We’re off and running…

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Yesterday was the first of five Regional GOP District Meetings for candidates running for leadership positions in the KCGOP. It is a great opportunity to visit with as many PCOs as possible ahead of the Organization Meeting.

It wasn’t that long ago that all sixteen districts would hold meetings in November and every candidate would have to visit each meeting ahead of the Organization Meeting. I remember those grueling days, and am very glad to have the regional format where candidates can spend quality time visiting with PCOs.

A great big THANK YOU to the 1st, 41st, 45th, and the 48th Legislative District GOP organizations for welcoming all the candidates who attended to talk about their vision for the King County Republican Party. I was especially glad to share the some highlights of the last two years….

  • Our county party is financially strong: Your county party blew up fundraising goals. We exceeded income over the last term by more than 60%. It was the best fundraising term in decades.
  • Our candidates are the best prepared: We developed new tools and policies to support candidates early in their campaigns. We’ve worked with the best candidate training school in the Northwest, JDLI, to start candidates off on the right track.
  • Our voter outreach was solid: Boots on the ground and callers on the phones exceeded all goals with hundreds of thousands of voter contacts and new voter IDs.
  • Our grassroots are well trained: PCO and PCs received a variety of trainings and orientations on canvassing, caucuses and convention, and using social media.

Building on the successes of the last term, I am optimistic about the KCGOP. In the weeks leading up to the Organization Meeting, I look forward to discussions about how far we’ve come and where we can go in the future!

Lori