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 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…)

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.

Trump Returning to CS

By: Megan Schrader The Gazette September 13, 2016
Donald Trump is scheduled to come back to Colorado Springs on Saturday night, according to the schedule on the GOP presidential nominee’s website.

Trump will hold a rally at jetCenters of Colorado at Colorado Springs Airport at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the website.

Jeff Hays, chairman of the El Paso County GOP, confirmed the news Tuesday, saying it’s a sign that Trump is back in the game in Colorado.

“The polls have narrowed since a lot of those projections were made,” Hays said, referencing polling in July and August that indicated Trump trailed by double digits in Colorado. “He’s got a chance in Colorado and El Paso County is the gateway to that victory.”

Hays said that a visit like this encourages volunteers and candidates up and down the ticket.

Magellan Strategies, a Colorado polling firm, found Hillary Clinton led Trump by a mere five points in the state, in a poll that had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.38 percent. The poll was conducted from Aug. 29 to 31.

El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller, who is a consultant on the Trump campaign, said there is a path to victory in Colorado.

“They are working to register new voters and that has been very successful thus far,” Waller said, guessing that the event will be a large one aimed at motivating new voters. “I think the campaign is starting to feel that there is a real shot for Trump to win.”

Voter registration has traditionally been Democrat’s strong point and Clinton’s campaign has a robust ground force in Colorado working on get-out-the-vote drives. Clinton’s team doesn’t release exact numbers of employees in the state, but Emmy Ruiz, campaign director for Colorado, said the campaign is still growing and not drawing down.

“We have a lot of work to do,” Ruiz said, whose team sent out a memo to supporters in August saying polls would fluctuate in coming weeks. “I think this is a race that is going to tighten.”

Ruiz said they are reaching out to Hispanic voters, women, veterans and active-duty military and trying to pick up Republicans who are defecting from the Trump campaign.

Ruiz said it’s “likely” that Clinton will come back to Colorado, but said campaign travel is difficult to predict. Clinton was in Commerce City in early August for a public event.

The campaign officially has 25 offices throughout the state.

Trump is beginning to air TV ads in Colorado.

He was in Colorado Springs on July 29 for a campaign event at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He also held an event in Denver that day.

JetCenters of Colorado is located at 1575 Aviation Way. Trump will be in Houston earlier that day, according to his schedule.

Tickets to the event in Colorado Springs are available online at: www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule.

View the original article here: http://gazette.com/trump-back-in-colorado-springs-this-saturday/article/1585391.