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From The Chairman's Desk- July 20, 2014

Ready, Set, Vote! 


Watch our calendar and send event announcements to media@ClarkRepublicans.com especially when you see opportunities for our candidates.  


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?” 

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CCRP to Host "Clark County All Republican Picnic"

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.

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Lynda Wilson Signs Pledge. Calls on opponent to do the same.

(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.”


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Clark County Candidates for 2014

Learn about all our outstanding Republican candidates this year. Check out their sites and give them your support!



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Stewart to Run for County Commissioner as a Republican!

JeanneStewart.jpgThe 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....



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Chairman's Update 4-20-2014

April 20, 2014

I hope you have had a great Easter and your day has been blessed.

Watch our calendar and send event announcements to media@ClarkRepublicans.com –especially when you see opportunities for our candidates.

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!

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New Leadership Elected

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.



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Washington Legislators Urge Clackamas County Commissioners to Say No to Light Rail into Vancouver

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  

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Chairman Wilson to Resign






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


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2014 Budget and Gun Registry

Governor Inslee is promoting his 2014 Budget as drama free.gunrights.jpg

This ain’t necessarily so…

Specifically, the 2014 budget would spend:

…“$409,000 of the general fund (on a) state appropriation (to fund) seven temporary staff to eliminate the firearm-transfer backlog of 144,000 documents by June 30, 2015. The department shall convene a work group to develop a report on making the firearms program a fee-recovery program. The work group must examine changes including but not limited to making firearm-transfer reporting mandatory, charging a fee for firearms transfer recording, and recommending cost-recovery methods to keep up with demand.”

Joe Waldron, legislative director for the Washington State Rifle and Pistol Association says the Handgun Registry is so incomplete that the list serves no real purpose.  “It’s never about background checks or any of the other things these people say it is,” he said. “It’s always about registration of every weapon. If they know who owns every gun and where it is, the next step is taking them away. All of these other things they do are just a way to move the ball in that direction.” 

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