Category: From The Chairman

Colorado Leaders AGAINST HB 19-1046

Dear Republicans:

We the undersigned, current and past County Republican leadership, from every corner of Colorado stand united against HB 19-1046. This bill is gross government overreach, goes against our tenets of small limited government. Below find the names and positions of the aforementioned leaders that are opposing this bill. This issue will be addressed in a new bylaw March 30that the Colorado State Central Committee meeting where it belongs. We strongly urge lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to strongly oppose this legislation.

Signed,

Alamosa County – Current Chair Sandra Wagner
Chaffee County – Current Chair David Williams  
Cheyenne County – Current Chair Gregory Martin             
Custer County – Current Chair Sheron Berry      
Delta County – Current Chair Roger Bentley    
Denver County – Current Chair Jake Viano                      
Eagle County – Current Chair Kaye Ferry          
El Paso County – Current Chair Joshua Hosler     
Elbert County – Current Chair Tom Peterson    
Fremont County – Current Chair Gregory Carlson 
Garfield County – Current Chair Carrie Couey      
Gilpin County – Current Chair Anne Fattor                    
Gunnison County – Current Chair Jane Chaney       
Hinsdale County – Current Chair Dan Wampler     
Huerfano County – Current Chair Debi Sporleder   
Jackson County – Current Chair Wendy Larsen    
Jefferson County – Current Chair Dennise Mund    
La Plata County – Current Chair Jim Harper         
Larimer County – Current Chair Bob Morain                   
Lincoln County – Current Chair Janell Reid                     
Mesa County –  Current Chair Laureen Gutierrez           
Moffat County – Current Chair Corrie Ponikvar  
Montrose County – Current Chair Spencer Hamner
Otero County – Current Chair Devin Camacho  
Park County – Current Chair Amy Mitchell     
Pitkin County – Current Chair Bob Jenkins        
Pueblo County – Current Chair Marla Reichert   
Routt County – Current Chair Geneva Taylor    
Saguache County – Current Chair Richard Drake    
Teller County –  Current Chair Erik Stone          
El Paso County – Former Chair Eli Bremer       
Jefferson County – Former Chair Joe Webb
Prowers County – Current Chair Janet Marriott
Montezuma County – Current Chair Danny Wilkin

God Bless and Semper Fi,

Joshua Hosler
Chairman
El Paso County Republican Party

Bio & Report Card for Bonus Member Candidates

Dear Republicans:

We (your leadership team) did something new this year with the goal of helping you to get to know the folks that you are voting on for the position of bonus member. Included below are a bio, contact information, and report card. If a current (2017-2018) bonus member is running for the position again, you can see if they have contributed towards the executive committee per what the bylaws require.

Here is where their duties are described in the bylaws (Section 7.01): https://gopelpaso.com/bylaws/county-party/

A few notes – duties carried out as a precinct leader or district officer are not part of the consideration for this “report card”. Those duties are in correlation with a separate leadership position. 

Members of the Central Committee will elect 16 men and 16 women to serve as bonus members during the February 9th Organizational Meeting. If you have questions please feel free to email any of the candidates, their contact information is listed below.

****As per required in the Official Call that was sent out (and posted to our website) on January 15th – Candidate bios had to be turned in by midnight on January 25th if they wished for them to be published.

 

 

MEN:

 

Jerry Grotkier [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 1
Bio: No
Current Executive CommitteeMember: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: Yes
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 4 out of 4 2018: 4 out of 4

 

Steve Schleiker [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 2
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 3 out of 4 2018: 2 out of 4

 

Gordon Klingenschmitt [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 3
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes 
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 4 out of 4 2018: 3 out of 4

 

Eli Bremer [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 4
Bio: Eli Bremer is the former Chairman of the El Paso County GOP (2011-13), an Olympian, and a graduate of the Air Force Academy.  A serial entrepreneur, he brought a business mindset to the GOP. During his tenure, Eli drastically increased fundraising, recruited and trained over 500 volunteers, and commissioned continuity manuals and training that still exist today.  He is routinely consulted by county parties in Colorado and the Colorado GOP to advise on how to run party operations.  Eli is married to Commissioner Cami Bremer, and they are proud parents to Struthers Bremer.  
Current Executive CommitteeMember: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): No
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: Yes
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 4 out of 4 2018: 2 out of 4

 

