Even when the Legislature is not in session, there is activity behind the scenes. Rep. Bill Kennemer (Dist. 39), whose House district grazes Marion County just north of Aurora, recently announced committee assignments for the remainder of the 78th Legislative Assembly. Typically, committee assignments are made by the caucus and reflect the legislator's seniority, interests, and experience. These assignments are then affirmed in an announcement by the Speaker of the House.Read more
In what can only be described as a defensive posture akin to a tortoise pulling within its shell, Oregon Senate Democrat leaders Peter Courtney and Diane Rosenbaum are moving to kill House Joint Resolution (HJR) 31, Marion County Republicans Rep. Jodi Hack's bill to make impeachment of elected Oregon Executive branch officials possible. Needless to say, this is monumentally stupid in so many ways.Read more
Proclaiming a "victory for working families across the state", House Democrats beat back Republican attempts to pull seven bills dying in committees to the floor and then passed legislation that will burden Oregon businesses with devastating costs that will make it harder for Oregonians to find jobs. Do you want to read that again?Read more
In an environment where any victory is precious, Sen. Kim Thatcher took special pride to announce that one of her prime bills, SB 515 unanimously passed the House on Friday, 5 June. It had earlier, on 29 April, unanimously passed the Senate. It now awaits Interim Governor Kate Brown's certain signature.Read more
House Joint Resolution (HJR) 31, which would amend the Oregon Constitution to add a process for impeachment of Executive officials, passed the House on Tuesday, 19 May, with an overwhelming majority of 47-12. Marion County Republican Rep. Vic Gilliam (Dist. 18) was the lone Republican to vote against the bill; Marion County Republican Rep. Sherrie Sprenger (Dist. 17), one of 36 co-sponsors, was excused from the floor session.Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marion County Republican Party, Salem, OR
June 25, 2014
The recent support, by soon to be retiring Rep. Vicki Berger, for Chuck Lee, a recent Democrat now registered as an Independent, leaves us nearly speechless.
We find it more than ironic in these challenging times that Mrs. Berger waited until after her announced retirement to make known her actual beliefs. We guess all those GOP meetings where she had discussions with local Republicans, and gave speeches on behalf of GOP issues were disingenuous.
We in the Marion County GOP stand by our goal of electing constitution loving citizens who believe in following the Oregon Republican Party Platform for the hardworking citizens of Oregon.
We support the voting Republicans of Marion County’s HD25 choice, Bill Post. To do otherwise would be contrary to the Mission of this County GOP.
You see it in action in all kinds of productions. Fireworks shows lead off with big bangs, slow down in the middle and then rock the big finale. Plays and movies hit you at the beginning to draw you in, a few memorable actions throughout, but to make sure you remember it (surely recommend it), bring down the house at the end.Read more
Admitting that he missed it when he predicted that tax reform — read sales tax — would be hot on the agenda for this short session of the legislature, Rep. Thompson takes us inside the Capitol halls and discusses many of the bills that are causing action there. With a bit over a week to go, the newsletter is timely and can provide some ammunition as you reach out to your legislator before sine die shuts the doors of opportunity.
The 2014 campaign season is off to a great start and the Marion County GOP has lots of great activities planned in the coming months. We hosted a candidate forum at our last Central Committee Meeting and attendees had the opportunity to listen to and get to know candidates for local and state-wide office. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the candidates. If you were not able to attend this informative meeting, click here to view the candidates and the Q & A afterwards.Read more