Newsletter: Is having water in your house important to you?

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Greetings Conservatives!



Planning to buy a house in a rural area? 

Drill a well? Own property already?

You need to know what the Hirst decision is and what it means!

This WA State court decision impacts every rural resident in Washington State

It is nothing less than an attack on rural life

This decision, shortly summarized:
The drilling of ANY WELL that can has an impact a nearby river or stream can be blocked —
simply reducing the amount of water that reaches a stream can count


Come learn more —
Speaker Ed Kilduff 
Hydrologist and Water Issues Expert


Saturday, July 15th
 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Earthbox Inn and Spa

No Charge!
Bring your family!

We will be providing Ice Cream and beverages
Please bring cookies or brownies to share

Central Committee Mtg that same day:
11:30 am – 1 pm
Earthbox Inn and Spa

 full details here

 Next week we will be publishing our quarterly ezine, to coincide with the July 15th event.


Local and State News Digest

Many conservatives were disappointed when I-1552 failed to make the ballot due to insufficient numbers. Email posted on the website here.

Skagit Republicans are having a picnic with Glen Morgan on July 22nd. Glen was the Director of the Property Rights Division of the Freedom Foundation from 2011 to 2015 and now is the Washington State Executive Director of CAPR (Citizens Alliance for Property Rights).

There are a couple new candidates applying to replace Judge Eaton. This is an appointed position. Katie Loring and Jon Cain. We would like more info on both these candidates, if you have insight please let me know at

Doris Schaller is retiring from the elections office. Despite almost certainly being democrats, her office has (nearly as I can tell) been generally well run, so this change is not without anxiety for us. 

WSF is holding a series of meetings about fare increases. Journal reports

“EMS, prevention coalition to receive remaining public hospital district funds” (Journal)

There were a couple letters on the affordable housing debate here and here. The Lopez Islands Weekly published a guest editorial criticizing the high volume of tourism and the number of vacation rentals.

Democrats “Lt. Governor Habib, Sen. Ranker, to host community forum” (Sounder reports)

Washington Policy Center had a full length article on the new paid family and medical leave law in WA State. 

“DOJ asks Washington state elections boss how she keeps ineligible voters off rolls” (Seattle Times). 

  • Washington Wire was (I believe) the first to report on this, and some conservatives are angry with Kim Wyman (R) for not complying with the broader parts of the request.
  • Others are happy not to have extended private information including Social Security numbers shared with the president’s election commission.
  • It should be noted that Secretary Wyman did comply with parts of the request, which under state law she was required to disclose. Whatever your own opinion,
  • We can all agree that we wish her all the best during her cancer treatments (although we will not show her the disrespect of treating her with kid gloves as a result of it)


County Calendar

Human Services Advisory Board
July 10, 2017, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM @ Large Legislative Conference Room

San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees Meeting
July 11, 2017, 3:00 PM @ San Juan Island Library

Citizens Stormwater Advisory Committee Meeting
July 12, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Town of Friday Harbor Fire Hall Meeting Room

Housing Bank Commission Meeting
July 12, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Health and Community Services

Democrats Lt. Governor Habib, Sen. Ranker — community forum
Wednesday, July 12, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. @ Orcas Senior Center

Fair Board Meeting
July 13, 2017, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Parks and Fair Admin Office Meeting Room

SJC Republican Party Central Committee Meeting 
July 15, 2017, 11:30 am – 1 pm @ Earthbox in F.H.

 SJC Republican Party Ice Cream Social
July 15, 2017, 2 pm – 4 pm @ Earthbox in F.H.



Nathan Butler

Chair, San Juan County Republican Party



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