Author Archives Lori Sotelo

  • 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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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 24, 2015 First stop to the majority as Hickel joins House Republican caucus ‘One down, two to go’ says King County chair as party ramps up for 2016 Bellevue, Wash. – In advance of state Representative-elect Teri Hickel’s swearing in ceremony to the state House of Representatives, King County Republican […]

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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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  • Lately, there has been a lot of talk about Republican Party pledges to support the eventual Republican Party nominee for President. It is an important question for our Party because a fractured Republican Party likely means another term for the Democrats in the White House. Since we are in Seattle, the land of the Seahawks, […]

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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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  • Below are candidates endorsed by the King County Republican Party for the primary election taking place on Tuesday August 4th, 2015. Ballots were mailed on July 15th and will begin arriving in mailboxes soon after. Ballots must be postmarked by August 4th or in a ballot drop box by 8pm on August 4th to be […]

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  • Last evening the people of Washington went to bed thinking the Legislature had finished work on their behalf. Unfortunately, we all woke up to the rude reality that Senate Democrats would rather play games with the security of Washington State. That’s right, early this morning, Democrats in the State Senate reneged on their agreement and […]

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  • LONG-FUSE POLITICS is standard practice for the city of Seattle. A most recent example takes the form of the highest minimum wage in the country. Acting like kids in a candy store, the city council and mayor Murray passed the minimum wage law, celebrated the “victory,” lit the fuse and walked away- passing along the consequences of […]

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  • Democrats want a Government Shutdown. Earlier this week Democrat House Speaker Frank Chopp and his Democratic members set into motion a series of events in Olympia aimed at shutting down Washington State Government. First, Speaker Chopp demanded withdrawal from the ongoing and successful Transportation package negotiations. Then, Speaker Chopp demanded the same action in the […]

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  • With trade being a focal point for debate in DC, a myriad of different terms have been thrown around in the news media. Although comprised of confusing acronyms, the trade agreement has important implications for King County and the Port of Seattle. Congressman Dave Reichert is showing strong leadership on this issue. Democrats know how much TPP would benefit Washington, […]

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  • The job is not over and there is still much work to do… Notwithstanding, when editorials and columns flood in supporting the Republican Senate budget’s responsible use of new revenue, tuition cuts, historic education funding and firm coalition support, it is time to start letting folks know that we are winning. Pieces like this from liberal columnists […]

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  •   MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2015 On this Memorial Day we pause to honor those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.  We remember our fallen heroes who fought for our freedom and for peace around the world. We are eternally grateful for their sacrifice. Memorial Day events in and […]

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  • The last couple of days have been a big deal in the course of politics for both King County and Olympia. Wednesday evening was the standing room only launch for Teri Hickel’s campaign for 30th Legislative District State Representative attended by legislators and supporters from across the state. On Thursday morning nearly one thousand people woke up early […]

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  • Washington’s children don’t deserve this. Their parents don’t deserve this. Our legislators don’t deserve this. One Seattle Times article heads, “No school for thousands of kids as teachers hold 1-day walkout.” While correctly noting that children would be missing school, the article should head, “No school for thousands of parents’ kids as teachers hold more […]

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  • A great grassroots tool for PCO’s, entreprenurs, political and non-profit organizations or anyone who wishes to gain a background in technology and resources for using political information. A right-leaning organization that sees training and networking as an essential element of politics in the northwest. With Tech Roanake, building the next wave of political and technological change starts with […]

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  • They say timing is everything… But the WEA is way off beat comparing mandated pay increases for legislators to COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) increases for educators. The legislators have no say as to when, or how much, their pay raises are. These decisions are made and handed down by the independent Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected […]

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  • Last Saturday the King County Republican Party held its annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Bellevue Hyatt. Billed as “Turning King County RED“, this year’s Lincoln Day Dinner was one of our best dinners in years, and we sold out! Special thanks to our Sponsors and Table Captains, John Carlson who was a masterful MC, […]

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  • Last Friday, the House Democrats unveiled their proposed Biennial Budget for Washington State. Even with $3 billion projected in new revenue from existing taxes, the Democrats want 1.5 billion additional dollars in new taxes on earnings, service businesses and bottled water (again!). Without new taxes, the Democrats’ budget simply doesn’t balance. The proposal should be […]

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  • Legislative District Town Halls: This week marked the halfway point for the current session of the Washington State Legislature. So far this session, the legislature has been busy addressing fundamental priorities including transportation and education to name a few. Tomorrow, many Senators and Representatives in King County will be holding town hall meetings to report […]

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