30 years, I did not have one of my children at home for Easter. Therefore, my husband and […]

She Nailed It!

As one of only six women who are GOP State Chairs, I find myself saying things that are out of the norm from the ChairMEN of the past. For example, “Where can I get my hair done?”, “Hold on while I switch out my heels to my flats” or “Where is a good nail salon?” […]

Chairwoman Lathan and Senator Richard Shelby visit in Mobile

Welcome to the Chairman’s Blog!

Welcome to the Chairman’s Blog! I am looking forward to sharing news, events and happenings with you as I travel the state and work within the Party to keep in touch with you on our mission together. The last month has been overwhelming with good wishes, prayers and support. It is a clear message to […]

Bill Armistead takes the stage as ALGOP Chairman for the first time in 2011.

Farewell from Chairman Bill Armistead

It was four years ago this weekend that the Alabama Republican State Executive Committee elected me as its Chairman. It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve the Party in this capacity. As I wrote a few weeks ago, there is a season for everything, and after much prayer I have determined […]