East Wake Republican Club

August Meeting

Thursday, August 1, 2014

7:00 pm

Smithfield's Chicken & Bar-B-Que
7304 Knightdale Blvd.
Knightdale, NC 27545


Join us at 6:00pm for dinner!

SPEAKERS: Phil Matthews, Joe Bryan, Paul Coble, and Rich Gianni
Here's a synopsis of each of the commissioners courtesy of Angie Cutlip and the Wake County Republican Women's Club:

District 1: Joe Bryan

Elected: 2002
Re-elected: 2006, 2010 (third term)
Term expires: December 2014

A Few Words to Describe Wake County Commissioner Joe Bryan's life experiences: Wife & Two Daughters; Papa,  Two Granddaughters and Two Grandsons; Shrimper;  Surfer; Bow Hunter; Marathon Runner;  US Navy Veteran, Lieutenant;  Christian, Active Member at Knightdale Baptist Church; Financial Advisor;  Vice-President, One of the Largest Brokerage Companies in the Country;  Mayor; Town Council; Recognized Business Leader and Public Servant; Proven leadership;  President , NC Association of County Commissioners; Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, County Leadership Institute; Master's Degree in Business, Central Michigan University; Bachelor's  Degree in Industrial Relations, University of NC Chapel Hill


District 2: Phil Matthews (current Chairman)

Elected: December 2010 (first term)

Term Expires: December 2014

A Few Words to Describe Commissioner Phil Matthews' Life Experiences:

Farm boy; Husband;  Dad; Grandfather, Two Grandchildren; Owner, Matthews Sight and Sound; Alderman;  Member of First Church of Nazarene in Garner; Volunteer Fireman & First Responder; Retired Army Officer & Vietnam Veteran; Graduate of Central Carolina Community College



District 3: Rich Gianni

Appointed: April 2014
Term expires: December 2014 

A Few Words to Describe Commissioner Rich Gianni's Life experiences:

Wife of 30 years; Dad, 3 children; Member, St. Michael Parish in Cary;  Boy Scouts, Troop Treasure; Missions, Trip Treasure,  Honduras and Guatemala; Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy PTA; MBA, Duke University Fuqua School of Business; Auditor; Cost Analyst & Accounting Manager of Forecasting & Budgets; Controller, CFO of Ziptronix, Inc.


District 7: Paul Coble

Elected: 2006

Re-elected:  2010 (second term)

Term expires: December 2014

A Few Words to Describe Commissioner Paul Coble's life experiences:  Husband,  Dad,  Two Daughters; Member, Trinity Baptist Church; Volunteer, T-Ball & Soccer Coach; Insurance Broker; Underwriter; Vice President,  Wake County Taxpayers Association; Mayor Pro Tem, Raleigh City Council; Mayor of Raleigh; Convention City Committee; Raleigh School Board Oversight Committee; Member,  Raleigh 2000 Committee; Board of Directors, Wake 200 Club; Advisory Board, Central YMCA; B.S. in Business Administration, Wake Forest University; Earned RHU (Registered Health Underwriter), Northeastern University