From the Chairman's Desk-August 30, 2016

If you hurry, you can still see Donald Trump in Everett Washington this evening (7pm).  Tickets are available here: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule/.  We have a caravan leaving Hazel Dell at 9:30am.  Call me if you want to catch up.  Kenny Smith 360-521-8565.  Thank you to Jeremy Luciano and Karen Trumbull for organizing transportation.

The Clark County Republican Party is guided by Core Principles and the 2016 Clark County Republican Party PlatformNote that our platform states: We dedicate time, talent, and efforts to electing those candidates who represent these principles and commit to implementing them into public policy.

Send items for the newsletter to media@clarkrepublicans.com.  Please visit us at Republican HQ where we have yard signs and literature for many candidates.   Our address is 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver and we are open each weekday noon - 4:00pm.



Judicial Candidates in Vancouver to meet you September 15th.   The WSRP State Committee and the Clark County Central Committee (PCOs) just endorsed three challengers in the State Supreme Court races.  You can meet them at Club Green Meadows September 15th

Press Release: Clark County Republican Party Nominates All Republican Primary Winners, Makes Ballot Recommendations

Vancouver, WA  8/27/16:    The Clark County Republican Central Committee provided guidance to voters Saturday by deciding which candidates to endorse in the November elections.  The Central Committee is the governing body of the Party consisting of the Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) elected or appointed per state law.

All Republican candidates were invited to attend.  They were first nominated for the position by the PCOs within their district, that vote was consequently ratified by the entire body whereupon the candidate was invited to speak.  All Republican candidates received the nomination of the PCOs on Saturday.

After all the nominations and speeches were concluded, the PCOs met privately to discuss endorsements.  They had three options:

ENDORSE:           The party can actively support the candidate and the candidate has access to party resources.

NO POSITION:   The party will neither actively support nor actively oppose the candidate.  Access to party resources is limited.  This is the default position when the Precinct Committee Officers do not vote to “Endorse” or to “Oppose”.  If an endorsement motion fails, the position is “No Position” unless a specific motion to oppose passes.

OPPOSE:              The party MAY actively oppose the candidate but is not obligated to do so.  No access to party resources.

Following are the results of the meeting:

President - Endorse Donald Trump, Oppose: Hillary Clinton

US Senator – No Position: Chris Vance, Oppose: Patty Murray

US Representative, 3rd Dist. – No Position: Jaime Herrera Beutler, Oppose: Jim Moeller

Governor- Endorse: Bill Bryant, Oppose: Jay Inslee

Lt. Governor – Endorse: Marty McClendon, Oppose: Cyrus Habib

Secretary of State – Endorse: Kim Wyman, Oppose: Tina Podlodowski

State Treasurer – Endorse: Michael Waite, Endorse: Duane Davidson

State Auditor – Endorse: Mark Miloscia, Oppose:  Pat (Patrice) McCarthy

Attorney General – Endorse: Joshua Trumbull (L), Oppose: Bob Ferguson

Comm. Of Public Lands – Endorse: Steve McLaughlin, Oppose: Hilary Franz

Insurance Commissioner – Endorse: Richard Schrock, Oppose: Mike Kreidler

14th Leg District Senate - Endorse: Amanda Richards (75% supermajority required, motion to endorse passed unanimously), No Position: Curtis King

14th Leg District Representative Pos 1 – Endorse: Norm Johnson, Oppose: Susan Soto Palmer

14th Leg District Representative Pos 1 – Endorse: Gina McCabe, Oppose: John (Eric) Adams

17th Leg District Senate – Endorse: Lynda Wilson, Oppose: Tim Probst

17th Leg District Representative Pos 1 – Endorse: Vicki Kraft, Oppose: Sam Kim

17th Leg District Representative Pos 2 – Endorse: Paul Harris, Oppose: Martin Hash

18th Leg District Senate – No Position: Ann Rivers (Subsequent motion to oppose Rivers failed 21–22), Oppose: Eric K. Holt

18th Leg District Representative Pos 1 – Endorse: Brandon Vick, Oppose: Justin Oberg

18th Leg District Representative Pos 2 – Endorse: Liz Pike, Oppose: Kathy Gillespie

