There was much speculation that Joe Dendy might be nominated from the floor of the Georgia GOP Convention for Chairman. That speculation ended this morning. Joe and his wife, Billie, Dendy are endorsing John Padgett for Georgia GOP Chair. This makes John Padgett the front runner in the race—today.
In a letter to supporters:
Over the last several months I have had friends and colleagues from all over this great state encourage me to run for Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party. I have been humbled by the outpouring of support, and please know that I am truly grateful for the faith my friends place in me.
After prayerful consideration, and with the full support of my wife, Billie, I have made the decision not to seek the office of Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party. That decision was largely based on the fact there already is a candidate running who will move this Party forward, my friend John Padgett. He is a proven, principled and strong leader, and I am fully confident in his ability to take our Party to new and greater heights.
John Padgett is a proven grassroots leader. From the grassroots of the Party to the Board Room, John doesn’t just “talk the talk”… he “walks the walk.” For thirty-five years, John has worked for the sake of our Party while building businesses and creating jobs. I know John will be a servant-leader we can count on.
John Padgett is a principled conservative. While many ebb and flow with what’s popular, John has always stood strong in his traditional conservative values. John is a taxpayer’s champion, a protector of the Constitution and an advocate for limited government and individual freedom.
John Padgett is a strong person. A dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, John doesn’t do anything halfway. At the helm of the Georgia Republican Party, we can count on John to exude a contagious passion for our Party and the principles we hold dear.
I encourage you to read John’s 10-Point “Conservative Action Plan” at www.padgettforgagopchair.com. Without a doubt, John is the right leader, right now, and I am proud to support his candidacy.
Thanks again for your continued support, and I hope you will join me in supporting John Padgett for Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party. If you wish to discuss with me how I arrived at this decision, please do not hesitate to call me.