GOP BYLAWS Project
RightForBucks PAGOP BYLAWS Accountability Project
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Under the law of the Commonwealth of Pa., the bylaws of the political committees of all 67 counties MUST BE REGISTERED AND FILED WITH THEIR LOCAL BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE STATE PARTY. These county bylaws MUST “NOT BE INCONSISTENT” WITH THE STATE PARTY BYLAWS. RightForBucks is aware that many county bylaws violate these rules. We and our allies in the Pa. Patriot Coalition are committed to exposing and fixing this scandal, which enables corrupt establishment political operatives to cheat, steal, and lie to preserve their power – which lies in the widespread PRIMARY ELECTION CANDIDATE SELECTION RACKET. We expose and explain this racket and how it works in Bucks County in our Special Report, which you can download from our Resources page on this website.
RightForBucks has filed Right To Know requests for the local GOP county committee bylaws in ALL 67 counties. We have received many, which are posted on this site. However, we have also received copies that did NOT come from the Boards of Election, and thus may NOT be the latest revisions or not compliant as they may not be on file with the county.
We encourage the citizens of the Commonwealth to:
- Search this page and download a copy of your local committee’s bylaws. If your county is not there, then WALK INTO YOUR COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND ORDER A TIMESTAMPED COPY OF YOUR COUNTY GOP BYLAWS. Save the receipt! EMAIL A .PDF COPY TO OUR TEAM LEADER Andy Meehan Andy@RightForBucks.com.
- If your bylaws are posted on our website, download them, read them, and VERIFY THAT THE COPY WE HAVE IS THE SAME AS THE COPY ON FILE WITH YOUR COUNTY. This is critical as you will discover whether your county committee is in compliance! We have multiple versions of bylaws with several counties, and we know some counties do not have their latest revisions on file! This is potentially grounds for nullifying the bi-annual county reorganization elections!
- Using our REPORTING TEMPLATE, provide feedback to us about how your bylaws treat certain matters such as proxy voting, appointing members to vacant seats, quorum requirements, and empty seats, changing the bylaws, establishing “executive committees” within the committee that are appointed and determine endorsements, how your local election will be conducted…etc. DOWNLOAD THE PAGOP BYLAWS PROJECT REPORTING TEMPLATE (insert link) from this page, fill it out, save it with your county name, and email that file to Andy Meehan at Andy@RightForBucks.com.
The goals of this project are to:
- Create a clearing house for information on the bylaws of county committees. Identify patterns and violations of the laws.
- Educate members on how they can recognize and deal with institutionalized corruption at the county committee level internally and through the courts.
- Draft a BYLAWS TEMPLATE that we want the PAGOP to approve for all counties to use in drafting their own bylaws to ensure compliance across the Commonwealth.
- Bring pressure upon the PAGOP to publish a BYLAWS TEMPLATE for ALL county committees to follow and REFILE their own local bylaws with the PAGOP after making changes to comply with the law. These changes would place the power of making endorsements in the hands of duly elected committee people and out of the hands of the appointed insiders and party bosses. Proxy voting and pre-election appointments would be eliminated.
- Demand that the PAGOP executive (currently Lawrence Tabas) take action against any county committee that refuses to comply and amend its bylaws to comply with the state committee bylaws, as is required under the PA Election Code.
If the PAGOP is not able or willing to corral its members into complying with the law, it is incumbent upon all Patriots to abandon such a system and affiliate with parties that will do so in adherence to the US Constitution. The PAGOP is hereby on notice that they will comply with the law and our standards of ethics, or we will leave and affiliate with a party that conforms to OUR standards and expectations of integrity and ethics.
The Complete List PA Republican Party County BYLAWS
Below find a list of all Pennsylvania Republican Party County's BYLAWS organized in alphabetical order.
Adams County is one of the counties in Pennsylvania. As of the 2020 census, the population was 103,852. The county seat is located in Gettysburg. The county was established on January 22, 1800, from a portion of York County, and was named after John Adams, the second president of the United States.
