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  •   This Week at the RNC Convention Good evening my fellow Republicans! I have spent this week with the Washington State Delegation in Cleveland, Ohio, at the RNC Convention. The Convention produced an impressive lineup of speakers including Newt Gingrich, Speaker Paul Ryan, Vice Presidential Candidate Governor Mike Pence and tonight we will hear from the official Republican nominee […]

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  • Interested in helping elect Republicans in King County on the ground level? The August 2nd Primary is quickly approaching, and the KCGOP needs your help. The King County Republican Party is seeking independent, motivated and personable applicants for door to door canvassing and phone banking in locations throughout King County from now through the November […]

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  • This past Tuesday, the FBI held a press conference discussing the findings of the lengthy investigation of Democratic candidate for President, Hillary Clinton. During the press briefing, FBI Director James Comey divulged to the public the information we have all been waiting for. Of the 30,000 emails collected by the State Department in 2014, 110 […]

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  • Upcoming Events Monday, July 4th– King County Parades and Festivals with candidates. Please visit www.kcgop.org/events/july4/ for a full list of parades. If you would like to walk in a parade in your district, contact the KCGOP at (425)990-0404. Tuesday, July 5th– Eastside Republican Club Picnic & Candidate Forum. Come celebrate the summer with amazing friends & hear from fantastic […]

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  • Last week, the KCGOP held its annual Flag Day Dinner with special guest, Mark “Oz” Geist. What an evening it was! With over 450 people in attendance, and a sold out room, this years Flag Day Dinner was a night to remember.  For over an hour, those in the room had the honor of hearing […]

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  • Two candidates vying to become the state’s top fiscal watchdog are sparring over which one of them fought to preserve funding for the agency they hope to lead. THE CLAIMS: Democrat Jeff Sprung says he’s the only candidate running for state auditor who fought this year against cutting funding for the office, which is charged with […]

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  • This week, State Senator Steve O’Ban and State Senator Mike Padden released a Senate report on the recent early, and deadly prison releases by the DOC. The DOC learned in 2012 that it had been incorrectly calculating release dates for prisoners convicted of armed crimes and sexual violence, yet it delayed a fix to its computers for another three […]

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  • Flashback to 2015, Secretary of State Kim Wyman, debated with Washington Democrats on the benefits of moving up the state’s presidential primary from May to March. Despite the strong efforts of Republicans and the Secretary of State Kim Wyman, WA Dems blocked any hopes of an early primary. For Dems, they clung to their method […]

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  • Washington State Auditor, Troy Kelley (D), is the first Washington elected official to be indicted in over 35 years. This week, a gridlocked jury failed to make a decision of whether or not the Washington official was guilty. Prior to being elected in 2012, Kelley, a Democrat, ran a real-estate business during the big housing […]

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  • For the last year, charter school advocates, parents and children, waited patiently for a legislative solution to a previous Supreme Court ruling that voter approved Washington schools must close. The challenge for Republicans and Democrats was to craft a bi-partisan solution to keep Washington’s charter schools open. After much deliberation, legislators developed legislation that worked […]

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  • Save the date! This year’s Flag Day Dinner will be held on June 14, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. Ticket sales will open in April. Our keynote speaker, Mark “Oz” Geist, is a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. Mr. Geist is credited for saving the lives […]

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  • Last Thursday, Washington state legislators closed out the 60 day regular session, only to start a special session later that same evening. As one session opens and another one begins, KCGOP wanted to highlight some of the big wins by King County Republicans. Just days before the end of session, WA Republicans gained a huge […]

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  • Democrats Hike Taxes While Slashing Education in Recent Budget Release With all the talk by Democrats about raising taxes to fund education you’ll be shocked to see the recent move by House Democrats in Olympia. In a shocking turn, House Democrats released a budget proposal that slashes funding for public schools close to half a […]

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  • The Republican Party Precinct Caucuses will be taking place state wide on Saturday February 20th at 10am. Click here for more information on locations and your local Republican district organizations.

