From the Chairman's Desk-September 13, 2015

New Caucus Rules for 2016


Saturday, at the WSRP state committee meeting in Pasco, representatives from Washington's 39 counties adopted new rules that will govern the 2016 presidential precinct caucuses.  Because of rules established at the national convention in 2012, our 2016 caucus will probably have a different feel to it than we have come to expect.  Delegates to the county convention will still be elected via the caucus process, but the incentive to choose people who favor one presidential candidate over another has likely been removed.  Those elected to represent us at the national convention in Cleveland, OH, will be bound to vote for candidates chosen via our presidential primary.  Because the allocation of delegates will be proportional to the votes they garner in the primary, several presidential candidates could end up with delegates through this new process.  If you want to learn more about this please attend our caucus planning and caucus training events in the months ahead or contact us any time to discuss the details.

The 2016 precinct caucus should be an unprecedented opportunity to build grassroots support neighborhood by neighborhood.  These new rules create challenges, but also new opportunities.  Our commitment to build a strong team for 2016 through a well-organized caucus remains intact.

Important dates for the 2016 presidential election:
WA State precinct caucuses - February 20, 2016
Clark County Convention – TBD
WA State Convention – May 19 - 21, 2016, Pasco, WA
WA State Presidential Primary - May 24, 2016
National Republican Convention – July 18 – 21, 2016, Cleveland, OH
General Election – November 8, 2016

 

Be sure to buy a copy of the Reflector this week to get our Write-in Liz Pike ad and share it with friends and neighbors.  Buy several!  Also, please vote in their online poll by clicking here: http://www.thereflector.com/poll_e182be00-5681-11e5-9047-b3bc776c0082.html

Get to know your candidates and promote them during the next several weeks.  November 3 is right around the corner and they need our support!  We have campaign supplies at HQ, 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver.  Open 11:30 -5:30 M-F.  We even have materials for some presidential candidates (but no presidential yard signs yet).

Campaign information:

Write-in Liz Pike for County Chair:
Website
Facebook

Julie Olson for County Councilor, District 2
Website
Facebook

Dan Coursey Washougal City Council, Pos 7
Website
Facebook

Dick Rylander Battle Ground School District No. 4
Website
Facebook

Frank Decker Evergreen School District No. 3
Website
Facebook

Rosemary Fryer Vancouver School District No. 5
Please note: On your ballot, Nada Whitlock is also listed as a candidate for this position. After the ballots were set, Ms. Whitlock accepted a paid position with Vancouver Public Schools which makes her ineligible to hold this elected position.  Rosemary still needs to actually win this election, otherwise it becomes an appointed position.  Please make sure you and your friends mark your ballot for Rosemary Fryer.

Lisa Ross, Port of Vancouver Commissioner District 2
Website
Facebook

Notice: Woodland has a vacancy on their school board.  Please consider whether you or someone you know should apply.  http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/sep/07/woodland-school-board-seeks-to-fill-vacant-position/

Campaign signs: 
Let’s keep our candidate’s signs looking sharp.  If you carry a screw gun and hammer most signs can be put back into good shape in just minutes.  Sloppy signs give a bad impression.
Does anyone have a gas powered auger to loan?  One of our sign builders wants to borrow it.  Give Kenny a call at 360-521-8565.

HQ Office Staff needed:  We need additional office staff during this election cycle.  Contact Brenda Poletti if you can help out: 503-380-6918 or poletfam@yahoo.com.

Is this the Ben Carson party?  You have probably all been wondering, but finally someone asked.  Actually, the Clark County Republican Party will not choose one Republican candidate over another during a primary.  So why is Ben Carson so well represented in our newsletter?  Because he has supporters organizing numerous events and they use our newsletter, as intended, to promote them.  If you are sponsoring an event of interest to Republicans send your event announcement to media@ClarkRepublicans.com.  We are very proud of Maureen & Dale Trullinger, new Republican grassroots volunteers promoting Dr. Carson.  They have been a delight to get to know.  We expect the presidential race will bring out scores of new activists like Maureen and Dale and we will be here to support and encourage them all.  Please attend the events and give them the much needed encouragement and help they deserve.

