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Donald Trump Visit Update

Trump Coming To Northwest - Running Update

May 5, 9:00pm  It looks like checking here is the best way to keep up to date: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule/

 

May 5, 8:30pm:  Here is a link to get tickets for the event in Eugene Friday at 7pm: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule/register/eugene-oregon/    It appears that this will be the closest he will get to us this time around.  The Trump team has worked exhaustively to get him to Clark County.  Unfortunately a venue large enough is not available.

 

May 5, 7pm:  According to this story, the Trump team has not been able to find a suitable location for a visit to Vancouver: http://www.opb.org/news/series/election-2016/donald-trump-campaign-vancouver-washington-state/ but he will be in Eugene Friday evening as stated below.

 

May 5, 3pm:

The campaign has promised to let us know if they find a venue for an event in Clark County for Saturday.  

He is scheduled to be at the Lane County fairgrounds for a 7 p.m. rally Friday in Eugene, according this article: http://www.opb.org/news/series/election-2016/donald-trump-oregon-washington-campaign-plans/


We'll keep this page updated as we hear of other plans and will immediately send an email blast out if he comes to Clark County or a neighboring county.

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Call me any time,

Kenny Smith

Chairman
360-521-8565

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From the Chairman's Desk-May 3, 2016

Get Your Lincoln Day Dinner Tickets Now!

If you have items for the calendar or newsletter, send them to media@clarkrepublicans.com


Lincoln Day Dinner Tickets now available!  Click here to reserve your spot. This will be an evening of inspiration and entertainment.  We are very proud to bring our keynote speaker, Bill Whittle, to Washington State.  Bill is a conservative blogger, political commentator, director, screenwriter, editor, pilot, and author.  You will love meeting him and he has a great message for you.  He will be joined by Washington State’s own Glen Morgan, Executive Director of Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) and founder of www.WetheGoverned.com.  This should be fun as Bill & Glen are acquainted with each other, as you can see in this video: https://www.billwhittle.com/firewall/tie-dyed-tyranny.

Membership in the Century Club+ gives you entrance into VIP reception prior to the dinner.  You can purchase membership for $150 at the above link, but anyone who has contributed that amount in the past year is already a member.  Elected servants and this year’s candidates are invited to join as our guests and are anxious to meet you.

Is Donald Trump coming to Vancouver?  As reported last week, Donald Trump called his state campaign coordinator, Senator Don Benton, at a meeting at our HQ last week.  You can see a recording of the call here where they discuss a visit to Vancouver this Saturday, May 7.  We don’t know if they have been able to work out the details of that visit yet, but we have heard that they have been diligently trying to make it happen.  When they release details of a visit we will be sure to send you an immediate email alerting you to the event, so please watch closely for any extra communications from us!

Call for auction items:  The Clark County Republican Party operates entirely on volunteer labor and your contributions.  The largest fundraiser of the year is the Lincoln Day Dinner which raises the needed funds to keep a visible presence in the county, conduct a fantastic Get Out the Vote effort (last year including nearly 100 volunteers) and allow us to contribute to candidate efforts.  We need you to partner with us by providing items for our silent and live auction.  You can bring items to our HQ M-F noon – 4pm or call us at 360-521-8565 and we’ll arrange pickup.  You can also fill out our online form at https://clarkrepublicans.ejoinme.org/2016ItemDonation.

Some Auction Baskets you could create (or provide items for) include:
*Gardening, Camping or Cleaning supplies; *Date Night or Night Out; *Pamper Her or Spa; *Poker; *Shop Tools; *Indoor or Outdoor Games; *Sports; *Microbrew; *Coffee; *Candy *Collectables, *Sportsman, *Artwork, *Jewelry.

Other items desired for the auction include:
Vacation getaway, A ride in a race car, a day on the river, hot air balloon or glider ride, any sort of adventure, item, or service that you think would be fun to share.

