Central Committee Passes Resolution Opposing Levy

At a special Central Committee meeting on April 14, the Josephine County Republican Central Committee voted to pass a resolution opposing Measure 17-66, the public safety levy.

A motion was made to take an official party position opposing the levy. 36 PCPs voted in favor of the motion to oppose the levy. 10 PCPs voted against the motion, and 9 PCPs abstained.

Prior to the vote, Harry Mackin and Roy Lindsay gave a presentation in favor of Measure 17-66, and Sheriff Dave Daniel answered questions about the Sherriff’s Office. Grants Pass Chief of Police, Bill Landis, also took questions.

Special RCC Meeting, April 14

At the Republican Central Committee meeting on March 31, Dick Smith was elected Treasurer, replacing Joanna Lofaso who resigned due to personal responsibilities. Also, at the meeting, Ron Glynn gave a speech on Party Unity, Joseph Rice and Bill Hunker gave a presentation in opposition to Measure 17-66 (the Public Safety Levy), and past Oregon Republican Party Chair Art Robinson spoke on how we can make a difference in Jospehine County politics.

The Central Committee voted to hold another meeting regarding whether to take an official party position on Measure 17-66. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 14, at 7:00 at the Guild Building, 1867 Williams Highway. Credentialing will begin at 6:15.

If any PCP would like to present additional information on either side of this issue, please forward it to our chair, Joshua Robinson, and he will see that it is distributed to the Central Committee prior to the meeting.

RCC Meeting Tonight (3/31/2015)

This is an updated agenda for the Josephine County Republican Central Committee Meeting, which will be held tonight at 7:00 at the Guild Building, 1867 Williams Highway. Credentialing will begin at 6:15.


    6:15-7:00pm Registration
  1. 7:00pm Meeting called to order (Prayer-Pledge-Welcome)
  2. Credentials report
  3. Officers Report’s 1.Secretary’s report – (Approval of November 12th, 2014 Central Committee Meeting minutes.)
  4. Treasures Report – Appointed Treasurer Dick Smith (Joanna Lofaso resigned due to personal responsibilities)
  5. Chairman’s Report
  6. Vice Chairman’s Report
  7. Election of New Treasurer (Dick Smith will be running for this position, If there are others who are interested let us know. Nominations will be taken from the floor.)
  8. New Business
    1. Ron Glynn – “Party Unity-Do You Really Want To Win”
    2. Joseph Rice & Bill Hunker – “Opposition to Measure 17-66”
    3. Art Robinson – “Putting Josephine County First”
  9. Old Business
  10. Meeting Adjournment

Republican Central Committee Meeting, March 31, 2015

The Josephine County Republican Central Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 31, in the Boardroom at the Guild Building, 1867 Williams Hwy. Credentialing will begin at 6:15 and the meeting will start at 7:00 PM.

The agenda for this Central Committee meeting will include the election of a new Treasurer. (Joanna Lofaso resigned due to personal responsibilities.) We will also have a presentation by Ron Glynn on party unity and how we can win. Feel free to bring snacks or desserts to share.

The Republican Central Committee is made up of all the elected and appointed Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs) in the county. All PCPs should attend Central Committee meetings. If you are interested in becoming a PCP, please contact our party chair, Joshua Robinson at joshuaarthurrobinson@gmail.com.

NEW Republican HQ Open Hours

Good news! Starting this week, the Josephine County Republican Headquarters will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We’re at 513 NE 6th St, across from the courthouse in Grants Pass.

Come in, have a cup of coffee, sit and chat, bring in news of local, state and national political issues, brainstorm on how we can make positive changes in our political landscape, read or check out one of our library books, all at our Josephine County Republican Headquarters across from the courthouse.

Bring a friend. Spread the word! We have a friendly volunteer greeter to meet you.

So come on down!

Firearms Training Opportunity with Rich Wyatt

Our Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner was a huge success this year, and brought in over $20,000 to help fund the Josephine County Republican Party. Our speakers, Lars Larson and Rich Wyatt, added tremendously to the success of the event.

Rich Wyatt has offered to donate $1,000 to the Josephine County Republican Party if ten people sign up for his 3-day firearms training course. Several people have already signed up so he only needs a few more to reach ten.

This is an incredible opportunity to be instructed by the finest firearms instructors in the US. Rich was one of only six Master Firearm’s instructors for Col. Jeff Cooper, the foremost international expert on small arms, who developed the modern technique of handgun shooting.

In this 3 day course, students will learn to effectively manage their handgun in most self-defense situations. Previous students have described this class as “a life changing experience.”

The course will take place at the 4,000 acre Gunsmoke training center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, from April 18-20. Lodging is available at the facility.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please contact Colt at Gunsmoke Training Center, (303)-456-4545, The cost is $750 per student.