Adopt-a-State rep visits Pike County

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Written by Tyler Spivey

A national Republican initiative made its way to Pike County Wednesday.

Fred Solomon, the national coordinator of the Adopt-a-State program was the guest speaker at the Pike County Republican Women’s meeting.

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“What I’m here to talk to you about are your grandchildren and your children,” said Solomon, addressing the audience.

Adopt-a-State is a program that focuses on turning swing-states into Republican states. The program sends community organizers to the swing-states to spread the conservative message and to try to gain support for conservatives.

Solomon shared with PCRW how he felt the Republican Party can work to help turn the country around in “today’s tough economic times.”

“The Tea Party sentiment is huge in the country,” Solomon said. “People are fed up.”

Solomon said Adopt-a-State was a work in progress and is currently concentrating on the Florida panhandle.

PCRW member Rachel Lee said Solomon’s presentation was “very inspiring and informative.”

Training for Adopt-a-State in Alabama begins this Saturday in Wetumpka. To register for the session, visit, and for additional information on Adopt-a-State go to

Also at the meeting, PCRW President Ginny Hamm recognized Lauren Wiggins, the recipient of a $1000 college scholarship from the group.

33 people attended the meeting on Wednesday, according to Hamm.