Ballot Recommendations

Candidates:

U.S. President – Donald J. Trump (pg 60) - Local Grassroots Facebook Group

U.S. Senator –Chris Vance (pg 67) - Social Media: Facebook , Twitter , YouTube

U.S. Representative, 3rd Congressional District – Jaime Herrera Beutler (pg 68) (Incumbent)

Governor – Bill Bryant (pg 72)  Watch the second debate here.

Lieutenant Governor – Marty McClendon (pg 73) - Grassroots Facebook Group

Secretary of State – Kim Wyman (pg 74) (Incumbent) Q13 Fox Voter's Guide

State Treasurer – Duane Davidson (pg 75) and Michael Waite (pg 75)

State Auditor – Mark Miloscia (pg 76)

Attorney General – Joshua Trumbull (pg 77) (Libertarian)

Commissioner of Public Lands – Steve McLaughlin (pg 78)

Superintendent of Public Instruction (pg 79) - No Recommendation.  IVoterGuide rates Jones as Liberal and Reykdal as Very Liberal.  Both have supporters among people we respect.  (You Don't have to vote in every race)

Insurance Commissioner – Richard Shrock (pg 80)

14th Legislative District, State Senator – Amanda Richards (pg 82)

14th Legislative District, State Representative, Position 1 – Norm Johnson (pg 83) (Incumbent)

14th Legislative District, State Representative, Position 2 - Gina McCabe (pg 84) (Incumbent)

17th Legislative District, State Senator – Lynda Wilson (pg 85)

17th Legislative District, State Representative, Position 1 – Vicki Kraft (pg 86)

17th Legislative District, State Representative, Position 2 – Paul Harris (pg 87) (Incumbent)

18th Legislative District, State Senator – Ann Rivers (pg 88) (Incumbent)

18th Legislative District, State Representative, Position 1 – Brandon Vick (pg 89) (Incumbent)

18th Legislative District, State Representative, Position 2 – Liz Pike (pg 90) (Incumbent)

20th Legislative District, State Senator – John Braun (pg 91) (Incumbent)

20th Legislative District, State Representative, Position 1 – Richard DeBolt (pg 92) (Incumbent)

20th Legislative District, State Representative, Position 2 – Ed Orcutt (pg 93) (Incumbent)

49th Legislative District, State Senator – Lewis Gerhardt (pg 94)

County Council, District 3 – No Recommendation (pg 113)

County Council, District 4 – Eileen Quiring (pg 114)

State Supreme Court Justice Pos. 1: David DeWolf  (pg 98) (Be sure to check out his 4-part video series)

State Supreme Court Justice Pos. 5: Greg Zempel  (pg 99) 2 minute video introduction

State Supreme Court Justice Pos. 6: Dave Larson  (pg 100) (Even the Seattle Times endorsed Judge Larson!)

Clark PUD – Pos. 2 – Nancy Barnes (pg 115) Cell Phone - 360-909-3683

 (BOLD type indicates Candidates endorsed by the CCRP Central Committee.  Call for updates.)

There are some races where we have not made a recommendation.  Other sources of trusted candidate information can be found at:
ClarkCounty.info’s Political Candidate Evaluation Matrix by Jurisdiction.
Family Policy Institute of Washington’s recommended IVoter guide.
SW Washington's Pro-Life Ballot Site: LifePac.org

Can I write-in a name if there is no recommendation?  Yes, but realize that a ballot with a write-in name creates labor-intensive additional steps in ballot processing.  Additional steps mean additional costs and additional work for our election observers.  It may be best to leave the race blank unless there is an actual write-in campaign organized.

 

Ballot Measures:

VOTE NO on all initiatives (beginning pg 5). 

The Precinct Committee Officers specifically voted to oppose Initiative Measures 732, 735 and 1464.  As a body they did not study and make a recommendation on the others, but one PCO, Joe Wagner, has written on the initiatives and his work can be viewed here: https://cup-of-joe.org/ballot-initiatives/.  The Washington State Republican Party also recommends a NO vote on all initiatives.  For comments or questions Clark County Chairman, Kenny Smith, can be reached at 360-521-8565 KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com.

No Official Recommendation - Senate Joint Resolution 8210 (pg 54).  The precinct Committee Officers did not make a recommendation on this resolution.  It should be noted that ALL Senators and ALL Representatives present voted in favor of this resolution.  Our friends all seem to encourage a yes vote.

 

Advisory Votes (pg 46):

Advisory Votes are non-binding on the legislature.  It is only a report card back to them.  If you vote "Repealed" you are telling them that you disagree with their decision to create the tax.  If you vote "Maintained" you are telling them that you agree with them.

#14 (HB 2768):
You can see on page 47 that 44 Senators voted for the bill and 4 voted against it.  91 Representatives voted for it and 7 voted against it.  If you disagree with their decision, vote "Repealed".  If you agree, vote Maintained".

#15 (2ESHB 2778):
On the bottom of page 47 you can see that 28 Senators voted for it and 15 voted against it.  66 Representatives voted for it and 28 voted against it.  If you disagree with their decision, vote "Repealed".  If you agree, vote Maintained".

How did your legislators vote on these 2 bills?  Did they agree with you?  You can find out beginning on page 48.   While advisory votes seem like a futile effort since the vote has no authority, you can learn a lot about your specific legislators by comparing your vote to theirs.  This is likely the most valuable aspect of Advisory Votes.  Does your legislator agree with you?

In LD14 Senator Curtis King voted yes to both, Reps Norm Johnson and Gina McCabe voted yes on #14 and no on #15.
In LD17 Senator Don Benton voted yes on #14 and was excused from #15.  Reps Lynda Wilson and Paul Harris voted yes on #14 and no on #15.
In LD18 Senator Ann Rivers voted yes on both, Reps Brandon Vick and Liz Pike voted yes on #14 and no on #15.
In LD20 Senator Senator John Braun voted yes on both, Reps Richard DeBolt and Ed Orcutt also voted yes on both.
In LD49 Senator Annette Cleveland voted yes on both, Reps Sharon Wylie & Jim Moeller also voted yes on both.

Legislators in LDs 14, 17, 18 & 20 are all Republicans (Thank you Clark County voters!).  Legislators in LD49 are all Democrats.

The merits of the actual legislation has not been discussed, so if you wish to study it in depth you can find it by bill number here: http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/.

 


No candidate paid for this page or its ads.  They are paid for by the Clark County Republican Party, PO Box 205, Vancouver, WA  98666.

 


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