What’s on your mind Thurston County?

With the 2020 Primary behind us, what have we learned here in Thurston County and across the state?

  1. We have learned there needs to be coordination among prospective candidates for office. We dont need 3-5 (this is a great problem to have) GOPers running for the same seat. We diluted our votes to the extent we had no Republicans move on in the 10th CD and Lt Gov races and we had to resort to write-in candidates for those positions in the general election. Should the TCRP party, executive board and central committee (PCOs) create a questionnaire to vet candidates? There are those who would cry, “party interference” and the candidate being beholding to the party if that were to happen. Many of these issues are directly due to voter apathy, ignorance and laziness. Many GOP voters don’t even know where to go to find info about voters, candidates and elections. (That would be your auditors office or Secretary of State’s web page), hundreds of light bulbs just went off, but no one will go there because there is no link here. (laziness) It seems like the typical GOP voter wants to be spoon-fed all the information and once again blames the party for not providing every tid-bit of information. Get off your third point of contact and do it yourself. Republicans pride themselves on individualism but balk when it come to application of the same.
  2. Voter education and volunteerism is vital to a unified force multiplier. Voters will complain and whine from behind their keyboards but not volunteer to help a campaign or initiative. But they will spend 20 minutes completing a survey to select what topping goes best on a trisket. The information is out there, the voters just need to find it, local parties can only provide some information, but not all. Its ultimately the voter’s responsibility. Here is where the laziest people chime in and say; “then what good is the local or state party.” If you dont like the way your local or state party does business, then run for PCO or County Executive board. I know, I know you dont have the time or you need to care for your neighbor’s goldfish. Youll find some excuse because you are scared. You know what, its OK to be scared, but with time and experience in the PCO and executive board positions, you will start to understand how things operate and be comfortable in the positions and actually start to enjoy it. But you have got to make the bold decision to go for it, your current members and PCOs cant do it forever. We are getting tired. 🙂
  3. Involvement is key to success. If its involvement by gathering signatures for petitions, sign waving for a candidate, knocking on a door for a campaign, making a call, send out emails for an idea, be a PCO and talk with your neighbors we need you to be involved. The time for sitting on the sidelines has passed and we are really in jeopardy of losing it all to the communist forces growing in this state and country. This is no longer hype but reality. Irregardless of what course you choose to help the Thurston County Republican Party or your favorite Candidate or Initiative, the hardest part is taking that first step and volunteering or asking to help. You will not be alone, there are many who feel the same and have the same thoughts. I can guarantee you, in the near future we, as Republicans, free-thinkers and conservatives will be persecuted and called names. It is only through our unity and cohesiveness we can weather the storm. There are no good alternatives to losing to the progressive/communist/antifa left. I do not want to belong to the generation that lost America.

9 Responses

  1. Sheila Heim

    Our 10th Congressional District Rep, Denny Heck, is on the Intelligence Committee, which is seeking to impeach Trump, and, based upon his reply I received to my email, he admits he is actively researching the issue and fully supports the Committee’s efforts to initiate impeachment. I would like this info to be broadcast to Thurston County Republican members, please, since it appears that many people are not aware of this fact. Local Republicans need to write to him and insist he advocates for ending this farce proceeding rather than help it, or at the very least quit being involved in it. Please notify members via whatever means you have available, directing them to Heck’s House official email here: https://dennyheck.house.gov/contact/email-me. Thanks!

  2. William Pierpoint

    Can you put me on mailing list for Republican events?
    I would like to participate I’d the Republican Party here is a conservative Constitution based Party.

  3. William Pierpoint

    Would like to attend events supporting Conservative views and pur Constitution. Havent been able to find locations and times so I can participate.


    How do we find out about candidate profiles in WA state and Thurston County?? I have NEVER lived in a state where a new resident is left in the dark about conservative candidates and Republican or Libertarian Party endorsements. I have searched the web and come up empty. I will NOT join Facebook to get this info.

    You are losing votes here.

    • Tom Watson

      Sorry it took so long to reply to your comment, we were recently hit with 15000 spam messages. Additionally this is one of the busiest times of the year with our food trailer in full swing during local fair seasons. You asked about candidate profiles, the best information you can get from the candidates are from the candidates themselves or voter pamphlet. You can contact the County Auditors office, elections division or go to their web page to research elections procedures and voter registration in case you have had a chance to register yet. During the primaries the TCRP does not usually endorse candidates where more than one conservative is running. This prevents the appearance of favoritism in the primary. In the general election we normally post our endorsements and recommendations here and on Facebook. Sorry you don’t like Facebook, it is one of our communications tools we use.

  5. David Sjoding

    What’s involved with being a precinct officer. I’m in Olympia 59. Concerned about voter fraud.

    • Tom Watson

      The Precinct Committee Officer is your basic building block of a grassroots organization. They attend a quarterly meeting along with the other PCOs, called the Central Committee. PCOs also manage their precinct, knock on doors in their precinct and get the word out about things such as candidates, voter fraud, voter identification, posting yard signs, etc. Its a great position to have that can allow you to talk with your neighbors and organize within the county party.
      I hope this answers a couple of your questions.
      There is a quarterly meeting on June 6th at 7PM at the county courthouse if you would like to attend.
      Thank you
      TCRP Staff.

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