Let them eat cake! (at the Lincoln Day Dinner)  Hi,  My name is Georgiana Buckler.  I am asking for professionally crafted cakes for the Lincoln Day Dinner Dessert Dash June 4th at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver.  The cakes must be delivered between 2 and 4PM on June 4th.  We need many cakes for this big event.  Having you deliver the cake(s) is best.  If you are not able to deliver your cake(s) you can be a cake sponsor with a donation of $50.00 each.  My contact information is:  303-503-6670mrs.buckler@outlook.com.  Let me know if you need bakery names and numbers and how many you are donating.   I truly appreciate your generosity and effort to make this a great event.  Please pass this information to others whom you believe would be willing to donate cake(s).  Thank you so much, Georgiana Buckler.

Tonight (Tuesday)!  (From Carol Levanen)  CCCU needs your help!  Please come to the County Council hearing at 6:00 pm to protest the new Comp Plan!  1300 Franklin Street - 6th floor hearing room.  CCCU has just seen the proposed new 2016 Comprehensive Plan for rural and resource lands, and it is HIDEOUS!  They are telling landowners that your agriculture land, zoned 20 acres, will go to 10 acre zoning and your 40 acre forest zoned land will go to 20 acres.  But what they don't tell you is that you CANNOT DIVIDE the land into those lot sizes.  The only way you will be able to divide the land AT ALL, is to cluster the land into a one acre parcel and preserve all of the rest of the land for the cities.  Your remaining large lot will then be required to have a county COVENANT, filed with the deed, that will prevent you from doing anything else with the land, and allows the county to have TOTAL control of it.  CCCU believes this is a property rights takings, under the Constitution, and is opposed to the Plan and the cluster ordinance, as written.  

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From the Chairman's Desk-April 26, 2016

Primary Focus Right Here!

If you have items for the calendar or newsletter, send them to media@clarkrepublicans.com

Two Years!  Republican Party HQ is located at 9401 NE Covington Rd in Vancouver, WA.  We have maintained regular, dependable office hours a minimum of five day per week the entire two years since acquiring this terrific location.  That is due to the dedication of Brenda Poletti, former Vice Chairman and Office Manager and the great team of volunteers she organized.  Is that a record for the Clark County Republican Party?  We will continue that level of service for you now under the leadership of Rich Johnson, our new office manager.  Rich has been an integral part of the team for a long time and can be reached at richj@tairedd.com  360 253-2250.  We are currently preparing to expand our hours during the election season.  Contact Rich if you would like to join the team.  Currently the office is open noon-4pm M-F.  The phone number is 360-695-1609 and is answered all hours.

Originally we asked people to make a regular financial commitment if they wanted us to open this office.  We have more than kept our end of the bargain.  The office has been a blessing and sees heavy use many evenings and weekends. Won’t you please commit or re-commit to regular support to cover the approximately $2000 each month required to keep the office open?  We currently have much-appreciated monthly donors of between $5 - $50.  We would like you to join them by setting up your contribution at https://clarkrepublicans.nationbuilder.com/office_upg_donate or schedule a monthly contribution through your bank which can be sent to Clark County Republican Party, PO Box 205, Vancouver, WA  98666.



Donald Trump coming to Vancouver?  As was reported on the news all around the state, Donald Trump called the volunteers gathered for an organizing meeting at the Clark County Republican Party HQ last week.  It was an out the door, standing-room only event as you can see in the video above. You can hear his call by clicking on the video.  He discusses coming to Vancouver on May 7th.  They are working on details and we will let you know as soon as information is available.

Lincoln Day Dinner June 4th.  Would you like to help this year's event?  The Lincoln Day Dinner is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the past three have been record-breakers.  We need donations of quality items & services for our live and silent auctions and have scheduled a meeting at HQ this Thursday at 7pm if you want to learn more.  Maybe your business has a service or product you can donate, as has been the practice of such great supporters as 9 Cent Color Copies, RW Pawn, Global Security, Creekside Painting, Erik Runyan Jewelers & many others.  If you are not a business owner maybe you have other ways to contribute, like use of a vacation home, a ride in your race car, or an afternoon on your yacht?  If you have attended our dinner in the past you know how popular these items are and how important the funds raised are to the success of the organization.  Can you can become a corporate sponsor at levels of $10,000, $5,000, $2500 or $1000?   We have a high quality speaker in Bill Whittle and tickets will soon go on sale at http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2016.  Contact Kenny at 360-521-8565 KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com if you have an interest in contributing.

