Yesterday, I had the privilege to attend the Michigan Young Republicans’ Kick-Off Party (I was finally able to meet Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson the Great). It was a lot of fun. I met a lot of new people and saw some friends that I hadn’t seen in a while.
But the best thing about it was the turnout. We had Representative Joe Knollenberg and L. Brooks Patterson there, as well as Michigan Representative Marty Knollenberg and quite a few others.
The group launched its website the same day: www.michiganyr.com. Go check it out.
So far, we have groups chartered in:
- Ingham County
- Genessee County
- Kalamazoo County
- Kent County
- Macomb County
- Oakland County
- Washtenaw County
- Wayne County
This is really a great organization to be in. I was one of the ones who helped start the Wayne County group (under the great leadership of our current Chair, Angelique Rea), and our group has grown nicely in just under a year.
If you’re in one of those 8 counties, I’d highly recommend checking out your local group, and if you’re not, start your own. The group really is a great way to get involved and meet a lot of nice Republicans.