Yesterday, two federal courts announced opposing decisions on cases questioning the legality of the IRS to provide subsidies for those buying insurance on the federal health care exchange. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) released the following statement after the DC Court of Appeals decision which ruled against the government position.
“This ruling against one of the health care law’s central pillars is just one latest reminder of how problem-riddled and unworkable the Affordable Care Act is. Five years ago, Congress hastily passed this massive health care bill in order to find out what it did – and since then, Southwest Washington families have seen their premiums go up, their plans cancelled, the loss of their doctors, and their access to care limited. In Washington state, just this week we found out that the health care coverage of 6,000 Washington state residents has been jeopardized over yet another of the law’s ‘glitches.’ We don’t need any more glaring reminders that our region needs better patient-centered health care reform that makes health care more accessible, affordable and higher quality for everyone. There are better solutions to ensure Americans who are young, or struggling, or living with a pre-existing condition can access good health care.”
Ready, Set, Vote!
What a great weekend! Battle Ground Harvest Days Classic Car Cruise on Friday, then Harvest Days Parade and Cruise the Gut in Vancouver on Saturday. We were there for much of it and have photos for you here. If you have photos to add please send them to media@ClarkRepublicans.com.
Thanks again to Joel Olson Trucking for a beautiful truck and a terrific driver!
Ballots are here! The August 5th Primary Election narrows the field to the top 2 candidates. Help us get our candidates solidly in place with your vote!
Q: “But some of these races have only 2 candidates now. Do they really need our vote?”Read more
The Clark County Republican Party is hosting a free picnic for all fellow conservatives of Clark County on Saturday, June 28th from 2-6 pm at East Woods Presbyterian Church. Come enjoy FREE food and family fun.Read more
(Original post taken from ElectLyndaWilson.com)
Olympia – June 11 2014, 17th Legislative District Candidate, Lynda Wilson, became the first candidate for elected office in Washington State to sign a pledge, promising to reject contributions from unions that use involuntary fees from union members.
“In good conscience, I can’t accept donations from unions where I know their members are forced to pay mandatory fees — some of which go into political contributions,” said Lynda Wilson. “I welcome contributions from individual union members who support my candidacy or from union groups which only collect voluntary political funds from their union members.”
A recent study from the Freedom Foundation, a Washington based think-tank, found that 65 union groups used compulsory union dues to fund political activities, while 21 union organizations did not.
“Taking donations from unions that force their members to pay into political activities is wrong and an abuse of the union member’s individual rights,” said Wilson. “I call on my opponent to set a good example and join me in rejecting donations from these union groups.”Read more
Learn about all our outstanding Republican candidates this year. Check out their sites and give them your support!
The Clark County Republican Party (CCRP) has received word from former Vancouver City Council Woman Jeanne E. Stewart that she intends to run for the office of Clark County Commissioner, District 3. In a letter received by CCRP Chairman Kenny Smith, Stewart states that....
“After careful soul searching, I have come to the conclusion that my most important principles and philosophies are more closely aligned with those of the Republican Party “.
We welcome Candidate Stewart to the Party and wish her the best of luck in her endeavors. We encourage Clark County Republicans county wide to contact Jeanne with your questions or your support if you choose.
There are no other announced Republican challengers at the time of this post.
The text of Stewart's letter to Chairman Smith follows....
April 20, 2014
I hope you have had a great Easter and your day has been blessed.
LINCOLN DAY DINNER SUCCESS--Great speakers, wonderful turnout and $43,000 raised!
Excellent work everyone! We had a great evening and we raised over $43,000! Thank you to everyone who made it possible! Combined with last year's Dinner, PCO matching funds and the Christmas party we have raised over $110,000 during the past 14 months! Thank you so much to our volunteers, sponsors & PCOs!
For Immediate Release 2/24/2014
Contact: Kenny Smith KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com
Clark County Republican Party Elects New Chairman & Vice Chairman
New Chairman Kenny Smith thanks Lynda Wilson for her service to the local GOP. Her remarkable success as chairman resulted in overwhelming calls to run for the State Legislature. Lynda Wilson resigned to concentrate on her 17th District Representative campaign. Her website can be found at electLyndaWilson.com/ . Vice chairman Steve Nelson also resigned as the bylaws required him to become chairman though other obligations precluded him from assuming the role. He will continue to be active in the party.
VANCOUVER, WA. On February 11th, 2014, 139 Republican Precinct Committee Officers met at Clark College’s Columbia Tech Center and elected Kenny Smith and Brenda Poletti as their Chairman and Vice Chairman.
Washington State legislators send open letter Clackamas County Commissioners urging them to say no to Light Rail crossing into Vancouver.
The letter cites a myriad of reasons why the current Columbia River Crossing (CRC) should be stopped and urges the Commissioners to consider the multiple votes held on the issue in Clark County.
You can view the letter here
We are asking all of our supporters to contact Oregon Republican legislators to join Rep. Conger in putting the CRC to rest for good. Rep. Conger could also use some emails of support telling him how much we appreciate his courage in leading this charge from the Oregon side. Rep.JasonConger@state.or.us
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
January 14th, 2014
Contact: Lynda Wilson, Chairman, Clark County Republican Party
It is with both sadness and pride that I must announce that the Clark County Republican Party Board of Directors has received notice from Chairman Lynda Wilson of her intent to resign as Chairman effective January 31st. News came in a letter from Chairman Wilson siting the need to focus on her campaign for State House of Representatives in the 17th District.
Pursuant to the governing bylaws of the Clark County Republican Party it is my duty and intent to call a special meeting of the Central Committee in order to elect a new Chairman as quickly as possible. This will ensure the continued efficient operation of the Clark County Republican Party. Precinct Committee Officers should monitor their email for a future call to the previously mentioned special meeting.
We wish Lynda Wilson much luck in her future endeavors and thank her for her service.
Steven J. Nelson
Vice-Chairman, Clark County Republican Party