Vote No on County Charter!
The Clark County Republican Party urges voters to reject the county charter this November. Below are some resources to help you understand why.
Clark County Charter
Read the proposal yourself here.
Clark County Republican Response
On August 21, the Republican PCO's joined together and voted on a "Resolution to Defeat the Freeholders' Charter." Read the resolution here. In summary, the resolution affirms the following principles.
1. The Republican Party believes that transparency is essential to good governance.
2. The Republican Party is deeply committed to the principle that government must be accountable and responsive to the citizens it serves.
3. The Republican Party believes in the importance of checks and balances on power.
4. The Republican Party is an advocate for limited and cost-effective government.
Local Businesses Speak Out Against the Charter
Local businessman, AJ Gomez, fears the charter will destroy the connection between citizens and their elected representatives. Watch this video for the reasons he urges voters to Vote No!
Joe Millea describes the trials and tribulations of dealing with the Clark County bureaucracy and how the direct action by a commissioner saved his business. Watch his video.
Local Leader Says No to Charter
Grass Roots Response to the Charter
Citizens have joined together to educate voters about the Charter. The website VoteNoCharter.com looks at the charter from several different angles. Please check out the site and support them as you feel led.
Local Blogger Says No
Read this short but informative piece by Gary Wiram over at Here I Raise My Ebenezer.
The Case For and Against is Made to the Columbian Editorial Board
Freedom Foundation's Glen Morgan Looks Skeptically at Charter
Read this informative piece about the unintended consequences of charters that have been considered around Washington State, with a specific focus on the Clark County proposal.
In an effort to let citizens fully realize the troubling aspects of the charter, we want to share as many perspectives as possible. Do you know of other resources to help Clark County Citizens understand why the charter should be voted against? Please let Kenny Smith know! Contact him at KennySmith@clarkrepublicans.com and we will update this page.