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Lincoln Dinner This Saturday!

Do You Have Your LDD Tickets?

The 2015 Lincoln Day Dinner is this Saturday!  Please purchase your tickets now at http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2015

We have two terrific speakers.  
Trevor Loudon is a popular international speaker and author from New Zealand.  His research has uncovered a key historical problem that threatens the core of America’s national security.  He will speak to us about the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and his concern for America.

Switching gears, we’ll then hear from Dr. Keith Smith who has developed a successful free-market medical center that could be a guide to affordable healthcare in Washington State and the nation.  The Surgery Center of Oklahoma posts their prices online, does not accept insurance and charges patients a fraction of big hospitals.

Please purchase tickets at http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2015

In addition to these fantastic presentations we have silent and live auction items that will be very popular such as:

Custom Painted Mossberg Maverick 88 - 12 Gauge Shotgun

Farm-to-Table Dinner for Eight with Representative Liz Pike at Shangri-La Farms

Willamette Valley Wine Tour with Pacific Towncar

Multi-Firearm Familiarization Event at Kanati Falls Ranch

Lunch with Senator Don Benton

Locally Handcrafted Adirondack Chairs

Shadow Councilor David Madore

Creekside Contracting, LLC: Exterior Home Painting

Global Wireless Security System and Installation

Lunch with Councilor Tom Mielke

Creekside Contracting, LLC: Interior Home Painting

Extra fun for your next party with Photo Booth Rental

Lunch with the Dynamic Duo – Representatives Lynda Wilson and Liz Pike

Henry Silver Eagle .22 Magnum Rifle w/ Hand-Painted Walnut Stock

 

Please go online now and purchase your tickets at http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2015

See you there!

Kenny Smith
Chairman
Clark County Republican Party
360-521-8565

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From the Chairman's Desk-May 24, 2015

The Big Event Is Here!

Lincoln Day Dinner May 30th!
Final week!  Our big event, the Lincoln Day Dinner is this Saturday!  Please purchase tickets today at http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2015

The Lincoln Day Dinner Team has arranged a wonderful evening for you with Dr. Keith Smith from the Surgery Center of Oklahoma and with popular speaker, Trevor Loudon.  The team has carefully selected items for our auction to raise funds to support this all-volunteer organization.  Many corporate sponsors have contributed to the success of the evening and some of their logos can be seen below.  Please promote their businesses at every opportunity.  Their support has made this event possible and is greatly appreciated.  A complete list of sponsors will be included in next week's newsletter.

We don't want anyone to miss out.  Please share our Facebook event page with your friends.  Come by the office to pick up flyers.  The office is staffed Monday through Friday 11:30am – 5:30pm.  The phone number is 360-695-1609.  You can also print them from this link.

Bill Bryant Announces Candidacy for Governor!  Bill Bryant has asked us to share his video announcement with you.  We’ll be hearing a lot more from him in the months ahead in preparation for his 2016 run. You can learn about him here: http://www.billbryantforgovernor.com/announcement?splash=1

Mary Benton Announces Run for County Councilor Position 2:  (For the full announcement click here)
Contact: Mary Benton-360-574-7369
…Benton, a resident of Clark County for 27 years, said: “I have always been very involved in our community as a PCO and through my children’s many activities, but now as my youngest son graduates from high school, I’m ready to contribute at a higher level.”… …Benton stated that her desire to run for County Council stems from her concerns over rising property taxes and the erosion of private property rights, especially in the rural areas. “I have lived in this county a long time and plan to live out my life here, and I want my kids to be able to raise their families here too,” she said. Benton concluded by saying: “We need to continue the County’s successful effort to create more opportunities for jobs here at home, and you do that by reducing the barriers to business entry. “Benton can be contacted via her website at ElectMaryBenton.com or by email at: Mary@ElectMaryBenton.com

Become an election observer!  There is just one day per year where you can be certified to watch the elections process.  This year it is June 4th.  Please attend this evening certification so we can add your name to the list of Republican observers.  Details below.

 Coming Events
The events listed may or may not be organized, sponsored or endorsed by the CCRP.  If you have events that you would like to see listed, please send them to media@ClarkRepublicans.com.

 

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From the Chairman's Desk-May 17, 2015

Lincoln Dinner Is Almost Here!


Just two weeks until our biggest event of the year, the Lincoln Day Dinner!  Please purchase your tickets today at http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2015 and share the event on Facebook:
 https://www.facebook.com/events/1065741046775015/


 

We’ve arranged a wonderful evening for you with Dr. Keith Smith and Trevor Loudon.  Representative Liz Pike will emcee so it's guaranteed to be fun!  Great silent and live auction items.  Let’s make sure everyone is invited.  Come by the office to pick up flyers or print them out from this link.  The office is staffed Monday through Friday 11:30am – 5:30pm.  The phone number is 360-695-1609.

