Come to Summer Freedom Fest on July 29!

Summer Freedom Fest is right in our backyard, so let’s all come to hear candidates, enjoy music and fun food. The event is sponsored by Let’s Go Washington, and John Carlson will MC the activities. You’ll get to hear from both Dave Reichert and Semi Bird, the Republican candidates for Governor and learn about the six initiatives to enact conservative reforms in Washington State.

Admission is Free! Event is this Saturday, 4:30pm to 8:30pm at Willowcrest Stables in Redmond. Bring Chairs or blankets and a picnic dinner! See the graphic below for more information. For more information and to RSVP, please visit

Freedom Fest information

Happy Juneteenth!

Senator Tom Cotton
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas)

Republican United States Senator Tom Cotton, (Arkansas), said the Juneteenth holiday “is a fitting addition to our national holidays.”

“On Independence Day, we celebrate our Declaration of Independence and our country’s birth on the principle of the natural equality of all mankind,” Cotton said in a statement.

“On Martin Luther King Day and now Juneteenth, we remember our striving to live up to our founding principles in practice. On Veterans Day and Memorial Day, we honor those who fought and died for our country and its noble heritage. And we give thanks to God on Thanksgiving for the blessings of liberty and prosperity. So, on this first national holiday of Juneteenth, let us all take pride in our great nation and the strides it has made to realize fully the promise of America.”

Juneteenth is the date that marks the true end of slavery in the United States.

Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, news of it did not reach Texas until more than two years later when union troops entered Galveston on June 19, 1865, and informed the residents that slavery was abolished.

The news was greeted by former slaves with dancing, prayer, feasting and music.

The first anniversary of that day was the first Juneteenth celebration in Texas and the commemoration eventually made its way into other states. Texas made the day a state holiday in 1980.


Monthly Coffee and Conservative Meetup on April 21

Join us for our monthly Coffee and Conservative Meetup

We’re back to in-person meetups! Join us and let’s compare the state of the state and Nation!

Wednesday, April 21st, 10am at Redmond’s Family Pancake House restaurant.

Open to all greater eastside Republicans/conservatives to get together, enjoy good company and converse with fellow conservatives.

Right now we will meet each month on the 3rd Wednesday, 10am at the Pancake House. (The restaurant’s banquet room is now reserved each month on our old regular date on 3rd Friday, so note the change to 3rd Wednesday)

Masks are required to enter restaurant, but optional once you are seated.

Find us in the banquet area of the Family Pancake House, 17621 Redmond Way, Redmond.

No-host coffee and other beverages. Menu items available as well.

Hope you can join us and bring a friend!

RSVP is not required, but since this is our restart please reply to to let me know if you plan to attend just so I have an initial idea of how many to expect. Thanks!

Debate Night on October 7!

Wednesday, October 7th is DEBATE NIGHT and it’s a DOUBLE HEADER!
Vice-president Mike Pence and Democrat Kamala Harris will debate from 6PM to 7:30PM.
Tune in to cheer on our Vice-president!
It will be carried live on C-Span, as well as on KING, KOMO, KIRO, CNN and Fox.
C-Span provides it without interruptions by commentators.

Following the Vice-presidential debate, Republican Loren Culp will get his one and only chance to debate Jay Inslee
(Hey, Inslee was only in one presidential debate — and then dropped out!)
Governor debate will run from 8PM to 9PM
It will be carried on TVW as well as KING, KIRO, Q13 and KCTS according to the debate coalition.

Register now for February 29th Presidential Precinct Caucuses!

Register now for February 29th Presidential Precinct Caucuses.

Register at:

Registering confirms both your caucus location and your voter registration status.

Print and bring your confirmation sheet plus your photo ID (Driver License) to your caucus to speed your admittance.  (It will be slow for us to verify that info online at the caucus)  Each voting precinct will have their own group meeting at an assigned Pooled caucus location.  We have 7 designated locations around the 45th district so you won’t have to travel far to participate.

Arrive about 9:30am. Caucus starts at 10am and should be over in about two hours.

This is your best opportunity every four years to share your opinions with our local and county Republican Party.  We want to hear from YOU!

At your caucus we want to hear your thoughts on President Trump’s accomplishments and what items he should focus on going forward, your Straw Vote preference for our next Governor, and your thoughts on several new laws being advanced in the state legislature.

You will also elect the individuals who will represent your precinct as delegates and alternates to the 45th district Republican Caucus on Saturday, March 14th and the King County Republican Convention on Saturday April 18th.  Consider serving as one of your precinct’s  delegates or alternates!  Your participation is important for us to have the local input we need to win in 2020.

Reminder, our Precinct caucuses AND our Presidential Primary TOGETHER make up the two halves of our state’s representation to the Republican National Convention.

Your Official Presidential Primary ballot should arrive in your mailbox by Saturday, February 22nd.

Please choose the REPUBLICAN ballot, take a few minutes to fill it out and mail back or deliver to one of the Official Ballot Drop boxes by the March 10th deadline.

If you have questions, email them to:

Thank you for participating!

Join us for July events!

Walk with Fellow Republicans in the Redmond Derby Days Parade

Our volunteers have been getting great support from local community parades like Kirkland’s 4th of July parade and Duvall’s River Day parade, so we’re continuing our efforts Saturday, July 13th in the Redmond Derby Days parade.  Come walk with us – or ride a bike, pull a wagon or push a stroller.  Everyone can be part of the fun!

The parade starts at 11am and we should be done by noon.  To walk with us, meet at the  GOP parade car in the parade lineup just west of City Hall on 85th Street.  Volunteers  should arrive between 10am and 10:30am. Allow time to find street parking and  remember that 85th Street in front of City Hall and Library will be closed in advance of parade.  Questions: email us at  Day of Parade Contact: Dale Fonk Cell: 206-799-3247

Visit the GOP Booth July 13th at Derby Days

We will also have a Republican booth open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday in the festival  area between City Hall and the Library.  If you’re checking out the festival, drop by the booth to say “hi”, sign a petition for Referendum 88 and Initiative 1082 and meet other Republicans!

July Meeting is Joint Picnic Dinner and Candidate Forum – Tuesday, July 23rd

Every July we join with the neighboring 41st and 48th district Republicans for a joint picnic  dinner and local candidate forum.  Together those three districts encompass Bellevue, Duvall, Mercer Island, Redmond, Kirkland, Sammamish and Woodinville.  Our communities share many of the same challenges and our volunteer activities overlap district lines, so this is a valuable opportunity to meet our fellow Republican volunteers!

If you’re used to our monthly meeting schedule, you need to make note that this meeting is on a different night: TUESDAY and is at a different location: Bellevue Municipal Golf Course

Location: Bellevue Municipal Golf Course – dining room
5500 140th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA
Date: Tuesday July 23, 2019
Time: 6 to 7 PM picnic dinner;  7:00 PM speeches start
Price:  $20.00 cash

Picnic dinner includes Hot Dog, chips and non-alcoholic beverages as well as a donation to the 3 districts.

Invited guests include:

  • Representative for Referendum 88: opposing  I-1000 [which allows quotas for college admissions and hiring gov’t contractors]
  • Representative for Initiative 1004: let parents know of daughters’ pregnancy
  • Representative for Evergreen Hospital Bonds
  • Candidates for Local City Council and Mayoral Races

Please RSVP by email to and let us know how many will be coming!