Levi Rawls and Michelle Loftus traveled to Richmond, Washington this weekend to meet with other State Republican leaders. The big news is that in our non presidential race cycle we will host a Training Conference instead of a Delegate Convention. The Conference Committee will meet and release details soon. Training and informational workshops will be combined with entertainment to boost our party toward being helpful in our communities and effective in our elections.Opposition to this change involved the fact that we will continue our platform forward to the next cycle without further input.A majority of us decided it would be good to shake things up a bit and try something new.
Levi sat on the WSRP Executive Board as proxy and led the prayer before the Friday evening meeting. With my seat on the Executive Board, San Juan County solidly represented Region 5 NW Washington.We shared ideas and came home with many.We also visited Arlene’s Flowers, the business being sued by Washington State for not providing flowers for a same sex marriage ceremony.Many bought flowers from Arlene’s to show support of Arlene’s religious freedom. If you would like to contribute to her legal fund contact the Family Policy Institute of Washington www.FPIW.org and search for “Team Arlene’s”.You can also call Atty Gen Bob Ferguson’s office 360-753-6200 and ask him to drop the suit in respect to Arlene’s religious freedom.
State Chair Wilbur is working to support Republican Candidates for November’s local elections as well as Jan Angel’s run for the Leg District 26(Port Orchard)State Senate seat.She is presently in the House seat but the Senate Majority will be strengthened with her election. Chair Wilbur is also planning for elections of 2014 and 2016.He is confident that as our races have become closer and that the national scene is fraught with scandal we will see victories in 2013,2014 and 2016.He also mentioned congratulations to San Juan County’s Council Election results.
More Conference 2014 details to come…..