Who is our favorite candidate?  The Clark County Republican Party deliberately takes no position when more than one Republican is in a partisan primary.  This allows each to advance based on merit and the support they garner from the grassroots.  The Party supports all Republican candidates and their supporters.  Not all candidates will make it through the primary.  Our hope is to forge strong relationships so the supporters will be inspired to devote their talent and enthusiasm for those who do, or for campaigns of the future. 

And who are the 2015 Candidates?  You can see who filed for office here.  The primary election in August will winnow the field to the top two who then advance to the general election in November.  Take the time now to discover the best candidate and give them your support!  Watch our “Coming Events” section each week and participate as much as possible as candidate events are announced.

 Coming Events
The events listed may or may not be organized, sponsored or endorsed by the CCRP.  If you have events that you would like to see listed, please send them to media@ClarkRepublicans.com.

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From the Chairman's Desk-May 10, 2015

Filing Week Has Arrived!

Thanks everyone!  Please keep sharing and inviting our Lincoln Day Dinner on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/1065741046775015/  You will find INVITE and SHARE buttons below the picture of Dr. Smith and Trevor Louden (possibly you need to click on the 3 dots).  Please help us INVITE and SHARE today.   Let’s make sure everyone hears about this great May 30th event. 

Don't forget to buy your own tickets: http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2015.

New Opportunity for Doctors:  See May 30th in the “Coming Events” section below for a special opportunity for medical professionals.  We’ve just arranged a private luncheon with Dr. Smith.

Last Call!  Filing Week is Here..  This is the last week we'll share this list of all the positions we’ll be voting on this year.  Do you know someone that should run for office?  The opportunity ends this Friday at 5pm. 

 Coming Events
The events listed may or may not be organized, sponsored or endorsed by the CCRP.  If you have events that you would like to see listed, please send them to media@ClarkRepublicans.com.

FILING WEEK FOR 2015 CANDIDATES May 11th - 15th
Clark County Elections, 1408 Franklin Street, Vancouver
You must file for office this week if you intend to run for one of these offices this year.

WEBINAR--PLANNING YOUR CAMPAIGN May 11th 11:00am-12:00pm
CCRP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
This webinar will cover campaign strategy from start to finish. From determining demographics and political environment to candidate timelines and voter contact, the training will keep you on your toes!  More information here:http://americanmajority.org/blog-2/manning-school-webinars/

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB May 14th, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
CCRP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
Want to boost your communication skills?  Join us each Thursday 5pm - 6:30pm at HQ.  This is a well-organized effort that will help you effectively present your point of view.

CCRW MAY DINNER MEETING May 14th, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Club Green Meadows, 7703 Northeast 72nd Avenue, Vancouver, WA
$20 per ticket.  Please come and join us as we hear from our Sheriff Chuck Atkins and County Councilman Tom Mielke

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Java Junkies - with the 17th LD PCOs at Coffee Villa!

Good time and conversation this morning with the 17th LD PCOs at Coffee Villa!

We discussed many topics ranging from I-5 congestion and bridge options, to prioritizing WA state budget items according to WA laws, the importance of School Board Meeting attendance, and of course some national issues as well.

Really appreciate everyone coming out, including newly appointed PCO Mary Morris - with Greg Noelck, Mark Deason, Joe Wagner, Gary Schaeffer, Jeff Bier, Frank Decker.

Look forward to having even more 17th LD PCOs join us next time for Java Junkies - the best Political Junkies drinkin' java get together in the 17th LD!

Vicki Kraft - 17th Legislative District Chairman

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From the Chairman's Desk-May 3, 2015

Candidate Announcements and Parades On The Way!

We have the Venue, We have the Speakers, We have the Auction Items.  Now we need YOU to share our Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1065741046775015/  Click on the dots to the right of JOIN MAYBE DECLINE which are below the picture of Dr. Smith and Trevor Louden (your browser may vary).  There you can INVITE and SHARE.  Please do both today.   Let’s give everyone a chance to attend this great event May 30th

Don't forget to buy your own tickets: http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2015. 

Media Release: David Madore Announces Candidacy For Clark County Council Chair  

PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT
David Madore is running for the Clark County Council Chair At-Large position in the upcoming 2015 election. Madore currently serves as the Chair of Clark County’s Board of Councilors.  He was elected Clark County Commissioner in 2012, defeating Marc Boldt.