Philip White [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 5
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Andy Colon [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 6
Bio: None
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: No
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: Yes
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 2 out of 4 2018: 4 out of 4

 

Joshua Hosler [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 7
Bio: I have served and volunteered during the recall election, as bonus member, cofounder of the VIB, Precinct Leader of 109, Vice Chair of El Paso County, and current Chair of El Paso County. Even though I decided not to run for reelection as chair, I still want to stay involved and serve you, the Central Committee and continue to fight for our state. As a husband and a father to a growing family of native born Coloradoan children, Colorado is my home, I will not move, the line is drawn. I ask to have the opportunity to continue to serve you as bonus member and I ask you for your vote and continued prayers that have helped me get through these past 2 years. God bless and Semper Fi!
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: Yes
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 4 out of 4 2018: 4 out of 4

 

Stephen Dunson [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 8
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Tom LaValley – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 9
Bio: My name is Tom LaValley and I am once again running to be an El Paso County GOP bonus member.  I am currently a member and wish to continue to serve. I attend meetings, financially support the County GOP, am a strong Christian conservative and have walked precincts for several Republican candidates.  I would appreciate your vote.
-Academy District 20 School Board Director (elected Nov 2017)
-Leadership Program of the Rockies graduate 2015
-Precinct Leader
-US Air Force Academy graduate 1982
-Lt. Colonel (ret) USAFR
-Church board member for 9 years
-Adult Sunday School teacher for many years
-Currently employed as a pilot for United Airlines
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 3 out of 4 2018: 2 out of 4

 

James Profitt – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 10
Bio: James Profitt, born in Dayton, OH in 1972, but Colorado Springs has been his home since 1978. He and his wife have two amazing boys, a senior and junior, who are both active in the El Paso County Young Republicans and recently started a Young Americans for Freedom Club at their high school. A dedicated husband, proud father and strong Christian, constitutional conservative Republican. He served in the Marine Corp reserve, is a volunteer youth minister and a small business owner.  He is currently a precinct leader and actively volunteers with the El Paso County GOP.  He also volunteers with Cassandra Sebastian working with El Paso County Young Republicans. James is hard working, reliable, honest and supports our Constitution, Republican Party and our President of the United States.  
Current Bonus Member: No

 

Charles Mingonet – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 11
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

TJ Nunley – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 12
Bio: I’m TJ Nunley. I’m first and foremost a Christian. I’m grateful to God that I’ve been blessed to be an American and raised on a ranch in rural Colorado. That gratitude is why I’m also an unapologetic conservative. I’m a precinct leader in precinct 111 and I was out knocking on doors across HD 18 to win votes for Mary Elizabeth and all our Republican candidates. We’re in a fight for our liberty and I’m here to fight.
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Daniel Supranovich – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 13
Bio: Retired from the military after over 25 years of service. Currently CCD1 chair, been a bonus member for three years. Worked for the Republican Party and many candidates for past 10 years since retiring. I have worked on County Commissions race, Mayor, US Congressional race, US Senate along with various issues of concern. I am very happily married with two adult conservative children and two grandchildren. 
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): No
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 3 out of 4 2018: 4 out of 4

 

Joe Woyte – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 14
Bio: At caucus in 2008, I became interested in the Republican platform.  I was a delegate at every EPC and State Assembly since, and alternate at the 2012 National Convention.  In 2017, I asked fellow precinct leaders to elect me as bonus member & let me represent you in the resolutions process.  I honored that commitment by leading our 2018 Resolutions Committee, carefully consolidating hundreds of caucus submissions into the 35 resolutions voted on at County Assembly.  If re-elected, it would be my honor to improve that process, and help Colorado Republicans prepare for 2020.  For Liberty’s Sake, -Joe Woyte
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): No
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: No
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 4 out of 4 2018: 1 out of 4

 

John Heimsoth – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 15
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Duncan Bremer – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 16
Bio: Duncan Bremer has served as volunteer Legal Advisor to El Paso County GOP for the last six administrations.  Colorado GOP Chairs Ryan Call and Jeff Hays both appointed Duncan to Chair the State Bylaws Committee and he has served as State Rules Committee Chair and represented the 5th Congressional District on the State Executive Committee.  A former County Commissioner (District 1), he currently practices real estate and estate planning law. Duncan holds two degrees from Yale and a JD from University of Connecticut.  He started in politics campaigning for Barry Goldwater and has been a staunch conservative Republican ever since.   
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 3 out of 4 2018: 2 out of 4

