Category: Elections

President Trump Campaign Kickoff – El Paso County Prepares 2020 Campaign

On the evening of June 18, a room of 120 El Paso County residents and elected officials cheered as President Donald Trump kicked off his reelection campaign for President of the United States. With the soul of Colorado at stake, the 2020 campaign for President, U.S. Senate, and a myriad of state and local races will be the most imperative election in decades for Coloradans and those who call El Paso County home.

El Paso County GOP Chairman, Tamra Farah states, “As it has been historically, El Paso County is the key to counteract Denver and Boulder counties who say they speak for the other 62. Everyday Coloradans see the world around them and know that their quality of life is higher than it was before President Trump took office.”

The El Paso County Republican Party has already enacted a data-driven and technology-based turnout model to increase already historically high voter participation. Republicans, unaffiliated voters, and Democrats alike can be sure that the El Paso County Republican Party will continue to cut through the partisan demagoguery surrounding our current political system and show people how President Trump, Sen. Cory Gardner, and other Republican leaders have led us to the strongest economic, globally secure, and self-reliant position in the history of the United States.

To those who can see past the talking heads on cable news, these truths are self-evident. The 120 people packed into a small room to celebrate our nation last night is the beginning of what will be our finest hour, not as Republicans, but as Americans.

Central Committee Election Results

Greetings Republicans:

Thank you ALL for making today’s Organizational Meeting extremely successful and punctual.

Here are the results from today’s elections:

El Paso County Republican Party Leadership

  • Chairman – Tamra Farah
  • Vice-Chairman – Mary Bradfield
  • Secretary – Vickie Tonkins

Bonus Members By Rank

Female

  • Cassandra Sebastian (152 Votes)
  • Carrie Geitner (147 Votes)
  • Wendy Miller (134 Votes)
  • Juliann McPadden (131 Votes)
  • Sandra Bankes (131 Votes)
  • Kay Rendlemen (129 votes)
  • Becky Fuller (127 Votes)
  • Kit Roupe (124 Votes)
  • Holly Williams (116 Votes)
  • Cami Bremer (110 Votes)
  • Helen Collins (104 Votes)
  • Mary Elizabeth Fabian (102 Votes)
  • Brenda Conrad (101 Votes)
  • Missy Ward (101 Votes)
  • Jody Richie (97 Votes)
  • Sheryl Glasgow (92 Votes)

Male

  • Joshua Hosler (166 Votes)
  • Tom LaValley (127 Votes)
  • Russell McPadden (125 Votes)
  • Jerry Grotkier (120 Votes)
  • Welling Clark (119 Votes)
  • Andy Colon (113 Votes)
  • Stephen VanDyke (105 Votes)
  • Charlie Ehler (102 Votes)
  • Rob Blancken (101 Votes)
  • Dylan Sparks (98 Votes)
  • Eli Bremer (96 Votes)
  • John Heimsoth (96 Votes)
  • Gordon Klingenschmitt (94 Votes)
  • Matthew Moeller (94 Votes)
  • Henry Hess (94 Votes)
  • Ted Mische (94 Votes)

Congratulations to all of those who were elected. As you all know, the work begins now.

If you have any questions about the meeting or election results, please call our office (719) 578-0022.

Thank you for all that you do for freedom.

In Liberty, 

Cassandra Sebastian
Executive Director
El Paso County Republican Party 

Central Committee Official Call (Feb-9 2019)

Official Call for the El Paso County Republican 
Central Committee Organizational Meeting

In accordance with Colorado Election Law and the Bylaws of the El Paso County Republican Central Committee, I, Joshua Hosler, hereby call an organizational meeting of the El Paso County Republican Central Committee to be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Sand Creek High School, 7005 Carefree Circle N., Colorado Springs, CO 80922. Registration opens at 7:00 A.M. The county meeting begins at 9:00 A.M. Credentialing for the county meeting closes at 9:00 A.M.

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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…)

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