From The Chairman's Desk- August 2nd, 2015

Time To Vote!

They say Republicans tend to vote late.  Election day is Tuesday so it is now officially late and safe to turn in your ballot.  We want a great showing for our Republican candidates so please turn in your ballot by the Tuesdaydeadline.  We know it is hard to choose with so many good people running, but please select just ONE candidate for theCounty Council Chair race and just ONE candidate for the County Council District 2 race. 


For County Council Chair your Republican choices include (in ballot order): Tom MielkeJeanne Stewart and David Madore.  You must vote for just one!


For District 2 we have Republicans, Mary Benton & Julie Olson.  You must vote for just one!


Many Republican PCOs are running for office, though only two races are on the primary ballot.  They would appreciate your vote:
--Kathleen Metzger, a former PCO and chairman of the 49th Legislative District is running for Vancouver City Council Position 5.
--Bill Hughes, a current PCO and Lisa Ross, current PCO and Vice Chairman of the Party, are both running for Port Commissioner.  You must vote for just one!


Because of low voter turn-out your vote is worth even more!  Be sure to get that ballot in!  Can you call your neighbors, friends and relatives and ask them to vote?  It just might make the difference.


School Board Races:  The Freedom Foundation is preparing information on school board candidates around the state which can be found here.  Only Battle Ground has a race on the primary ballot, but this will be a good resource for the rest of us during the general election.


Campaign sign help: Beginning Wednesday campaign signs can be returned to the Clark County Republican Party headquarters at 9401 NE Covington Rd. Vancouver.  Leave signs up for candidates who advance to the general election.


Our 2014 Booth

The Clark County Fair begins this week and volunteers are still needed.  As much as we want you to sign up to staff our booth, our wonderful Ben Carson and Clark County Right to Life friends have asked us to announce their need for help.  Consider volunteering for one or more of us during the 10 days of the fair Aug 7 - 16.  The fair is open 10am – 10pm (11pm Friday & Saturday) so there are plenty of opportunities for you and plenty of need for us.  Call today to sign up for your 4-hour shifts.  
The Clark County Republican Party will have an attractive booth in the same great location as last year.  To volunteer please call Katja at 360-771-4858 or email  
The Ben Carson campaign volunteers also seek your support to staff their interactive booth.  To volunteer contact Maureen Trullinger
Clark County Right to Life (CCRTL) will have a family-friendly booth to stand up for human life from conception to natural death.  Contact Ann Makar if you can take a shift:, 360-910-1907. 


 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


Ballots postmarked by August 4 or deposited at a ballot drop location by 8pm on the 4th will be counted.  Drop locations are listed on the yellow sheet that came with your ballot.  Make your vote count and ask your friends & neighbors to turn in their ballots.


Armed Forces Reserve Center 15005 NE 65th St. Vancouver
Come join us for a FREE Resource Fair.  This event will allow seniors and their families to connect with helpful resources already available to them, right here in our community.  These resources include:  Help for starting a business or non-profit, Mature learning opportunities, Volunteer opportunities, Financial planning and education & Housing assistance.  A complete list of resources will be available soon at


REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB August 6, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
GOP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
This is a well-organized effort that will help you promote your point of view at town hall meetings, in the elevator or on the campaign trail.  Why don't you check it out this week?


Vancouver Church 3300 NE 78th St, Vancouver, Rm 120 (Around back, look for a sign)
Pizza and beverages will be provided, please RSVP to or on our Facebook page (Clark County for Scott Walker) so we can get a headcount.


Clark County Fairgrounds 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642
We need your help now in scheduling for the fair booth.  We need several volunteers each day.  Sign up for a shift by contacting Katja Delavar 360-771-4858  We have the same excellent spot as last year, booth 903.  Also note that the Ben Carson Volunteers (Maureen- 360-513-3375and Clark County Right to Life (Ann- amakar1@gmail.com360-910-1907are also looking for volunteers.


REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB August 13, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
GOP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
Many have commented lately that they want to visit our Toastmaster’s group.  Please do!  This is a fun and well organized program and it even gets out on time!  Everyone benefits with improved speaking skills, and it is an excellent opportunity for new candidates.


Thank you for everything you do.   Be sure to get those ballots in!  
I am available to you any time,


Kenny Smith
Clark County Republican Party 

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  • Richard Johnson
    commented 2015-08-05 12:34:05 -0700
    Please wait until the final election results have been given before pulling campaign signs. The candidates that will go on to the November elections will not want their signs removed. Check with their Campaign Offices before you go out.