Moore County’s Miriam Chu looking at NCGOP vice-chairman job

She’s a mom.  A physician’s wife. An artist.  A retired corporate executive.   An experienced grassroots politico and worker. 

But Moore County’s Miriam Chu would like to add one more item to her CV:  vice-chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party. 

With Michele Nix, the current occupant of that post, running for Congress,  the VC position will be open.

Chu has held a number of positions within her local Republican Party organization.  She’s vice-chairman of  The Moore Republican Women’s Club and has held various leadership roles within Moore Tea Citizens.

At the state party’s convention two years ago, Chu came within  a whisker of knocking off the party’s incumbent RNC committeewoman, Dr. Ada Fisher.

Chu tells us she’d like to bring her skills and experience from the corporate world to the vice-chairman’s post:

“In my role with a Sanford-based manufacturing company, I regularly found myself playing the role of trouble-shooter and diplomat.  If  there was a problem in the production area, I was frequently dispatched to help find a solution.  If conflicts arose between employees and managers, or between the company and its vendors or customers, I regularly found myself part of the team effort to reach a solution that all sides could live with.  

In the state Republican Party, we have a lot of different folks with a lot of different ideas about things.  It’s important that we leave people feeling they’ve been listened to and treated fairly, while continuing to grow the party, recruit and elect great candidates, and protect and uphold the ideals that make our party great. “

Lee County GOP chairman Jim Womack is already campaigning for state party chairman.  He is seeking to replace incumbent Robin Hayes, who IS seeking another term.

15 thoughts on “Moore County’s Miriam Chu looking at NCGOP vice-chairman job

  1. Miriam would be the perfect fit. She is smart, strong, informed and has a firm grasp on all issues and players.

    She is not afraid or wowed by political bosses.

    Between her and Jim Womack they could make NC’s Republican leadership at the state level great again.

  2. If she’s a Moore County Republican, she’s got to be world-class! Hillsborough Street has got to be cleaned out. Miriam has the broom!

  3. If Womack/Chu head the state party, and don’t join the swamp, I will consider registering as Republican.

    1. Well then I will be the first to say Welcome Back !!! if the good people return the party can be great again

    2. How about regisrering now and help us make it happen? Of course, it may be too late, if you’ve missed your county convention. So I wish you had thought of it sooner.

  4. Chu is a great candidate. She was probably elected National Committeewoman at the 2016 convention except for the crooked vote counting after the establishment played stall ball and the bent convention chairman, Barry Miller, allowed a standing vote instead of the proper voting procedure. If we want honest votes at the upcoming convention, we do not need Miller. The tellers in that standing vote proclaimed an extremely narrow margin for the incumbent, but everyone I talked to from various vantage points on the floor said that it was obvious that more delegates were standing for Chu. I hope she gets an honest vote this time.

    1. Well, she’ll get a different kind of vote for sure, as Party rules mandate a weighted vote per county for Vice Chair. Which can be falsified, too. Last time, I watched Womack get better than 50 percent out of Wake County, even better in Guilford County (15 of 25 delegates voted Womack, a host of rural counties also went for Womack and the final tally not only said Hayes won, but by a pretty large margin, The problem with the weighted vote is that by using spreadsheet magic, you decrease transparency by decreasing the time the delegates have to closely inspect the vote sheet, because it’s a small font on the big screen and that sheet disappears fast once a winner is declared. Another problem from last year, is that vote transparency in other matters vanished with the introduction of electronic voting. Every county delegation ought to have a problem with that innovation.

  5. There is almost no need for additional nominations as Miriam has what it will take to get the job done. She has my full support, and that of many Eastern North Carolinians who suported her for National Committeewoman 2 years ago with a questionable election. Our new electronic voting devices, with proper oversight, should address this in Concord.

    1. Carl, you are so right about Miriam! I so hope you are also right about the election being honest, but I will believe it when I see it. I’ve seen too much dishonestly and subterfuge over the years that I have become too much the cynic, and I hate that.

  6. John Lewis, just elected General Counsel, sent text messages out this afternoon, saying he was running for Vice Chairman. He obviously got the list of cell phone numbers from NCGOP. Have they provided that list to Chu as well, or are we seeing a thumb on the scales from headquarters?

  7. Miriam Chu is the woman for the job, someone constitutional conservatives can trust for a change, along with Jim Womack as Chair.

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