Caucus Minutes 04/07/2002
by Walt Schrader
Invocation by Pastor Sims
Temporary Chair Walt Schrader
Credential Report by Marvy Schmidt 73 Delegates
Delegates accepted the Credential Report
Delegates elect Jim Ferrell for Permanent Chair
Convention Rules Report by Dave Larson
Delegates elected the following State Delegates to the WA State
Convention Charles Brezina, Barbara Davis, Kerry Davis, Karla Dyer,
Randy Dyer, Jim Ferrell, Vernon Jenkins, Lynda Jenkins, Linda Kochmar,
David Larson, Joe Martinez, Richard Mayer, Jon McIntyre, Tony Moore,
Edwin Opstad, John Ribary, Marvel Schmidt, Ray Schow, Walt Schrader,
Bette Simpson, Earl VanDorien, Joanne Volak.
State Representative Maryann Mitchell, State Representative Sarah
Casada for Congress, Sean McCaffrey, WA State Republican Party
Political Director and King County Chairman Reed Davis spoke at the
Delegates elected the following Alternate State Delegates to the WA
State Convention Bruce Crabtree, John Williams, Ramona Tullis, Jim
Langston, Craig Tullis, Susan Ward, Dean Wescott, Tamzan Crabtree, Ed
Barney, Ron Walker, Paul Clements, Steve Skipper, Lloyd Gardner, Don
Powell, Katrina Assay, Gerald Verbitsky, Gregg Harrison, Paul Stone,
Fran Wilson Skip Stock, Monte Perry, Skip Priest.
Legislative Candidates Tony Moore, Jim Ferrell and Skip Priest spoke
at the District Caucus.
100% Delegate nominated and endorse Tony Moore for State Senate, Jim
Ferrell for State Representative Pos 1 and Skip Priest for State
Representative Pos 2.
Rules Chair/Temporary chair for Platform discussion
The following resolutions were discussed and approved at Saturday's
1. Transportation (Richard Butt may have changes to make to this
The transportation system in the State of Washington is in a state of
crisis. Fixing this crisis should be one of our state's highest
A large part of this crisis is caused by the overall taxing and
policies of the state that the upcoming votes on new state and
taxes will not solve. We call for reform of the entire system by
transportation projects are funded and approved. We also call for
our state's entire taxing and spending policies which make
lower priority than other programs.
The education of our children is a high priority for this state.
There is a
duty to provide and "ample" education. In order to fulfill this duty
propose the following:
1. We support greater local control of education;
2. We support getting back to basics and fundamentals in the
3. We support better oversight and control of education dollars;
4. We support opportunities for parental involvement in
3. Sanctity of human life
By a 14 to 7 margin, the group passed the following resolution:
"We support the sanctity of human life"
Meeting Adjourn 1:55 PM