2019 Republican of the Year


The Greater Bluffton Republican Club is extremely excited to announce their sixth annual Republican of the Year Dinner on Monday, February 18, 2019 (President’s Day), which will be held at the Rotary Community Center at Oscar Frazier Park in Bluffton, SC at 6:00 PM.

We will be honoring Mr. Rick Caporale as our Greater Bluffton Republican of the Year for 2019. Please show your support for Rick by attending this exciting event. Rick has served 3 terms on both the Beaufort County School Board and Beaufort County Council. Rick was instrumental in issue advocacy on council and helping elect conservatives in 2018. We could not think of anyone more deserving of this award and of our recognition. We expect a very full house.

Donations for the event will be $40.00 each and can be given by calling President Paul Runko at 843-227-9296 or by emailing contact@blufftongop.com. Donations can be made by cash, check or credit card. To donate by cash or check, please email for more information.

To donate by credit card please go to: https://donorbox.org/2019-republican-of-the-year-dinner

Dinner will be catered from LADY AND SONS in Savannah, GA.

Admission will be on a first come first serve basis. See you there!

2018 Republican of the Year

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The Greater Bluffton Republican Club is extremely excited to announce their fifth annual Republican of the Year Dinner on Sunday, February 18, 2018 (President’s Day weekend), which will be held at Bostwick Pavilion at Moss Creek Plantation at 6:00 PM. The event is sponsored by Hilton Head Lexus and FastFit Body Sculpting.

We will be honoring Mr. Jim Riordan as our Greater Bluffton Republican of the Year for 2018. Please show your support for Jim by attending this exciting event.  Jim is the immediate past chairman of the Beaufort County Republican Party and has been instrumental in promoting conservatism in the lowcountry for years. He has worked very diligently to elect Republicans at all levels of government. Jim is an absolute gentleman and has given so much time to the party & community and is very deserving of this award and of our recognition. We expect a very full house.

Tickets will be $60.00* each and can be obtained by calling President Sarah Kimball at 843-422-6485 or by emailing contact@blufftongop.com.  Tickets may also be purchased online at https://donorbox.org/2018-republican-of-the-year-dinner.

Tickets are limited, please purchase early.  See you there!

*previous price mentioned at January GBRC meeting modified due to final venue invoice price

Bluffton Town Council Expansion Referendum



There are currently 5 elected public servants on Bluffton Town Council, 4 town councilmen & the mayor. Since there are only 5 members of Bluffton Town Council, most actions taken by council can be decided by a majority of 3. THREE people can basically control everything that happens in the town of Bluffton, South Carolina.

Bluffton is a town of 20,000 people, there needs to be more voices on town council to support the ever growing population and to prevent any future collusion on the local level.

Members of Town council can vote to put council expansion up for referendum but many of the members have continually said they WOULD pursue this but have gone back on it. The only way for council to be expanded, thus, is by petition.

We need 1,500-2,000 Bluffton residents (15% of registered voters) to stand up to give the public a voice on this. We are not saying that town council MUST be expanded, we are simply saying the people need to decide this in a referendum.


GBRC Endorses Ted Huffman for Bluffton Town Council


After a unanimous vote at the October 9th meeting, the Greater Bluffton Republican Club is proud to endorse Ted Huffman for Bluffton Town Council.

Ted is a staunch conservative that will bring a common sense voice to Bluffton Town Council on the issues of:

Affordable Housing
Plastic Bag Ban
Expanding Town Council
Keeping the May River clean

If you’d like to learn more about Ted or get involved in his campaign, please contact the club at contact@blufftongop.com

Support the 2nd Amendment


Support your 2nd Amendment Right to bear arms! The Greater Bluffton Republican Club proudly announces their annual gun giveaway for 2017. Tickets are limited to 200 and are just $20. Make a statement with your donation today!

1st Prize: Glock 19 9mm Pistol
2nd Prize: 1 Year Personal Membership to Palmetto State Armory Indoor Range

Thank you for your support in the Greater Bluffton Republican Club’s previous fundraisers. With your support and donations we will continue to defend freedom and liberty for all. Your generous contribution will help us preserve the 2nd amendment and protect gun ownership in South Carolina.

To make your donation and enter the giveaway, follow the link below or contact a Greater Bluffton Republican Club board member.


Vote Republican Tomorrow

There may be no challenger for these Republicans tomorrow but make sure you select them on your ballot tomorrow!

Solicitor – Duffie Stone
State Senate – Tom Davis
State House – Bill Herbkersman
State House – Weston Newton
Court of Clerk – Jerri Roseneau
County Council District 7 – Mike Covert
Coroner – Ed Allen