Hamilton County Republican Party Holds Biennial Conventions On Saturday

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Hamilton County Republican Party will hold its Biennial Reorganization Conventions on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Hixson Middle School Gymnasium at 5681 Old Hixson Pike, Hixson, Tn. 37343.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 9 - 10 a.m. - Registration and Sign-in
  • 10 a.m. - Delegate and Alternate Selection
  • Lunch Break
  • 3 p.m. - Election of New Officers 

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