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Possible Trump Visit In The Works?

Trump Plans to Visit Before May Primary

Thursday night, some eager Trump supporters received a call from the candidate himself, announcing a planned visit to Clark County on May 7th. Senator Don Benton took the call at the Clark County Republican Headquarters.

Valerie Vance recorded the phone call and can be watched at this link.

As more information about the visit is release, we'll be sure to update this page.

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From the Chairman's Desk-April 19, 2016

Republican Party HQ is located at 9401 NE Covington Rd in Vancouver, WA.  Hours of operation are Noon – 4pm M-F.  We have yard signs and campaign literature for many of the candidates.  Would you like to help at the office?  We could especially use help on Thursdays or help expanding the hours.  Contact the office at 360-695-1609.

If you have items for the calendar or newsletter, send them to media@clarkrepublicans.com


Chris Vance, our candidate for Senate, sent this video for you.  You can learn more about his plans to retire Patty Murray at: https://chrisvanceforsenate.com/.

Lincoln Day Dinner June 4th.  Would you like to help this year's event?  The Lincoln Day Dinner is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the past three have been record-breaking successes.  Could you can become a corporate sponsor at levels of $10,000, $5,000, $2500 or $1000?   We also need donations of quality items & services for our live and silent auctions.  Maybe your business has a service or product you can donate, as has been the practice of such great supporters as Creekside Painting, Erik Runyan Jewelers, Global Security & many others.  If you are not a business owner maybe you have other ways to contribute, like a timeshare vacation, or?  If you have attended our dinner in the past you know how popular these items are and how important the funds raised are to the success of the organization.  We have a high quality speaker in Bill Whittle and tickets will soon go on sale at http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2016.  Contact Kenny at 360-521-8565 KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com if you have interest in contributing.

Clark County Republican Party goes to the fair!  The fair runs from August 5 through the 14th and we have the same great location.  The cost of the booth is $1500 once again this year.  Thank you to everyone who made donations last week to help cover the expense.  You can still make contributions athttps://clarkrepublicans.nationbuilder.com/one_time_donation or mail a check to CCRP, PO BOX 205, VANCOUVER, WA  98666.  It is greatly appreciated!

Youth Program: We had a great turnout of young people to assist us at the caucuses and convention.  If any still need certificates for senior projects or resumes please contact Katja at katjadelavar@clarkrepublicans.com.

Voter Registration deadline April 25.  There are just a few days left to register to vote online or by mail for those wanting to vote in the presidential primary.  You can register at www.myvote.wa.gov and you can pick up registration forms at the county elections office at 1408 Franklin or at our HQ 9401 NE Covington Rd.

Election observers heading back to work.  If you are a certified election observer you can expect a call from us shortly as you will be needed for the presidential primary in May.  If you would like to become an observer or just want to learn about the election process, please note the June 8 training in the “Coming Events” section below.  Only certified observers are allowed on the floor during ballot processing.  Training is only offered one day per year so don’t miss this opportunity.  The June training comes too late for observing the presidential primary, but is still early enough to observe in the August primary and the November general election.  

Our Statewide candidates need your support.  Be sure familiarize yourself with these campaigns:

Governor: Bill Bryant
Secretary of State: Kim Wyman
US Senate: Chris Vance.  
Lt. Governor: Marty McClendonJavier FigueroaPhillip Yin
State Treasurer: Duane Davidson and Michael Waite 
State Auditor: Mark Miloscia

We support the supporters of all the candidates!  Here are local leaders for the presidential candidates:
Ted Cruz - contact Vanessa Amundson dansvan@hotmail.com 360-833-2231 & Michael Ware mkirbyware@gmail.com 360-608-5986
John Kasich – No local contact person – feel free to add your name.
Donald Trump – Joel Mattila   360-903-9940 JoelDMattila@gmail.com

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From the Chairman's Desk-April 12, 2016

Latest Election 2016 News!