 

David Goddard[email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 17
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Russell McPadden – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 18
Bio: Hello, I’m Russ McPadden! I’m running for Bonus Member of the El Paso GOP. I’ve worked on several local and state-wide campaigns since moving here from Texas in 2015. The last state-wide election shows that Colorado is on the wrong track. Some people want government to control America. I believe that Americans should control their government. We know that bigger government always means more taxes and less freedom. For 2020, I say, “Keep on Trumpin!” Thank you.
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Karl Schneider – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 19
Bio:
Karl is a retired Army Special Forces Officer, business owner, Republican Party and community leader. He is on the Board of Directors of the CIVA Charter High School and the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council. He serves in the Republican Party as the Vice Chair for County Commissioner District 2 and Senate District 10. He served as an Election Judge in the last Presidential election and currently as Chair of the President’s Club-fundraising. He’s been a delegate to both the County and State Assemblies and looks forward to serving as a bonus member championing our Party and continuing to serve.
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Al Loma – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 20
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 1 out of 4 2018: 2 out of 4

 

Ed Dills[email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 21
Bio: I am running for Bonus Member. I can balance the tone of dissenting factions in the El Paso County Republican Party to restore a winning attitude. I currently serve as Chairman of Senate District, Vice Chairman of Representive District and Precinct Leader. In the past I was Division Leader and a Delegate for the 1992 National GOP Convention. Recently I have served as Chairman for the El Paso County Citizens Outreach Group, Chairman for CSU Extension and Vice Chairman for the Highway Commission. Currently I am Chairman of the Emergency Service Authority, member EPC COG, alt at large for PPRTA.
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 1 out of 4 (medical reasons for being absent noted by the Chairman) 2018: 3 out of 4

 

Charlie Ehler – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 22
Bio: Born and raised in Huntington, Indiana, Charlie Ehler grew up on a farm and baled hay from a young age. Imbued with the spirit of entrepreneurship, he started a successful landscaping business at the age of eight. Served 21 years in the Air Force until retirement. Entrepreneur afterward and started his own computer consulting business. Since 2010 had dedicated himself fully to the Republican cause. 
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Welling Clark[email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 23
Bio:
Welling Clark is an active member of the El Paso County GOP including service as a Precinct Leader, House District Chair, El Paso County GOP Campaign Combat Team, State and County Delegate, Bonus Member and has worked on numerous campaigns to provide data and analysis for successful outreach efforts. Welling is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has a Masters Degree in Applied Statistics and Research Methodology from the University of Northern Colorado. He is currently employed in the defense industry supporting Air Force and Navy systems.
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 4 out of 4 2018: 3 out of 4

 

Tony Gioia – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 24
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Rob Blancken – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 25
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: Yes
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: Not on Exec Comm 2018: 3 out of 4

 

Ross Ream – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 26
Bio: I became involved in Colorado Politics before the last Presidential election, and learned the caucus system from the ground up. We NEED a movement to CHANGE the GOP – El Paso County to meet today’s challenges. We need NEW IDEAS and systems in place to reorganize. We CANNOT continue to lose ground in the battle for Colorado.
-Retired Michigan State Police 29 years Aviation Pilot
-Volunteer JoniandFriends.org, SavetheStorks.com pro-life,WVC/Legacy
-NRA Benefactor – Outdoor/sportsman – Fiscal Conservative – Constitutionalist
-2 Term (Current) Precinct Leader #242
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Stephen VanDyke – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 27
Bio: Stephen VanDyke has been actively and effectively involved in building the El Paso County Republican and greater Colorado Republican movements since he moved here in 2012. He is welcoming to all Americans who wish to see prosperity through strong private property rights, individual freedom of expression, a free market which works by rewarding hard work & perseverance and knows that taxation is theft. Stephen VanDyke has vehemently said there’s only one clique he belongs in: That’s the Republican conspiracy to win!
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Matthew Moeller[email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 28
Bio: I’m Matthew Moeller. I’m a Christian, American conservative and an El Paso County native. I’m very grateful to be from such a strong conservative community. For the last four years I’ve served as Vice-Chairman of Senate District 11 where I’ve helped fight for Republican votes in the areas of the county that are most difficult for Republicans. I’ve also served on county GOP committees and helped reach out to our region’s young Republicans. I already attend the county Executive Committee and state Central Committee meetings to better serve my district and I hope to further serve El Paso County Republicans.
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Henry Hess – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 29
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Bob Null[email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 30
Bio: Wife: Theresa Ann Null  8 children . Positions/Memberships:  Retired Air Force Colonel with 35 years in Commander/Management, VP of Science Applications International Corporation. VP of AI LLC. Owner/President HPI, Inc. VP of Falcon Pointe Board of Directors. Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education (8 years), County Planning Commission, CDAB Member. Member of the El Paso County GOPs:  Precinct Chairman, County/ State Delegate and voting for our national candidates. Member of the NAACP, ULPPR Board of Directors, Board Member of The Academy Optimist Club, Rotary Member Garden of the Gods. Club
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Ted Mische[email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 31
Bio: Greetings fellow Conservatives- Titles don’t mean much without hard work- Here is what I have accomplished in the past 3 years; Graduated from Leadership Program of the Rockies www.leadershipprogram.org
Recruited 7 new members to LPR
Founded a school board coalition designed to find, vet and mentor school board candidates across El Paso
Founded a new conservative based charter school www.newsummitcharter.org
Founded a charter school coalition designed to battle anti-charter school legislation
I am currently combating House Bill19-1032, a bill that requires all schools to teach LGBTQ lifestyles and bans religious discussion in this class.
….more to come!
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: Yes
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 1 out of 4 2018: 3 out of 4

