From the Chairman's Desk-March 15, 2015

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Please take a minute to advise us here.  This list shows all the positions for election this year (except the new county councilor positions).  The names in the last column are the people currently holding the office.  Their term will expire with this election and they may or may not intend to run again.  We do not know each one of them so we need your help.  If you know people on this list, can you please tell us if we should encourage them to run again or should we find their replacement?  Would you like to run for one of these positions?  Please contact us if you have information.  Reply to this email or call Kenny @ 360-521-8565.  This is our 2015 opportunity to find the best individuals to serve our community. 

Do you know any family child care workers?  We have brochures at the office for family child care workers who want to see options regarding their automatically-deducted union dues.  If you know any of these workers tell them to stop by if they are interested.  You can find the story here.

We have Initiative 1366 petitions at the office for you.  Five times the voters have responded to initiatives to require a 2/3 vote of the Legislature to raise taxes. Voters approved all 5, supporting each one by a bigger vote than the time before. The last time it was on the ballot, in 2012, it received more votes than any initiative in state history!  Voters want it to be tougher to raise taxes. Please help gather the massive number of signatures required to get this final solution on the ballot.  Come in and sign our copy or take a petition with you to gather signatures from your friends.  More information here.

2016 Presidential Candidates.  This week fans of Dr. Ben Carson and Governor Scott Walker have organized gatherings to meet supporters.  They are both at the same time on Wednesdayevening in two different locations.  The Clark County Republican Party does not endorse candidates when more than one Republican is running for the same office, but we sure do support their supporters!  Our faith is in you, the grassroots.  We want you to know about the candidates and about the election process.  Please come out Wednesday and see what they have in mind.  Details below in the “coming events” section.

Alan Keyes and KrisAnne Hall to speak at Cowlitz Lincoln Day Dinner April 11th. We have a special relationship with Cowlitz County since we share not just a border, but we share the city of Woodland, which is partly in Cowlitz and partly in Clark.  If you can support 2 Lincoln Day Dinner events this year, we encourage you to make the trip to Longview.  It is sure to be a crowd pleaser and comes 6 weeks before ours.  Click here for the flier and here for the Facebook event page.

 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 direct them to

"MAKE IT HAPPEN" FOR DR. BEN CARSON MEET & GREET March 18th 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CrossFit Attollo 5305 NE 121st Avenue, Vancouver, WA
The Clark County leader for the RunBenRun Draft Committee invites you to meet, strategize, organize and then get to work.  My name is Maureen Trullinger and I am the Clark County leader for the RunBenRun draft committee.  My husband Dale and I are newcomers to the political scene, but see Dr. Carson as America's last great hope.  Please RSVP to me at:, call 360-513-3375 or the event page.

Clark County GOP HQ 9401 NE Covington Rd. Vancouver
Please join us to find out how you can be involved in helping elect Governor Scott Walker President in 2016. For more information please contact

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB March 19th5:00pm – 6:30pm
CCRP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
Want to boost your communication skills?  Join us each Thursday 5pm - 6:30pm at HQ.  This is a well-organized effort that will help you effectively present your point of view.

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB March 26th, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
CCRP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
Everyone is a public speakers, like it or not.  Join us each Thursday and improve your speaking skills.  This is a well-organized effort that will help you promote your point of view.  This week we will start with a 30 minute educational presentation that has had terrific reviews and then continue with related Table Topics.

JULIE OLSON CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF May 15th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Shangri-La Farm 26300 NE Third St, Camas
Julie Olson is running for the new Clark County Council District 2 position which will be on the ballot this November as a result of the County Charter approved by voters last fall.  RSVP to Rep. Liz Pike 360-281-8720

Please put this date on your calendar for the 2015 version of the greatest party in the Party, the Lincoln Day Dinner.  Details to follow.

Clark County Republican HQ 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
By advertising to the public through various media, we hope not only to provide an opportunity toget to know more Republicans, but to show off our beautiful, centrally located, fully staffed and frequently used office and to raise enough money to pay for one year's worth of utilities. With the 2016 General Election coming up soon, this is a great opportunity to start new relationships, seek new support, and inspire to Be The Party!  We’ll need volunteers, clothing racks and tables.  Please call Brenda at 503-380-6918 to help.

Become a Contributor

Many have asked how to contribute financially to this all-volunteer organization.  A monthly contribution specifically to keep us in our terrific office space can be set up here  There are other ways to contribute listed here: Of course, you can always deliver your contribution to the office which is dependably staffed by volunteers.  The address is 9401 NE Covington Rd.  Call 360-695-1609 to speak with office staff or call Chairman Kenny Smith any time at 360-521-8565.

Opportunities to Serve Your Community

We encourage you to visit your city and county websites regularly to find ways to serve and connect with your community.  News, civic projects, community events, volunteer opportunities and jobs will all be found at these sites.

Clark County Here is a new listing for Substance Abuse Advisory Board

Battle Ground
La Center


Feel free to contact me.   I am available to you any time,

Kenny Smith
Clark County Republican Party 

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