From the Chairman's Desk-August 9, 2015

Congratulations to Julie Olson who finished first place in the race for County Councilor, District 2 which secures her spot on the November ballot.

Congratulations also to our Vice Chairman, Lisa Ross, who also finished first.  Hers was a seven-way race for Port Commissioner.  On to November!

These candidates will need your help for a successful election in November.  Contact them today to offer your support.

Return those yard signs.  Except for candidates continuing on to the general election, please bring Republican yard signs to HQ and we will get them back to their rightful owners.  That would include signs for Tom Mielke, David Madore, Jeanne Stewart & Mary Benton.  We have staff M-F 11:30-5:30.  Republican Party HQ is at 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver.  

Was your vote counted?  It was a strange election with thousands of ballots fewer than forecast, the post office not processing the mail for delivery as expected, the auditor himself having to run to Portland to pick up ballots from the sorting facility and election workers and observers being called back to work Friday morning because of an unexpected stack of ballots that arrived.  If you want to make sure that your ballot was actually received you can click here:  Then click “ballot status” on the left side.

Presidential debate draws record interest and foreshadows huge 2016 caucus.  24 million viewers watched Thursday night’s debate, demolishing all prior records.  Four years ago the highest-rated debate generated 7.6 million!  This is yet another indication that the caucus in 2016 will be enormous!  Please attend caucus planning and training meetings so that we can successfully design a strong team-building event for 2016.  Watch this newsletter for details.

Debate Party a success!  Clark County for Scott Walker hosted a debate party as noted in the last newsletter.  They have a wonderful location with a huge screen, comfortable chairs, great camaraderie & pizza!  For the next debate they intend to invite all Republicans so bring your favorite candidate swag & let’s see some friendly rivalry.

Bring supplies to our booth.  Our booth features a presidential straw poll, but we have no campaign literature except for Dr. Ben Carson.  If you have supplies for your favorite Republican presidential candidate please bring them to our booth (#903) at the fair or office on Covington during 11:30 - 5:30 M-F.


Our 2014 Booth

The Clark County Fair is in full swing and volunteers are still needed. 
 We have a few openings for booth volunteers and we believe our Ben Carson and Clark County Right to Life friends also have room for you.  Contact as follows:
The Clark County Republican Party booth: call Katja at 360-771-4858 or email  
The Ben Carson campaign volunteers: contact Maureen Trullinger
Clark County Right to Life (CCRTL):  Contact Ann Makar:  amakar1@gmail.com360-910-1907

HQ Office Staff needed:  With vacation season upon us we need additional office staff to allow our volunteers to take some breaks.  Contact Brenda Poletti if you can help out: 503-380-6918 or


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


Clark County Fairgrounds 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642
Come visit us at the fair and vote in the straw poll for your top 3 favorite and even your least favorite Republican candidate. 

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.

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB August 20, 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?

Call me.   I am available to you any time,


Kenny Smith
Clark County Republican Party 

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