 

Dylan Sparks[email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 32
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 2 out of 4 2018: 2 out of 4

 

 

WOMEN:

 

Kate Davis[email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 1
Bio: I was born in Southern New Jersey.  My father was a coach and professor at the Naval Academy.  Because most of my childhood was spent in Annapolis, I attended the Academy.  While at the Academy, I majored in English. Instead of pursuing a longstanding career in the military, I opted to work in the real estate business.  In Texas, I joined Shavano Realty Group, LLC. Since moving to Colorado, I have dedicated myself to charity work. Although my political experience is not as expansive as others, it would be a pleasure to serve on The Bonus Committee.
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Cami Bremer – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 2
Bio: Commissioner Cami Bremer is currently serving her first term on the El Paso County Commission after being elected in November.  Cami moved to Colorado in 2002 and has been working in the Republican Party ever since.  Cami is now mom to Struthers (age 4) and is focused on making sure our conservative values are enacted in local government so that Struthers can enjoy our amazing community for years to come.  Outside government, Cami is a FEMA certified PIO and has had a career in healthcare and non-profit management. 
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Juliann McPadden – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 3
Bio: Good Morning! I’m Juliann McPadden! I am very excited to run as a Bonus Member to better serve our El Paso County Republican Party. My goal is to create positive relationships, see fundamental change and preserve our conservative principles as I am a firm believer in selfless public service and am always glad to lend a helping hand. I have volunteered hundreds of hours to help the GOP through fundraising, events, campaigns, setting up meet and greets for candidates, making calls, being a Precinct Leader, walking my precinct, and participating as a delegate to the local and state assemblies. My husband, Russ, and I made a positive difference in Texas and that is what we want to do in Colorado. I am grateful to have this opportunity and will work endlessly to serve you. I would appreciate your support. Thank you all.
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Helen Collins – [email protected]
Ballot / Speaking order # 4
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): No
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 2 out of 4 2018: 3 out of 4

 

Candi Boyer[email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 5
Bio:
My name is Candi Boyer. I am running for Bonus Member at the Feb. 9 Organizational Meeting. My Husband David and I have been El Paso County residents since 2002.  David retired from the Air Force after 22 years.  I have been volunteering at the GOP for the past four years on a daily basis.  I have been on the ground floor at headquarters, using my 40 years of Admin experience to further our ideals and principles.  I want to continue to in those efforts.  In preparation for Caucus and Assembly, I headed the team working with the database, prepared forms and lists for both events.  I have also worked with credentialing and operations for those events.  I have also helped plan and organize Lincoln Day Dinners, Reagan Gala, and Teddy Roast-a-Velt.  I have attended every EC Meeting for the past two years as part of Chairman Hosler’s executive team. I’m dependable, hard-working, I believe in our President and I love the Republican Party. I would appreciate your vote and will serve our party faithfully. I ask for your vote on Feb. 9.  Thank you.
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Brenda Conrad[email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 6
Bio: I am currently serving as the Secretary for the EPC GOP and would like to earn your vote for bonus member. I have been volunteering 30-40 hours a week for the Party for the past year and a half and worked 20 hours a week for 3 years prior. I am a lifelong Republican- I consistently donate my time, talent and treasure to the Party.
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: Yes
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 4 out of 4 2018: 4 out of 4

