This morning at the Cobb County GOP Breakfast, a third candidate added her name to the race for Cobb County GOP Chair; lifelong resident of Marietta, GA, a business leader and recent Cobb RA member, Salleigh Grubbs.
Salleigh joins a race that has two Republican women running for Chair, Pam Alayon and Dr. Lisa Adkins. Salleigh’s motivation to join the race came after witnessing the frustrating outcomes of the 2020 general election where Cobb County lost every seat and majority except for the School Board. Like many conservative patriots, Salleigh has expressed her fear for the direction that our Country and County is headed and Saturday morning she stated that we have a trust problem in the Republican Party. During her announcement Salleigh said, “What defines us are our principles, our Conservative principles,” which reiterates a message the Cobb RA has promoted for years!
According to her speech and press release, for the past 30 years Salleigh has proven her leadership skills as a successful business executive in the Chemical Coating Industry. She has been involved in Civic organizations and Politics throughout her adult life as a citizen advocate who defends our Constitution, promotes Republican values and the principles of smaller government, lower taxes and education. Salleigh’s civic involvement includes the following activities: current Treasurer of the Chemical Coaters Association of Georgia and the past president, former Voice of Democracy Judge for the Veterans of Foreign Wars and past member of the Marietta Middle School SGT. Since the 2020 Election Salleigh has been working every day to restore Republican principles, defend freedom and fight for election integrity in her county and state.
Salleigh announced that she was proud to have received several endorsements from notable politicos. The admired conservative former Cobb County Board of Commissioner Chairman, Bill Byrne said of her: “Cobb County is in dire need for strong and conservative party leadership to address the needs of the Republican Party and it is with a great deal of pleasure to support and endorse Salleigh Grubbs to lead the party into the future.”
Conservative Radio talk show host, John Fredrick’s told his listeners that Salleigh is doing exactly what needs to be done all across America; she is the perfect person that is needed to make the necessary changes in the Cobb County Republican Party. In a press release he also had this to say; “More conservative America First agenda citizens like Salleigh Grubbs need to step up and run for office – whether it is for the Republican Party, or local, state and national offices!” You can read more about Salleigh on her website https://rallywithsalleigh.com/.
While the other two candidates in the race have been involved in volunteer officer positions with the GOP organization in Cobb in recent years, Salleigh said she was a part of the Cobb GOP thirty years ago, and decided to get closely involved again after witnessing the upsetting results of the recent elections. Like many new activists, Salleigh has been expressing for weeks “a fire in her belly,” as one of her supporters put it, “to fix what’s wrong with Republican politics in Georgia.”
Other speakers at the breakfast also took time to promote candidates for Chair this morning. Dave Tulka, the candidate on Pam Alayon’s slate for Treasurer gave a rousing speech for his team’s candidacy, and took pride in keeping within the two-minute time limits allowed for sponsors at the breakfasts.
Debra Williams, who has formerly served as one of the Presidents of the Cobb RAs, also spoke to endorse Dr. Lisa Adkins, and encouraged delegates to base their votes not on superficialities, not merely on skin-color, gender, or friendship, but based on competency. “Vote with your heads, and not your hearts,” Williams passionately proclaimed.
In addition to receiving an endorsement from Williams, Adkins also received an endorsement from lobbyist Brad Carver, who has worked with Lisa in the 11th District GOP Committee. Carver was investigated several years ago due to Cobb and Cherokee County RA members discovering he had donated to Democrats while serving as a Republican official. After a reluctant apology, Carver seems to have reformed his ways, although many still see a conflict of interest involved in his serving as a for-profit lobbyist for major business interests at the State Capitol while also serving as a Republican officer. Even so, Carver recently Chaired a committee tasked with delineating what solutions the state legislature could implement to solve the election fraud. It’s unclear how and whether Carver is actually leveraging any of his lobbying connections at the state Capitol to pressure legislators to actually implement those recommendations, and how we would be able to verify if he was.
As far as the Cobb County Chairman’s race is concerned, the Cobb County Republican Assembly has in the past hosted candidate forums and endorsement conventions for Cobb RA members to vote to endorse a candidate in a party election. The Cobb RA Executive Committee has indicated they have plans in the works to host such an event soon for this race in the weeks ahead.