As my term as Chairman of our Lancaster County Republican Party comes to an end today, I want to express my gratitude to all our volunteers, activists, and contributors that have been so supportive of our efforts these past two years. When you elected me as your Chair two years ago our goal was to professionalize our operations and strengthen our candidate support with stronger fundraising and more direct voter contact. I’m proud to report that over the last two years our fundraising improved by 55% over the previous two year period, and in the most recent municipal election we had the highest level of direct voter contacts on record. In addition to these successes we hired professional staff, improved our financial transparency, hosted more than a dozen meetings with our senior elected leaders, conducted two candidate training academies, invested in permanent absentee ballot registration, launched a precinct captain program, and took steps to strengthen the pro-life cause in our platform and decision making process.
While these successes are significant, much work remains. The demands of my duties in State government are such that I’ve made the difficult decision that the Party will be better served by a leader with more time to devote to Party operations.
I’m proud that we are leaving the Party in a stronger position than we found it, and with your help, the leaders we elect at our convention tonight can build upon this foundation. I invite you to join me in extending to them our full support as they continue on the journey we’ve begun to build an impactful, professional, and conservative Republican Party in Lancaster County.
Chairman Jason Jackson
Farewell Message from Chairman Jason Jackson