20th Leg District Senate – Endorse: John Braun

20th Leg District Representative Pos 1 – Endorse: Richard DeBolt

20th Leg District Representative Pos 2 – Endorse: Ed Orcutt

49th Leg District Senate – Endorse: Lewis Gerhardt, Oppose: Annette Cleveland

49th Leg District Representative Pos 1 – Oppose: Sharon Wylie, Kaitlyn Beck

49th Leg District Representative Pos 2 – Oppose: Monica Stonier, Alishia Topper

Clark County Council Dis 3 – Oppose: John Blom, Tanisha Harris

Clark County Council Dis 4 – Endorse: Eileen Quiring, Oppose: Roman Battan

Supreme Court Justice Pos 1 – Endorse: David DeWolf (Motion to endorse passed unanimously)

Supreme Court Justice Pos 5 – Endorse: Greg Zempel (Motion to endorse passed unanimously), Oppose: Barbara Madsen

Supreme Court Justice Pos 6 – Dave Larson (Motion to endorse passed unanimously)

Clark PUD Pos 2 – Endorse: Nancy Barnes

The PCOs also voted to oppose Initiatives 732, 735 & 1464.

For more information, contact Chairman Kenny Smith at 360-521-8565 or KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com.

Some are surprised that PCOs don''t just automatically endorse all Republican candidates. Many who run for PCO do so when they see how broken our government has become and desire to commit time and energy to repair it.  Most PCOs do not wish to be mere cheerleaders.  I am very proud of the PCOs for the hours they spent deliberating and the principled stands they took, knowing they would face criticism.  For those candidates not earning an endorsement, it should be noted that their opponent was officially opposed so there should be no question of who the PCOs prefer for the position.

The county party is where grassroots volunteers do the work.  There are no paid employees here.

Lee Davis, longtime Republican volunteer and Precinct Committee Officer died August 12th.  He was 81.  Lee had a long history of service to the community, to candidates, and to the Party.  Two months ago the PCOs honored him with a resolution highlighting some of his many accomplishments.  We need more volunteers to step up and take his place.  We offer condolences to his family and friends.

WSRP is hiring canvassers in Clark County:  The November election is only 70 days away. The WSRP is hiring Canvassers to be a part of the winning team! If you are looking for a part-time job through November, then this is the job for you. Canvassers must work a minimum of 12 hours per week, at $15 per hour. No prior campaign experience is necessary for this opportunity, training will be provided. We are looking for individuals with a willingness to work and a positive and friendly attitude. If you are interested, please contact Hal Palmer for an interview at hal.equitynw@gmail.com 360-431-2733.  We need canvassers to start immediately, so do not delay! Be a part of electing Republicans at the ground level. We look forward to working with you towards big wins in November.

Donald Trump campaign HQ is open for business 9am – 5pm. 7005 NE 179th St. Vancouver, WA (360) 979-1900.

Coming Events (also found on our calendar)
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

Today!  COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING August 30, 10:00am
Public Service Center, sixth-floor hearing room, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver
The council has a surprise for us each week.  Come see what this week brings.  Clearly we need many activists there to watch and report what is happening to our county.  Please come to these county hearings, or at least watch them on www.CVTV.org (and then you’ll probably start attending anyway).

Today!  DONALD TRUMP IN EVERETT, WA August 30, 7:00pm (but get there early)
Xfinity Arena 2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA  98201
Get you tickets here and get on the road soon: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule/

TRUMP CALL CENTER AT REPUBLICAN HQ August 31, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
Join us for "Trump Talk" every Wednesday 2-5pm. Call into Washington or help out in "Battle Ground" states. Your laptop computer and a headset would be helpful, but we have some available for your use. Come join the action! At Clark County Republican HQ, 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver.

VOTER ID CALL CENTER August 31, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
There is just a very tiny window of opportunity to get this work done.  Please commit to help us today.  Voter ID is our highest priority and we have a super-easy way to reach voters by phone.  This effort will make the difference in November.  Please contact Kenny to get your name on the schedule.  KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com 360-521-8565.

