Category: Elections

2018 Assembly Results

Greetings Republicans:

On behalf of the leadership at the El Paso County Republican Party I’d like to thank everyone who attended the March 24th County Assembly, and congratulate all of the candidates on their hard work. 

Here are the results for the County Assembly, as well as the House, Senate, Commission Districts meetings. 

Candidates

HD 14- Shane Sandridge (incumbent) 55%, Kanda Calef 45%. 

HD 15- Dave Williams (incumbent) 81%, Karl Schnieder 19%. 

HD 16- Larry Liston (incumbent) by acclamation. 

HD 17- Kit Roupe by acclamation.

HD 18- Jillian Likness by acclamation.

HD 19- Tim Geitner by acclamation.

HD 20- Terri Carver (incumbent) by acclamation.

HD 21- Lois Landgraf (incumbent) 64%, Raymond Garcia 36%.

SD 9- Paul Lundeen by acclamation.

SD 11- Patrick McIntire by acclamation.

CCD 1- Holly Williams 40% (won topline in coin toss), Calandra Vargas 40%, Anita Miller 15.4%, Ann Howe 4.6%.

CCD 5- Vickie Tonkins 57%, Cami Bremer 43%.

County Assessor- Stephen Schliecker by acclamation. 

County Clerk & Recorder- Chuck Broerman by acclamation. 

County Coroner- Dr. Leon Kelly by acclamation.

County Sheriff- Bill Elder (incumbent) 64%, Mike Angley 36%.

County Surveyor- Richard Mariotti by acclamation.

County Treasurer- Mark Lowderman by acclamation.

Resolutions 

Resolution 1- Yes
Resolution 2- Yes 
Resolution 3- Yes 
Resolution 4- Yes 
Resolution 5- Yes
Resolution 6- Yes 
Resolution 7- Yes 
Resolution 8- Yes 
Resolution 9- Yes 
Resolution 10- Yes 
Resolution 11- Yes 
Resolution 12- Yes 
Resolution 13- Yes 
Resolution 14- Yes 
Resolution 15- Yes 
Resolution 16- Yes 
Resolution 17- Yes 
Resolution 18- Yes 
Resolution 19- Yes 
Resolution 20- Yes 
Resolution 21- Yes 
Resolution 22- Yes 
Resolution 23- Yes 
Resolution 24- Yes 
Resolution 25- Yes 
Resolution 26- Yes 
Resolution 27- Yes 
Resolution 28- Yes 
Resolution 29- Yes 
Resolution 30- Yes 
Resolution 31- Yes 
Resolution 32- Yes 
Resolution 33- Yes
Resolution 34- Yes 
Resolution 35- Yes 

Just a reminder that March 20th was the last date for candidates to turn in petitions to the Secretary of State or County Clerk and Recorder’s office. 

Primary ballots will go out on June 4th and ballot boxes close June 26th at 7PM. 

Congressional District 5 will have their Assembly on Saturday, March 31st. The location will be at the Doubletree World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Credentialing begins at 7:30AM and ends at 9AM. The Assembly convenes at 9AM and note, there are no proxies for this meeting. 

State Assembly will be held on April 14th in Boulder, Colorado. Details regarding credentialing, guest passes, and a group chartered bus to follow soon. 

As always, THANK YOU for all you do for freedom in Colorado. 

In Liberty, 

Cassandra Sebastian
Executive Director
El Paso County Republican Party 

Assembly Official Call

Pursuant to Article IX; Section 9.01F of the Bylaws of the El Paso County Republican Central Committee and Colorado Revised Statutes 1-4-102 and 1-4-601, notice is hereby given that the El Paso County Republican County Assembly shall be convened  beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Gallogly Hall (University Center), 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 [CRS 1-4-602]. Check-in and credentialing (registration) for this Assembly will begin at 8:00 a.m. and close at 10:30 a.m. 

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Central Committee Official Call (Jan-20 2018)

Official Call for the El Paso County Republican Central Committee
January 20, 2018, at 9 a.m.
Coronado High School
1590 W. Fillmore St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Pursuant to the Colorado Revised Statutes Section 1-4-601 and pursuant to El Paso County Republican Central Committee Bylaws Article IV, Section 4.01 and Article III, Section 3.02, notice is hereby given that the El Paso County Republican Central Committee will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 for the following purposes… 

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Data Request Policy

Greetings Republicans,

I hope this post finds you all ready for Christmas and the New Year.

