Convention Wrapup

by admin on August 17, 2014

I’d like to thank everyone for a great convention.  From our wonderful volunteers to our sub-caucus chairs to all the event participants, it was great to see  the energy generated from the new format for selecting Delegates and Alternates.  I’m hearing from many that they liked the ability to pick the delegates within their community as well as the camaraderie generated by caucusing with their neighbors.  While there are certainly a number of adjustments to be made to continue to improve the process, I believe it is definitely a step in the right direction.  If you have any feedback about the convention, either positive or constructive, please forward to  We are committed to improving this approach to ensure Macomb County continues to have fully fair and inclusive conventions in the future.

Rob Montilla
Chairman, Macomb County Republican Party

Numbering of Alternates

In each Sub-Caucus, Alternates were identified and placed in numerical order.  However, within a Congressional District, all of the Alternates from the various Sub-Caucuses still need to be brought together and combined into one overall Alternate list.

The Rules adopted by the full convention covered this as follows:

6. The Permanent Chair of the Convention will implement a rotating Alternate elevation process to prioritize municipal sub-caucuses based on the vote for the Republican candidate for President in 2012 (Mitt Romney) in descending order. In this method, the first Alternate from each sub-caucus will be listed, then the second Alternate from each sub-caucus and so on, until all Alternates are slotted.

This essentially means Alternates will continually rotate across the Sub-Caucuses.  This maintains equal representation across the county’s communities as Alternates are elevated.

To see how the Alternates are numbered overall for the District, see the documents below.  Find the column listing the Sub-Caucus you were in and the row that indicates your Alternate number in your Sub-Caucus.  Where the two points meet is your Alternate Number for the District.

Alternate Order for the 9th District

Alternate Order for the 10th District


Convention Information Forum

by admin on August 4, 2014

There will be an informational session to walk through all of the steps of the convention including apportionment on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 7 p.m.

This forum will provide information about the county convention on August 14, 2014 including:

  • A walk through of a sample agenda of the Convention
  • A review of the key rules of the Convention
  • Details about the use of the Apportionment method for selecting Delegates and Alternates to the State Convention.

If you have not attended a convention before, this session will provide you with important information in order for you to be better prepared.

This program is geared to provide information to delegates that will be attending the county convention on August 14 but all are welcome to attend.  Even veterans of the convention process may want to hear information about the use of the Apportionment method of selecting delegates to the state convention — a different process being used in Macomb County for this cycle.

This event will be held at the Macomb Regional Field Office located at 13441 Hall Rd. in Utica, MI (just north of Buy Buy Baby in the old Fashion Bug space).

Click Here to see the Call to Convention and other convention documents including the State Party Rules


2014 Unity Ice Cream Social

by admin on July 31, 2014

Now that we have our candidates, the time has come for us to unite to make a difference for the betterment of our communities.

You are invited to the

2014 Unity Ice Cream Social

featuring Guest Speakers
Brian Calley, Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
Terri Lynn Land
Candidate for U.S. Senate
and other local GOP candidates for office

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7 p.m.

at the Macomb Regional Field Office
located at 13441 Hall Rd. in Utica, MI
(just north of Buy Buy Baby in the old Fashion Bug space)

This is a free event for ALL Republicans in Macomb County to attend.

While this is a free event, we do appreciate your help in getting an accurate head count for ice cream.

If you will be coming, please RSVP to Linda Torp at or 586-465-2203.
You can also contact Linda if you have any questions.

Click Here for a Flyer for the Event


State Rep. Jeff Farrington Walk Days

by Rob Montilla on July 27, 2014

Jeff Farrington Group Walk Day Sept 13th AND Sept. 27 from 1pm-4pm with dinner and refreshments to follow afterwards. Please have the rsvp to me at or 586-388-2057


Join us on Friday, September 12, 2014 for State Representative Jeff Farrington’s 4th Annual Rib-Fest Barbeque.

It will be held at Grant Park in Utica starting at 5:30 pm, with Dinner serving starting at 6:00 pm.

The cost is $30 per person or $75 for the whole family!

Please RSVP your attendance by September 5th.Call or email Matt at 586-388-2057