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Pooser steps down from GOP state committee

Special to the Times
The Apalach Times

Franklin County's Mr. Republican, Ned Pooser, has announced his resignation as state committeeman in a letter to Franklin Republican Chair Kristy Banks.

Pooser, 79, cited health reasons for his departure.

Pooser previously served four years as county chairman, and the last 15 years as Republican state committeeman. He was county Chairman for Trump's 2016 presidential election, and delivered every county precinct to Trump in that year's primary election.

He deflects any personal credit for the Trump sweep. “Trump was, and remains, the perfect candidate with an uncanny ability to connect with the people,” Pooser said.

He said he is thankful for his 20-plus years of service with the Franklin County Executive Committee, beginning with precinct committeeman, and that he will continue to support Donald Trump and the conservative message;.

“It is time for a younger person to take over,” he said.

Pooser credited the late Willie Norred, former Franklin Republican chairman, and longtime Franklin County Republican Committeewoman Joyce Estes, for inspiring him to serve.

The state committeeman serves as the liaison between the county and state Republican parties, and is expected to attend all quarterly meetings of both the state and county parties

Any Franklin County Republican male interested in serving as state committeeman should contact Banks at 670-1255.