This past weekend, the Washington State Republican Central Committee convened at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington, in order to organize for the 2015-2016 Political Term. The purpose of this meeting was to elect the Chairman of the Washington State Republicans, as well as to approve our WSRP Bylaws, in addition to other business to allow our party to begin the term. The King County Republican Party sends three elected members, as does each Republican County Party in Washington State, to represent them in the process. Your King County Representatives are Chairman Lori Sotelo, State Committeeman Mathew Patrick Thomas and State Committeewoman Darlene Hamilton. It was a very productive weekend.
One of the highlights was the election of the WSRP Chairman. Much has been accomplished in the WSRP over the last successful year. Our State Committeeman Thomas was selected to give Susan Hutchison’s nomination speech. The King County Republican Party was pleased to cast all three of our votes to re-elect Susan Hutchison to serve the next term. The election was by acclamation, as there was only one nominee. Congratulations to Chairman Hutchison!
You may have heard that Chairman Reince Priebus was re-elected to serve a third term last week at the Republican National Committee meeting in San Diego. The vote, 166 to 2, was a testament to the respect Chairman Priebus has garnered and the strong leadership he has demonstrated as head of the Republican National Committee. Our Washington Republican Committee representatives are Chairman Susan Hutchison, RNC Committeeman Jeff Kent and RNC Committeewoman Fredi Simpson.
From your neighborhood to Washington DC, our party is now organized and ready for work!
To Victory,
Lori Sotelo, Chairman
King County Republican Party

P.S. Today we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Click here for a message from the KCGOP in rememberance of Dr. King.

Last week we provided you resources for staying informed with the legislative session. Here are a few information/news outlets you might want to check out as well:

Also, we received a reminder from a few readers that we missed recommending the Freedom Foundation and the Family Policy Institute of Washington in our last newsletter. Thanks for the catch!
Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday, January 29th: South Sound Republicans Aiming for the Future dinner in the Rainier room at the Truitt Building in Auburn with guest speakers Alan Gottlieb, Executive Director of the Second Amendmant Foundation and Scott Roberts, Citizen Action Network Director of the Freedom Foundation. 6:00 PM social and 7:00 PM dinner. Click here and enter code 27022 to make your reservation. Tickets are just $35 in advance and $45 at the door!
  • Monday, February 16th: Grassroots Day At the Capitol: Join the KCGOP this President’s Day for a day at the Capitol! Your $40 registration includes a chartered bus trip to Olympia, a tour of Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office, lunch with your King County legislators, and free time in the afternoon to meet with your elected officials, view a committee hearing, or tour the rest of the campus!
  • Saturday, February 21st: Keep the 30th District Red in 2015 Dinner hosted by the 30th Legislative District Republicans featuring guest speaker Senator Joe Fain at the Holy Trinity Lutheran School in Des Moines. Tickets are just $25 if purchased by February 13th and $35 after that. Contact Rob Barrans at [email protected] or 253-833-7871 for more information and to RSVP!