GRA PRESIDENT, NFRA South Region Vice President

 Alex attended Oglethorpe University and received a B.A. in Politics and attended Georgia State Law school for his Juris Doctor. While at Oglethorpe, he helped found the College Republicans in 2003. In 2009, he became involved in the DeKalb County Republican Party and DeKalb County Young Republicans serving as Secretary, Vice Chair and eventual two-term Chairman of the DeKalb County Young Republicans.


He has served within the DeKalb County Republican Party as an Executive Committee member, Senate District Chair, and General (Legal) Counsel, as well as being the Republican candidate for the Georgia State Senate in District 41 in 2010 against Democrat Steve Henson, losing but garnering approximately 43% of the vote.

Alex ran for Georgia GOP Chairman in 2013, 2015, and 2017 (receiving 40%, 45%, and 47% of the vote, respectively). He has also founded Advance the GOP, an informational effort to improve the Republican Party in Georgia by holding politicians accountable to the Republican principles that they claimed to support when they took office.


He received the National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA) President's Award for Activism in 2017, and was also elected to serve as the Southern Regional Vice-President for the NFRA.

As his paying job, Alex practices law throughout Georgia, focusing on both personal injury and civil rights litigation, as well as representing businesses. He lives in Dunwoody, Georgia with his wife, Andrea. 



Kay Godwin has been a grassroots activist for more than 27 years, serving on more than 100 local, state, and federal campaigns including as state grassroots co-chair for the George W. Bush campaign. Kay has been a Delegate/Alternate to four national conventions, served as chairman of the Pierce County Republican Party, and as Chairwoman of Georgia Under 80 Thousand Counties in the Georgia GOP.


In 2003, Kay received the A. A. Richardson Georgia Republican Volunteer of the Year award. She is the co-founder of Georgia Conservatives In Action, Capital Coalition of Conservative Leaders, and Calling All Moms, and also serves on the Georgia Baptist Ethics and Public Policy committee.


Kay has been a critical part of ensuring Republican dominance in Georgia and is committed to ensuring the principles of the Republican Party stay strong.



Jack Staver is a small business owner and involved citizen. Jack is the Chairman of the Northwest GA 9/12 project and has served in an advisory capacity for other grassroots conservative Republican organizations.


He helped lead the tea party movement in Georgia at its inception and has worked as an activist attempting to reign in an out of control government at all levels since 2009. He has planned or spoke at various statewide and national events and appeared on TV and radio. Most recently, he offered himself for public service in Cherokee County, barely missing election by less than 100 votes.



Jack is a lifelong Republican who has always believed the government is “We the People” and diligently works at reminding our government of that at all levels.



Brant is the Chairman of the Coweta County Republican Party (CCRP) serving since March 2013. He previously served as 1st Vice Chairman of the CCRP from 2011 to 2013 and served as a delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Brant was born and raised in Georgia and has lived in Coweta County since childhood. Brant or “Five” (as his friends call him) has served as a volunteer in the campaigns of Gary Bauer, Saxby Chambliss, and Sonny Perdue. He also served as county campaign manager for Jeff Chapman and Max Wood in 2010.

In 2010, Brant was appointed to serve as Vice Chairman of the Newnan Urban Redevelopment Agency. In 2013, he was appointed Chairman of the agency.

In 2011, Brant was elected as 1st Vice Chair of the Coweta County Republican Party (CCRP). In late 2011, Brant worked closely with Mike Crane in Crane’s successful bid to win a special election to the state senate. Brant would go on to serve as a legislative aide to Senator Crane in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 sessions of the Georgia General Assembly. In April 2012, Brant was elected to represent the Third Congressional District of Georgia to the Republican National Convention in Tampa serving as the youngest delegate from Georgia.

Brant was elected as Chairman of the CCRP without opposition in March of 2013; and elected to the GAGOP State Committee on April 20, 2013. In March 2015, Brant was re-elected CCRP Chairman unopposed. Also in March, Brant successfully led the effort to stop a proposed rules change to the GAGOP rules that would have created greater obstacles to participation in the party process.


Brant served on the Resolutions Committee at the 2012 and 2013 GAGOP state conventions. He is a co-founder of and has written for as well as other political websites. As a young Christian Conservative Brant has always striven to conduct himself in a manner that would be a credit to his Lord, his family, and his country.



Mike Scupin has an A.E. degree in Architecture from Southern Technical Institute, a BBA degree in Economics from North Georgia College, a MS degree in Management of Technology from Southern Polytechnic and State University.  He has been an adjunct professor at North Georgia College teaching various management courses.


Mike has various business experiences.  He has worked in planning and engineering, owned and operated a gift shop, as a Registered Land Surveyor owned and operated a land surveying business, and has been involved in the building and development business. 