 

Mary Elizabeth Fabian – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 7
Bio: My name is Mary Elizabeth Fabian. I’m a business owner, wife, mother and volunteer. I am also a lifelong Republican who strongly believes in liberty, individual freedom and individual responsibility. During my time as a resident of El Paso County I have been a Precinct Leader, House District Secretary, volunteer and Candidate. I believe my experience and talents in fundraising and business will be an asset to the party as we head into 2020.
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Vickie Tonkins – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 8
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 4 out of 4 2018: 4 out of 4

 

Shannon Buckley[email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 9
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Carrie Geitner – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 10
Bio:
-Current precinct leader
-Recruited 5 new precinct leaders to fill vacancies
-Managed and/or consulted on 9 winning campaigns in the last 2 years, including flipping school board seats from non-Republican to Republican 
-Managed House District 19 campaign, including field operations, resulting in 5,300 more votes for the Republican candidate than the previous non-presidential election
-Trained and organized more than 100 volunteer walkers/phone callers
-Personally knocked on thousands of doors and made thousands of phone calls for Republican candidates
-Donated thousands of dollars-worth of free consulting and graphic design to Republican candidates
-Homeschool mom
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Teresa Cheek – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 11
Bio: I am a current division and precinct leader. I have volunteered and helped the county party with caucus and assembly, and other events. I have walked for several local campaigns and also enter data afterwards.
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Holly Williams – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 12
Bio: Holly is committed to our Constitution and the Republican party. She has served as a precinct leader, El Paso County GOP office manager, delegate to county and higher assemblies, many Republican leadership positions, and is a dedicated volunteer.
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 3 out of 4 2018: 2 out of 4

 

Sheryl Glasgow – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 13
Bio: Sheryl Glasgow is currently serving as House District 16 Chair.  She spent several weeks volunteering full time at the Victory Office last fall, plus walking and calling for our candidates. Formerly a 2 term Senate 10 Chair, Bonus Member and Country Commissioner 2 Vice-Chair, she has also been a Division Leaderand Precinct Leader.  Sheryl has worked on many committees, including Bylaw’s, local and state Teller, Credentials, contracts and more.  She ran her business for 36 years in Colorado Springs.  She has attended Executive Meetings for 10 years and will fight to keep El Paso county Republican!  
Current Bonus Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: Yes
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 1 out of 4 2018: 2 out of 4

 

Brenda Miller – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 14
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Becky Fuller – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 15
Bio: I will continue to model nice, gracious behavior, use my skills where they are helpful (accounting / finance / business), encourage others to join us (Big Tent Club) and contribute financially to Republican candidates and the county Republican party.
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: Yes
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 4 out of 4 2018: 4 out of 4

 

Jody Richie[email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 16
Bio: Jody Richie has been a political activist since 2004 from Secretary of Pueblo Republican Party to HD16 Chair.  She has worked on numerous campaigns from walking to managing.  Her sales/marketing, manufacturing and management background has enabled her to develop winning campaign strategies.  As a member of the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs and the Salvation Army Advisory Board, she has a community level perspective to the voting public.  She is attending the Leadership Program of the Rockies and plans to use that experience to continue getting Republicans elected as well as establishing a bench for future elections.
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Rachel Blake[email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 17
Bio: We need Civility and Maturity. We NEED A MOVEMENT to change El Paso County GOP and reorganize with NEW IDEAS. We CANNOT continue to lose ground in the battle for Colorado. We must INVOLVE the Unaffiliated voters as they are the largest “Party” in Colorado.
-Teach Proper Role of Government – less regulations – no taxes without representation.
-Parental rights to their children’s education, discipline, and medical treatment.
-Army National Guard and retired Michigan State Police
-Volunteer – JoniandFriends.org, SavetheStorks.com pro-life, WVC/Legacy
-Leadership Program of the Rockies 2018
-President – Sunrise Republican Women
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 3 out of 4 2018: 2 out of 4 **Rachel was elevated in 2017 so her attendance is 3 out of 3

 

Kathryn Porter – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 18
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): No
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: No
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 4 out of 4 2018: 2 out of 4

 

