Aberdeen, WA - Approximately 100 elected delegates to the Grays Harbor Republican Party County Convention packed the Aberdeen Elks Lodge to affirm the party's commitment to limited government, fiscal responsibility, essential liberty and the rule of law at the party's county convention on April 21.
It was standing room only as fired-up Republicans from throughout the county passed twelve resolutions, including a resolution opposing the Wild Olympics Plan of Rep. Norm Dicks and Sen. Patty Murray and the convention endorsement of Jesse Young, "a strong constitutional conservative" and candidate for Congress in the Sixth District. Delegates also voted to retain the county's current platform, which reads:
We believe in and support the Declaration of Independence and its respect for unalienable individual rights and responsibilities; in the Constitution of the United States of America, with limited and enumerated powers of the federal government as originally intended and documented by the Founding Fathers; and in the Bill of Rights, including our sacred rights to Life, Liberty, Property, and the fruits of our own labors; and respect for the states and the people to be protected by the Ninth and Tenth Amendments."
"The turn-out was exceptional," said Grays Harbor Republican Party Chair Kristine Lowder. "An extraordinary number of people gave up a sunny Saturday to be part of the process, make their voices heard and ensure real hope for a change in November."
The convention also hosted candidates or candidate representatives from the Michael Baumgartner for U.S. Senate campaign, Dr. Art Coday for U.S. Senate, County Commissioner candidate Wes Cormier, Shahram Hadian for governor, Judge Richard Sanders and Jesse Young for Congress. The Young campaign provided complimentary pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution.
County delegates voted in fifteen delegates and fifteen alternates to the Washington State Republican Party State Convention to be held at the Tacoma Convention Center, May 31 to June 2.