The Central Committee of the Republican Party of North Carolina has announced that it will hold its 2014 State Convention in Cherokee. North Carolina. Central Committee members spent last weekend in Cherokee to plan the convention.
“We are very excited to have our 2014 NC Republican Party State Convention in Cherokee, North Carolina,” stated Republican Party chairman Claude Pope. “The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Principal Chief Michell Hicks have been wonderful hosts. We are looking forward to bringing our convention to the Great Smoky Mountains of Western, North Carolina.”
Pope continued, “Tourism is a top industry in North Carolina and Cherokee is one of our state’s largest tourist attractions. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel is one of the few places in the state that can handle the size of our convention. Harrah’s is a model for economic development by providing over 5,000 jobs for the community without any state incentives. Republicans around the state are excited to visit Cherokee in 2014.”
Principal Chief Michell Hicks commented, “The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is pleased to host the North Carolina Republican Party to our homelands for their annual convention. “We believe our homelands are the most beautiful in the state and we look forward to sharing our story, culture, history and town with the North Carolina Republican Party. We welcome visitors to our area and are particularly pleased that the NC Republicans have chosen Cherokee for their state convention.”
– Republican Party of North Carolina