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WA Democrats Blast Common Core

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WA Democrats Blast Common Core

Delegates to the Democratic Party Central Committee meeting in Olympia on January 24, 2015, passed a resolution in opposition to the Common Core State Standards. The resolution received nearly two-thirds support from the over 200 committee members. They follow the lead of the Washington State Republican Party, whose committee members passed a similar resolution in 2014. As a matter of fact, it was your very own Douglas County Republican Central Committee who brought the original resolution to the WSRP.

We thank the Washington State Democratic Party for their courage in adopting this resolution and hope that this can be a catalyst for bipartisan education reform with greater state and local control, for the sake of our children. Read more about the how the resolution was passed by following this link and then see how it compares to your DCRCC's resolution!

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No New Taxes!

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Senate Approves 2/3 Tax Rule

In an effort led by Sen. Michael Baumgartner (R-Spokane) and Sen. Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale), the Washington Senate today agreed to Senate rules requiring a 2/3 majority vote for all new tax increase proposals. These temporary rules, which last only for the current two-year term, were adopted to honor the wishes of WA voters who have consistently and overwhelmingly passed initiatives requiring a 2/3 majority vote of the Legislature for tax increases.

The Douglas County Republican Party would like to thank Sen. Linda Evans Parlette and the rest of the Majority Coalition Caucus for listening to the desire of Washington voters.

Read more about the rule change here or tell Sen. Parlette thanks by going here.

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Endorsement Policy for All Republican Candidates

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ATTENTION TO ALL REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES that serve the constituents of Douglas County.

Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive our endorsement policy questionnaire and information about our candidates forum coming up on May 31st. The questionnaire must be filled out and returned by May 21st. The questionnaire is available to you NOW if you would like to complete it at this time.

You must complete the questionnaire AND take part in the forum to receive an endorsement.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Seeking candidates for County Clerk and Retirement of current Douglas County Clerk Juanita Koch

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The Douglas County Board of Commissioners have received the official letter of retirement from Douglas County Clerk Juanita Koch effective July 31, 2013. Her term ends December 31, 2014.

We are requesting the Douglas County Republican Central Committee to present the Board with three qualified candidates to fill the vacant term. The appointment needs to be made within 60 days of the effective date of resignation.

An "Acting Clerk" will be appointed during the time between Mrs. Koch's retirement, and the
time the appointment is made.

If anyone is interested in this position, please contact Chairman Mike McCourt.

View Request & Retirement Letter