Category: From The Chairman

Start of new GOP leadership team in El Paso County

Start of new GOP leadership team in El Paso County

Dear Central Committee,

I want to send you a heartfelt THANK YOU for your support as your new Chair of the El Paso County GOP.

With deep gratitude, I invite you to work alongside me to make our county an even stronger fighter for our party. In coming weeks, I will be contacting all of you with concrete plans on how, together, we will win important races in our county and lend our power to our state. Let’s win again—together!

The excitement in our office is palpable. Vice Chair Wendy Miller, a self-described tiger-mom Christian with decades of business experience, has been working countless hours in getting our party on track for victory in 2020.

I have appointed Elizabeth Riggs as our new Secretary for our team. Many of you have met Elizabeth, who has been my right hand after the resignation of the previous administration. Elizabeth’s skillset has been invaluable to me over the past several months in keeping the office functioning, planning for our October Central Committee Meeting, and now continuing with Caucus preparations, which, by the way, are going phenomenally.

Wendy, Elizabeth and I are here to serve.

I look forward to working with each of you. Join us in the fight to re-elect Senator Cory Gardner and President Donald Trump in 2020!

Vickie Tonkins
Chairman, El Paso County Republicans

Chairman’s Update

Chairman’s Update

We’ve had 100 people sign up to learn more about becoming a volunteer activist. Our first New Volunteer Orientation is on the evening of May 21. Please let us know if you have anyone you would like us to include in the invitation to that training event.

President Trump will be in town for the Air Force Academy graduation and there has been some interest expressed in standing along the road in support of the President. 

We are continuing to have some regular open office hours on a few different days a week.  Anyone who wants a petition can contact Kathleen at, as well as anyone who wants to help with office hours to collect signatures.

We are supporting our House District chairs as they continue their efforts to fill precinct vacancies.

We are working diligently to schedule our 2019 Lincoln Day Dinner for an early fall time frame.

We are hosting an event for our legislators this week which is being organized by Sandi Foote and friends — the Events page for more information.

Please don’t hesitate to reply or reach out to get together if you have any questions or concerns.

Go team EPC GOP!

Join us at HQ with our State Legislators!

Join us at HQ with our State Legislators!

Hosted by a bunch of freedom loving party activists!

Join us as we welcome our Colorado State Representatives and Senators back to their home “herd” in El Paso County after a particularly tough legislative session.

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.




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. 



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…