The Guilford County Republican Party has named Sebastian King as its executive director. King, who served as the campaign director for state Rep. Jon Hardister and now works as his legislative assistant and policy advisor, was named to the position on Saturday, March 9 at the Guilford County Republican Party Convention held on the Jamestown Campus of Guilford Technical Community College.
King has been more and more visible in Republican Party politics recently and he will now lead the local party through a very interesting time in politics.
Born to a young mother, King struggled during his childhood in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, but he became the first in his family to graduate high school as well as the first to attend college.
Recently, King has been working with others on an initiative meant to help East Greensboro. About a year ago, a tornado tore through that community, killing one and damaging property. King said recently that the conversations that came out of relief efforts for the tornado damage helped him and others see a need for a much broader effort to aid the community that’s faced well-publicized economic difficulties.
On Saturday, after being appointed to the new position, King issued the following statement: “It is truly humbling and an honor to have been appointed as the Guilford County Republican Party Executive Director. We will provide a clear vision of opportunity for the citizens of our county and provide a foundation to help elect great Republican candidates. Our work for 2019 and 2020 starts today. Please join us in this movement.”
King said after being appointed that he was really going to work hard during his tenure to get the local Republican Party’s message out to the people more.
On Facebook Saturday, King received congratulations from prominent Republicans such as Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Alan Branson and Former Greensboro City Councilmember Tony Wilkins.
Wilkins congratulated King and wrote that he anticipated even more success for King in the future.
“Keep in mind for the past few decades just about every ED [executive director] has ended up on a ballot or in elected office,” Wilkins posted on Facebook. “I feel sure you will follow that pattern. What a fine young man you are, my friend.”
Outspoken area conservative Andy Stevens is already offering some advice for King.
“You need to begin by stopping the liberal move to the left of Guilford County elected Republicans,” Stevens posted on King’s Facebook page.