POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Former police chief to discuss Islam at Tea Party meeting

David Bores, the former police chief of Woodstock, will discuss Islam in America during the Tuesday, July 29 meeting of the Gwinnett Tea Party. According to party founder Steve Ramey, Bores will focus on the effects of Islam on women and children. Additional details are available online at gwinnettteaparty.org.

The meeting will be held in the third floor meeting room above Ippolito’s located at 350 Town Center Avenue in Suwanee and is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Everson to address Barrow GOP

Melvin Everson, former labor commissioner candidate and current executive director of the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity, will be the guest speaker at the July 21 meeting of the Barrow Republican Party.

The Barrow GOP meets at the Winder Woman’s Club, located at 15 W. Midland Ave. in Winder. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.barrowgop.org.

Gwinnett Democratic Party to meet July 22

The monthly business meeting of the Gwinnett Democratic Party will take place on Tuesday, July 22, at party headquarters located at 455 Grayson Highway, Suite 125, in Lawrenceville. Social time begins at 7 p.m. The meeting follows at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. Visit gwinnettdemocrats.com for additional details.

Hice endorsed by conservative group

Liberty Conservatives, an online political community, has endorsed Jody Hice in the race for U.S. Congress District 10.

“Jody Hice’s opponent is a moderate Republican who is actively urging Democrats to vote for him in the runoff, showing that he would rather align himself with the progressives than champion the Constitution, as Jody will do in Congress,” a Liberty Conservatives representative said in a statement released by the Hice campaign. “Liberty Conservatives proudly endorses Jody Hice for Georgia’s 10th district.”

Former Gwinnett GOP chair endorses Kingston

Bruce LeVell, the former chairman of the Gwinnett County Republican Party, has announced his support for senatorial candidate Rep. Jack Kingston.

“Jack Kingston is absolutely the right choice to be our nominee in November,” said LeVell in a press release. “He will be the strongest candidate against the Democrats, and he will fight for the conservative values we hold dear, like the FairTax.”

Calling Kingston “a strong fiscal and social conservative who understands the importance of those who work in the trenches for the party,” Levell added that Kingston’s opponent “does not understand the importance of those who do the work that grows the GOP, putting out yard signs, making phone calls and knocking on doors.”

Levell, a former Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners candidate, owns and operates a small business and works with several community and church organizations.

Voters head to the polls Tuesday

The general primary runoff will take place this Tuesday, July 22. Several major races are on the ballot. Republican voters will choose their candidate for U.S. Senate, state school superintendent, U.S. Congress District 10 and State Senate District 9. On the Democratic side, voters will select a state school superintendent candidate.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Voters may view sample ballots and their election day polling place my visiting the “My Voter Page” on the Georgia Secretary of State website at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

As of July 18, 4,518 of Gwinnett’s 457,111 registered voters had cast ballots during the advance voting period.

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.