Where is the Republican Fair Booth????

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Thank you for all your emails and calls concerning the Republican Fair Booth. Nice gentle conversations at the market and at church have been so encouraging on this matter. We have put so much work into providing a Republican Fair Booth in the past. The Nerf Gun Shooting Gallery, Constitution Trivia, the Cotton Candy Trump Hair, the Patriotic Jigsaw Puzzles, and much fun supportive conversation were activities we enjoyed. Planning begins in January each year. Now that we cancelled this year, your encouraging words make me realize the booth will be missed.

Do you ever have that nagging feeling about something? The voice in my head said we should not provide a Republican Fair Booth this year. In 2016 our booth was vandalized with eggs and tossing of the booth contents. During the first 3 hours of the 2017 SJC Fair, police assistance was needed to address a most loathsome individual who was harassing and threatening. For the remainder of the 2017 SJC Fair the booth volunteers were subject to spitting, name calling, obscene hand gestures, protests and verbal threats. Physical contact was narrowly avoided, and fear was felt by booth volunteers. (see Islands Sound Article)

If the ugly behavior escalates further, I am sure someone will be hurt. I could not ask volunteers to put themselves in harm’s way this year. I take full responsibility for the lack of the Republican Fair Booth this year. 

What to do now? We have much cause for happiness. The recent election results were very favorable to us. Michael Petrish (support Petrish) is bringing voters across the aisle for the 40th LD Rep race. Susan Hutchison (support Hutchison) will move forward to the General Election and give Cantwell a fierce fight for the Senate seat. I know Susan personally and she will be an amazing Senator. I can’t wait to see the debates! President Trump continues to plow through the swamp getting America on track again. Healthcare, immigration, trade economics, and international strength are being addressed while political correctness takes a back seat. This is what America has needed.

Please donate to our brave candidates. They use the money for advertising of their positions and message. There is a bright horizon ahead.

Sincerely,

Michelle Loftus PCO

Newsletter June 2, 2018

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Greetings Conservatives!

Kirby Wilbur in Friday Harbor!

YOU ARE INVITED TO A REPUBLICAN SPRING RALLY! Come join KVI talk show host and former WA State GOP Chairman Kirby Wilbur in Friday Harbor, June 16th!

Enjoy the company of fellow conservatives for an evening of fun and entertainment. This inexpensive event ($10) is designed to accomodate families, but Kirby is a genuine star, someone who could headline any major fundraiser. We are lucky to have him and so grateful he is coming.

SIGNUP HERE AT SIGNUPGENIUS.COM

DETAILS:

DATE: June 16, 2018
TIME6:00 PM
LOCATION: At Earthbox Inn, Friday Harbor
COST: $10 per person

Enjoy a casual buffet dinner and the company of party leadership, Kirby Wilbur, GOP candidate for state house Michael Petrish

Pulled pork or chicken, potato salad, cole slaw and baked beans Includes Wine ~ Beer  ~ Lemonade ~ Coffee ~ Hot Tea ~ Ice Water

Get to know fellow conservatives better!

Signup here and then you may pay here by credit card or mail a check to PO Box 2735, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

Questions to Minnie Knych: sjlincoln.dinner@gmail.com

PDC Statement: Funds raised from this event will be used to support local candidates or issues.

Pictured: Kirby Wilbur, KVI radio talk show host and former Washington State Republican Party chair

State News Digest

Congrats to Susan Hutchison, our former Washington State Republican Party chair until the end of 2017, who is challenging Sen. Maria Cantwell (Seattle Times).

  • See KING 5, “Former state GOP chair challenges Cantwell in Senate run”
  • And also see Washington Wire, “Susan Hutchison served as Chair of the Washington State Republican Party from 2013 until the beginning of this year. Before announcing her resignation, she joined us to discuss the goal of flipping Washington to Republican control”
  • I’m a huge fan, and have no doubt that she truly has a chance. Once I find a way to send her money I will pass it along

Michael Petrish is running for Litton’s open seat in the state house. “Michael Petrish announces candidacy for the 40th LD House Rep Seat.” (Skagit GOP) See his campaign here.

Washington House Budget Chair Pleads Guilty To Reckless Driving After DUI Arrest” (nw news network) Washington state Rep. Timm Ormsby, D-Spokane is lucky that he’s a Democrat. This would be big news for a Republican.

Do you agree with these Seattle Times Editorials?

Washington’s 8th District race: “The primary race among Democrats vying for a shot at retiring Congressman Dave Reichert’s 8th Congressional District seat is getting personal — with a feud over a leading candidate’s medical practice. During an otherwise cordial forum on trade issues last week at Bellevue College, attorney Jason Rittereiser turned to rival Democrat, pediatrician Kim Schrier, and accused her of hypocrisy.” (Seattle Times)

Will Governor Inslee run for President? “Fueling 2020 speculation, Jay Inslee to headline Democratic Party event next month in Iowa” *sigh* (enough said)

Seattle Times: “Since voters approved charter schools in 2012, a coalition led by the statewide teachers union has fought to outlaw them… the court should end the siege and let charters flourish, The Seattle Times editorial board writes.”

