From the Chairman's Desk-May 17, 2015

Lincoln Dinner Is Almost Here!

Just two weeks until our biggest event of the year, the Lincoln Day Dinner!  Please purchase your tickets today at and share the event on Facebook:


We’ve arranged a wonderful evening for you with Dr. Keith Smith and Trevor Loudon.  Representative Liz Pike will emcee so it's guaranteed to be fun!  Great silent and live auction items.  Let’s make sure everyone is invited.  Come by the office to pick up flyers or print them out from this link.  The office is staffed Monday through Friday 11:30am – 5:30pm.  The phone number is 360-695-1609.

Who is our favorite candidate?  The Clark County Republican Party deliberately takes no position when more than one Republican is in a partisan primary.  This allows each to advance based on merit and the support they garner from the grassroots.  The Party supports all Republican candidates and their supporters.  Not all candidates will make it through the primary.  Our hope is to forge strong relationships so the supporters will be inspired to devote their talent and enthusiasm for those who do, or for campaigns of the future. 

And who are the 2015 Candidates?  You can see who filed for office here.  The primary election in August will winnow the field to the top two who then advance to the general election in November.  Take the time now to discover the best candidate and give them your support!  Watch our “Coming Events” section each week and participate as much as possible as candidate events are announced.

 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

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB May 21st, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
CCRP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
The Toastmaster’s group has been very well attended, but we still have room for you.  This is a well-organized effort that will help you promote your point of view at town hall meetings or in the elevator.  An excellent opportunity for candidates just entering the election cycle.

FREEDOM FOUNDATION MEET & GREET May 26th 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Round Table Pizza 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA
You're invited to join the Freedom Foundation for a Vancouver Meet & Greet! Hear the latest on how they are taking on the public unions to make government more transparent, limited and accountable. Learn how you can get involved and make a difference in this important effort.  Please RSVP to or by calling 360-771-5201. Look forward to seeing you there!

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB May 28th, 5:00pm – 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.

The Heathman Lodge, 7801 Northeast Greenwood Drive, Vancouver
Advanced Registration Required.  $100.  RSVP to this email.  Medical professionals are invited to meet Keith Smith M.D. for a private luncheon and Q&A session.  “Learn how financial advocacy for patients represents the key to regaining control of your practice and medical care in this country.”  --Keith Smith M.D.

VIP RECEPTION May 30th 4:30pm – 5:30pm
The Heathman Lodge, 7801 Northeast Greenwood Drive, Vancouver
Presenters, Elected Servants and Century Club Plus members are invited to a Dignitary VIP reception prior to the Lincoln Day Dinner.  Century Club Plus members are those who have contributed $150 or more to the party during the past year.  Many achieve Century Club Plus status with a one-time contribution and others with monthly contributions.

And the most important event of 2015:
CLARK COUNTY LINCOLN DAY DINNER May 30th 5:30pm – 9:30pm

The Heathman Lodge, 7801 Northeast Greenwood Drive, Vancouver
Please invite your friends and purchase your tickets to our Lincoln Day Dinner.  The success of Dr. Keith Smith and the Surgery Center of Oklahoma will be an inspiring subject.  We’ll be encouraged to promote free-market medicine in Washington State.  Wouldn’t it be great if Clark County Republicans lead the way? 

Also joining us is Trevor Loudon from New Zealand to speak about Magna Carta on its 800th Anniversary and why the United States Constitution is under continual assault.  You'll be exhilarated to hear him describe why your country's success is so important to an outsider from across the globe.  Get your tickets here.

ELECTION OBSERVER TRAINING June 6th 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Elections Conference Room 1408 Franklin St, Vancouver
This two-hour training is required for any person who wishes to become an elections observer and is only offered one day each year.  CCRP desires interested Republicans to help us assure fair elections by attending this class and signing up for one or more shifts during the ballot-counting process.  This is an easy way to learn something new and help the citizens of Clark County have confidence in the elections process.

Clark County Republican HQ 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
It is time for spring cleaning!  We would gladly accept your gently used donations for the garage sale. Drop them off at the republican headquarters M-F 11:30-5:30.  (Please, no mattresses, old computers or not-so-nice couches, etc.)

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

Kenny Smith
Clark County Republican Party