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Stevens County Republicans

CHEWELAH–The Stevens County Republican Central Committee (SCRCC) announces that at its regularly scheduled meeting on July 9th, 2016, the following candidates were endorsed in the current Pre-Primary period for the 2016 Election Season. The Primary Election period begins with the mailing of ballots on July 15th and closes on August 2, 2016.

In the race for Governor, the following candidate has received the Stevens County Republican Central Committee (SCRCC) endorsement:

  • Bill Bryant

In the races for County Commissioner, the following candidates have received the Stevens County Republican Central Committee (SCRCC) endorsement:

  • Steve Parker (District 3)
  • Wes McCart (District 1)

In their respective races for 7th Legislative District Representative (Positions 1 and 2), the following candidates have received the Stevens County Republican Central Committee endorsement:

  • Shelly Short
  • Joel Kretz

In the race for Stevens County Treasurer, the following candidate has received the Stevens County Republican Central Committee (SCRCC) endorsement:

  • Leslie Valz

In the race for Superior Court Judge, Position 2, the following candidates have received the Stevens County Republican Central Committee (SCRCC) endorsement:

  • Terry Williams
  • Jessica (Taylor) Reeves

According to the SCRCC bylaws and approved candidate vetting procedures, all “Republican candidates running for partisan Stevens County elected offices and Republican candidates running for the partisan elected offices of Washington State Representative and Senator in the 7th Legislative District,” were invited to respond to a two-part questionnaire and vetting interview.   The first part of the questionnaire, which each candidate completed in a short-answer format, addressed qualifications for office, experience, reputation and integrity, as well as past participation in political efforts, including Republican and non-Republican efforts. The second part of the questionnaire asked each candidate to indicate support or nonsupport for each plank on the Stevens County Republican Platform, found on our website.

According to the SCRCC bylaws, nonpartisan candidates may also be invited to participate in candidate vetting. They were vetted using a modified approach given their nonpartisan status. Each of the nonpartisan candidates listed above indicated that they would welcome the endorsement of the Stevens County Republican Central Committee.

A seven-member vetting committee appointed by the SCRCC reviewed all vetting questionnaires and conducted interviews with seven candidates from on June 28-29, 2016 and reported averaged scores for each candidate at the July 9th SCRCC meeting, during which the above endorsement decisions were made by the voting members of the SCRCC present.

Only partisan candidates who have been endorsed may receive financial support from the SCRCC, and the public is hereby notified that only those candidates listed here have been authorized to claim “endorsement” by the Stevens County Republican Central Committee (SCRCC).

The Stevens County Republican Central Committee (SCRCC) is made up of the elected and appointed Republican Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs), officers and members.   To learn more about how the SCRCC is working to support Republican values and the citizens of Stevens County, visit www.stevenscountyrepublicans.org .

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On Saturday, March 12th, 165 concerned citizens gathered at the Stevens County Republican Convention to elect delegates and alternates to the Washington State Republican Convention, and to adopt the 2016 Stevens County Republican Platform.

We encourage those who made it to the Convention–and those who didn’t–to join us as a member of the Stevens County Republicans, and plan to attend our Lincoln Day Dinner on April 23rd.

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