Republican Party HQ is located at 9401 NE Covington Rd in Vancouver, WA.  Hours of operation are Noon – 4pm M-F.  We have yard signs and campaign literature available for many of the candidates.

Send items for the calendar and newsletter to media@clarkrepublicans.com

Bring Voter Registration Forms to Church.  That was one suggestion at our first “Getting Christians to Vote” meeting last night.  Others have done this in the past.  Please note that the last day to register online or by mail is April 25 which means there are just two more weekends before the deadline.  You can get voter registration forms at the elections office, 1408 Franklin Street, Vancouver or at Republican Party HQ.  (New Washington voters have until May 16 to register in person.) 

Want to limit property taxes to the 1% we voted for in 2001?  We did pass that initiative, but the actual implementation gave taxing districts the ability to “bank” that unused 1% which could then be imposed later without a vote of the people.  www.ClarkCountyCharter.com is collecting signatures to put a true 1% cap in place through a vote on the November ballot.   Go to their website to add your name to the petition which will be delivered to the council prior to the April 19meeting.

Last week we stated “It is obvious that no candidate will have the majority of delegates needed by the time of our May 24 presidential primary so we should expect to see national news teams and candidates here in the weeks ahead…”  Somehow a few people took that as an affront to their favorite candidate.  The observation, of course, was that it is mathematically impossible for anyone to have the nomination sewn up before May 24.  We should expect to have presidential candidates and news teams here in Washington State and at our State Convention in Pasco May 19 – 21.  Anyone can attend the convention in Pasco, by the way.  Just register as a guest at www.wsrp.org/convention2016.

There is very much confusion regarding the presidential election.  Most of the angst expressed is a result of the voters not understanding that choosing the president is unlike any other election due to the Electoral College designed by our founders and the way the nominating process has evolved over the years.  There is plenty of information online to help you understand the system, but note that the nominee is selected by the delegates at the national conventions – not anyone else.  How those delegates get chosen and what restrictions they are under are the result of rules established by the state and county Parties following National Party rules.  Each state is different and sometimes the differences are dramatic.  For instance, we are one of a very few states that have both a caucus and primary.  Our state legislature authorized spending for a presidential primary, but it is essentially a poll for the parties to use however they choose (the Democrats don't use it).  Due to national rules this year that requires states to use the outcome of any straw poll or primary to bind delegates, the Washington State Republican Party agreed to cancel our traditional straw poll conducted at the caucus and use the results of the primary to bind our delegates.  Colorado, which is in the news right now and does not have a primary, also cancelled their straw poll at the caucus which left their delegates free to vote for their choice of nominee at the national convention as was always allowed prior to the new “binding” rule.  The job of the candidate is to get their delegates to the national convention.  They have to have supporters and staff that understand the rules of the various delegations. 

The RNC has some helpful links which the WSRP has listed here: http://wsrp.org/rnc2016/

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From the Chairman's Desk-April 5, 2016

Let the Campaigns Kickoff!

This week we announce two campaign kickoff events, Vicki Kraft for LD17 Representative and Eileen Quiring for CountyCouncil, position 4.  Please be sure to watch the “Coming Events” section each week to find opportunities to meet new candidates and returning incumbents.

Every State Representative and Every State Senator is up for election this year.  In Clark County that includes the two Representatives and one Senator from all five legislative districts.  Many of the candidates spoke at our recent convention and you can view their speeches here.  Jump ahead to the following timestamps to view the presentations:
45:30 Lynda Wilson, LD17 Senator Candidate
50:55 Vicki Kraft, LD17 Representative Candidate
54:25 Sam Kim, LD17 Representative Candidate
56:40 Paul Harris, LD17 Representative Incumbent 
59:00 Ed Orcutt, LD20 Representative Incumbent
102:75 Liz Pike, LD18 Representative Incumbent
106:20 Brandon Vick, LD18 Representative Incumbent
110:18 David Madore, County Council Pos 3 Incumbent
116:15 John Blom, County Council, Pos 3 Candidate
122:00 Jennifer McDaniel, County Council, Pos 4 Candidate
126:10 Eileen Quiring, County Council, Pos 4 Candidate