Kay Rendleman – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 19
Bio:
I am Kay Rendleman. I’m asking for your vote for bonus member. I’m a long-time activist whose experience runs the gamut from precinct leader to county GOP Chairman to alternate delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention; from club member to National YR officer. Campaign experience includes paid staff for Reagan for President and campaign manager for multiple campaigns. The past two years I have worked hard for the GOP as a bonus member, division leader, campaign manager for Terri Carver, campaign treasurer for Chance Hill and Tiffiney Upchurch, GOP Analytics Team member, CMRF President and SRW member.
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: Yes
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017:4 out of 4 2018: 3 out of 4

 

Missy Ward[email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 20
Bio: Conservative, involved, liberty-loving volunteer seeking to earn your vote! Most people know me from my Facebook Live feeds that promote unity, involvement and transparency but wait, there’s more!
-President, El Paso County Republican Women
-Political Consultant- experienced with campaigns from county to state level!
-Dedicated Volunteer- Events, fundraisers, training and everything in between!
-Commissioner District 2 Secretary, Division Leader and Precinct Leader
-Candidate, Colorado GOP Secretary
I would be honored to be awarded your vote for Bonus Member and look forward to continuing to serve you! For all you do, Missy Ward. 
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Sue Ann Meals – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 21
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Wendy Miller – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 22
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): No
Serve on a committee: No
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: No
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 3 out of 4 2018: 2 out of 4

 

Kit Roupe[email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 23
Bio: As a member of our military, Kit took an oath to defend our Constitution. That is a commitment she takes seriously and has worked tirelessly uphold. She is a veteran whose children currently serve in our military, and is a fierce advocate for veterans, active military, and their families. She continues to ensure we embrace and welcome veterans into our community. A Colorado Springs resident of almost 40 years, Kit’s roots to the community are deep. From her service with the transportation advisory board to her homeowner’s association, she is making Colorado Springs a better place.
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Sharon Thompson[email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 24
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: Yes
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 4 out of 4 2018: 1 out of 4

 

Sandra Bankes – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 25
Bio: As a Bonus Member I am able to bring the voices of ground game Republicans to the Executive Committee in order to guide the direction of the Party.  Through building and maintaining Republican relationships in my precinct, both the Party and my precinct benefit from these conversations so we can unite and extend our voter base. 
Current Executive CommitteeMember: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: Yes
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 2017: 3 out of 4 2018: 2 out of 4

 

Mary Bradfield – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 26
Bio: Mary Bradfield was elected county party vice chairman in September 2017. She is a former county secretary and knows caucuses, assemblies and event planning back into the leadership. Over the past 10 years she has loyally dedicated her time, talent, and treasure to Party and our candidates. Mary has been a faithful member to several of the Republican clubs in EPC and is known to work 40 hours a week for the Party, on a slow week.
Current Executive Committee Member: Yes
Donate (other than purchasing a ticket for an event or auction item): Yes
Serve on a committee: Yes
Volunteer during caucus/ assembly: Yes
Walk/ call for Republican candidates: Yes
Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings: 8/8

 

Ann Howe – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 27
Bio: No
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

Cassandra Sebastian – [email protected]
Speaker / Ballot order # 28
Bio: Cassandra has been involved with the Party since 2011, when she helped to found the College Republicans at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She graduated with a B.A. from UCCS in 2014, she then applied and was accepted into the Leadership Program of the Rockies, graduating in 2015. Cassandra founded and served for two years as the president of Springs Liberty Toastmasters. She has served on several candidate campaigns and worked for several political non-profits- doing research, social media, communications, events, and fundraising. She is currently working as the Executive Director for the El Paso County Republican Party.
Current Executive Committee Member: No

 

 

We hope this helps you to make educated decisions about the men and women you chose to represent you on the Executive Committee and on the State Central Committee. 

God Bless and Semper Fi,

Joshua Hosler
Chairman
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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NO on HB 19-1046

Dear Republicans:

After talking to several Representatives, not only from El Paso County, but also across the state, and also many of the County Chairs across Colorado, I wanted to address the bill that has been put forth that will enable Democrats and give them control to make decisions within the State and County Party structure. Myself, along with many of the people that have contacted me over this past week, are against this bill mostly due to the fact that allowing the legislature (that is now controlled solely by the Democratic party) to make decisions within a private political party. I believe this discussion needs to be held within the state central committee and the local county parties.