Allegheny County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is situated in the southwestern region of Pennsylvania. The population was 1,250,578 as of the 2020 census, making it the second-most populous county in the state after Philadelphia County. Its county seat and most populous city is Pittsburgh, the second-most populous city in Pennsylvania.
Armstrong County is a county in Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth. The population at the time of the 2020 census was 65,558. The county seat is located in Kittanning. On March 12, 1800, the county was formed from portions of Allegheny, Westmoreland, and Lycoming Counties. It was named after John Armstrong, who represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress and fought in the Revolutionary War as a senior general.
Beaver County is one of the counties in Pennsylvania. The population at the time of the 2020 census was 168,215. Beaver is its county seat, while Aliquippa is its largest city.
Bedford County was formed out of Cumberland County on March 9, 1771. It was named after Fort Bedford, which was named for Duke Bedford in 1759. On March 13, 1795, the county seat, Bedford, was incorporated as a borough.
On March 11, 1752, Berks County was established from portions of Chester, Lancaster, and Philadelphia Counties. The county was named after Berkshire, the English county where William Penn’s family residence was located. Reading, the county seat, was named after Berkshire’s county settlement.
Blair County is located in Pennsylvania’s Juniata Valley. In 1846, the county was formed from portions of Huntingdon and Bedford counties. It was named after local settler John Blair. The county seat is Hollidaysburg, which was named after early settlers Adam and William Holliday.
The county was established in 1810 and named after William Bradford, a politician and judge who served in the administration of George Washington. The county seat is located in Towanda.
One of Pennsylvania’s three original counties, Bucks county was founded in 1682 by English Quaker William Penn, who constructed his estate, Pennsbury Manor, on the Delaware River near Van Sciver Lake. The county was named after Penn’s ancestral home in Buckinghamshire, England.
Butler County is one of the counties in Pennsylvania. It is a portion of western Pennsylvania. The county seat is located in Butler. On March 12, 1800, a part of Allegheny County was separated and renamed Butler County in honor of General Richard Butler, a hero of the American Revolution.
Cambria is a central Pennsylvania municipality. It was established on March 26, 1804, and is located on the Allegheny Plateau.
The county’s name is derived from the Latinization of the ancient Welsh word for their country, Cymru. The county may have been named after Wales because, like Wales, it has an abundance of coal.
Cameron County is a county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2020 census, the population was 4,547 and is Pennsylvania’s least populous county. Its county seat is Emporium. The county was established on March 29, 1860, from parts of Clinton, Elk, McKean, and Potter Counties. It is named for Senator Simon Cameron.
Carbon County is situated in the northeastern region of Pennsylvania.
It is renowned for its picturesque mountains and waterways and is home to the nation’s first large-scale railroad.
More than two-thirds of the county’s area is comprised of state game lands and state park land. The Pocono Mountains encompass the county’s eastern and northeastern portions.
Centre County is a county in Pennsylvania, United States of America. The population at the time of the 2020 census was 158,172. The county seat is located in Bellefonte. State College, Pennsylvania’s Metropolitan Statistical Area is comprised of Centre County.
Chester County is situated in southeast Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. William Penn established it in 1682 as one of the three original counties of Pennsylvania.
The county is renowned for its artistic and cultural offerings. Numerous art galleries, museums, theaters, and historical locations can be found there. It also accommodates arts and culture-centered festivals and events.
Clarion County is located in the west-central region of Pennsylvania. The county was formed in 1839 from portions of Venango and Armstrong counties. The county was named after the Clarion River, which separated the two counties. Clarion serves as the county seat. Clarion County is Pennsylvania’s 54th county.
Clearfield County is centrally located in Pennsylvania. 1804 saw the formation of the county from portions of Lycoming and Huntington counties.
