The Clark County Republican Party (CCRP) has received word from former Vancouver City Council Woman Jeanne E. Stewart that she intends to run for the office of Clark County Commissioner, District 3. In a letter received by CCRP Chairman Kenny Smith, Stewart states that....
“After careful soul searching, I have come to the conclusion that my most important principles and philosophies are more closely aligned with those of the Republican Party “.
We welcome Candidate Stewart to the Party and wish her the best of luck in her endeavors. We encourage Clark County Republicans county wide to contact Jeanne with your questions or your support if you choose.
There are no other announced Republican challengers at the time of this post.
The text of Stewart's letter to Chairman Smith follows....
May 7, 2014
Dear Mr. Smith:
The purpose of this email is to notify the Clark County Republican Party of my intent to file for District 3 in the upcoming Clark County Commission race.
My past runs for political office have always been for nonpartisan positions. This County Commissioner race is a partisan race and candidates must select a party designation. This is a new step for me, as I have not been strongly aligned with any particular party in the past.
After careful soul searching, I have come to the conclusion that my most important principles and philosophies are more closely aligned with those of the Republican Party. Those are: respect and protection of the Constitution of the United States; a goal for creating an economic environment that promotes long term living wage jobs for our citizens; a goal to collect necessary taxes while using the money prudently to achieve the most effective priorities; support for personal freedom and personal responsibility for every citizen; to support a long term stewardship of the County environment; and to work for a fair, just, and honorable society.
My intent is to file for this position during campaign filing week, which is May 12 to May 16, 2014.