Next Monday, February 16th, is the King County Republican Party’s Annual Grassroots Day at the Capitol! Seats are filling up fast for this great opportunity to spend the day engaged in our state government. Your reservation includes a round trip bus ride with coffee and donuts in the morning, a tour of the Capitol building with a stop at Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office, a boxed lunch with your King County Republican legislators; followed by free time in the afternoon to make appointments with your legislators, attend a committee hearing or explore the rest of the Capitol campus! The bus will be making three stops each way in Bellevue, Kent, and Federal Way. The full day cost is $40. I look forward to seeing you next Monday!
Elections in the odd numbered years are critical to growing our Republican Party and developing the bench of candidates who support our philosophy in government and strengthening our communities. This election cycle is about continuing Republican victories across King County.
The 2015 Election cycle is already heating up! One of the biggest elections of the year will be a special election to fill the term of Roger Freeman who passed away shortly before he was re-elected this past November as State Representative in the 30th Legislative District. It is being talked about as one of the most expensive elections of its kind in Washington state history. Countywide, we will also have Port Commission, Elections and Auditor positions on the ballot. Seattle will see its first election of City Council by council district. All city councils in King County will have seats up for election.
Today, I was pleased to receive the good news that Jane Hague is running for re-election to the 6th King County Council position which covers Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Medina, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Beaux Arts, Woodinville, and Yarrow Point. Jane’s leadership when the King County Budget faced the 2008 financial crisis and her leadership for children and families in the 6th County Council District have served her constituents well. In addition, the County Council Districts which represent the Seattle area will also be on the ballot. 
To Victory!
Lori Sotelo, Chairman
King County Republican Party