As the new Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party, I want to introduce myself and say thank you for all that you have done to support the party and our great candidates over the years.
As someone born and raised in Washington State, this is a proud day for me to step into leadership and work to do great things for our state.
The State Republican Party is very healthy and in a great position for victories in 2018 thanks to your commitment and the leadership of our former Chairman, Susan Hutchison. Susan and I worked together for the past five years to build this party and win races. In recognition of her leadership, the state committee designated her Chairman Emeritus. I am excited to continue our momentum and build on our successes.
As we move forward to 2018, we must keep working together to elect Dino Rossi and re-elect our great members of Congress Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Jaime Hererra Beutler, and Dan Newhouse. We have an opportunity to win majorities in both the State House and State Senate. The Democrats first move with the majority was to make it easier to raise taxes, and now they are trying to pass a regressive energy tax that will punish working Washingtonians.
In order to achieve these victories we must work together and spread the message of what Republican leadership means for the voters of our state.
I am excited to continue working with you as we seek to implement good policies.