Special Guest, Dr. Reed Davis, King County Republican Chairman:
Lincoln Birthday Party will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, 4:30 - 7:00 PM at
the Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton.
Special Guest will be King County Sheriff, Dave Reichert. There will
be a short program starting at 5:45 PM with an appearance by Mr.
Lincoln. Banjo and fiddle music will delight all. Bring you appetite
for all the Pizza and Salad you can eat with complimentary beverages.
Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple/family. Checks should be
made payable to King County GOP and mailed to Jennifer Holms, Chair,
GOP Lincoln Birthday Party, PO Box 1291, Mercer Island, WA 98040.
Campaign Workshop: Current and potential candidates will gain a wealth
of information at Seattle Pacific University on Saturday, Feb. 9,
beginning at 9:30 PM. This will be the first of a series of workshops
planned for the year for the candidate. Feb 9th's workshop will
feature "Kickoff Kits" that include information on budgeting,
fundraising, and precinct voting trends. The afternoon workshops will
give training on public speaking.
King County Convention: May 18th is the tentative date held at Cedar
Park Church in Bothell.
Blanket Primary: The resolution to this constitutional question may
take longer than some people expect. We are going to do the best we
can with district caucuses and nominating conventions. The issue of
the crossover vote is the unconstitutional part of the blanket
primary. There is a Catch-22 dimension to the question of the
crossover vote. Because there is no requirement for the voter to
legally declare their party identity, the existence of the crossover
vote has no legal basis. The task for our lawyers will be to prove
the statistical evidence of the crossover vote and its detrimental
effects on the will of the people. We have confidence they will
To contact Dr. Reed Davis at the King County Republican Headquarters:
call at (206) 378-1998. Email:
2002 Caucus Calendar and Other Important Dates:
Jan. 29 First day for County Chairman to compile PCO list.
Feb. 2 Last day to appoint PCO to qualify as automatic delegate to the
Feb. 2 Last day for County Chairman to file PCO list with State Party.
Feb. 2 Deadline for filing delegate allocation plan with State Party.
Feb. 2 Last day for County Chairman to notify PCOs of places for
Feb. 5 Last day for PCOs to notify County Chairman for caucus
Feb. 5 County Chairman assumes responsibility for caucus locations.
Feb. 9 Deadline for State Chairman to notify Counties of problems with
delegate allocation plan.
Feb. 16 County Chairman sends caucus locations to state headquarters
and files with County Courthouse.
Feb. 26 Deadline for advertising caucus locations.
March 5, 2002, Republican Precinct Caucus. To be held at the
Intellipass, 8 - 9 PM. The
Caucus will be chaired by Steve Skipper Four to eight delegates from
each Precinct will be selected to go to the District Caucus.
March 12 PCOs mail results of caucuses to County Chairman.
March 14 REGULAR LEGISLATIVE SESSION ENDS (Article II, Section 12,
Washington State Constitution).
March 18 County Chairman certifies list of automatic delegates.
March 26 First day to hold county conventions of legislative district
April 6 Legislative District Caucus, Intellipass. Delegates to the
state convention will be Elected. Legislative district candidates will
be nominated according to the 25% Rule, which defines what candidate,
has "gained significant support": any Candidate who has at least 25%
of the vote will be nominated.
May 25 Last day to elect delegates to the State Convention.
May 31 Certification of 2002 delegates to the State headquarters.
June 7 Last day to elect state convention committee members.
June 21 State Chairman certifies list of automatic delegates in Bothel.
June 19 First day to apply for absentee ballots for the primary (RCW
29.36.220) (RCW 29.36.250).
June 28 - 29 State Convention, Bellevue Community College. The actual
convention day is the 29th. The 28th is check-in day and Friday night
will highlight the convention dinner. Would you care to volunteer for
a convention task? If so, please contact Lorraine Blacklock at
July 4 Independence Day
July 5 Last day to file signatures for Initiatives to the People (RCW
July 8 First day candidate filings by mail may be accepted (RCW
July 26 Last day for all candidates to file for office (except
Precinct Committee Officer candidates) (RCW 29.15.020) (RCW 29.24.070)
Aug. 7 First day to apply for absentee ballots for the general
election (RCW 29.36.220) (RCW 29.36.250).
Aug. 9 Last day for Precinct Committee Officer candidates to file (RCW
Aug. 17 Last day to register to vote in the state primary except for
in-person registration at the auditor's office (RCW 29.07.160) (RCW
Aug. 30 Last day for in-person registration at the auditor's office
for the primary (RCW 29.07.152) Note: Registration may be possible on
August 31 if the County Auditor's office or any other designated
location is open that day.
Sept. 2 Labor Day
Sept. 16 Last day for write-in candidates to file Declaration of
Candidacy for the Primary (RCW 29.04.180).
Sept. 17 State Primary
Oct. 5 Last day to register to vote in the general election except for
in-person registration at the auditor's office (RCW 29.07.160) (RCW
Oct.8 Last day for Secretary of State to certify primary returns (RCW
Oct. 16 Auditors to have absentee ballots available for state general
election (RCW 29.36.270).
Oct. 21 Last day for in-person registration at the auditor's office
for the general election (RCW 29.07.152).
Nov. 4 Last day for write-in candidates to file a Declaration of
Candidacy (RCW 29.04.180).