Clearfield, which was incorporated as a municipality in 1840, is the county seat. According to the results of the 2020 census, the population was 80,562 people.
As of the year 2022, Clinton County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 37,931. The county seat is located in Lock Haven. In 1839, the county was created from portions of Centre and Lycoming counties. It was named after the seventh Governor of New York, DeWitt Clinton.
The county of Columbia is situated in east-central Pennsylvania. The majority of this mountainous region lies within the Appalachian Ridge and Valley physiographic province.
The county consists of 483 square miles of land and 7.1 square miles of water, for a total area of 490 square miles. The southernmost point of Columbia County is located within the Coal Region.
Crawford County is in the northwest region of Pennsylvania.
Ohio borders the state to the west. The county consists of sixteen townships. The county is renowned for its lakes, which include Conneaut, the largest natural lake in Pennsylvania, and Pymatuning, the largest artificial lake.
Pennsylvania’s Cumberland County is located in the state’s south-central region.
Cumberland County was established in 1750 and named after Cumberland, England. It comprises 33 municipalities and encompasses 555 square miles. The county’s population exceeds 250,000 individuals.
Dauphin County is located in central Pennsylvania and has a population of 284,199. The county of Dauphin is named after the firstborn son of the French king who assisted the American colonies during the American Revolution. Harrisburg, which has been the county seat since 1785, is the county seat. Harrisburg has been the capital of Pennsylvania since 1812.
Pennsylvania’s Delaware County, also known colloquially as Delco. As of the 2020 census, with a population of 576,830, it is the fifth-most populous county in Pennsylvania and the third-smallest in size. The county was established on September 26, 1789, from a portion of Chester County named after the Delaware River.
Elk County is a mountainous area in the center of Pennsylvania’s northern region. It was formed from portions of Jefferson, Clearfield, and McKean counties in 1843. The county was named for the elk that once inhabited the region.
The largest population of free-ranging elk in the northeastern United States is found in Elk County.
With a total area of 1,558 square miles, Erie County is the largest of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. It is the sole county in Pennsylvania to border Canada. Lake Erie is located directly to the north of Erie County.
County of Erie has a population of 271,903. Erie and Corry are the two communities within the county.
Fayette County is in southwestern Pennsylvania, along the state lines with Maryland and West Virginia. It was formed from the southern portion of Westmoreland County in 1783. The county is named after the youthful French hero of the American Revolution, the Marquis de LaFayette.
Fayette County is renowned for its vast metallurgical coal reserves.
Forest County is a pastoral Pennsylvania county that was established in 1848. It is among the least populous counties in the province. The county is named for its vast forest cover.
It includes portions of the Allegheny National Forest and the Cook Forest State Park. The county seat is located in Tionesta.
Franklin County is situated in the southwestern region of Pennsylvania. It was established in 1784 and named after Benjamin Franklin. The county seat is located in Chambersburg.
Franklin County is known for its robust agricultural sector. It is the second-largest producer of milk, livestock, apples, and peaches in the state. The county contains 1,690 farms encompassing 255,500 acres.
Fulton County is one of seven counties in Pennsylvania that are entirely rural. It was carved out of Bedford County in 1851. The county seat is situated in McConnellsburg.
Fulton County had a population of 14,556 in 2020. The county ranks as the fourth least populous in Pennsylvania.
Greene County, Pennsylvania, has a population of 35,954 as of the year 2020. Waynesburg, the county seat, is located 60 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. It borders West Virginia and has the state’s greatest bituminous coal reserves.
Huntingdon County is located in Pennsylvania. The county was founded in 1787 and named for the English Countess of Huntingdon. The county seat is located in the town of Huntingdon.
The county consists of 875 square miles of land and 15 square miles of water, for a total area of 889 square miles. Historically, Huntingdon County’s economy has depended on natural resources such as timber, coal, sandstone, and limestone.
