This, in & of itself, is a big deal as it will signify the first time that the home county has been a tripartisan one in over 8 yrs.
Previously, as some readers may remember, the East Metro LP had a presence in Covington & Newton Co. from 2005 until, officially, 2013. The party then went defunct.
As several folks that this writer has spoken to have attested -- the time had definitely come to remedy that situation & that's where we are at now.
According to party Chair Ryan Ralston, it was way past time for a return of 3rd-party politics to our area & the party is very excited about "shaking things up ...& [challenging] the status quo.'
In addition to Mr. Ralston, the rest of the new party's executive committee is comprised of Beth Moye Shaffer, Gabbie Fox & Renee Fraudy.
In the spirit of full disclosure, your semi-esteemed Editor was involved w/ the East Metro LP back in the day & is planning on being involved w/ the LP of Newton Co as a regular member.
I know some will tell you that you shouldn't officially be involved w/ a political party if you're a journalist but I'm fortunate in that I am not your regular run-of-the-mill journalist, but rather a Citizen Journalist.
I Do What I Want!
(and ain't that just so damn Libertarian?)
By all accounts, this is looking to be a big get-together for lovers of liberty in & around the home county as well as being a historic evening by virtue of a new, vital entity becoming part & parcel of the Body Politic of Newton & the Great State of Georgia.