State Convention Update:
This past week our delegation met to choose leaders for the convention and the following individuals were elected:
Delegation Chair - Allan Dunham
Delegation Vice Chair – Steve Cox
Credentials – Stephanie Baenen
Rules– Joe Wagner
Platform – George Hacker
Sgt at Arms - Valerie Vance-Gray

We have met many new friends through the caucus and convention process and several stepped up to take leadership roles last week.  It is great to see so many fresh faces!  There are also a large number of individuals eager to become national delegates.  In case you are wondering, you do not have to be a delegate to the state convention to run for one of the national delegate positions.  You can find more information here.  Anyone can attend the convention in Pasco.  Just register as a guest at www.wsrp.org/convention2016.

It is obvious that no candidate will have the majority of delegates needed by the time of our May 24 presidential primary so we should expect to see national news teams and candidates here in the weeks ahead, especially with Oregon’s primary just the week before ours. 



The RNC put together the above video to explain an open convention. 

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From the Chairman's Desk-March 29, 2016

Calling All Volunteers! 

Reminder: We need volunteers for a successful June 4, Lincoln Day Dinner.  Join us tonight to see how you can help.  Details below in the "Coming Events" section.  Here are photos from last year’s wonderful event for inspiration. 

The next stop on Washington State’s journey to select our presidential nominee is two months away at the state convention in Pasco.  Our delegation is all set and ready to go.  If you have questions about the May 24 presidential primary, WSRP has the answers here.  

So let’s focus now on statewide and local candidates.  If you have not connected with these candidates, please do so now.  Contributing, even a small amount by Thursday will be a significant boost to their campaigns.  As this first quarter comes to an end, political insiders will evaluate the strength of each campaign by the amount of money raised and the number of contributors.  Adding your name by Thursday will be a big help.

Governor: Bill Bryant
Secretary of State: Kim Wyman
US Senate: Chris Vance.  
Lt. Governor: Marty McClendonJavier FigueroaPhillip Yin
State Treasurer: Duane Davidson and Michael Waite 
State Auditor: Mark Miloscia



“We the people tell the government what to do.”  Oh, don’t you wish that was true today.  Let’s devote ourselves to President Reagan’s mission.  Are we in worse condition than he witnessed in the 1960s?  It is time "We The People" unite and reverse the course of government once again.  Help us with this year's campaigns.

We have terrific local candidates which we will highlight next week.  We need volunteers.  We have an urgent need for sign crews to install 4X8 campaign signs and we’ll soon be needing call center workers, campaign advisors, event schedulers, canvassers, office helpers & election observers.  Let us know if you want to help in any of these areas. 

A great way to get to know candidates is to attend their events, which will be listed each week in the “Coming Events” section of this newsletter, and watch their speech at our recent county convention at this CVTV link.  Many local and statewide candidates were there.  We also have photos of the convention on our Facebook page (be sure to like the Facebook page).

25 million Christians did not vote in 2012!  Would you like to explore solutions?  Let’s meet to discuss this Monday, April 11, 7pm at HQ: 9401 NE Covington Rd.

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From the Chairman's Desk-March 22, 2016

More Great Convention Feedback

 

More coverage from last week’s Clark County Republican Convention, a call for Lincoln Day Dinner volunteers, an invitation to Win Supporters, Not Arguments, and a full schedule of interesting events for your consideration.

 

We’ve added photos of the convention to our Facebook page (be sure to like the Facebook page).

If you were elected as a Delegate to the State Convention you must register online by this Friday to retain your position.  Click on the green "REGISTER" button and call us if you need help, Kenny 360-521-8565 or Katja 360-771-4858.  Alternates have until May 10 to register.   If you are not receiving our emails sent to Delegates and Alternates, please call.

