From the Chairman's Desk-September 20, 2015

A Message from Liz Pike

A video message from Representative Liz Pike (click on the photo to go to the video)

WSRP Chairman calls for citizen uprising (and we agree)
– From Susan Hutchison 3/17/2015-

The Washington State Republican Party believes all voters ought to have a say in the selection process for their party’s Presidential nominee.  There are twelve days left (8 days as of 9/21 - ed.) to move the Primary to March 8th (from the current date of May 24th).  The Secretary of State can reconvene the special committee, and the vote of just one Democrat is needed to join with the other committee members (and the majority of state voters!) in allowing a March 8th Primary.  

For the past two decades, every Primary has been moved to February or March.  Why, in a year when the contests have garnered so much interest (a new record for CNN in all-time ratings for the 9/16 Debate) should we put Washington State in the back row of primaries, when we could have a front row seat?

Contact the state Democratic Party at (206) 583-0664 and the Secretary of State at or (360) 902-4151.  A citizen uprising could change 2016 election history!   Visit to contact the state Republican party.

A message from the John Kasich campaign:
My name is Don Watts.  I live in Everett and have been active in republican politics in Snohomish County for years.  I have been authorized by the campaign to reach out to people on the campaigns behalf in Washington.  I would like to give you my contact information in case anyone in your county would like to support John and receive information about his campaign.  Don Watts 425-353-8876

Clark County Caucus Planning Update:
We had two prior meetings that were very well attended, but we needed the state caucus rules established before we could proceed.  Now that the rules are in place and the February 20, 2016 date set, we need to move full steam ahead.  This next planning meeting on 9/30 (see below) is open to every interested citizen.  Please join us for an update on the rules and the establishment of committees to guarantee a stellar 2016 presidential year in Clark County.

Be sure to buy a copy of the Reflector this week to get our new Write-in Liz Pike ad and share it with friends and neighbors.  Buy several!  One store told us they ran out twice this week for the first time ever!

Get to know your 2015 candidates and promote them during the next several weeks.  Ballots will be out in less than a month!  We have yard signs and literature for many of the candidates at HQ, 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver.  Open 11:30 -5:30 M-F.  We have materials for some presidential candidates (but no presidential yard signs yet) and Bill Bryant for Governor.

Campaign information:

Write-in Liz Pike for County Chair:

Julie Olson for County Councilor, District 2

Dan Coursey Washougal City Council, Pos 7

Dick Rylander Battle Ground School District No. 4

Frank Decker Evergreen School District No. 3

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.  Yard signs now available by contacting Rosemary at (360) 574-8070

Lisa Ross, Port of Vancouver Commissioner District 2

Notice: Woodland has a vacancy on their school board.  Please consider whether you or someone you know should apply.

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 seconds.  Sloppy signs give a bad impression.

HQ Office Staff needed:  We need additional office staff during this election cycle, answering phones and greeting visitors.  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

GOP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
Do you want to help the campaign and don't know how?  Then come to the free pizza lunch and find out.  There are all sorts of ways you can help Lisa, and all the tools you need will be available that day.  Signs, flyers, bumper magnets, phone lists and phone lists with instructions for each.  Please come down and enjoy the pizza and planning for GOTV efforts.  This election will come down to enough reasonable folks voting.  We know the "haters" are going to vote.  Some might think that is too strong a word.  I don't.  I have been threatened with crucifixion and called a prostitute.  Feel free to call me anytime, Lisa Ross for the Port  PS...If you know any folks with the time and inclination to put up 15 big signs, let me know.

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.

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

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!

CAUCUS PLANNING MEETING - ALL INVITED September 30, 6:00 – 7:30pm
GOP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
Come get an update on the caucus now that State Rules have been established.  The caucus will be February 20, 2016 and we have a lot of work ahead of us to create a great team building event.  It will be different than we discussed previously due to the new WSRP rules.

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB October 1, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
GOP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
This is a fun and well organized program.  Great camaraderie.  Everyone is welcome and everyone will benefit by participating in this program.

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
Clark County Republican Party 

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