Adorned in American flag buntings and 'Elect McCain, Palin' banners, 136 Locust Street officially opened as the Oxford Area Republicans headquarters (OARH) last Friday, September 19.A crowd of supporters gathered in front of the new campaign office to welcome distinguished guests such as Representative Joe Pitts and Senator Dominic Pileggi. The crowd of nearly 80 people cheered as candidate for State Representative of the 13th District John Lawrence took the microphone to speak about the importance of voting, the agenda and policy of the Republican Party, some of its candidates and the local community.

Stop in at the campaign headquarters to pick up lawn signs, bumper stickers and other giveaways to show support for the Republican Party candidates. The office also welcomes visitors who have questions or wish to register to vote. Absentee ballots can also be obtained at the office.

Now that the Oxford Area Republicans headquarters has commemorated their presence in the heart of the Oxford community, its committee members hope to continue to offer knowledge to locals about each of the party's candidates.

The Republican Committee of Chester County consists of 450 committee positions, 267 precincts, and 28 areas to better serve the citizens of Chester County. Citizens of each precint elect committee people who act as a constituent's contact for any questions, comments or information regarding the candidates, Party or committee.

The members of the committees then elect an Area Chair who serves as the leader of their district and as a member of the Chester County Republican Executive Committee.

The OARH in Oxford serves the Elk, East Nottingham, West Nottingham, Oxford, Lower Oxford and Upper Oxford areas.

The Republican Committee of Chester County is located at 15 South Church Street in West Chester, Pa. The Committee Chairman is Skip Brion, Executive Director is Christine Thomas and Political Director is Rob Brooks.

More events are planned for the upcoming months, so stay tuned.

Remember-The countdown to the election is only 46 more days; and there are only 17 more days to register to vote-so stop in today.

Voter registration can be done and absentee ballots requested at the Pennsylvania GOP website, www.pagop.org, or at www.republicanccc.com.

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