 

CVTV was there to capture the opening of the convention and candidate speeches.  Click here for video of the event.  I was honored to award retiringSenator Don Benton a plaque for his 22 years of excellent service.  He gave a passionate speech that focused on fidelity to election promises.  Next, the following candidates spoke: US Senate candidate, Chris Vance, Secretary of State Incumbent Kim Wyman, State Auditor candidate, Mark Miloscia, State Treasurer candidates, Duane Davidson and Michael Waite, Lieutenant Governor candidate, Phillip Yin, 17th LD Senate candidate, Lynda Wilson, 17th LD Representative candidates, Vicki Kraft and Sam Kim, 17th LD Representative Incumbent Paul Harris, 20th LD Representative Incumbent Ed Orcutt, 18thLD Representative Incumbent Liz Pike, 18th LD Representative Incumbent Brandon Vick, County Council District 3 Incumbent David Madore, County Council District 3 candidates, John Blom and Greg Noelck, County Council District 4 candidates, Jennifer McDaniel and Eileen Quiring

 

WSRP Chairman, Susan Hutchison also visited us.  She traveled to 5 County Conventions in a single day, so she arrived after CVTV had left.  Susan spent considerable time with us, talking to all the legislative districts and at least one TV news crew.

 

Reporters from the Columbian were there all day and wrote a nice article: http://www.columbian.com/news/2016/mar/12/clark-county-republican-party-convention-2016-huge-success/

 

Here are some comments we've received from delegates:

 

Thanks to all of you for your hard work and dedication in pulling the convention off.  It was my first experience and I am so glad I did.  It was an exhilarating experience to participate as a precinct delegate, attend the conference and meet so many folks with such grand spirit and enthusiasm. Despite the ups and downs of the current times, it was truly encouraging and uplifting.   Thanks again. EM. 

 

We were very excited to be involved with the caucus both in our district and at the county level. We loved being able to get to know the local representatives at the beginning of the caucus.  We'd love to help as much as we can (we have two small children) within the party in the future.  Please let us know how we can help.  S&HW 

 

Saturday was my first convention, and I enjoyed it very much. It was good to see the process and hear the discussions. Thank you for your important contribution to the event.  Blessings! CP.

I have to tell you, this Convention was one of the most well organized conventions that I have ever attended.  The last one that I attended was in Richmond, Virginia in 2012 and you guys were superior in organization!!!!  Thanx. B& DT.

 

Thank you for all the kind notes of encouragement!  At last night’s convention debriefing many ideas were offered to improve future conventions, but there was general agreement that the event had an impressive spirit of cooperation among the participants.  We look forward to our next convention in 2 or 4 years and will springboard off our first one, determined to improve our performance.

 

Thank you to our great supporters: Wrenhaven Music, (360) 907-3637 who donated the sound systems;  Global Security360-693-1900, always a great friend and partner who donated supplies; Pacific Office Automation888-896-9029, for use of the new, very expensive scanner/printer and the Clark County Event Center360-397-6066 who made sure we had everything we needed. 

 

Winning supporters, not arguments. Join us Wednesday, March 23, 6:30pm at HQ for an 80 minute video presentation titled "Robin Koerner's The Art of Political Persuasion."   A review on the cover states: "Robin's understanding of the inner workings of the human brain and his insights into how to use the way the brain processes information to get people to listen, trust, and think is stunning", Ted Metz.  Please join us and maybe we’ll learn how to work together effectively.

Photos from the 2015 Lincoln Day Dinner Dessert Dash

 

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From the Chairman's Desk-March 15, 2016

County Convention A Success!

A heartfelt and personal thank you to everyone who made Saturday’s convention a success through your participation and volunteering.  You were patient and kind.  It was nice getting to meet many of you.  We even got a nice article from the Columbian: http://www.columbian.com/news/2016/mar/12/clark-county-republican-party-convention-2016-huge-success/.  I am very proud of you.



I think this selfie taken by Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, was the best photo of the crowd.

Let’s have a debriefing session next Monday, March 22, 6:30pm at HQ to discuss the convention and how we can improve it.  Please join us if you can.  Everyone is invited.  You can also email your suggestions to me.

