"The grand ideas of Ronald Reagan live…in young Americans like Jason Shepherd…"

The Georgia Vine: GEORGIA WINS BIG AT NATIONAL YOUNG REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

Boston, Massachusetts, 07/13/2003

The Georgia Young Republicans took a delegation to the National Young Republican Convention in Boston and made the biggest impact of any state.

The national convention elected Georgia Young Republican Chairman Jason A. Waters as Secretary of the national State Chairman’s Association and long time Georgia Republican Party Vice-chairman Jason Shepherd to Regional Vice Chairman covering the South East Region for the Nation.

“It is a real honor to have Georgia represented so well nationally,” said Chairman Waters.

“Georgia elected the first Republican Governor in 2002, put us on the national political scene in 2003 with our Young Republican elections in 2003 and landed the G-8 Summit for 2004. What a great time to be a Republican in Georgia.”

“I’m excited to bring the grass-roots work I’ve done with the state party of Georgia to the other nine states in the region” said Shepherd.

The Georgia Young Republicans represent Republicans in the state between the ages of 18 and 40. With headquarters in Marietta, the Georgia Young Republicans is the largest republican auxiliary in the state.

Georgia Young Republican Chairman Jason A. Waters is a native of Cobb County and a 1998 graduate of the University of Georgia. While at UGA he served as Vice-President of the student body and as the student member of the search committee that chose Michael Adams as President. Waters lives in Marietta and is a vice-president with Wachovia bank covering the small business market in metro Atlanta.

Jason Shepherd is a 1998 graduate of the University of Georgia where he studied political science and helped grow the UGA college republicans to the largest club in the country. Shepherd lives in Atlanta and is the Executive Assistant to Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine.