What is the State Committee?
The State Committee consists of one man and one woman, each an enrolled Republican, from each senatorial district in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Cape & Islands State Committee District consists of the towns of Barnstable, Mashpee, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard.
The State Committee is a volunteer position within the Massachusetts Republican Party.
Here is a summary of the job description of the State Committee from the Mass GOP by-laws:
Operations: Each Regular Member of a district is individually responsible for advising and assisting the local committees in his / her district. Each Regular Member shall periodically attend business meetings of the local committees in his or her district. The State Chair shall have jurisdiction over all disputes regarding local committee operations and the Chair’s decision shall be binding on all parties. Regular Members shall work with State Committee personnel to assure local committee activity in:
- recruiting candidates for partisan and non-partisan local, county and state public office;
- acting as a standing campaign committee to assist Republican candidates for partisan and non-partisan local, county and state public office;
- raising funds at the local level to further local committee efforts and to aid Republican candidates;
- identifying newly-registered Republicans at the local level and soliciting their participation in the local committee;
- organizing registration drives and getting out the vote;
- providing local newspapers with favorable news releases and letters to the editor;
- organizing meetings, rallies, seminars and social events;
- assuring the preparation and adoption of local committee by-laws consistent with these by-laws;