There are a lot of issues within the caucus and assembly processes that need to be addressed. Perhaps- a scholarship program for people that cannot pay could be set up. Then donors could donate specifically for that purpose. Or, we set up a committee within the party that raises money specifically for these fees. I think that is a viable idea that needs to be explored. Within my county party, I have had donors call and say that they will not be donating to the county party if it is to be used towards fees for other people to attend caucus or assemblies. They tell me it is not their responsibility to pay for fees for other people, and I agree. They donate to get Republicans elected and have a well-oiled-machine at the helm of El Paso, not to pay for state mandated meetings.

The biggest issue with this bill is the fact that it cedes control and power not only from the Republican party but the Libertarian Party, Etc. to organize and run their organization as the members deem fit. I’ve been told that Republican leadership and representatives do not support this bill and that the Democrats indeed do. That should be a major RED FLAG for every Republican. This is the time for the Republican Party to strengthen our position and push against the Democratic agenda that they are trying to ram down the freedom and liberty loving Coloradans throats, no matter what political party! This isn’t the time to cede our control of our organization to Denver and Boulder. We must not allow the Democrats one inch of our freedom, no matter if it is within the Republican Party or within our great state of Colorado.

I know that there are some that say whoever is against this bill is quote-unquote “establishment”, a country club member, an elitist. I’m not from a military academy, not even an officer, I was enlisted Grunt in the Marines- the farthest thing that you can come to a person being establishment. Let me be perfectly clear, while I have been chairman there has been no salary. I have worked 60 70-hour weeks, living on my veteran disability and limited BAH when I took night classes for my masters. With the little money I have, I take donors to lunch and coffee to raise every penny I can for the county party and to get Republicans elected! I do not belong to a country club, although I did caddy a few times during High School. I did all this and put great stress on my family in service to the state which I love deeply. My family is here in Colorado, both my children were born here, and I’m staying here in Colorado to fight next to each and every one of you, for the future of our state and children. I urge you to voice your opinion to your legislature, tell them no vote no on HB 19-1046.

God Bless and Semper Fi,

Joshua Hosler

Chairman

El Paso County Republican Party

 

 

 

 

Clearing the Air

Dear Republicans:

It has come to our attention that a former candidate has been making accusations against the El Paso County Republican Party, and we’d like to clear the air as to what has occurred.

As many of you know the 2ndAnnual Teddy Roast-A-Velt is tomorrow (3-7pm) and will be held at the home of one of our Central Committee members. This is a private residence and the home owners have gone above and beyond to help us make this event successful and we are extremely grateful to them.

The EPC GOP leadership has a duty to respect these generous homeowners and ensure that our guests do the same, as we do for all events.

Unfortunately, a former candidate has been extremely disrespectful and rude to the homeowners and caused the need for concern about their attendance and behavior during the Roast-A-Velt.

As a result, the EPC GOP leadership called the former candidate, expressed our concern, and ask that they not attend this specific event. Again, this event is being held at a private residence, and it is our job to ensure that the homeowners are respected, and their wishes honored.

We have issued this person a refund and articulated that we would hope that because they believed in freedom and property rights, they would understand our decision.

We contacted this individual privately and ahead of the event, hoping to save them any embarrassment or any conflict on Saturday.

The officers of the El Paso County Republican Party have a goal of being completely neutral and inclusive as a leadership team, however, we have the responsibility to be respectful and pragmatic when it comes to these situations.

We hope that this clarifies the situation, and that we can all move forward in a positive manner with the goal of victory in November.

God Bless and Semper Fi,

Joshua Hosler

Chairman

El Paso County Republican Party

 

 

 

 

Introducing our new Field Organizer

Greetings Republicans:

It was unclear as to whether we were going to receive a Field Officer from the RNC this year for the November 2018 election. As a previous candidate, and now the Party Chairman, I know how imperative it is to have someone here to organize and train our volunteers. So rather than wait, my team and I decided that we would work extra hard to fundraise and proactively hire someone.

Please help us to welcome and congratulate our new Field Organizer, Miss Kaitlyn Cameron.

A Colorado native and lifetime resident of El Paso County, Kaitlyn Cameron grew up with a view of Pike’s Peak from her kitchen table, where she developed a passion for politics, education, and making a difference in our beautiful state.

