March 21, 2002 at Intellipass
Joan Monteith, State GOP Committeewoman, 7th Cong. District.
The King County Convention has been changed to May 11th at
the Cedar Park Church, 16300 112th Ave NE, Bothell, WA. All delegates
to the 30th District Caucus are eligible delegates. The Washington
State Convention will be held June 28th and 29th at Bellevue
Community College. The actual convention day is the 29th. The 28th
(Friday) 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 425-432-1022.
The Credentials Report:
PCO’s (Precinct Committee Officers)—Moved away:
Rachel Ingle (FED 30-3051)
2. Steven Markegard (FED 30-3050)
Georgene Asbury (FED 30-3017)
2. William Shortt (FED 30-3023)
3. Laurence Kulp (FED 30-3089)
4. Margie Pancratz (FED 30-3020
5. Lou Olmstead (FED 30-3002)
New Appointed PCO’s:
Gordon Thomas (DES 30-0954)
2. Sarah Westhor (FED 30-2999)
3. Joanne Volak (FED 30-3018)
4. John Ribary (FED 30-3017)
5. Evelyn Castellar (FED 30-3023)
6. Peter Stobart (FED 30-3051)
7. Frederick Konkell (FED 30-3089)
8. Bryan Le Penske (FED 30-3002)
February 21, 2002 PCO Meeting Minutes: Last Month’s Meeting
Minutes by Jon McIntyre (Thomas) was unanimously approved.
Precinct Caucus, March 5th, 2002 Report by 30th District Chairman,
The 30th Leg. District Republicans held their Precinct
Caucuses at three locations—Intellipas, Kilo Jr. High School, and the
town of Pacific’s Senior Center. One hundred forty five (145) people
showed (including PCO’s). There were 15 write-ins. Sixty percent of
the PCO’s showed. This was a successful turnout for a
non-presidential election cycle year.
Platform Committee Report by Chuck Brezinia (Camelot):
We need a convention to advance our candidates.
Everything else would be a facade. The Blanket Primary is designed to
keep us from backing our candidates.
The Platform Committee starts two weeks before the District
Caucus, April 6. The Platform Committee will be using the last State
Convention Platform as the working document—a template—for this year’s
Platform. The objective is to make the new Platform a positive
document to keep it from being a target for the Democrats. The
Platform is steered by a committee that wants to forward the best
ideals of Republicans. There are two needs of the Committee: more
time to better reflect the ideals of the grass roots and your ideas.
We will be able to see the rough draft of the platform at
our next meeting, April 26,2002.
If you have ideas, let Chuck Brezinia know by email:
or call him at (253) 941-6817.
The 30th District Caucus, April 6th, 2002:
Credentials starts at 8:00 AM and close at 9:00 AM at the
Intellipass. The Caucus should last four hours. There two purposes
of the Caucus: to elect delegates to the State Convention and to
nominate candidates for the State House of Representatives and State
Joe Martinez (FED 30-3301) will be Master at Arms and Karla
Dyer (KELSEY) will handle the credentials.
The King County Executive Meeting:
The Executive Board Meeting spent 21/2 hours of its 3
hours on the Nominating Convention. Part 2 of Rule 2 was rescinded.
Because the cost is prohibitive. However, the rest of Rule 2 was not
rescinded. That part deals with the Nominating Convention for King
County. King County will have its own rules for its Nominating
Peter Abbarno, Washington State GOP Executive Dirrector:
Peter Abbarno is originally from New York. He lived in Vermont where
he worked as GOP State Executive Dirrector.
Today, the State GOP is in great financial shape after much
work. We have spent $75,000 less and are getting more bang for our
buck—something the Democrats have never learned!
The State Party is not convinced that Rule 2 will hold up in
court. They believe that ballot access should be uniform. The ruling
by the 7th District Judge in California concerning the Open Primary
was correct. The best we may get in the near future is an Open
Primary with party I.D. The only way to stop the Crossover Voter
problem is for a Closed Primary. Lawyers for the Republican Party are
pursuing a Closed Primary System. They are convinced that they will
succeed in that effort.
Voter-file: Party I.D. will be found using the latest in
technology. Affiliation lists, magazine subscription lists and issues
type surveys are some of the available data files being provided by
information services. With such information, the State GOP will be
targeting its mail with greater precision.
A voter list will be available before the Primary and
hopefully before the summer. We will be building data in focused
The grass roots does not get excited because of the Party,
it gets excited because of the issues and the candidates.