POLITICALLY SPEAKING TOASTMASTERS September 1, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
You should join Toastmasters for the camaraderie and self-confidence… Remember what Dale Carnegie said, “My training in public speaking has given me the confidence, courage, poise and ability to meet and deal with people in business more than all the rest of my college courses put together!”

FUNDRAISING FIESTA TO ELECT EILEEN QUIRING September 1, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Shangri-La Farm 26300 NE Third Street, Camas
PLEASE PARK AT GROVE FIELD AIRPORT; 632 NE 267th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607. Eileen’s campaign has rented the airport parking lot for overflow parking. Follow foot trail through the woods to Shangri-La Farm or take the free Lincoln Continental shuttle service to the farm.  RSVP to State Rep. Liz Pike, (360) 281-8720 / ElectLizPike@comcast.net or Eileen Quiring, (360) 606-0151 / Eileen2Q@hotmail.com

VOTER ID CALL CENTER September 2, 3, 4, 5, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
There is just a very tiny window of opportunity to get this work done.  Please commit to help us today.  Voter ID is our highest priority and we have a super-easy way to reach voters by phone.  This effort will make the difference in November.  Please contact Kenny to get your name on the schedule.  We will contact voters nearly every day of the week.   KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com 360-521-8565.

COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING September 6, 6:00pm
Public Service Center, sixth-floor hearing room, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver
This is the first Tuesday of the month so the meeting begins at 6pm instead of the usual 10am time.  The council has a surprise for us each week.  Come see what this week brings.  Clearly we need many activists there to watch and report what is happening to our county.  Please come to these county hearings, or at least watch them on www.CVTV.org (and then you’ll probably start attending anyway).

TRUMP CALL CENTER AT REPUBLICAN HQ September 7, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
Join us for "Trump Talk" every Wednesday 2-5pm. Call into Washington or help out in "Battle Ground" states. Your laptop computer and a headset would be helpful, but we have some available for your use. Come join the action! At Clark County Republican HQ, 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver.

VOTER ID CALL CENTER September 7, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
There is just a very tiny window of opportunity to get this work done.  Please commit to help us today.  Voter ID is our highest priority and we have a super-easy way to reach voters by phone.  This effort will make the difference in November.  Please contact Kenny to get your name on the schedule.  KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com 360-521-8565.FREEDOM FUNDRAISER FOR REP LIZ PIKE September 8, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Home of Faith Ivie 9613 NE 12th Place, Vancouver
Hosts Faith Ivie and Bill Huyette invite you to support WA State Representative Liz Pike in her 2016 Re-Election!   Featuring Special Guest Ken Fisher.  RSVP Information Contact Rep. Liz Pike; Call/Text: (360) 281-8720 Email: ElectLizPike@comcast.net OR call Faith Ivie at (360) 921-7403  Maximum General Election Contribution: $1000 before November 8th  Please contribute what you can afford; any amount will be greatly appreciated!

WSRP FALL DINNER WITH CARLY FIORINA September 8, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
How exciting!  Carly Fiorina will be with us on September 8th.  Her speech, “The Clinton Way,” will define Hillary Clinton as only Carly can.  Be sure to register now to guarantee your spot! You won’t want to miss the biggest State Party event of the year!  6 - 7pm VIP Reception (with photo line).  6 - 7pm General Reception.  7 - 9pm Dinner and Program. General Admission $200/person. VIP Admission $500/person. RSVP at https://wsrp.org/annualdinner2016/  Questions? Contact Kaitlin at KaitlinV@WSRP.org or call 425-460-0570.

MEET THREE STATE SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL CANDIDATES September 15, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Club Green Meadows 7703 NE 72nd Avenue, Vancouver
Three Races to Restore our Rights! 
Meet and Greet Fundraising Reception - 2nd Floor - 5:00 - 6:30pm
Public Forum - Ballroom - 6:30 - 8:00pm. 
In November we will be electing three Washington State Supreme Court Justices and we have invited all three challengers here to meet you, both in a meet & greet format and a town hall style format.  Invite your friends.

Call me.   I am available to you any time,

Kenny Smith
Chairman
Clark County Republican Party
KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com
360-521-8565

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