1803 saw the formation of Indiana County, Pennsylvania from portions of Westmoreland and Lycoming Counties. The county is named after what is now the state of Indiana, the Indiana Territory. The county seat is Indiana’s municipality. The borough was established in 1805 and planned out in 1805.
Indiana County is known as the “Christmas Tree Capital of the World” because it is the birthplace of the national Christmas Tree Growers Association. Additionally, it is the birthplace and childhood residence of actor Jimmy Stewart.
Jefferson County is situated in the central-central region of Pennsylvania’s midsection. It was founded in 1804 and named after President Thomas Jefferson. The county seat is located in Brookville. Punxsutawney Phil, the renowned groundhog who predicts the weather on Groundhog Day, resides in Jefferson County. Additionally, the county is known for its quaint small towns and historic main avenues.
Juniata County, Pennsylvania, is a rural municipality with a population 23,509. The county seat is located in Mifflintown. On March 2, 1831, the county was formed from a portion of Mifflin County. The name Juniata is derived from the Seneca word for “standing stone.” Port Royal, Mifflin, Thompsontown, and Mifflintown are the significant boroughs.
Lackawanna County is situated in the northeastern portion of Pennsylvania. It is the youngest of the Commonwealth’s 67 counties. The county seat is located in Scranton. The county is bounded to the southwest by Choke Creek and to the southeast by the Lehigh River. The Lackawanna River cuts the county in half from northeast to southwest. The Moosic Mountains adjoin the Lackawanna River to the southeast.
Lancaster County is located approximately 70 miles west of Philadelphia in south-central Pennsylvania. It is 984 square miles in size and has over 500,000 inhabitants. The county was named after Lancaster, Lancashire, England, the hometown of early settler John Wright. On May 10, 1729, it became the fourth county in the colony.
The county has one of the greatest Amish communities in the United States. The Amish constitute roughly 6 percent of the county’s population.
Lawrence County is a county located within Pennsylvania. On March 20, 1849, the county was formed from portions of Beaver and Mercer counties. It was named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s flagship, the USS Lawrence. The population at the time of the 2020 census was 86,070. New Castle is the county seat and largest metropolis. Lawrence County is included in the Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Lebanon County is located between Harrisburg and Reading in southeastern Pennsylvania. 1813 saw the formation of the county from portions of Dauphin and Lancaster. Lebanon, the county seat, was planned out in 1750.
Lebanon County is renowned for its production of iron and steel. During the Revolutionary War, Cornwall Furnace in Lebanon supplied Washington’s army with a significant amount of iron.
Lehigh County is located in the Lehigh Valley in southeastern Pennsylvania. County seat is located in Allentown. Lehigh County is located between New York City and Philadelphia.
Lehigh and Northampton counties encompass 726 square miles of the rapidly expanding Lehigh Valley. Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, as well as 27 municipalities and 32 townships, make up the Lehigh Valley. The Lehigh Valley is the nation’s sixty-fifth greatest metropolitan area.
The county of Luzerne is located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is the second-largest county in Northeastern Pennsylvania by total area. The population was 325,594 as of the 2020 census, making it the most populous county in the northeastern region of the state. Wilkes-Barre is the county seat and main municipality. Hazleton, Kingston, Nanticoke, and Pittston are a few other populous communities.
On April 13, 1795, Lycoming County was created from Northumberland County. The county used to be larger than it is now. It occupied the majority of what is now north-central Pennsylvania. Armstrong, Bradford, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Indiana, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga, Venango, Warren, Forest, Elk, and Cameron have been formed from former Lycoming County territory.
McKean County is a rural region located in northwest Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1804 and named after Pennsylvania’s governor at the time, Thomas McKean.
The county is known as the “World Capital of Black Cherries.” It was founded because of its hydrocarbon and timber resources, which continue to play a significant role in the economy. The county seat is located in Smethport. Kane and Port Allegany are also nearby communities.
