PCO Elections

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Seattle Times For more than 100 years, Washington’s Legislature has enabled voters to have a voice in selecting these grass-roots leaders of Washington’s political parties. Last month, the Washington state Democratic and Republican parties united in a lawsuit to stop Secretary of State Sam Reed from overstepping his authority and unilaterally abolishing PCO elections. Sadly, The Seattle Times criticized the challenge to Reed’s move in an editorial that failed to recognize the vital role that PCOs play in our democratic system of government, much less the numerous state statutes that require the state to conduct PCO elections. [“State should stay… Click Here to Read More

2012 Resolve to Get Involved

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If you don’t get involved now, then when? If not you, then who will do the job? Are you tired of other people getting to make decisions that affect your life? Now is your chance! The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. The following is a list of current vacancies: Agricultural Resources Committee – (2) Positions Eastsound Design Review Committee – (1) Position (Architect) Fair Board – (1) Lopez District, (1) Friday Harbor Ferry Advisory Committee – (1) Lopez Island Board of Health – (1) At… Click Here to Read More

Kim Wyman Comes to SJ

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Kim Wyman candidate for Washington Secretary of State came to San Juan Island last month. She raised money for her campaign and spoke to a group at the Petersen home. We learned of Kim Wyman’s plans as our state’s top elections officer. Please visit her website for more information. http://kimwyman.com  

Chairs’s Corner 2012

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2011 has been a productive year as San Juan County Republicans have organized working for our county and state. Common ground issues of property rights, taxes, government size and government costs are bringing independents and democrats to our table to find solutions. We are gaining in numbers and our election losses have been close. Liberals are deeply rooted in their beliefs as are conservatives. If we hold strong to our conservative beliefs we can strengthen our economy, make our government more efficient and benefit our community. Public relations are needed to express this mission. Please get involved. Your humble chair… Click Here to Read More

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