Madore has demonstrated effective leadership for Clark County by opening the floodgates to local private jobs and free enterprise by introducing smart programs including the fee waiver program which contributed to the creation of 7,000 new private sector jobs and over $60 million in new construction projects locally.  Clark County is now leading the State in job growth.

“Three years ago our citizens were hurting due to high unemployment and yearly tax hikes.  I shared a vision and a plan to breathe new life into our community.   You honored me with your trust to do what I promised.  I’ve built a trusted working relationship with my fellow Councilors, and our County Manager which has been essential to the accomplishments we have achieved.   We are on the right path and I would be honored to continue to work for you, my bosses.”

Founder of U.S. Digital, David Madore is a proven leader.  His company is debt free and provides over 130 local jobs.  The U.S. Digital Outreach Center provides rent-free office space for over 36 Non-Profit organizations. 

You can find the entire media release here.

Open Offices in Clark County.  Here is the list of all the positions we’ll be voting on this year.  Do you know someone that should run for office?  Time is running out.  Filing week is May 11th – 15th.  Call us if you would like more information. 

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From the Chairman's Desk-April 27, 2015

Terrific Events Ahead!

Please invite your friends from the medical profession to our May 30th Lincoln Day Dinner.  The success of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma will be a fascinating subject for them and also for those of us that merely utilize medical services.  Possibly we’ll be inspired to promote free-market medicine in Washington State.  Wouldn’t it be great if Clark CountyRepublicans led the way?  

We need YOU to make this evening a success.  Please purchase your tickets today: http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2015.

Would you like to contribute auction items?  Possibly:

Baskets of items from other cultures                          Jewelry
Basket filled with books                                             Paintings, glass artwork, or sculpture
Basket filled with pet items                                        Beach house, mountain cabin for a weekend
Basket of spa items                                                  Fine furniture: patio, wine rack, gas grill
Home improvement basket                                         Guns, ammo
Financial services                                                      Home, business cleaning service

Or become a corporate sponsorhttp://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2015.

Representative Liz Pike has a message for Clark County. 
In Representative Pike’s weekly newsletter, she included a Q&A on the Bi-State Coalition which she wants to share with you:

TRUTH vs. MYTH: Q&A on Rep. Liz Pike's Bi-State Bridge Coalition
Folks are still worried about the Columbia River Crossing (CRC). I've received some comments from Clark Countycitizens concerned about my efforts to provide conservative leadership on much needed transportation improvements in the I-5 corridor. As a forward-thinking legislator, I want to add capacity to provide congestion relief and improve freight mobility with a project that meets the three A's: affordability, accountability and action.

So let's set the record straight and be crystal clear about my efforts. Please read my Q&A below.

Q: What is your motivation to build a bridge between Vancouver and Portland?
A: Clark County business leaders and west-side commuters who are forced to use I-5 to Portland each day to conduct business and earn a living know that just because we stopped a flawed CRC bridge project from being built doesn't mean that the transportation problems went away. I am seeking a solution.

Q: Are you trying to revive the failed Columbia River Crossing?
A: No. The CRC project is dead and will not be revived. I was on the front lines working to stop this deeply flawed light-rail project disguised as a bridge. Clark County residents made their voices heard: they are not interested in an expensive CRC-style bridge that would do very little to relieve congestion.

Q: Will you consider light rail on any new bridge?
A: No. I will not consider light rail on a new bridge because Clark County citizens have rejected light rail every time it's been on the ballot. And light rail, at a cost ranging between $200 million - $400 million per mile is a budget buster.

Q: What will happen if we do nothing?
A: Traffic between Clark County and Portland will continue to get worse if we don't act now. Business leaders and elected officials all agree it's time to let go of the rejected and failed CRC project.

Q: Do you have a project in mind?
A: I'm not an engineer or a transportation expert. But several engineers I've met with over the past year agree one concept is worth studying. It's called the I-5 Practical Design Flyover (I-5 PDF). Read more about this idea in one of my previous e-newsletters here.

Q: How can we be certain there will be accountability to prevent corruption?
A: By creating a bi-state work group made up of elected legislators, we can ensure  there would be prudent oversight in the budget process, competitive bidding, public outreach and ultimately construction.

Q: What's next?
A: This summer, I am inviting citizens to join me at several open houses to discuss any affordable and viable options that come forward which relieve traffic congestion and improve freight mobility in the I-5 corridor. I am fighting for a common sense solution that honors the will of voters in Clark County.
State Representative Liz Pike  18th Legislative District  E-mailliz.pike@leg.wa.gov

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From the Chairman's Desk-April 19, 2015

It's Up To Us!

