Susan Hutchison, WSRP Chairman on MLK Day

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In an email today to the Republican Party, Chairman Susan Hutchison said:

“Today we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his leadership in the fight for “liberty and justice for all.”  Our nation has made significant progress over the years, thanks to Dr. King’s central role in the civil rights movement in the 1960s which is still alive today.

At the 1983 signing ceremony for the law honoring Dr. King’s birthday as a Federal holiday, President Ronald Reagan said:

“In his own life’s example, he symbolized what was right about America, what was noblest and best, what human beings have pursued since the beginning of history. He loved unconditionally. He was in constant pursuit of truth, and when he discovered it, he embraced it. His nonviolent campaigns brought about redemption, reconciliation, and justice….”

May all Americans be united today in remembering Dr. King and our nation’s ideals of liberty and justice for all.


Susan Hutchison
Chairman, Washington State Republican Party”

New Party leaders 1/7/2017

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At our biennial meeting on January 7, 2017, the San Juan County Republican Party held its elections to the new two-year term of its Executive Board of the San Juan County Republican Party. Those who were elected precinct committee officers were eligible to vote.

As your new chairman I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to our new team:

Chairman: Nathanael Butler, San Juan. I have been involved with the GOP for about four years. I hold a degree in Modern Middle East Studies/Arabic, speak fluent Thai, and have lived in Cairo and Bangkok.

Vice Chair: Lynda Lee Gerpheide, Lopez. She has been active in the GOP for 30 years, in California and more recently in Washington’s 41st LD.

Treasurer: Alex Gavora, San Juan. An activist and attorney, we are lucky she has been lending her talents to the Executive Board and the Republican Party for many years.

Secretary: Heather Christensen, San Juan. She is a Medical Provider, a wife and mother of two children, and has two dogs. As a member also of Mainstream Republicans of Washington, she believes in Reagan’s “Big Tent” concept—there is room for everyone in this tent.

State Committee Woman: Cindy Carter, Orcas. A long-time activist, she is also a former Chair and State Committee Woman of SJ County. Her work and ideas are well-respected throughout the County and the State GOP.

State Committee Man: John Christensen, San Juan. He is a retired probation and parole officer and on the Board of the Mainstream Republicans of Washington.

I look forward to working with you all! Our next big event is the Lincoln Day event in February or March. More information forthcoming. We would love your help and participation!

For more information please contact or fill out a form under “contact us” at for more information. Please be patient as make our transition from the previous board to the new one. More information can also be found under the “contact us” tab on this website.

To get involved, shoot me an email:

Nathan Butler
Chairman, SJCRP

“No matter how conservative your views may be, unless you do something about it you really aren’t that conservative.”