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From the Chairman's Desk-June 21, 2015

Share Your Ideas With Us!

Your ideas are requested.  Join us Wednesday.  
Washington is a Caucus State.  To have a voice in the selection of the Republican presidential nominee you must participate in your precinct caucus.  Probably 85% of the voters are unaware of the caucus and will wait for a presidential primary ballot which will never arrive.  Share your ideas this Wednesday as we begin planning the 2016 Republican caucus for Clark County.  Because of the disastrous Obama administration this will be the largest caucus in history.  Let’s see if we can capitalize on that energy.  Join us Wednesday, June 24th, 6:30pm at Republican HQ 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver and let’s start planning a great event. 

Please thank our diverse group of sponsors with your patronage and referrals.  They have made our organization much stronger for the year ahead.  Let’s do the same for them.  Click on their websites and get to know them so you will be prepared when you or a friend needs their services:
Creekside Contracting  http://www.creeksidecontractingllc.com/
US Digital  http://www.usdigital.com/
JB Homes  http://www.jbhomeswa.com/
RW Pawn   http://www.rwpawn.com/
Boyd's Auctions and Estate Sales  http://boydsauctions.com/
Global Security  http://www.global4security.com/
Erik Runyan Jewelers  http://runyansjewelers.com/
Legacy Restoration  http://www.lrestore.com/
Woodland Truck Line  http://woodtrucklineinc.com/
Trade Star Logistics http://www.tradestarllc.com/
Whether a business or an individual we encourage you to make financial contributions here to assist this grassroots-led organization advance the principles of liberty and preserve our Constitution.

Join us as we enter our second year!  Thank you to everyone who has helped keep the office open with your volunteer hours and regular financial contributions.  We are entering our second year in a well-maintained and fully-staffed office.  If you want to discuss your potential role as an office volunteer contact Brenda at: 503-380-6918poletfam@yahoo.com.  Set up your scheduled monthly contribution here.

The office is open Monday through Friday, 11:30am – 5:30pm.  We will soon be expanding our hours so we need you to join our team today.

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From the Chairman's Desk-June 14, 2015

Celebrating Two Anniversaries This Week!


Our Covington Office Celebrates One Year!  
Congratulations to Brenda Poletti, our (volunteer) office manager, and her all-volunteer office staff!  One year ago we acquired a beautiful office at 9401 NE Covington Road.  Brenda set a goal to keep it open every single weekday with consistent hours.  Because of her dedication and many wonderful volunteers she achieved the goal from the very first week.  Thank you to everyone who made this possible.  Your devotion to the success of the Clark County Republican Party is very evident and greatly admired!

Join us!  We are seeking additional office staff to support expanded hours during the election season and coming vacations.   If you can regularly take a ½ day shift once per week, want to help only on occasion, or you just want to applaud Brenda, contact her at: poletfam@yahoo.com.

The office is open Monday through Friday11:30am – 5:30pm.  Please stop in and thank a volunteer! 

Want to continue the success?  Many people have specifically chosen to help us keep the office open by scheduling regular monthly contributions.  We would love to have you as an office partner.  Set up your own scheduled contribution here.

Magna Carta Celebrates 800 years!
Magna Carta is the premier document in the field of human rights.  Magna Carta enshrines liberty in the law.  The 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta will be observed on Saturday, June 20 at 12:00 noon.  The event will be held at the bandstand just south of Officers Row, on the parade field at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver.  More information can be found here: http://www.magnacartaclarkcowa.org/ 

Meet a few of our PCOs: https://youtu.be/KGaFjTWN93Q
An inspiring 8 minute video of PCOs discussing the future of the party.  A Big Thank You to Dick Sohn for having the vision to produce it. 

Did you hear Dr. Keith Smith?  If you missed his incredible story of free-market medicine you have another chance as it is recorded here: http://www.cvtv.org/vid_link/4453?start=4822&stop=8038.  This is a story about much more than merely quality medical care.

More photos!  This link was posted last week before many photos were uploaded.  If you clicked on the link beforeWednesday you probably missed most of them.  They can be found here.

Another chance to run for office?  The elections office has announced a 3-day filing opportunity for positions which drew no candidates during the recent filing period.  Positions include Yacolt City Council, Green Mountain and Washougal School Districts, Fire Protection Districts 2 and 13 and Cemetery District 5.  To find out if you live in one of the districts call 360-397-2345.  Please consider serving your community.  The media release can be found here.

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From the Chairman's Desk-June 7, 2015

Lincoln Day Dinner Highlights

Our Lincoln Day Dinner was well-attended and a lot of fun.  CVTV was there to record all the action.  Below are the key presentations from the event. 

Powerful presentation from Trevor Loudon: http://www.cvtv.org/vid_link/4453?start=1790&stop=4165

Everyone is talking about high school student, Alyssa Peterson’s speech on her winning Magna Carta essay.  Don’t miss it: http://www.cvtv.org/vid_link/4453?start=4344&stop=4773

We thank the Clark County Magna Carta Observance Committee for inspiring Alyssa and many other young people to study Magna Carta.  She was a wonderful addition to our event.  On Saturday, June 20th the Clark County Magna Carta Observance Committee is hosting an observance at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site to celebrate the 800th anniversary, featuring historical re-enactors (and maybe more student essays?)

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Keith Smith from the Surgery Center of Oklahoma told an incredible story of following his convictions to unleash the power of the free market.  His story is about much more than quality medical care.  You can watch his speech here: http://www.cvtv.org/vid_link/4453?start=4822&stop=8038.

You can watch the entire event (minus the live auction here)



The room was decorated with incredible hand-crafted Magna Carta centerpieces, the inspiration of PCO Pamela Gandarillas and created at our headquarters by dedicated volunteers.   Notice the the wax seal, candle, quill pen & inkwell.  Not seen are the leather covered antiqued books they also spent many hours creating. 

More photos from the dinner can be found here.

This event was a success because of the extraordinary effort of extraordinary people.  We are fortunate to have so many people in the Clark County Republican Party that pitch in to get the work accomplished.  What a great night!  Thank you Katja Delavar & Bryndl Rohan, Lincoln Day Dinner co-chairmen, and the entire team of around 50 volunteers.  A complete list of the volunteers, corporate & business sponsors are here.

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From the Chairman's Desk- May 31, 2015

Lincoln Day Dinner, An Absolute Success!

A personal message from your chairman:

We were blessed by the outpouring of support for this year’s Lincoln Day Dinner.  I personally received many congratulatory comments that really don’t belong to me, but to the more than 50 active volunteers who made the night a pleasure for all of us.  Fred Boyd of Boyd Auctions and Estate Sales was a masterful and entertaining auctioneer and raised thousands from the items donated by businesses and individuals.  Since the event was just last night we’ll have to wait until next week for an accounting of the amount raised, a link to a photo album and the video from CVTV.org. 

Cakes waiting at the starting line for the dessert dash

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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
Clark County Republican Party

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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:


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.

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  

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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