Endorsement Policy for All Republican Candidates

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ATTENTION TO ALL REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES that serve the constituents of Douglas County.

Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive our endorsement policy questionnaire and information about our candidates forum coming up on May 31st. The questionnaire must be filled out and returned by May 21st. The questionnaire is available to you NOW if you would like to complete it at this time.

You must complete the questionnaire AND take part in the forum to receive an endorsement.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Seeking candidates for County Clerk and Retirement of current Douglas County Clerk Juanita Koch

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The Douglas County Board of Commissioners have received the official letter of retirement from Douglas County Clerk Juanita Koch effective July 31, 2013. Her term ends December 31, 2014.

We are requesting the Douglas County Republican Central Committee to present the Board with three qualified candidates to fill the vacant term. The appointment needs to be made within 60 days of the effective date of resignation.

An "Acting Clerk" will be appointed during the time between Mrs. Koch's retirement, and the
time the appointment is made.

If anyone is interested in this position, please contact Chairman Mike McCourt.

View Request & Retirement Letter


Bill to expand background checks for guns appears dead

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By Jerry Cornfield, Herald Writer

OLYMPIA -- A controversial bill that would have required background checks on private gun sales appears doomed after its supporters failed Tuesday to round up enough votes to pass it in the state House.

An apparent deal seemed in place Tuesday morning after the author agreed to put the matter before voters this November.

While the move helped Rep. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, pick up the votes of a couple of undecided Democrats, it reportedly cost him support of other Democrats who disliked placing it on the ballot as a referendum.

As a result, Pedersen and House Speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, spent the afternoon and evening trying to pull together the 50 votes needed for passage in the chamber.

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