12th District Candidate Forum - Oct 10th 2018

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Name: Candidate Forum 12th District
Date: October 10th, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST
Event Description:

Election Day is Nov. 6th, 2018 and you are invited to hear from the candidates running for local and state office. KOHO 101, in partnership with the NCWLIFE Channel, Icicle Broadcasting and Wenatchee World newspaper, bring you a candidate forum to hear from candidates for Chelan and Douglas County Commissioners, Sheriff and Public Utility District, and State Representatives. 

This will an important event for the public to be able to see their candidates before ballots arrive and election day arrives.  Attend the event if possible so the organizers know how critical these types of events are to our local voters.  This event is free to attend and will be broadcasted live.

Event LinkClick Here


2018 WPC Annual Dinner w/ Keynote Newt Gingrich

Written by Lauren J. Miehe on . Posted in News

Washington Policy Center is  having their annual dinner at the Hyatt with the Hon. Newt Gingrich.   He is a former Republican Speaker of the House.  WPC is a non-profit research and policy organization tha specializes in studying the use of free-market forces in policy decisions.  One of our members sent this event in to let us know that tickets were still available have a wonderful dinner and keynote address from one of the preeminent Republican thinkers in the country.  

Date:  October, 12th 2018

Time:  6pm to 9pm

Location:  Hyatt Regency Bellevue - Bellevue , WA

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Quote from Website: "For over 20 years, Washington Policy Center has held its Annual Dinner events as a way to bring people together to hear about how free-market solutions are improving lives not only in Washington state, but across the country.  WPC’s Annual Dinner events in Eastern and Western Washington are now must-attend evenings that attract more than 2,500 elected officials, business & community leaders, raising over $1 million to support WPC’s work.

Past speakers include: US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Defense Secretary General James Mattis, Dr. Charles Krauthammer, Governor Scott Walker, Neil Cavuto, and many more free-market leaders."


U.S. Senate Debate with Susan Hutchison (R) and Maria Cantwell (D) - Free Tickets

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Fellow Republicans,

The Washignton State Republican Party just sent out information for a debate between Susan Hutchison (R) who is challenger the Democratic incumbent Maria Cantwell for one of Washington State's U.S. Senate seat.  This could be the only debate we have before the General Election in November.  We need Republicans in the room and showing strong support for Susan.  It looks like their will be live streaming and potentially broadcasting of the event so our in-house support will be critical for independent voters who are helping decide what direction Washington will be taking in the future.  

Please sign-up for tickets right away.  The Rossi debate is already on a waiting list so I assume this will be going even faster.  Tickets are free.

Date:  October, 6th 2018 

Time:  7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)

Tickets Link (Free):  Eventbrite Link



2018 WA Ballot Initiative Voter Guide

Written by Lauren J. Miehe on . Posted in Legislative News

Here is our official voters guide for upcoming 2018 ballot initiatives for Washington State.   The goal of this guide is to help Douglas County Republicans make the right choice in the November elections.  In this election cycle we have ballot initiatives that could potentially have wide-sweeping affects on Washington state residents.  Issues at hand are gun rights, taxes and law enforcement policy.  


Ballot Initiative1639  (Gun Rights)

Summary: If enacted, this law would vastly infringe on the gun rights of Washington State citizens.  Here are the majors changes: 

  • 1) Classify semi-automatic rifles as semiautomatic assault rifles 
  • 2)  Increase the buying age of semiautomatic assault rifles from 18 to 21 years of age. 
  • 3) Mandatory training before firearms can be semiautomatic rifles could be transferred
  • 4) Sheriffs or Chiefs of Police are required certify a person can own a semiautomatic assault rifle.  
  • 5) Criminal penalties for unsecured firearms if a person possesses the firearm and has lost their gun rights.  
  • 6)  Waiting period increased to 10 days.

Voting AdviceVote No


Ballot Initiative1631 (Carbon Tax)

Summary:  This would make Washington State the first state in the union to place an energy tax on carbon output.  The fee would be $15 per metric ton of carbon beginning on January 1, 2020, and would increase by $2 per metric ton each year until the state's greenhouse gas reduction goals of 2035 are met and the 2050 goals were on track to be met.  This will result in high energy prices for residents and business all across Washington State.   Higher costs will be passed along to residents from businesses that are affected.

Voting Advice:  Vote No


Ballot Initiative1634 (Prohibit Local Taxes on Groceries)

Summary:  If enacted, This measure would prohibit local government entities from imposing any new tax, fee, or other assessment on grocery items. It would not prevent the state from imposing taxes on groceries.  This would prevent at least prevent food from be used as a revenue generation item. 

Voting AdviceVote Yes


Ballot Initiative940 (Law Enforcement Restrictions)

Summary: If would create a good faith test to determine when the use of deadly force by police is justifiable, require police to receive de-escalation and mental health training, and provide that police have a duty to render first aid. It would remove the requirement that prosecutors show that a law enforcement officer acted with malice to be convicted.  The Good Faith test is vague and would put grey area into policing that will make is harder for our law enforcement to do their jobs.  We agree that high quality training is the corner-stone of professional policing but their are better and more productive methods of achieving this goal.  

Voting Advice:  Vote No


Closing Note:  Most important thing to do and tell your friends and family, VOTE.  We need high voter turnout in this mid-term election cycle to elect quality Republicans and stop the increased taxation and limiting of rights for Washington State residents.