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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, July 31, 2006

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, July 31, 2006 at 9:00 p.m. East Coast Time, pursuant to the previous resolution of the Operating Committee.

The Chairman led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Hey delivered the invocation.

The Secretary called the roll of Operating Committee members:


  • Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Chairman
  • John Hey of Mississippi, National Secretary and Treasurer
  • Joe Spitzig of Ohio, Platform Committee Chairman
  • Peter Browning of Florida, Party Building Committee
  • Mike Fleharty of Ohio, Ballot Access Committee Chairman


  • Martin McClellan of Florida, Vice-chairman
  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Candidates Committee Chairman
  • Mike Eller of Michigan, Finance Committee Chairman
  • JC Schweingrouber of Ohio, Public Relations Committee Chairman

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:11 p.m.

Mr. Spitzig moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. Fleharty seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.

The Chairman delivered his report. A press release was issued early Monday morning commending the Ohio State Supreme Court for striking down an abusive taking of homes. The Chairman reported that he has attended various standing committee meetings, and is also working to correct some misinformation published on a certain web site.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the July 24, 2006 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Browning, and adopted by unanimous vote.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $1474.07. There are no outstanding invoices due at this time.

The Treasurer gave a short report on the follow-up of the fund raising discussion at the last National Committee meeting. A discussion of the matter took place.

Mr. Fleharty reported that the Ballot Access Committee continues work gathering information on state filing requirements. The Committee will be meeting Thursday evening.

Mr. Browning delivered a Party Building Committee report. The committee met with some volunteers from Arkansas, and a new organizer was elected.

Mr. Spitzig reported that the Platform Committee is on hiatus at this time.

Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee does not have any issues outstanding at this time.

A general time of discussion took place.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. Spitzig, seconded by Mr. Browning, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:57 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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