For years Mike had realized there was something terribly wrong in our political system but like many was unsure how he could help change things.  When the tea party movement began Mike was looking for a tea party group close to his home to join but could not find one.  He started Lanier Tea Party Patriots and during its early inception he was unable to find people willing to step out and get involved so he operated as a one-man tea party for over a year.  During this time he assisted others in pushing the Georgia Legislature to adopt a Healthcare Compact Agreement and Georgia become the first state in the union to actually have an agreement approved and signed by the Governor.  Since its early inception the Lanier Tea Party has grown significantly to become a very active group that continues today to put pressure on elected officials to stand by their oaths and support and defend the Constitutions of the USA and Georgia.


Mike became a member of the Republican Party shortly after forming the Lanier Tea Party and continues to be a member.  Mike was a candidate for Congress in 2016.


Mike is involved with a large number of other groups in Georgia that are working for better government. 


Mike is a co-host on Thursday mornings on WDUN radio in Gainesville where he tries to bring attention to things the people need to know to bring appropriate change to politics in both Georgia and the nation.



Frank Molesky is the Third Vice President of the GRA.



Pat Tippett has been a grassroots activist for more than 25 years serving on numerous local, state, and federal campaigns, including as state grassroots co-chair for the George W. Bush campaign.


She has been a Delegate/Alternate to four national conventions and served as Chair of the First Congressional District Republican Party in 2009-2011. In 2002, she received the A. A. Richardson Georgia Republican Volunteer of the Year award and in 2001 received the State of Georgia Republican Party Outstanding Service Award. She is the Co-founder of Georgia Conservatives in Action, Co-founder of the Capital Coalition of Conservative Leaders, and Co-founder of Calling All Moms.


Pat was instrumental in seeing Georgia become a Republican state, and is committed to ensuring elected officials serve the people that elected them.



Norine attended UNG and received her AA in Business Administration. Also, attended the Leadership Institute to learn how to effectively run a grassroots campaign. . 


Norine is actively involved in the local GOP as Events Chair, and other local political organizations. She has been involved in politics for many years and has had active roles in running campaigns including being an Intern for Congressman Paul Broun.


Norine volunteered for Candidate Trump and passionately supported and voted for him.  If you have more questions, please call or email.



After attending Indiana University as an opera major, Debra earned her B.S. in
Business Management in 1989 from Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. She
has been a professional musician and entertainer for over 35 years.

Ms. Lieb has been in the political arena since 2009 holding several offices in the
Cobb County Republican Party: Precinct Chair for Blackwell 01 and House
District Chair for districts 43 and 44. Currently she is Precinct Chair for Blackwell
01 and District Chair for HD44. Debra has been active in County, District and
State Conventions as a delegate and has worked in numerous campaigns in local,
state and national elections. She was so inspired by the candidacy of Donald
Trump, that she wrote and produced a song entitled “Get on Board”. This was
her first song to be copyrighted during her music career of 35 + years.

Ms. Lieb believes it is vital to be involved in the Republican party to help turn it
back into the conservative principles it once held. She has been a member of the
GRA since 2016 and was elected Assistant Secretary in August of 2017. She
produces our quarterly newsletter.

Marvin is a combat veteran who moved to the Great State of Georgia in 1980. He received his Bachelor of Sciences
(1977) and Master of Sciences (1979) degrees in Mathematics from Eastern Kentucky University. Since 1985, he has
been a small businessman providing software, training, professional services in information technology to small-to-
medium businesses.

Marvin has been an active grass roots supporter of both the TEA Party Patriots and Georgians for the FairTax. He is
a lifelong Republican who believes strongly that the GOP needs to advocate for the repeal of the 16th and 17th
amendments to the Constitution. He is currently serving as Precinct Chairman and filling in as Vice Chairman of
Membership for the Cherokee County Republican Party.

He grew up in Appalachia, and was Vice President of his senior class when he left home to take responsibly for his
own future. He traveled throughout the United States working for the Proctor and Gamble Distributing Company, as a
field advertising representative and crew manager from 1964 – 1966. He served seven years, 1966-1973, in the US
Army with assignments in the United States, Vietnam and Germany.

Kimberly is the President of the Lanier Republican Assembly (which includes Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, and White Counties) and is the First Vice Chair of the Hall County Republican Party.  She previously served as Dist. 3 Chairman for the Hall County Republican Party, and has helped the party with campaigning, fundraising, events, and communications. She has been involved in the Republican Party since college helping on various campaigns and events. She has attended GA GOP state conventions as an activist against common core, and as a delegate for Hall County. Kimberly is also a graduate of the University of KY with an Environmental Science Degree.

Paul Maner is the President of the DeKalb County Republican Assembly, a local chapter of the GRA.

Nathan Porter is the President of the Fulton County Republican Assembly, a local chapter of the GRA.

The Cobb County Republican Assembly has a dual leadership structure. Nathaniel Darnell is the Chairman and Michael Davis is the President. It is a local chapter of the GRA.

Hank Sullivan, previous Chairman of the Lanier Tea Party Patriots and long-time activist and political educator is the membership coordinator for the GRA. He may be contacted by clicking below.


Membership Committee Chairman

Ron Hooper is the Chairman of the GRA Membership Committee, which assists with educating people about the GRA, and showing them how and why to be involved.

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