Tom Z Speech Friday to ORP and Post Vote Press Conference Video

Yesterday, we enlightened those members of the State Central Committee and the Republican Party who heard our words. We enlightened the press and members of our own movement as well through this process. The document I sent out the night before the election, (Now we finally understand each other . . .) has gone viral and has touched many people in a profound way. I have attached a PDF of it to this email.  Please email it to everyone you know, post it on Facebook, send it out along with the links below to the videos of my speech and press conference. Continue reading


Zawistowski Comments on Future Plans after not being named ORP Chairman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 26, 2013
Contact: Tom Zawistowski

Zawistowski Comments on Future Plans after not being named ORP Chairman

Columbus – Tom Zawistowski, was defeated today in his bid to become the next Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party in a vote by the State Central Committee.  After the vote Zawistowski said, “While I congratulate the new Chairman, I continue to have deep concerns about the anger in the base concerning the direction of the Republican party.   Continue reading

Matt Borges Elected GOP Chair

Tweeted from @waiter21 @ noon, April 26, 2013,

“Call to order  – 58 cast – 3 abstain Tom Z = 7 votes. Matt B = 48 votes. Matt Borges is the new GOP Chairman.”

“Tom Z speaks. Thanks for consideration.  I’m looking forward to working to unite party.”

Scott Nichols’ Speech Nominating Tom Z for GOP Chair

Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen of the committee…

Once again, the ORP is in the news negatively.  Once again, we see party leadership scrambling to fix embarrassment.

But, Members of this committee seem more upset at the tone of the leadership struggle than the actual question of judgment and values in the candidates offered. This past fall’s election results speak for themselves.

Today, we will decide the future course of the Ohio Republican Party. Continue reading

Now we finally understand each other, and know what Friday’s vote is really all about

Members of the State Central Committee:

This has been certainly been a very interesting three weeks for me as I am sure it has been for all of you. I have to admit I have learned more than I thought I would about our system of governance. I am sure many of you have learned more than you thought you would about the people who want to believe in the Ohio Republican Party and why they are so angry and frustrated. Continue reading

Tom Z profiled in today’s Akron Beacon Journal

Since so many of you have put so much effort into my run for Ohio Republican Chairman, I thought you might like to read a Profile done in today’s Akron Beacon Journal. Here is the link:

Thanks to all of you, for all you have done to help us in our attempt to bring the ORP together. Continue reading

Top Down Politics Meets The Grassroots Movement Friday – Call the Governor

A Message from Scott Nichols, GOP State Central Committee District 14:

Dear fellow committeemen,

Matt Borges suddenly clears up tax liens before Fridays Chairman vote at SCC Pays $164,000 to clear up tax lien issue…..Wow!

I am writing to you to tell you how I intend to vote on Friday for the next Chairman of the Ohio GOP. Continue reading