The final newsletter of 2013 arrived in subscribers' e-mail inboxes during the afternoon of 31 December. In it, Rep. Jim Thompson offers a preview of the hot issues that will be facing legislators during the month-long session that begins 1 February. Ever refusing to die and incessantly lumbering toward us like a zombie after our brains is the Columbia River Crossing. Another of the undead issues is ... are you ready for this? ... a sales tax!
Christmas 2013 is now in the history books and as we look forward to 2014, there is reason to be optimistic, to be hopeful. We must also keep our sleeves rolled up and prepare for a year of hard work to put great conservative candidates in to local elected office!Read more
The past week was a busy one for Marion County Republicans. On Thursday, December 12th, members of the leadership team met with folks at the Stayton Public Library. It was a great opportunity to chat with community members from Stayton, Sublimity and the surrounding areas about what the MCGOP is up to and how they can get more involved.Read more
Winter weather paid Marion County a visit this past week and made for a couple of dicey commutes. But it also created beautiful vistas of frost-covered trees and lawns. Our flurry of inclement weather serves as a reminder of the importance of making sure your family is safe and warm and preparing for the unexpected. We expect a tough political battle in 2014 so now is the time to prepare!Read more