Oktoberfest 2015

The 2015 Josephine County Republican Party Oktoberfest picnic will be held on Saturday, October 3, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at Fields Park, 6784 Williams Hwy.

This our most fun event of the year, with brats and dogs donated by Taylor’s Sausage, and beer donated by Wild River. Sides and desserts are potluck, so bring your favorite dish, bring the kids, relax and have fun in a beautiful outdoor setting. It’s all about fun, food, festivity, and fellowship with other Republicans. Local elected office holders and candidates will be there having fun, too. Don’t forget to bring the kids!

Fun for the whole family!!

RCC Elects Delegates, Opposes Grants Pass Sales Tax

On September 9, the Josephine County Republican Central Committee held a meeting to elect a new vice chair and bonus delegates for the state Republican Convention. Also on the agenda was a discussion of the Grants Pass sales tax proposal.

Eric Schaafsma was elected vice chair, replacing Alan Koebrick who resigned. Four bonus delegates were elected: Helen Scott, Vivian Kirkpatrick-Pilger, Nancy Trahern, and Keith Trahern. Four alternate delegates were also elected, in case any of the delegates are unable to attend. The alternate bonus delegates elected are Joseph Rice, Trenor Scott, Betty Graham, and Sylvia McLoughlan.

Rob Pell, owner of Sunshine Natural Foods, gave a presentation against the proposed Grants Pass sales tax and Harry Mackin gave a presentation in favor of the sales tax. A discussion was held and a motion was made to take an official position opposing the sales tax in Grants Pass. The vote to officially oppose the sales tax was unanimous, except for one abstention.

The Josephine County Repubican Party officially opposes the Grants Pass sales tax.

Republican Central Committee Meeting: September 9, 2015

Our next Republican Central Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 9, at the Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Dr. in Grants Pass. Credentialing will begin at 6:15 and the agenda will start promptly at 7:00 PM.

The agenda will include the election of a new Vice Chair (Alan Koebrick resigned from the position), and bonus delegates and alternates to the Oregon State Republican Convention. We will also discuss taking a position on the Grants Pass sales tax, and begin our review of the by-laws (time permitting).

All PCPs should attend. Please feel free to bring snacks and desserts to share!

Republicans at the Fair

The Josephine County Republicans will have a 20’x30’ booth at the Josephine County Fair August 19-22. We hope you will stop by and visit with us and check out our exhibit!

We also need volunteers. If you are able to help staff our booth, please call or email our chair, Joshua Robinson (541-231-9564).

This is a great opportunity to meet with voters and promote the Republican cause.

See you there!

Boatnik Parade this Saturday

The Josephine County Republicans will be sponsoring a float in the Boatnik parade again this year. Please join us Saturday morning at 8:00 to help set up the float and ride or walk with us in the parade to show your Republican pride!

We’ll be gathering at the Republican Headquarters, 513 NE 6th St (across from the Courthouse) at 8:00 AM. See you there!

Public Safety Levy Fails

Measure 17-66, the Public Safety Levy, failed 54% to 46%.

This was the fourth failed levy attempt in four years. Despite being the most heavily backed and funded of any previous levy attempt, it failed by a significantly larger margin than the last two levies.

Last month, the Josephine County Republican Central Committee passed a resolution officially opposing the levy.