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  • Since the I-405 toll lanes went into effect in 2015, commuters across King County have complained of increased congestion, soaring toll fees and broken billing through Good to Go. Today, local traffic data company INRIX confirmed the complaints of local commuters in a new report that indicates that traffic has gotten worse in general purpose lanes since […]

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  • Washington State Senate Holds Gov. Inslee’s WSDOT Accountable King County Republican Party Chairman Lori Sotelo released the following statement today following the vote taken by the Washington State Senate under their constitutional authority to reject the gubernatorial appointment of Lynn Peterson as Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Secretary. “I stand behind the actions taken […]

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  • There are a number of important upcoming events in the Republican Party. The caucus cycle, where we will elect delegates to the national convention in Cleveland, Ohio to represent the results of Washington’s Presidential Primary will begin on Saturday February 20th with the precinct caucuses. Click here for more information and for locations for the […]

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  •                 On this day we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A man who spent his life in the service of others in pursuit of a future where one day all would not be judged by the color of their skin, but the content of […]

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  • The Washington State Legislature kicked off the 2016 Legislative Session earlier this week with already a number of pressing policy issues on the table. This year, the state legislature meets for a short 60 day session to pass a supplemental budget in the second year of the biennium. Thanks to the election of Representative Teri Hickel in […]

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  • The Christmas proclamation of “peace on Earth and goodwill to all men,” echoes through the ages as one of our greatest universal desires. Sadly, that message seems overshadowed by a world of conflict. We pray for our military members and their families as they serve in locations around the world and we pray for our leaders […]

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  • More broken promises from WSDOT Back in September Gov. Jay Inslee’s agency heads at WSDOT assured nervous commuters they would rarely pay more than $4 to use the I-405 express toll lanes. Now we see in real-time traffic that promise being broken According to a report by the Seattle Times, and from the growing chorus […]

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  •   It’s time to #FREEtheHOV on I-405. You heard the soaring promises from Gov. Inslee’s transportation department that tolling and increasing the HOV lane requirements would ease traffic woes on Interstate 405 from Bellevue to Lynnwood. Those promises are falling short and making the problem of traffic congestion worse for commuters. Lawmakers are getting an […]

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  • You have often heard me say, “There is more that unites us, than divides us.” We see the newsfeeds and alerts that provide a daily deluge of strife, conflict and an assault on the values and institutions we hold dear. So, let us remember why on October 3, 1863, then President Abraham Lincoln made the […]

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  • Things are gearing up across King County already for the 2016 elections. We have the opportunity to take back the White House, elect Republicans to the Governor’s Mansion and Congress, grow our majority in the State Senate, and elect a Republican majority to the State House! Interested in work opportunities in Republican politics in 2016? […]

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  • To those veterans who served, on this Veterans Day, we say thank you.   You pledged your lives to the United States of America. The preservation of freedom that your service grants to us and the world is immeasurable, and heroic. As we appreciate our Veterans today, let us remember that our responsibility to our […]

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  • 2015 General Election Endorsements Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd. Ballots must be post marked or in a ballot drop box by 8pm to be counted.   30th Legislative District 30th LD State House Position 2 Teri Hickel King County Council District 6 King County Council District 6 Jane Hague City of Auburn Auburn Council […]

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  • THE children of Washington state are having a tough year. To the left, they are either used as a pawn or ignored, or both. Most recently, the teachers unions have organized illegal strikes. They say they are doing it for the kids- soon after abandoning their students, leaving them behind with scrambling parents. But this […]

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  • King County Cares This summer, wildfires have burned out of control across Central and Eastern Washington. Currently, over 300,000 acres are burning and smoke fills the air across the state. Sadly, three firefighters have lost their lives and another fights to recover from significant burns. The President has declared the area a federal emergency which […]

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  • KCGOP Voter Registration Drive August is Voter Registration Month for the KCGOP! Did you vote in yesterday’s Primary Election? Turnout is historically low in years without a statewide or Presidential race. Secretary of State Kim Wyman predicts just 26% final turnout for the primary! Your vote is important, especially this year when we elect many of […]

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  • From the KCGOP to you…a great big THANK YOU to everyone who supported our KCGOP Annual Summer Picnic this past Saturday! It was a huge success because of our great sponsors as well as everyone that attended. Thank you again to our sponsors: Gold Sponsor: Washingtonians for Bill Bryant Silver Sponsors: The Heartland Institute, Talk […]

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