What’s up Thurston County Republicans?

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  1. Baurice Nelson


    I am concerned. I am a registered republican and life long resident of Thurston County. I found my self coming to this page the other day for the first time ever. I have been thinking of becoming politically involved as I think its time to stand up as a republican and not lose the direction we have finally started to swing on behalf of our community and country. HOWEVER. I am not seeing any very inviting or motivating stuff on this page, is this the “official” page of the Thurston County Republicans? There is a scathing personally vindictive article front and center on JZ Knight, why is this such a focal point of the Republicans and why this such a very personal type of article part of this page… I am not a supporter of Ramtha I am just surprised to see such a nation enquirer article on what I expected to be a call to action for fellow republicans… am I in the wrong place/?

    • Tom Watson

      Thank you for voicing your observations and concerns. We welcome constructive and positive inputs and articles from our fellow conservatives and the public. We are also always looking for volunteers and Precinct Committee Officers to help round our our local volunteers.Thank you again and we are looking forward to your insights.

      PS: Re-reading the article on the JZK court outcome, I would not classify it at the National Enquirer level. It was written by Glen Morgan who is very familiar with the case and the misery her organization put others through and is factually correct. She is/was also one of the top donors to the WA State Democratic Party, diminish their cash flow and you help diminish their capabilities.

    • Glen Morgan


      I wrote the article. I also provided a lot of source links so that you know it is not fiction (as strange as it probably appears). It is just a lot of weird local drama directly tied to local politics in Thurston County. JZ Knight is the single largest donor to the Thurston County Democratic Party in its history – over $216,000 just to the local party or to their candidates. That has stopped since 2017, which is pointed out in the article. Yes, it is weird, but sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. From a local political perspective she has been a major part of the Democratic Party from 2010 or so until 2016. Many of her followers don’t share her political perspective which is interesting as well, but again, the truth, even in Thurston County, can be far stranger than anything you might expect.

      If you have any questions about that article or the drama that came before, please feel free to contact me directly at glen@wethegoverned. I am local, and I am easy to contact.

      Glen Morgan

  2. Jan D Smith

    Hi so I am an independent who wants to support the Republican Party this election. I am not seeing anything on here that would suggest much is going on.

    • Sara Marks

      We just hosted a Candidate Forum last night, and will be posting an endorsement list tonight! If you contact the local Republican campaigns directly, they are busy door-knocking and sign-waving and would love to have some help. If you need literature or signs, we are happy to get you some – contact us at admin@ThurstonRepublican.com!

  3. Adrienne Arias

    As an Independent voter with the strongest bent toward the founders and our Constitutional Republic, I am posting this, admittedly struggling in these mid-term election moments. Philosophically I get it, regarding partisan politics. A big picture brought in to the local here, with sincerity and good will.
    Just recently I received a notice from a concerned friend as to “How the Dems Do It. An impressive page describing “listening canvasses”, trainings for community volunteers, field offices blanketing the state with field staff and “week-end of actions” with specific dates. Plans!
    Turning to the on line information on the Thurston County Republican Party, I find “meetings”. Executive ones. Under “Events”, information regarding Ballot Initiatives. All helpful and vital toward election time (many thanks to Glen Morgan and anyone else for getting that information out further), but no where do I find MOMENTUM for MAKING SURE that the Republican Party is engaged and talking to “the people” to vote! As I recall, we’ve been given a REPUBLIC, IF we can keep it.

    John Adams:
    “It becomes necessary to every (citizen) then to be in some degree a statesman and to examine and judge for himself of the tendency of political principles and measures”.

    Thank you for this opportunity to share some thoughts.


    • Sara Marks

      Thanks for your comment, Adrienne! In addition to our monthly Executive Board meetings, we also have quarterly Central Committee meetings that include the PCOs, volunteers, and anyone else who would like to attend. We’ve had speakers in the past, a recent PCO training, and last night we hosted a bipartisan Political Candidate Forum in Lacey at which approximately 75 people attended. The board members themselves are the hardest workers and our biggest volunteers, giving countless hours behind the scenes. In addition to volunteering with the TCRP, there are Republicans in Thurston County who are active with local campaigns, others who are active through the State Republican Party, and still others who work on their own. As you pointed out, our website isn’t as active and up-to-date as we wished, but with no paid staff and volunteers who all have jobs and busy lives, we do our best with the time we have. We have lots of grand and creative ideas, but only so much time and resources to flesh them out. We would love to have more volunteers if you or others you know would like to join us! 🙂

    • Tom Watson

      Adrienne: Thank you for your mailer supporting Bud Blake. Bud has been great County Commissioner and I hope he continues to have the opportunity to serve Thurston County.

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