Costco is giving raises to employees after the Trump tax cuts. Seattle Times reports: “Costco boosting hourly wages for 130,000 U.S. employees”

A bipartisan group is seeking to repeal Seattle’s Head Tax. It reportedly has over 50% support for repeal.

Another editorial in The News Tribune “Voter rights outrank Washington’s new police deadly-force law” may also be of interest. Quote: “Eyman’s Right…”

ESPN: “NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday.” Our country is awfully short on things to unite us, the NFL’s decision should be applauded.

Seattle Times: “We look at what’s gone wrong, and how SDOT is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on outside help to try to get its projects on track. And speaking of things that are crashing down around us, toppling the viaduct is not going to happen on the cheap.

Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built” (Seattle Times)

“Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations” (ABC News)

ACLU asks Amazon to stop selling facial-recognition tools to governments

A conservative sent me this link, “The Reinvention of America: Americans don’t realize how fast the country is moving toward becoming a better version of itself” (The Atlantic)

WASHINGTON WIRE REPORTS: “For the U.S. House races, The Economist recently launched their predictive model examining the likelihood of a shift in the House majority. According to their model, in Washington House races, all congressional districts with Democratic representatives are considered “safe.”

For congressional districts with Republican representatives, the 4th (Newhouse) is considered 100 percent safe, the 3rd (Herrera Beutler) is considered “solid” at 93 percent, and the 5th (McMorris Rodgers) is considered “likely” to stay Republican at 89 percent.In the 8th CD, the seat currently held by Reichert is listed as “leaning” left with a 73 percent chance of a Democratic gain.” [end]

DO YOU AGREE? NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR COMPLACENCY!

YOU WILL RARELY HEAR ME SAY THIS: BUT WE (SJCRP) RAISED PLENTY OF MONEY FOR OUR PARTY THIS YEAR. THANK YOU! PLEASE SEND WHAT YOU CAN TO CANDIDATES INSTEAD!! THEY NEED IT!!

Kirby Wilbur in Friday Harbor June 16th!!

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Kirby Wilbur in Friday Harbor!

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO A REPUBLICAN SPRING RALLY! Come join KVI talk show host and former WA State GOP Chairman Kirby Wilbur in Friday Harbor, June 16th!

Enjoy the company of fellow conservatives for an evening of fun and entertainment. This inexpensive event ($10) is designed to accomodate families, but Kirby is a genuine star, someone who could headline any major fundraiser. We are lucky to have him and so grateful he is coming.

SIGNUP HERE AT SIGNUPGENIUS.COM

 

DETAILS:

DATE: June 16, 2018
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: At Earthbox Inn, Friday Harbor
COST: $10 per person

Enjoy a casual buffet dinner and the company of party leadership, Kirby Wilbur, GOP candidate for state house Michael Petrish

Pulled pork or chicken, potato salad, cole slaw and baked beans Includes Wine ~ Beer  ~ Lemonade ~ Coffee ~ Hot Tea ~ Ice Water

Get to know fellow conservatives better!

Signup here and then you may pay here by credit card or mail a check to PO Box 2735, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

Questions to Minnie Knych: sjlincoln.dinner@gmail.com

PDC Statement: Funds raised from this event will be used to support local candidates or issues.

Pictured: Kirby Wilbur, KVI radio talk show host and former Washington State Republican Party chair

Coming to SJC: Liv Finne, Glenn Morgan, Tim Eyman, Kirby Wilbur, and more

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Email from 5/5/2018 to the SJCRP newsletter list.

 
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Greetings Conservatives!

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS: 

Thank you to all those who showed up to our Central Committee meeting on April 28th. We got a lot done!

(the following two events on May 10th and May 15th are NOT sponsored by SJC Republican Party, but many of us will be there…)

MAY 10 

Liv Finne of Washington Policy Institute will provide an update on the “State of Education in the State of Washington”

She will describe policies that improve student learning by expanding school choice, including Running Start, public charter schools, online schools, and vouchers or tax credits to attend private school.

This should be very informative, and far from boilerplate political fare.

Location:  American Legion basement
Time:  5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Light Refreshments Served.  Free.

Qs to Minnie Knych, knych@rockisland.com

MAY 15

GLENN MORGAN AND TIM EYMAN

Do I really need to introduce these guys? Hard to imagine a bigger conservative celebrity coming to our islands than either person. Thanks to Ed Kilduff for passing along (again, sadly not our event, but we’re glad to be invited).