Nov. 5 General Election
1. The next PCO meeting is Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:00 PM at the
2. Karla Dyer (KELSEY), Vice Chair, will coordinate the Westside of
3. Jon McIntyre (THOMAS), Vice Chair, will coordinate the Eastside of
4. Charles Brezina (CAMELOT), Platform Chair-Karla Dyer, Alternate
5. Dave Larson (FED 30-3079), Rules Chair-Jon McIntyre, Alternate
6. Marvy Schmidt (FED 30-3024), Credentials Chair
Credentials Report by Marvy Schmidt:
1. Phillip J Herrera (FED 30-3003)
2. Nathan Cox (FED 30-2995)
1. Ramona Tullis (EXCALIBAR)
2. Gerald Verbitsky (FED 30-3056)
3. Jason Loggett (FED 30-2998)
PCOs moved away: Richard Cox (FED 30-2995)
PCOs resigned: Edward Guerrero (FED 30-3028)
PCCs resigned: Frank Coloa (FED 30-3039)
Transfers from the 47th to the 30th District:
1. Lloyd Gardner (FED 30-3018)
2. Ray Schow (DES 30-3364)
Redistricting from 33rd to the 30th District:
1. Harold Thompson (AVALON)
2. Charles Brizina (CAMELOT)
3. Diana Graves (GUENEVERE)
4. Norman Sundquist (JEFFERSON)
5. Mark Clement (MERLIN)
6. Irwin Deirking (STACY)
7. Roger England (STARLAKE)
Redistricting from 31st to the 30th District:
John Stewart (KLUMP)
Redistricting from 25th to the 30th District:
1. Constance Borgomainerio (MIL 30-0808)
2. A.L. Hollingsworth (PAC 30-0885)
3. Judith D. Erickson (PAC 30-0886)
4. Carolyn Sturtz (PAC 30-0887)
5. Mark Ponder (PAC 30-2408)
6. Christopher Bayron (PAC 30-2856)
Comment by Walt Schrader on the Past Election: We are fortunate to see
for the first time in twenty years, the makeup of the Federal Way
School Board become conservative. With the election of Earl Van Dorien
(FED 30-3289) and Ed Barney (FED 30-3008) and the reelection of
Charley Hoff we now have four of the five board members who will
dominate the course that education will go for our children. For
Federal City Council, Linda Kochmar won her race unopposed. Bill Gates
had a big win for Fire Commissioner-a race where the union
establishment machine was opposing him. Those who were elected speak
loudly of the quality people we have in our organization. Those who
were not elected were also people of the highest quality. We need to
better help our candidates get elected because the public cannot be
depended on to see the candidates the way we see them.
Budget Report: The 30th District Treasury has a cash balance of
Comment by Walt Schrader on the Redistricting: We have a new 30th
District for the next ten years. We lost 13 precincts in Pierce County
(Northeast Tacoma). We lost two precincts in Auburn to the new 47th
District. We gain 6 precincts to the 30th District from the 25th
District. Also, we gain 10 precincts to the 30th District from the
33rd District. And we gain 1 precinct to the 30th District from the
Comment by Walt Schrader on the Primary for 30th District Elections:
The 30th District is no longer a swing Republican. The 30th District
Chairman believes we are now a swing Democrat. He hopes that there
will be no more primaries in the future elections.
Precinct Committee Officer Declaration of Candidacy: all those present
at the meeting were given application forms that will be forwarded to
the King County Election and Records filing date in July 2002 by 30th
District Chair Walter Schrader.
Jim Ferrell, Candidate for State 30th District Legislature: Jim is
running against Mike Miloscia. As a King County Prosecutor, Jim has
first-hand knowledge of the issues of crime in this state. His first
Steering Committee met Jan. 20th. He has sent to all PCOs of the 30th
District requests for donations to his campaign. Please give
generously. Campaigns of this type are now costing about $50 - 70K. We
can win this race!
Linda Kochmar (FED 30-3007), Federal Way City Council: Linda talks to
everyone and knows what is going on in the Federal Way region. One
thing she is concerned about is the construction of a new City Hall.
There is an effort to construct one building in the city core. It will
require a new road and a 300-car parking lot in an area where a 1200
car parking lot is already planned for Sound Transit. The cost will be
more than $50 million. Linda likes the campus concept better. There
are many available buildings in the same area as the present City
Hall. Such will not impact on prime commercial property, which could
be used for revenue creating businesses. One thing is certain, new
taxation will be required to pay for it. Federal Way needs to build
$103 million in roads alone. We need park improvement and more park
land. The Federal Way School District has 32,000 students and their
education needs require careful stewardship of the City's Budget. We
should let the City Council members know our concerns for what
certainly will be a reckless use us our tax dollars. Linda will
forward our concerns to other members by emailing her at: LINDAKochmar@ci.federal-way.Wa.us
or Lkochmar1@aol.com. The Federal Way web site is
www.ci.federal-way.Wa.us. Letters to local papers are also needed.
Ann Murphy (FED 30-3086), President of the Federal Way School Board:
The Federal Way School District has been holding their Budget Advisory
Committee meeting with little input from the average citizen. Openings
are available for citizens to participate in the Committee. Call Ann
Murphy for details.
>From now on the School Board Meetings will be held in the City
Council Chambers on Tuesdays. Starting in May Board Meetings will be
televised. In an effort to receive more public input, an informal
forum for question and answer will be held on the last Tuesday of
every month from 6 to 6:45 PM.
Ann is very concerned about the School to Work efforts being brought
to bear by the unions and the business community. Ann wants the
Liberal Arts model of education, which has served us well, to
continue. We learned from Ann a new term: Industry Job Cluster (IJC).
Do you know what your child's IJC? If you are concerned about a
fascist system being imposed upon our education system, please write
Ann and she will forward you're comments to those who have problems
dealing with misguided progressivism. You can email Ann at email@example.com.