Lloyd Gardner (ALG 30-3288):
It’s time we take action. There is a need for us to
write letters to the editors and to our representatives. Read about
the issues. The Washington Policy Center (www.wips.org)
and the Evergreen Freedom Foundation (www.effwa.org)
are good places to start if you have internet access. If you have
something to say to your legislature, call the State Legislative
Hotline: 1-800-562-6000. We need to put our ideas out to those who
want to hear from us.
Jim Ferrell (FED 30-3077), Candidate for 30th Leg. District State
House of Representatives:
Check out his web page at
Republicans of the 30th District are invited to his campaign kick-off
breakfast at the Federal Way Executel, May 1st, 2002 at 7:15 AM. Jim
Ferrell wants to run a positive campaign. We should make a positive
effort to help Jim in his campaign and a good first step would be to
attend his breakfast. A large turnout at the kick-off breakfast makes
a huge impression with the Democrats. They will see that Jim’s
candidacy has started in such a strong position, that it would be hard
to overcome without spending an extreme amount of money. They are
also watching the campaign disclosure reports for how much our
candidates are raising in contributions. We can make a difference
with our contributions. We have all been sent requests to contribute
to Jim’s campaign. It would be good to mail back a generous
Skip Priest (FED 30-3045), Candidate for 30th Leg. District State
House of Representatives:
A $25 million new City Hall in the center of Federal
Way makes no sense. “You got to have fire in the belly” to make a
difference in government. Our representatives in Washington State did
not have the guts to make the right decision. They refused to balance
the budget. Be there at Skip Priest’s campaign kick-off April 21st at
the Marriott Courtyard in the Gateway Center in Federal Way 5 PM to 7
Tony Moore, Candidate for 30th Leg. District State Senate:
Call him by cell phone (206) 255-1200. Republicans
are down by one vote to have the majority. Tony has received a
campaign consultant and manager. He is considering all issues that
will make this district a better place.
Tracey Eide signed a petition to keep a French Chef and an
exclusive Senate Dining Room—a petition that she did not even read!
So typical of the Democrats. They have let a budget surplus go into a
$1.6 billion budget deficit. A typical Democrat budget.
Tony started out in this area with nothing to start a
successful business. It is with that same ability that he wants to go
to Olympia to fix that budget. He knows how to sacrifice to make a
difference. He is a Republican because he believes that Republican
ideas work for everybody. We need people that will know what is
contained in the bills for which they are voting. They need to be
accountable for their actions. Tony knows there is a moral
responsibility in government as an Associate Pastor for Christ the
King Bible Fellowship Church.
Earl Van Dorien, Federal Way School Board President:
The School Board will be meeting in the Federal Way
City Council Chambers and will be televised on Channel 21 in
unincorporated King County.
The State Legislature has cut Federal Way’s School Budget of
$35 million by $2 million. This is almost a 6% cut.
District 3—Ann Murphey’s district—has been changed. There
are 7 candidates applying for her position. There will be a Candidate
Orientation Meeting March 25th. Tom Murphy is a Republican and he
would like to see a conservative board.
Some school principals are not happy with the end to the
practice of social promotion of students. The Board has changed the
graduation requirements to 22 credit hours from the 24 credit hours.
The 22 hours will be more rigorous with Algebra, Pre Physics, Biology,
and two years of Civics and History. There will be a buffer of 4
semesters to make up 2 credits. This change will be in place by the
fall of 2003.
The viewing of the R-rated movies in school has been opposed
by Randy Nichols, a parent in Federal Way. This issue has drawn much
attention to the Federal Way School District at a time when the School
Board has much to consider. Movies are said to take away time that
the teacher could use for teaching. However, “reward movies” can be
an incentive to students to perform in better learning.
Earl Van Dorien believes that the type of movie played could use more
scrutiny. This subject will be discussed at the March 25th (Monday)
School Board Meeting at the School District Headquarters at 7:00 PM.
If you can be there at 5:30 PM, you can meet the candidates applying
for the vacant seat on the School Board.
Linda Kochmar (FED 30-3007), Federal Way City Council:
Linda Kochmar is thrilled about the quality
candidates the 30th District Republicans are putting forward for state
offices. This will be fortunate for all our citizens if they are
victorious in their candidacies.
Linda has thrown herself with all her effort into the
railroad job that is being done to build a muni-building in the heart
of Federal Way’s retail district. A committee is being formed. Is
there any PCO in the 30th District who would like to work on the
committee? We need to oppose this colossus and work to a more
pragmatic plan. Write letters to voice your opposition to this Taj
Mahal of City deficit spending.