Regarding having Vern step down, the GOP county central committee would choose a
successor, most likely Fred Tilman. This is what they are aiming for. The voters
have spoken. Vern won. It doesn’t matter with whom he associates.
Tilman and Yzaguirre supported Democrat Paul Woods, at least informally. In
a search of 2010 Sunshine Reports, Democrats have supported Tilman and Yzaguirre
with campaign contributions and Republicans have supported Democrats with
contributions. See statute below.
The GOP also has supported gays, despite their platform. Politics
as usual, but I hope Vern has the good sense not to bite. Who cares what they think
once he’s in office in January 2011. These folks are just unpaid volunteers in a “private” political organization. They do, however, have the power to choose county successors.
CLICK BELOW TO READ THE LAW
NOMINATIONS — CONVENTIONS — PRIMARY ELECTIONS
34-715.Filling of vacancies occurring before or after primary election. Vacancies
that occur during the ten (10) day period before a primary election, or after the
primary election but at least ten (10) days before the general election in the slate
of candidates of any political party, except candidates for precinct committeeman,
shall be filled in the following manner:
(1) By the county central committee if it is a vacancy by a candidate for a county
(2) By the legislative district central committee if it is a vacancy by a candidate
for the state legislature.
(3) By the state central committee if it is a vacancy by a candidate for a federal
or a state office.
The county and legislative district central committee shall fill the vacancy within
fifteen (15) days from the date the vacancy occurred. The state central committee
shall fill the vacancy within thirty (30) days from the date the vacancy occurred.
Any political party candidate so appointed by the proper central committee must, in
order to have his name on the general ballot, file a declaration of candidacy and
pay the required filing fee.
Vacancies that occur in a slate of candidates for precinct committeeman within ten
(10) days prior to the primary election shall not be filled
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