Just seconds ago the Washington State Republican Central Committee took the historic action to
the historic deliberative process of the Republican Party for 2014 by majority vote. (more…)
Posted in King County GOP, Republican Party Reform, tagged Dick Derham, John Dickinson, Kathy Lambert, king county republican party, Lori Sotelo, Matthew Lundh, Michael Young, Reagan Dunn, Ross Marzolf, Scott Shock, Tamra Smilanich on December 16, 2012 | 4 Comments »
King County is larger than 13 States, is the most liberal county in Washington, and regularly imposes, on the rest of the State, thinly disguised Marxist Politicians who go largely unchallenged by the King County Republicans (KCGOP).
The County has 2499 precincts. There are 2499 Republican Precinct Committee Offices established by Washington State Law. Only 1149 of those precincts are represented on the Republican Central Committee by officers elected on November 6, 2012 and certified by King County Elections.
On Saturday, December 8, only 457 of the 1149 showed up for the biannual Organization Meeting that is defined and mandated by State Law (RCW29A.80.030).
We don’t like you.
We particularly don’t like Ross Marzolf and Matthew Lundh.
The PCOs rejected them in April when Lori Sotelo presented them for ratification as co-chairs of the 37 LD (after she removed Jonathan Fox, her previous choice for district chair). They elected Tamra Smilanich as their district chair, having waited in vain for Lori to present another candidate for ratification. [NB: The official KCGOP website lists Marzolf and Lundh as the chairs of the 37 LD, rather than Tamra.]
Now, voters in two 37 LD precincts have rejected Ross Marzolf and Matthew Lund’s bid for PCO and by a large margin. And the KCGOP has lost two establishment votes for the party organization meeting at the end of the year. And in a third precinct, Rowland Martin edged out Jonathan Fox by one vote.
What’s next, Chairman Sotelo? Moving Matthew Lundh to yet another area, perhaps an empty precinct, so that he can be appointed PCO?
Caught in the act of using party funds to promote his own re-election as WSRP Chair (by paying for and approving mailings to support KCGOP Chair Lori Sotelo’s anointed PCO candidates), Kirby Wilbur whined yesterday that he didn’t know he wasn’t supposed to lend his approval to KCGOP using WSRP’s mailing services for their illegal activities. And then had the gall to blame “those Ron Paul people” for trying to take over the poor beleaguered Republican Party.
Facing a barrage of telephone calls from Central Committee members and bad press across the state, Kirby sent the following Sunday afternoon: (more…)
King County GOP Chair Lori Sotelo has been getting a lot of unwanted press exposure recently for her astonishing behavior in conventions and caucuses, attempting to coerce delegates to elect her chosen meeting controllers, lying to sheriff deputies about meeting rules, stealing the delegate election ballots and literally evicting an entire caucus from the meeting location she was obligated, under the rules, to provide:
Ben Swann’s Lead story – Washington State-Lori Sotelo at District 37 (more…)
How the mighty have fallen! In the years since the end of the Reagan Administration the Republican Party’s internal ethics have been allowed to deteriorate dramatically. In King County, Washington, the seat of Seattle, a County larger than 13 States, the corruption has gone so far that cheating is the rule and fair process is the exception. Filmmaker George Abrantes captured a glimpse of it* on the first week of the caucuses to elect State delegates in an award-winning news clip: (more…)
The 41 LD precinct caucuses were held at four large pooled caucus sites on Saturday. The Ron Paul campaign had been given verbal assurance by the King County GOP they were allowed to have a table presence staffed by volunteers at each site. Reports from each of those sites follow.
Islander Middle School: There was one table behind the check-in tables. Ron Paul volunteers had brought their own. After they started setting up the table 41LD chair Jackie Dunbar said that they couldn’t have it, but the volunteers informed her that Lori Sotelo told the campaign representative that a campaign table was permitted. (more…)
Posted in 2012 Presidential Race, Counterfeit Conservatives, King County GOP, Republican Party Reform, RINOs, Rule of Law, tagged king county republican party, Lori Sotelo, precinct committee officers on March 1, 2012 | 4 Comments »
Rule Number ONE of the WSRP Convention Rules says,
A list of all precinct committee officers,… shall be made available for inspection by anyone requesting the same from the county chairman without charge or copies made available at cost.
Here is the text of the letter sent yesterday by the Ron Paul Campaign’s Legal firm to Sotelo and WSRP Chair, Kirby Wilbur: (more…)
Posted in Counterfeit Conservatism, King County GOP, Party News, Republican Party Reform, RINOs, tagged KCGOP, Lori Sotelo, Ron Paul, washington state republican party on March 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Let me tell you about a couple more races that the establishment stuck their hands in.