Topic: “Full Contact Activism”
Location: The Golf Course on SJI
Time6 to 8 pm

Qs to Ed Kilduff, ed.kilduff@me.com


NOTICE:
FILING WEEK IS MAY 13 – MAY 17
OR SEE THE ISLAND GUARDIAN

PCOs NEEDED — PLEASE APPLY


Now for an Event that we are Sponsoring…

Kirby Wilbur
Date/Time: June 16th, 6:00 pm
Location: Earthbox in Friday Harbor

Kirby Wilbur is coming! Remember how I said it’s hard to imagine a bigger conservative celebrity coming o our islands than Morgan or Eyman? Well, I’m already eating my words. We are very lucky to be having KVI radio host Mr. Kirby Wilbur here on June 16th. We originally announced a different date, but Mr. Wilbur had to reschedule.

This event will cost $10, signups to begin in the next week or two.

 

Nathan Butler
Chair, San Juan County Republican Party
Email: sjcrpchair@gmail.com“No matter how conservative your views may be, unless you do something about it you really aren’t that conservative.” 

Newsletter from 4/21

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Greetings Conservatives!

COMMUNITY EVENT SPOTLIGHT: LIV FINNE IN SJC, MAY 10

Education Policy is something that I can’t pretend to know a great deal about. I don’t have kids, and it’s something that I don’t feel splits well along party lines. It is, however, something that matters a great deal, and I would like to learn more.

A group of local civics education advocates got together and invited Liv Finne to come to the island. She said yes!

This event is not sponsored by the Republican party. The following is from that group’s description:

MAY 10 – FREE
Liv Finne of Washington Policy Institute will provide an update on the “State of Education in the State of Washington”

She will describe policies that improve student learning by expanding school choice, including Running Start, public charter schools, online schools, and vouchers or tax credits to attend private school.

Location:  American Legion basement
Time:  5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Light Refreshments Served.

 

NEXT SJCRP EVENT: 

San Juan County Republican Party Central Committee Meeting

DATE: 4/28/18
LOCATION: Heritage Bank, Friday Harbor
TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
WHO: All conservatives welcome

This is the primary organizing body of the Republican Party in SJC. Anyone can participate, and we have conservatives who self-describe in many different ways.

Each county in WA State is divided into precincts. They are the same for both Republicans and Democrats. San Juan County has 19 precincts. Each precinct may send one Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) for each party. These PCOs make up the Central Committee and may vote, but all may attend. Learn more here.

Who is your PCO?

       
 CALENDAR:

 April 28: Central Committee Meeting

 May 10: Education event with Liv Finne (not SJCRP sponsored)

May 13-17: Filing week is

May 18 – 19: WSRP Meetings (eboard only)

June 2: SJI Event with KVI Radio host Kirby Wilbur

I’ve even heard talk that Glenn Morgan may be coming out to the island, which would be amazing

LOCAL NEWS DIGEST

Even after almost a month, there was really not a large political news backlog for the island. I don’t include crime or other news generally.

The SJI School District Superintendent is leaving (speaking of education!): “San Juan Island School District superintendent announces departure” (Journal)

  • “San Juan Island School District schedules community budget workshop” (Journal)

Journal: Around Town | Updates on Friday Harbor roundabout, land bank purchases, San Juan Island’s sixth-grade move, and more

“Port of Friday Harbor commissioners approve Jensen shipyard purchase” (Journal)

  • “FH Port Holds Hearing & Purchases Jensen Shipyard, But Few Show Up” (Island Guardian)

“San Juan Island fire, hospital districts talk EMS merger in first public meeting” (Journal) (I neither endorse nor condemn this article, I am simply reporting it)

  • “Fire District & EMTs Mangement Will Form Committee To Explore Merger” (Island Guardian)

On Orcas/Lopez — “Why it may take longer for your next hospital or clinic visit” (SounderIslander)

There are a number of letters to the editors and editorials on the proposed Public Hospital District for Orcas. I recommend just searching the opinion pages, I generally don’t post opinion links.

Alcohol continues to be the drug of choice for teens” (Islands’ Weekly)

“New Washington state laws to impact San Juan County” (Islands’ Weekly)

“Puget Sound officially designated No Discharge Zone” (Island Guardian)

“Salmon Fishing Season Set – But No Restocking For Cooke.” (Island Guardian)

Skagit RP Press Release:
“MICHAEL PETRISH ANNOUCES CANDIDACY FOR THE 40TH LD HOUSE REP SEATMount Vernon — Published March 24th, 2018At tonight’s annual Skagit County Republican Party Lincoln / Reagan Day Dinner event Michael Petrish announced that he will be running as a candidate in the upcoming 2018 race for the State 40th Legislative District House Representative Seat.  Michael Petrish is a member of the SCRP and lives in Anacortes.”

Read more here!

Other events:

There is a SJI cleanup on April 22nd, you can read about it here. Read about the Orcas event here.

“Help Washington State Ferries create long-term plan at Friday Harbor open house” on April 22 (Journal)

I HOPE TO SEE YOU AT OUR CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING APRIL 28th!