Mercer County is a county in Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth. Mercer County was established in 1800 and subsequently organized in 1803. The population at the time of the 2020 census was 110,652. The county seat is Mercer, and Hermitage is the principal city. Mercer County compromises the Hermitage, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania was established in 1789 and named after Pennsylvania’s first governor, Thomas Mifflin. Lewistown, the county seat, is situated along the Juniata River, 61 miles northwest of Harrisburg.
Mifflin County is renowned for its agriculture, particularly in the Kishacoquillas Valley, where Amish and Mennonite producers reside. Principal economic activity of the county is manufacturing, particularly steel, machinery, and textiles.
Northeastern Pennsylvania is the location of Monroe County. It was established in 1836 and named after James Monroe. The extent of the county is 607 square miles (1,573 square kilometers). The population in 2020 was 168,327.
Stroudsburg, which is located in the Poconos, is the county seat. In addition to Mount Pocono, Mountain Home, Paradise Valley, and Pocono Lake, Monroe County contains the communities of Mountain Home, Paradise Valley, and Pocono Lake.
Montgomery County, also known as Montco, is a county located in southeastern Pennsylvania. It is situated approximately 30 miles north of Philadelphia. The county was established on September 10, 1784, out of land originally part of Philadelphia County. The Barley Sheaf Inn initially served as the courthouse. It is believed to have been named for either Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general who was slain in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, or for the Welsh county of Montgomeryshire, which was named after one of William the Conqueror’s most trusted advisors, Roger de Montgomerie.
Northeast Pennsylvania is the location of Montour County. The tiniest county in Pennsylvania, it contains the riverside community of Danville on the Susquehanna River. Andrew Montour, a prominent Métis interpreter who served alongside George Washington during the French and Indian War, is honored with the naming of this county.
The county of Northampton is located in eastern Pennsylvania. It was established from portions of Bucks County in 1752. Easton, the county seat, was named for the English country estate Easton Neston. The Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Northampton County.
The county of Northumberland is located in central Pennsylvania. It was formed in 1772 from portions of the counties of Lancaster, Cumberland, Berks, Bedford, and Northampton. Sunbury, which was incorporated as a municipality in 1797 and transformed into a city in 1921, is the county seat.
Pennsylvania’s 50th county is Perry County. In 1820, it was formed from a portion of Cumberland County. The county is named after the victor of the Battle of Lake Erie, Oliver Hazard Perry. In 1827, New Bloomfield supplanted Landisburg as the county seat. The Appalachian Trail traverses the community of Duncannon.
Philadelphia County is the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the twenty-fourth most populous county in the United States. Its county seat is Philadelphia, the sixth-largest city in the United States. Philadelphia County is one of the three original counties founded by William Penn in November 1682, along with Chester and Bucks counties. Since 1854, the county has been coextensive with the county seat, the city of Philadelphia. Philadelphia County, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, is the primary county of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Combined Statistical Area.
Pike County was named for General Zebulon Pike. It was formed on March 26, 1814, from a portion of Pennsylvania’s Wayne County. During the colonial era, a number of English colonies were established in the region. The New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-CT-PA Metropolitan Area includes Pike County.
Potter County is a rural Pennsylvania county that was established in 1804. It is named after James Potter, a Pennsylvanian general who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. The county has earned the “God’s Country” moniker due to its remoteness and natural environment. It is one of the least populous counties in the state of PA.
Schuylkill County is located in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Coal Region. The county was founded in 1811. It’s located just north of the Lehigh Valley and Reading metropolitan areas. The county is named after the Schuylkill River, which runs through it. Schuylkill County is the leading producer of anthracite coal in Pennsylvania.
Snyder County is a Pennsylvania municipality. It was established from portions of Union County in 1855. The county was named after Pennsylvania’s third governor, Simon Snyder. The county seat is located in Middleburg. Principal communities in the county include Selinsgrove, Shamokin Dam, and Middleburg. The county’s economy is founded on agriculture and manufacturing.