The first line reads:  After five years and more than 50 votes in Congress, the Republican campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is essentially over.  This article from the LA times has been all over social media this weekend. 

Samuel Adams once said: “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

Doesn’t it seem like those patriots are already a few years late?  Was Samuel Adams talking about us? 

We cannot trust our future to the political class.  It is up to us, the grassroots, the patriot, the average citizen, to find solutions to the problems vexing the nation.  That is why we have invited, as our Lincoln Day Dinner keynote speaker, Dr. Keith Smith, who is providing quality medical care that avoids the Affordable Care Act and insurance altogether.  You will want to hear his story about the Surgery Center of Oklahoma.

And we need YOU to make this event a success.  Please consider one or more of the following: 

Ideas for donations:

Baskets of items from other cultures                          Jewelry
Basket filled with books                                             Paintings, glass artwork, or sculpture
Basket filled with pet items                                        Beach house, mountain cabin for a weekend
Basket of spa items                                                  Fine furniture: patio, wine rack, gas grill
Home improvement basket                                         Guns, ammo
Financial services                                                      Home, business cleaning service

Or anything you can think of that will generate excitement and raise funds for your CCRP.
To discuss a donation or arrange a pickup Contact Katja at katjadelavar@clarkrepublicans.com.

All money raised supports candidates and political efforts in Clark County.  There are no paid positions in this all-volunteer organization.  Please act today.

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From the Chairman's Desk-April 12, 2015

We're Up Next!


Congratulations to the Cowlitz County Republican Party!

We’re very proud of our friends in Cowlitz County for putting together a fantastic Lincoln Day Dinner last night.  A successful Dinner raises money while inspiring and entertaining the members.  They appeared to be wildly successful with record attendance and a flawless program.  Organizing these events take a great deal of volunteer effort.  Our Lincoln Day Dinner is 7 weeks away, on May 30th, and we seek your participation. 

Here are ways you can make the Clark County Lincoln Day Dinner a success: 

Ideas for donations:

Baskets of items from other cultures                          Jewelry
Basket filled with books                                             Paintings, glass artwork, or sculpture
Basket filled with pet items                                        Beach house, mountain cabin for a weekend
Basket of spa items                                                  Fine furniture: patio, wine rack, gas grill
Home improvement basket                                         Guns, ammo
Financial services                                                      Home, business cleaning service

Or anything you can think of that will generate excitement and raise funds for your CCRP.
To discuss a donation or arrange a pickup Contact Katja at 360-771-4858 katjadelavar@clarkrepublicans.com.

All money raised supports candidates and political efforts in Clark County.  There are no paid positions in this all-volunteer organization.  Please act today.

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From the Chairman's Desk-April 5, 2015

Lincoln Day Dinner is Just Around the Corner!



Dear Michael -- 

The Lincoln Day Dinner
 is our most important fundraiser of the year.  This year our Keynote speaker is Dr. Keith Smith from the Surgery Center of Oklahoma who has a practical, free-market solution to the high cost of medical care.  It is no secret that the pricing of surgical services is at the top of the list of problems in our dysfunctional healthcare system. Bureaucracy at the insurance and hospital levels, cost shifting and the absence of free market principles are among the culprits for what has caused surgical care in the United States to be cost prohibitive. It is clear that something must change.  Please invite your doctor, dentist, and other medical provider friends.  Dr. Smith’s model is gaining popularity around the nation and your friends will thank you for the invitation. 

Purchase your tickets today at http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2015.  Contact Katja at 360-771-4858 if you want to volunteer, have auction items to donate, or wish to connect with someone about becoming a sponsor.    

Open Offices for 2015.  Tomorrow (see below) the Freedom Foundation is offering an introduction to running for office.  If you or someone you know is interested in running for one of these offices feel free to join us.  The names listed are the people currently holding the office who may or may not run for the office again. 

FREE Constitution Course from Hillsdale CollegeThe Meaning and History of the Constitution. Since first posting the link we have been hearing from many that they are enjoying the presentations and the supporting documents  Click here  for the free course.

This Saturday night--Alan Keyes and KrisAnne Hall to speak at Cowlitz Lincoln Day Dinner--April 11th. We have a special relationship with Cowlitz County since we share not just a border, but we share the city of Woodland, which is partly in Cowlitz and partly in Clark.  If you can support 2 Lincoln Day Dinner events this year, we encourage you to make the trip to Longview.  It is sure to be a crowd pleaser and comes 6 weeks before ours.  Click here for the flier and here for the Facebook event page.

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