Kaitlyn is a student at the University of Colorado- Colorado Springs where she is about to complete her studies in Political Science and History. She currently serves as the President of College Republicans on campus and as Marketing Director for the Southern Colorado Young Republicans. She enjoys engaging with other students and helping Republican candidates and organizations to inspire the next generation with a conservative vision for the future.

We are very excited to have Kaitlyn onboard and help us to WIN-BIG in 2018.

Please plan to stop by our HQ (31 N. Tejon Street, Suite 316), say “hello” to Kaitlyn, and get signed up to volunteer for the 2018 election!

As always, thank you for all that you do for freedom in Colorado.

God Bless and Semper Fi, 

Joshua Hosler
Chairman 
El Paso County Republican Party 

 

 

 

HB18-1436 “EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDER”

Greetings Republicans:

I am writing this not as the Chairman of the El Paso County Republican Party, but as a proud Coloradan and combat Marine. After serving two combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, I felt called to defend the Constitution fighting for freedom stateside, defending Colorado against tyrannical politicians who would usurp our fundamental rights.  Too often, party leaders will not call out elected officials. I am not that kind of milquetoast party chair.

HB18-1436 it is a direct assault on every veteran and freedom loving Coloradan. This bill allows a family member, law enforcement officer, roommate, or a disgruntled spouse to file an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO).

Say, for example, a disgruntled spouse, girlfriend, or boyfriend is intent on doing you harm. All they have to do is lie to the courts and say that you are a danger to yourself or others. The courts will then issue a temporary ERPO and the police may then file for a warrant to search your home and take your firearms. Through this initial process, you would have no redress and would not be made aware that the ERPO until it is finalized. This would then leave you defenseless.

Additionally, if the firearms are left in storage with law enforcement or dealer for more than one year from the initial seizure, the firearms will be disposed of by the party that is storing them.  So, if your “temporary” seizure is extended more than 182 days and is more than one year you lose your firearms permanently.

While this bill is paved with good intentions, so is the road to hell.  

If this bill is passed, literally any person close to someone can accuse another person of being “dangerous” and have that person’s constitutional rights removed. There is no due process. This is unacceptable. It is a slippery slope that will only end in the usurpation of many of our freedoms, the freedoms that myself and my fellow veterans risked our lives to protect and defend.

I ask that our legislators consider the harm HB18-1436 to our law-abiding citizens, particularly, our veterans. Please call your legislator today and ask them to preserve freedom and vote NO on HB18-1436.

God Bless and Semper Fi,

Joshua Hosler

 

 

 

 

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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We are ALL Dreamers

Greetings Republicans:

I was too excited to sleep last night. For years, we the people have been promised hope and change by a Government (and President) that on one hand said they loved America, and on the other, tore her to pieces. The actions of Obama’s administration did nothing to protect the liberty of Americans and allow them to cultivate their dreams. We have been ignored and neglected by the ruling political class, until now.

During President Trump’s delivery of the State of the Union, it was clear to see that Democrats no longer have the interests of the people at heart, rather they are completely lacking an understanding of what the American people desire. 

President Trump stated, “The State of our Union is strong because our people are strong.”  He is correct. The benefits of the new tax cuts (corporate and personal), the dismantling of the administrative State, and record-high consumer confidence has given the economy the boost it needed to launch upward and thrive. 

For the first time in a long time small businesses owners (like myself and many of you) are getting the relief they need to expand, produce, and compete. Finally, America’s backbone of the working class is strong again. 

Our President called for “unity for the people” and reminded both Democrats and Republicans that, “these are the people we were elected to serve.” President Trump is absolutely correct. Government officials work for us! During the November 2018 election we have a chance to remind all of those whom are refusing to allow Americans to thrive by working with the President and his administration, that we decide if they get to keep their job. 

In order to continue draining the swamp of Politicians whom have forgotten who they work for, we must work together to support Republican candidates across the state of Colorado. Please if you haven’t done so already, plan to attend your local Caucus on March 6th, run to become a Precinct Leader, Delegate or Alternate, and join me in participating in our County and State’s grassroots process of electing good people to represent us throughout the political process. 

I agree with the President’s message, there has NEVER been a better time to start living the American dream. And for every Citizen, no matter where you have been, no matter where you come from, this is your time. If we work hard, if we believe in each other, if we believe in the American dream, we can be anything and “together, we can achieve absolutely anything.” 

God Bless our President, and God Bless the American dream. 

Semper Fi, 

 

Joshua Hosler

Chairman, El Paso County Republican Party 

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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