Somerset County is a Pennsylvania municipality. Somerset County was established in 1795 and named for the English county of Somerset. It’s known for its rich agriculture industry and Mount Davis, the highest point in the state at 3,213 feet. Seven Springs Mountain facility, Pennsylvania’s largest ski facility, is located in Somerset County. Somerset County is also home to the Somerset Amish Settlement, the second-oldest remaining Amish community.
Sullivan County is a county in northeastern Pennsylvania. It was carved out of Lycoming County in 1847. The county is named after Senator Charles C. Sullivan, who assisted in passing the measure that created it. Laporte, incorporated as a municipality in 1853, is the county seat. Principal employers in the county are the timber industry, agriculture, and state and county governments.
Susquehanna County is a county located in Pennsylvania. It is situated within Northeastern Pennsylvania. The county seat is located in Montrose. The county was formed from a portion of Luzerne County on February 21, 1810, and later organized in 1812. It derives its name from the Susquehanna River.
As of 2020, Tioga County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 41,045. In 1804, the county was established. The county seat is located in Wellsboro. “At the Forks” is the meaning of the Iroquoian word from which Tioga derives.
Union County is one of the counties in Pennsylvania. Lewisburg is the county seat of the municipality. On March 22, 1813, the county was formed from a portion of Northumberland County. Its name refers to the Federal Union. Legislation established Mifflinburg as the first county seat until its relocation to New Berlin in 1815. In 1855, Lewisburg became the county seat, a position it has held ever since.
Venango County is a county in Pennsylvania. The county seat is located in Franklin. The county was established in 1800 and was presumably named after an Iroquois Indian word that means “bull thistle.” 1859 Edwin L. Drake discovered oil at the Drake Well in Venango County, Pennsylvania. This event launched the worldwide oil industry.
Warren County, is located in the state of Pennsylvania. The county’s official center is located in Warren. The establishment of the county occurred in the year 1800, resulting from the division of Allegheny and Lycoming counties. Initially, it was administratively connected to Crawford County until 1805, after which it became affiliated with Venango County. Subsequently, in 1819, the county of Warren was officially founded. The Warren County region constitutes the micropolitan area of Warren, Pennsylvania.
The first county to bear the name Washington in the United States is Washington County, which is situated in southwest Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Assembly created the county in 1781. The oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains, Washington and Jefferson College, is in Washington, the county seat. The Whiskey Rebellion occurred in Washington County in 1791 and is well-known. Farmers rebelled against the federal excise duty on whiskey under the leadership of community leader and attorney David Bradford. The first crematory in the United States is also located in Washington County.
Wayne County, Pennsylvania, is located in the northeastern part of the state. It’s bordered to the north and northeast by New York State. The county is known for being a vacation destination and is located in the Pocono Mountains. Wayne County was created in 1798 from part of Northampton County. It was named after General Anthony Wayne. The county seat is Honesdale, named after Philip Hone, the president of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company.
East of Pittsburgh, in the southwest of Pennsylvania, is where you’ll find Westmoreland County. The county was established in 1773 and was given the name of one in northwest England. The Kiskiminetas and Conemaugh rivers, Laurel Hill, Jacobs Creek, the Youghiogheny River, and the Allegheny River are its northern and northeastern neighbors, respectively.
In Pennsylvania’s northeastern region is Wyoming County. One of Pennsylvania’s seven entirely rural counties is this one. From the northern portion of Luzerne, the county was created in 1842. Tunkhannock, which is situated in the Endless Mountains, serves as the county seat.
With a total area of 904.4 square miles, York County is the 13th largest county in Pennsylvania. It is one of the counties in the state with the quickest growth. There are 72 municipalities in York County, including 1 city, 36 boroughs, and 35 townships. York, which has a population of more than 40,000, serves as the county seat. Following the names of James, Duke of York and Albany, York County was established in 1748.