We have been very busy down at headquarters preparing for caucus training, the upcoming Executive & Central Committee meetings, and Assembly.

Due to the high volume of information requests from candidates and staff, we are implementing a new policy, to ensure that information is dispersed in a timely manner without causing strain on volunteers and staff.  (more…)

Resting on our Laurels

…when the threat is very real

We are right. We Are right, and yet we are resting on our laurels. Taking for granted that our community, our little Red dot in the Colorado political landscape will forever be a bastion of conservative values.

If our Founding Fathers had done the same thing, we would not be sitting in these United States of America today in 2017. Where would we be without General George Washington if he had stayed at home?  How about Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, James Madison or any of them? They stood against the intolerable acts of the British Parliament of 1774, and they and the Patriot Movement won the War for Independence through great suffrage and persecution by the British. They did not rest on their laurels nor stay away because something was inconvenient or as a form of protest. Nor are those we strongly disagree with on many, many policy issues staying away. (more…)

State and County Parties: A Candidate’s Fundraising Multiplier

You know me. I’m the former Republican State Representative from House District 17, the Colorado Springs Swing seat. There’s something almost expected, and annoying, about winning and losing in a Swing seat. It’s difficult to fundraise when the odds are against you. Trust me when I say that it is not enough to have vision and tenacity; it also takes strategy.

As a former candidate, I would like to share how important it is for you to support your El Paso County Republicans and Colorado GOP. For me, the Colorado GOP and the El Paso County Republican party were force multipliers in my campaign. I know they spent money on my campaign as well as in other races, but the resources they bring were more than I could have done on my own with individual contributions. First, let’s start with the law, which defines contribution limits. (more…)

Commission pure GOP

The Gazette | Matt Steiner

Democrats will likely have to wait at least until the next election to crack the Board of El Paso County Commissioners.

By 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Republicans appeared to have a chokehold on both contested commissioner races. Longinos Gonzalez in District 4 and District 3’s Stan VanderWerf both held early leads, although one Democrat made a significant push to threaten the conservative status quo that has dominated county leadership since the early 1970s. (more…)

Duran, Grantham leaders

ColoradoPolitics.com l By Joey Bunch

Democrats elected the state’s first Latina House speaker Thursday, choosing Rep. Crisanta Duran of Denver, as the parties selected their chamber leaders for the next two sessions.

House Republicans chose Rep. Patrick Neville of Castle Rock, one of the Capitol’s strongest conservatives, to lead their caucus. The move was a surprise, as Rep. Polly Lawrence from the Douglas County side of Littleton, was thought to be a frontrunner. She instead was not nominated at her request. (more…)

Gardner takes top role

The Denver Post l By Mark K. Matthews

Colorado U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is poised to become the next chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The post will put the freshman lawmaker in a prominent national role as he leads Republican efforts to retain control of the U.S. Senate in 2018.

Politico first reported Gardner’s likely ascension Wednesday afternoon and Colorado Republicans confirmed that Gardner was well-positioned to become NRSC chairman during a vote next week for the spot.

In an interview, Gardner sounded optimistic.

“Obviously, I’ve expressed my willingness to continue to fight for a majority that believes in limited government and economic opportunity for the people of this nation and that’s what I’m going to do in any capacity I can,” he said. “Right now, that is a real possibility.

“I feel confident that with the support of my colleagues we will be in a position to be able to help,” Gardner added.

The Yuma Republican campaigned quietly this year to win his colleagues’ support, traveling the nation to support GOP candidates seeking election in 2016.

In 2014, Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet led the Democratic campaign efforts.

Read the original story here.

Roupe Up For Re-election

By: Megan Schrader July 28, 2015

Rep. Kit Roupe, R-Colorado Springs, is running for a second term in 2016 she announced Tuesday.

Roupe won House District 17 in 2014 ousting the incumbent Tony Exum, a democrat who is running again in 2016 too.

The seat, which represents southeast Colorado Springs, has a high turnover and has changed hands every two years since 2006.

“My legislative successes during the 2015 session are already bringing jobs to Southeast Colorado Springs, positive changes to our school district sand improvements to public safety,” Roupe said in a statement. “But there is still more to do. I am ready to go and willing to serve.”

Roupe pointed to three bills she was a co-sponsor of in 2015 that the governor signed into law. One created a grant program for workforce development training programs, the other was the bill that reduced testing in Colorado and the third put limits on who could receive a Colorado marriage license without appearing in person (a proxy marriage).