Lt Governor race of 2012: Back in 2008 Marcia McCraw first ran for Lt Governor. She is a novice when it comes to political campaigns. The State GOP didn’t take her seriously and gave her no help. We all know Brad Owen won easily. Lets fast forward to 2011. (more…)
We have eleven months until the State GOP reorganization meeting next January. I think it’s high time things really started to change in the state of Washington. We have over twenty five years of this Bellevue mafia crowd running the State GOP, and what do we have to show for it? Well, we continue to pile up losses year after year. I’m telling all of you this now because if things don’t change in a hurry it’s going to get even worse. This upcoming election has the words “getting stomped on” written all over it. More about that as this story unfolds.
When last we left our adventurers—the plucky little King County Precinct Committee Officers—making their way through the political minefield on the shores of Lake Washington, their retiring Chair had begun the biannual organization meeting as if she had already been re-elected Empress, controlling the microphone and dictating agenda for her own benefit. (more…)
On your way to your seat at the The King County Organization Meeting of 2010 you were handed literature that would make an untrained (or mistrained) Precinct Committee Officer think that the new King County Republican Party had inherited rules and bylaws and a Chair.
The meeting opened at 9:15 and the Chair that the literature made you think was in charge (Lori Sotelo) immediately began dictating agenda.
She decided there would be an invocation and simply announced it. Who could object to that? (more…)
Suellen Roche has been accused. Suellen is the King County Republican that has acted as both County and State Party Credentials Chair and in that capacity has been the vessel for outrageous Credentials cheating, of which, by my direct observation, she seems more than capable of being completely unaware. We have made the allegations of her misconduct as Chair publicly since 2008.
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by Karen McCall, PCO
[From the email underground, this letter to Lori Sotelo came to The Reagan Wing as a comment to another article.]
My name is Karen McCall – PCO in the 31st District. I have been a PCO for over 20 years. I am very unhappy with what has happened during this election time. According to the KCGOP PDC reports, the State Senate Caucus passed through the KCGOP $115,000.00. You gave the money to four Republican State Senate Candidates who had never been elected before including $33,000.00 to Steve Litzow in the 41st District.
Steve Litzow was endorsed by, and sits on the board of, the Washington State National Abortion Rights Action League Political Action Committee. As you well know, NARAL is radically fanatic about abortion on demand, anywhere, anytime, anyplace, taxpayer funding, no parental notification, on and on ad nauseum. They go against everything we stand for as Republicans.
By Rob Chase, Spokane County Treasurer Elect and PCO
It is no secret there are two factions vying for control of the Republican Party, Conservatives and Moderates, and this is true even at the local level. This battle goes back to Goldwater and Reagan vs Rockefeller and Bush. Conservatives champion the Constitution and limited government, while Moderates strive for bi-partisanship, consensus, and mediocrity.
The local Moderates take their orders from Bellevue and are trying to
shut down the grassroots of freedom in Spokane County because they
believe the GOP should be directed from the top down, rather than from the grassroots. In 2012 they will try to shove Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich down our throats just as they did with John McCain in 2008 (Global Warming – Lieberman-McCain Climate Stewardship and Innovation Act, an F grade from Gun Owners of America
http://gunowners.org/mccaintb.htm, and traitor to over 600 POW’s left
behind in Vietnam http://amconmag.com/article/2010/jul/01/00010/),
and more recently, the tepid Senatorial Candidate Dino Rossi.
But the Moderates are in trouble in Spokane County. You always know they are in trouble when they start preaching about unity (on their terms). (more…)
Once upon a time, in the republic of Washington, the generally good and moral grassroots folks who claim a home in the Republican Party, those folks who know the difference between basic wrong and right action, would tolerate no less from their local party leaders. If they learned that someone who aspired to party office—whether PCO or a county leadership position—had deliberately lied about someone, spreading falsehoods that could and would damage the victim’s reputation, those decent grassroots folks would ensure that the perpetrator’s political career died right then and there. This moral position held true at least into the 1990s statewide. Things have changed. In the county of King and to a lesser degree across the counties of the state, the little people stopped caring, just like the big folks, the important folks, quit caring long ago. And slander and lies became entrenched behavior and ordinary Republican folks who had moved to believing everything their “leaders” told them, instead of wiping out the political aspirations of such immoral individuals, began to aid and abet them, either by walking away from the fray altogether, or by voting, again and again, for the leadership and their slates, for the “experienced” ones, the ones who “know what they are doing.” (more…)
The following article was first published in 2007. The events it chronicles are amazing in their own right. Here are officials of the Republican Party engaged in blatant parliamentary cheating with the single objective of making the Platform more liberal. But this history also illustrates the ongoing modus operandi of the King County Party under the current regime: Sotelo at the helm (Chairing) with Michael Young navigating (as parliamentarian), breaking rules (sometimes laws) together for an agenda in direct opposition to Republican interests. The same story keeps repeating.