Cepicky resigns as GOP chairman to focus on campaign
By JAMES BENNETT firstname.lastname@example.org
Maury County Republican Party Chairman Scott Cepicky said Monday he’s stepping down to focus on his campaign for state representative.
Cepicky and Maury County Commission Chairman Michael Fulbright have announced they’re running for the seat being vacated by state Rep. Sheila Butt, R-Columbia. The two will face off in a Aug. 2 primary for the Republican nomination. Cepicky has been the local GOP chairman since February 2015.
“Working alongside the dedicated members of the executive committee we have made much progress moving the conservative platform forward,” Cepicky said. “We have more than tripled our membership and significantly increased our financial resources. We have funds available to help elect our local candidates.
“Attendance at the annual Reagan Day Dinner has increased steadily. In 2017, we hosted the only dinner in the state that had all six Republican candidates for governor in attendance. The Maury County GOP just completed our first nominating convention to elect Republicans to the August ballot in the local elections.”
The former professional baseball player, who works at Regions Bank as a mortgage loan originator, said he believes the enthusiasm of the party will continue. The local party’s executive committee will meet next month to choose a successor, Cepicky said.
“As I step down from the chairmanship of the party to focus on my campaign, I know the hard work of the local Republican Party will continue. Our platform of lower taxes, smaller more efficient government, less regulation and personal and civil liberties protected and granted by the Constitution will continue to stand strong.
“I look forward to meeting and hearing from the people of Maury County as we work to make this the best place to work, live and raise a family,” he added.
“I would like to thank Scott for his service to our party,” Fulbright said.