ARTICLE 6. COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
6.1 Eligibility. Members of the County Executive Committee (CEC) of the HCRP shall be “bona fide” Republicans. The term “bona fide” means a registered voter residing in the county who is any of the following:
A. A citizen who is actively involved in the County or State Republican Party.
B. A citizen who has voted in a least two (2) of the four (4) most recent state and/or local Republican primary elections, or
C. A citizen who signs the Declaration of Republican Party Affiliation, as adopted by the CEC, which shall remain on file at the HCRP office.
6.2 Composition.The composition of the County Executive Committee shall be as follows:
A. Party Officers. All officers elected by the County Convention pursuant to Article 5 of these By-Laws. [Chairman, Vice Chairman of the opposite sex from the Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice Treasurer].
B. Hamilton County Commission District Precinct Coordinators. For each Hamilton County Commission Precinct, there shall be a coordinator appointed by the Chairman of the HCRP, and upon approval of the CEC, these appointees shall be members of the County Executive Committee. These shall be the 9 Coordinators, one for each of the County Commission Districts. Each individual Precinct Chairman or Vice Chairman are welcome to attend any CEC Meetings, but are not voting members of the CEC.
C. County Precinct Coordinator. There shall be a County Precinct Coordinator appointed by the Chairman of the HCRP, and upon the approval of the CEC, the County Precinct Coordinator shall be a member of the CEC.
D. Elected Officials or their Representative. Each Republican elected to a local or state office, whether in a partisan or non-partisan race, or the United States Senate or the United States House of Representatives from the District which includes Hamilton County, Tennessee shall be a member of the County Executive Committee. Any such elected official shall be entitled to designate in writing a representative to serve in his or her absence as a member of the County Executive Committee. To the extent that any Republican Judge is prohibited from being a voting member by applicable judicial canons, that Judge will serve only in an advisory capacity and cannot designate a representative.
E. Representatives of Affiliated Republican Organizations. The Presidents of the following affiliated Republican organizations when chartered and operating in the county: Republican Women, Young Republicans, Teenage Republicans, College Republicans, and Pachyderm Club.
F. Recognition of Affiliated Republican Organizations. Only those entities or organizations recognized as “Affiliated Republican Organizations” by the Tennessee Republican Party are eligible for recognition by the Hamilton County Republican Party. Any organization seeking recognition as an “Affiliated Republican Organization”, shall submit a written request seeking such recognition and written documentation that it is a legitimate organization, that it is chartered by its National and State bodies and that it is currently operating in Hamilton County. The CEC has the discretion to determine what constitutes “currently operating in Hamilton County”.
G. Other Members. Other members of the County Executive Committee shall be as follows: The Republican Members of the Election Commission of Hamilton County, Tennessee, the past two (2) County Chairmen, Members and Officers of the State Executive Committee, and Members and Officers of the Republican National Committee who reside in Hamilton County, Tennessee. The Chairman of the HCRP shall be entitled to name two (2) persons to be members of the County Executive Committee.