None of us had ever organized such an event and we could not have done it without lots of volunteer support.

There are many people to thank such as Brad Jensen of Wrenhaven Music, (360) 907-3637 who donated the sound systems and support for each of the breakout areas;  Global Security360-693-1900, always a great friend and partner, who allowed us to print documents at their offices; Pacific Office Automation888-896-9029, who delivered to us a brand new, very expensive, scanner/printer for our use free of charge (we barely even had to ask.); and Michael Kelley and his crew at the Clark County Event Center360.397.6066 who made sure we had everything we needed. 

Christian Berrigan designed a great registration system and Katja Delavar & Lisa Ross gave mountains of time to make sure every little detail was considered and fulfilled.

There will be many people missed in this list, but I know the following people volunteered significantly to make the event a success: Anita Gillingham, Donna Boyes, Karen Clanton, Debbie Larner, Gloria Matthews, Terry Sotta, Jeff Dunham, Jaimie Noorlun, Sally Dierenfeld, Julie Longoria, Mark Fritzen, Michael Delavar, Kim Rhodes, Janet Parker, Ayric Dierenfeld, Brenda Poletti, Margie , Robert Russell, Brent Sullivan, Lacy Lepro, Tracey Lepro, Jonathan Atkinson, Diane and David Moeglein, Renae Smith, Greg Gray, Derk Maniscalco, Valerie Vance-Gray, Daniel Helland, Benjamin Poletti, Joseph Lauser, the members of the Platform and Resolution Committee, the youth volunteers, and the army of helpers who showed up Friday night and Saturday morning to pack registration bags and set up. 

Speaking of registration bags, thanks to Lisa Ross’ foresight, we surely have the best swag in the state of Washington.  If you missed the convention you can still get our bag, including the much-praised seat cushion for a modest $10 donation.

I intentionally left the PCOs out of the above list so that I could point them out separately.  Again, I know I will miss many:  Karen Trumbull, Rich Johnson, Tom Kelly, Nathan Noorlun, Eric Heredia, Joseph Wagner, Mark Deason, Jeannie Hix, Carol Brown, BIll Davis, Pamela Gandarillas, Bob Butler, Vicki Kraft, Jim Johnson, John Anderson, Piper McEwen, Mary Nevius, Maureen Trullinger, Sean Emerson, Joe Wagner, & James Randall.  Thank you PCOs!

And I have to specifically thank the terrific Platform and Resolutions committee who worked very long sessions (one lasting until 2:30am!) to review all the submissions.  We adopted the platform with the amendments they suggested which you can view here.  Even though the delegates did not get to address the resolutions, the resolutions are not necessarily dead.  You can review the DO PASS resolutions here and the DO NOT PASS resolutions here.  Then encourage you PCO to promote them at the next quarterly Central Committee Meeting.

CVTV was at the convention, capturing the opening and candidate speeches.  They don’t have video up on the website yet, but they should within the next couple days.  Go to their website, scroll down the page, and you should find us in the “Recent Programs” section.

CVTV coverage will include candidate speeches from: US Senate candidate, Chris Vance, Secretary of State Incumbent Kim Wyman, State Auditor candidate, Mark Miloscia, State Treasurer candidates, Duane Davidson and Michael Waite, Lieutenant Governor candidate, Phillip Yin, 17th LD Senate candidate, Lynda Wilson, 17th LD Representative candidates, Vicki Kraft and Sam Kim, 17th LD Representative Incumbent Paul Harris, 18th LD Representative Incumbent Liz Pike, 18th LD Representative Incumbent Brandon Vick, 20th LD Representative Incumbent Ed Orcutt, County Council District 3 Incumbent David Madore, County Council District 3 candidates, John Blom and Greg Noelck, County Council District 4 candidates, Jennifer McDaniel and Eileen Quiring

In addition, I was honored to award retiring Senator Don Benton a plaque for his 22 years of excellent service to our community and the state.  He gave a passionate speech that focused on fidelity to your election promises.

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