The Southern Wake Republican Club is a group of concerned citizens who work together to promote good government through engaging and informing voters in Southern Wake County.  We also work to support Republican candidates in National, State and Local elections.

As Republicans, we believe:

  • The best government is that government which governs least.
  • Government cannot legislate morality, charity, or individual success.
  • Government cannot create individual wealth by taxation and redistribution.
  • Unimpeded free enterprise and individual initiative lead directly and immediately to economic growth and prosperity.
  • Those who are chosen for government service must act responsibly.
  • Government programs and agencies must always be fiscally sound.

As Republicans, we believe:

  • In Fiscal Conservatism – our elected leaders must treat the taxpayers’ money like they’d treat their own money. They must be frugal, efficient, and spend only on those areas that are necessary.
  • In Personal Responsibility – we all need to take “ownership” of our own lives, our decisions, and the consequences of those decisions, rather than relying on our government to make these decisions for us, or bailing us out from our own bad judgment.
  • In Focusing on Family and Neighborhoods – the family unit is the backbone of the country, and the school is the backbone of the neighborhood. If either is at risk, then our country is at risk.
  • In Government Accountability – our elected officials, along with all government employees, should be accountable for their actions. Tax cheats, mismanagement and “ethical malfunctions” among our elected leaders must not be tolerated by the people.


Lee Bell

1st Vice President (Locations & Fundraisers)

John Sieminski

2nd Vice President (Membership)
Teresa Rodriguez

3rd Vice President (Guest Speakers)
Penet Melton

Lee Bell


The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.”

James Madison from Federalist #45