The oldest Republican Women's club on record was founded in Salt Lake City in the early 1870's. The National Federation of Republican Women was chartered in 1938 in Chicago, Illinois. With Dwight Eisenhower and Congressman Jonas of NC
 running successful campaigns in 1952 the North Carolina Republican Women's club was born. In 1953, the NC club joined with the NFRW to
become the North Carolina Federation of
Republican Women. There were 14 clubs in
the newly chartered NCFRW.
One of those clubs was created when ten
 women joined together to form the Wake
County Republican Women's Club. The three
 women who chartered the Wake County Club were: Helen Lehew, Reva Rothrock, and Beatrice Summers.

The Objectives of this organization are:

To promote and inform the electorate through political education and activity;

To increase the effectiveness of women in the cases of good government, through active political participation;

To foster loyalty to the Republican Party and to promote its principles and candidates in all elections, including non- partisan elections;

To build a two-party system and increase membership in the Republican Party in Wake County, and

To work for the election of the Republican Party's nominees

NC Lt. Governor Dan Forest
& Alice Forest
Honorary WCRWC Members



I am a Republican Because...

I BELIEVE the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.

I BELIEVE in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.

I BELIEVE free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.

I BELIEVE government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.

I BELIEVE the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performedby individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least.

I BELIEVE the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.

I BELIEVE Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new
and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.

I BELIEVE Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.

FINALLY, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into
 positive and successful principles of government.
John Odom 
Raleigh City Council Member

Council Member Odom was first elected to the Raleigh City Council in 1993 and he continued to serve for an unprecedented five terms until 2003. He returned to the City Council in 2009. He is proud to represent the residents of District B, which includes much of the northeastern part of Raleigh. He currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem, following his unanimous selection by his fellow council members in October 2014.

Mr. Odom is a decorated Vietnam War Veteran, serving from 1967 to 1969. He also served as the executive director of the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association and is the owner of three Meineke car care centers.

Never losing sight of his commitment to public service, Odom, was the Republican nominee for State Insurance Commissioner in 2008.

2014 WCRWC Executive Board
Bethany Hudson
Lori Phillips
Lynn Jenkins
 Sarah Wetherby
Rhonda Hayes
 Brenda McLean
Eileen McIntyre


“Firearms are second only to the
Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.”
— George Washington 

Upcoming Meeting
April 16th, 2015
NC State University Club
4200 Hillsborough St.
 Raleigh, NC

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Deadline: Monday April 13th, 2015

Those who joined us in March heard from:

Donnie Harrison
Sheriff of Wake County


John Odom
Raleigh City Council Member


Donnie Harrison was first elected Sheriff of Wake County in 2002, and was reelected to a second, third and fourth term in 2006, 2010 and 2014. He is the first certified law enforcement officer to be elected Sheriff in Wake County. Before serving Wake County as its Sheriff, Donnie Harrison was a veteran law enforcement officer, May 10, 2014, marked his 47th year in law enforcement.

For 26 years he served on the North Carolina Highway Patrol, being assigned to Wake County during his entire career. In addition to working Wake County, Sheriff Harrison served as Chief of Security for the Lieutenant Governor, 1988-92, and also taught numerous courses at the Highway Patrol Academy. Sheriff Harrison has the rare distinction of having received the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine not once but twice from two different governors. He retired in 1993 at the rank of Sergeant.

Sheriff Harrison has also been recognized as one of Wake County’s top canine search and rescue handlers. Even before he was elected Sheriff, he trained his own dogs and voluntarily offered his services to find lost Alzheimer’s patients, lost children, and to track down criminal suspects for local law enforcement agencies.

Sheriff Harrison grew up in Bear Grass, North Carolina. He currently lives in Garner and is a member of Holland United Methodist church. He has two daughters, one granddaughter and one grandson.

Political Contributions

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mailing address, job or profession
 and name of employer or
employer's specific field for
each contribution for individuals whose aggregate contributions
exceed $50 in an election cycle.

No business funds are allowed.

This Donation is NOT tax

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