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 media@ClarkRepublicans.com.

EVENING RECEPTION WITH JEB BUSH September 14, 6:00pm
Seattle, WA.  Address to be provided upon RSVP
Photo & Evening Reception: $5,400 per couple. Evening Reception: $1,000 attendee.  RSVP to Tiffany Grabenhorst: 503-224-5489 Tiffany@TGFundraising.com.  Donate online at www.Jeb2016.com/event/914Seattle


JULIE OLSON FUNDRAISER September 16, 4:30 – 6:30pm
Northwest Renewable Energy Campus, 200 Grand Boulevard, Vancouver, WA
Please join us for this important fundraiser.  Team Olson’s hard work paid off as we won the primary with the largest number of votes!  Thank you so much for your support!  Now I must advance my campaign to the next level to win.  My sincere thanks to Arch Miller for hosting this event.  Food and Soft Drinks provided by Northwest Culinary Institute - Hosted by Arch Miller.   RSVP to Julie@JulieOlsonforClark.com

BEN CARSON (and others) DEBATE PARTY September 16, 4:30 – 8:30pm
Leonardo's Pizzeria, 16505 SE 1st Street, Vancouver, WA
CNN has changed the start time from 6pm to 5pm. Everyone is welcome, Dr. Carson supporter or not. Let's have some fun! Inviting all of the Clark County for Carson volunteers, and all of the new supporters we met at the Fair.  Bring everyone for a great night of food, fun, and inspiring words from Dr. Carson in the debate. Dr. Carson is gaining in the polls as more people hear him and are inspired with hope.  You can call ahead to order your pizza, 360-253-2394 or order when you arrive.  It takes about 25min for your order. Check out the menu at: leonardospizzeria.com.  Hope to see you there, seating is limited to about 60, so please RSVP.  Maureen Trullinger  Clark County WA Coordinator 360-513-3375 dleroyt@q.com

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB September 17, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
GOP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
After the vacations our Toastmasters group is getting back into full swing.  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.

BEN CARSON BOOTH AT VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET September 19, 9:00am – Noon
Esther Short Park, West 6th Street, Vancouver, WA
We'll have our booth display in Free Speech area.  We need 2 volunteers each Saturday Sept. 19th and Sept 26th.  Please contact me if you are able to do either of these days. Maureen Trullinger  Clark County WA Coordinator  360-513-3375dleroyt@q.com

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB September 24, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
GOP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
After the vacations our Toastmasters group is getting back into full swing.  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 candidates.

BEN CARSON BOOTH AT VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET September 26, 9:00am – Noon
Esther Short Park, West 6th Street, Vancouver, WA
We'll have our booth display in Free Speech area.  We need 2 volunteers for this event.  Please contact me if you are able to do either of these days. Maureen Trullinger  Clark County WA Coordinator  360-513-3375 dleroyt@q.com


LISA ROSS RECEPTION AT SHANGRI-LA FARM September 29, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Shangri-La Farm 26300 NE 3rd St. Camas, WA 98607
Please come and show your support at the beautiful setting of Shangri-La Farm.  State Representative Liz Pike is hosting the event because she knows how important our ports are and how important it is to get a pro-business candidate elected.  Make sure you RSVP to Lisa 360-609-4928 or Liz so we can have enough of everything for everyone!

GET OUT THE VOTE October 3, 10:00am – 1:00pm
GOP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
We'll meet at HQ then head out for canvassing. Plan on about 2.5 hours.  We will canvass precincts to turn out Republican votes for our endorsed candidates including the Write-in Liz Pike campaign!

GET OUT THE VOTE October 10, 10:00am – 1:00pm
GOP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
We'll meet at HQ then head out for canvassing. Plan on about 2.5 hours.  We will canvass precincts to turn out Republican votes for our endorsed candidates including the Write in-Liz Pike campaign!


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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