From the Chairman's Desk- September 28, 2014

Time To Study the Charter

Watch our calendar and send event announcements to especially when you see opportunities for our candidates

SUGGESTION:  Devote the month of October to promote candidates and ballot issues.  Boots on the ground are needed right now.  Just two more weekends before ballots get delivered and you could make the difference.  Call thecandidates and volunteer.  Stop by HQ to pick up campaign supplies to share with family & friends.  9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver.  Open M-F 9am-5pm.

MORE INFO?  The voter’s pamphlet is available here.  CVTV is interviewing candidates with their opponents which can be viewed here.  You do not have to buy a copy.  Just click on the link to watch the interview.

IS YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION UP TO DATE? Check here to find out, and to update your address by November 6th:

Support GOP candidates and issues by writing as often as possible.  The three local papers have different rules for frequency and length of letters:
The Reflector: send to
Limit of two letters per calendar quarter. 400 words or less. Include name, city and phone number.  Letters submitted byWednesday at 5:00 get the best shot at the following Wednesday edition.
The Columbian: send to:
Limit letters to 200 words (100 words if endorsing or opposing a political candidate) and allow 30 days between submissions. Include name, address and daytime phone number for verification; only the name and home town will be published.
Camas-Washougal Post: send to
Limit letters to about 300 words. Submit twice a month. Include name, city and phone number. Letters need to be submitted by Friday at 5:00 for the following Wednesday paper.

Check out the calendar as there are more non-candidate events that might interest you.

The Home Rule Charter is a Big Deal
 as it is a drastic restructuring of our county government and needs your careful attention.  Please visit and attend the following informational meetings to learn more.  Invite your friends.  And let us know when you have advance notice that this and other ballot issues will be discussed as we need to make sure our view is represented.  Service clubs, neighborhood associations, retirement homes etc. are likely meeting places that we will not hear about unless we hear it from you!


Sponsored by Fort Vancouver Regional Library District
The Clark County Republican Party Recommends a NO Vote on the Home Rule Charter in November.  These meetings will probably be PRO-charter sales pitches.  Please attend and help present the Anti-charter viewpoint via your questions, which are encouraged by the Library.
October 26:30pm – 7:30pm  Washougal Community Library 1661 C Street, Washougal
October 7, 6:30pm – 7:30pm  Ridgefield Community Library 210 N Main Ave, Ridgefield
October 16, 6:30pm – 7:30pm  Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, BG WA
October 226:30pm – 7:30pm  Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Avenue, Vancouver
October 286:30pm – 7:30pm  Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Road, Vancouver,

Camas High School, 26900 S.E. 15th St., Camas.
These candidates and their opponents have been invited to the event: U.S. Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler, 18th LD State Rep. Liz Pike, 18th LD State Rep. Brandon Vick, and Jeanne Stewart, candidate for Clark County Commission.

GENERAL ELECTION  November 4th.  Ballots will go out October 15th.


Vancouver seeks applicants for position on Aviation Advisory Committee.  City residency not required.  Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13.
Click here for more info:

Board seeks two applicants for Solid Waste Advisory Commission  Deadline is 5 p.m., Oct. 20, 2014.  More info here:

County seeks applicants for Substance Abuse Advisory Board  Deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8.  Click here for details:

Everyone is welcome.  The Clark County Republican Party needs your talent: Please contact Brenda Poletti ( for the following opportunities:

Office manager:  This will probably be a (non-voting) board position.  Responsibilities include keeping the office reliably staffed M-F 9-5 (and possibly on Saturdays) as well as scheduling all events at the office.  Board meetings are the first Wednesday of every month.  

Office Staff Mondays 3-5pm

Lincoln Day Dinner Team Members will start meeting in October for the big spring fundraiser.  Want to join the team?  The 2013 and 2014 dinners were our highest fundraisers ever.  Lets make 2015 even better!


The Clark County Republican Party also recommends a NO vote on I-594.  Here is what the NRA has to say about Washington’s initiative:

Stop by GOP HQ at 9401 NE Covington Rd to pick up yard signs and literature. 

Want to set up a monthly donation to help us keep this terrific office?  Please click here.

Please call me.  I am available to you any time,

Kenny Smith
Clark County Republican Party
360-521-8565 Cell
360-695-1609 Office

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