Gov. Kemp recognizes FoCo Young Republicans for 2022 campaign efforts

Justine Lookenott
Gov. Brian Kemp with the Forsyth County Young Republicans on March 16Photo byForsyth County Young Republicans

(Forsyth County, GA) Gov. Brian Kemp recognized several members of the Forsyth County Young Republicans for their door-knocking efforts during the 2022 general and runoff elections.

Last year, the Georgia Young Republicans (GYR) held a door-knocking event in Columbus in which chapters from around the state and country campaigned for Kemp and other Republican candidates.

About ten members of the Forsyth County Young Republicans knocked on approximately 810 doors, beating out the other chapters for the most doors.

Kemp presented them with a belt from the GYR on Thursday, March 16 to award their accomplishments.

Scott Jackson, the chairman of the Forsyth County Young Republicans, said the belt is a new tradition the GYR is starting.

“Every four years we’re going to have a governor [candidate] win a primary and then they're going to need doors knocked for them,” Jackson said. “So the whole point of the belt is, ideally, it’ll move around from chapter to chapter that does the best every four years, so basically a four-year competition.”
Members of the Forsyth County Young Republicans (Chairman Scott Jackson is third from the right)Photo byForsyth County Young Republicans

The Columbus event was just one of the campaigning activities the group was involved in. Jackson said about 25 to 30 members knocked on a total of 21,449 doors during the general and runoff elections.

“We did four or five state deployments that year and we also did two of our own deployments just in Forsyth County,” Jackson said. “One of which was the biggest in the state that almost 100 people showed up to.”

He believes this is why they also won “Small Chapter of the Year” by the GYR. Jackson himself was also named “Man of the Year.”

As for the 2024 election season, he expects they will perform with the “same excellence” they did in 2022.

More information on the Forsyth County Young Republicans can be found on their Facebook page.

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I cover local news in Forsyth County, GA. My debut into the writing world began at the age of 10 when I won an essay contest in Around Acworth Magazine in which I wrote about spending the summer with my pet goat, Eclair. Since graduating from Kennesaw State University, I have been published in several newspapers and magazines in the Atlanta area including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta School Guide, What Now Atlanta, Newcomer Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal and the Cherokee Tribune.

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