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Precinct Delegate “Write In” candidate filing deadline – August 1st

Persons wishing to run for Precinct Delegate in the August 5th Primary Election may file as a "write in" candidate for their precinct before the deadline of August 1st by completing a "Declaration of Intent" form at their CITY or TOWNSHIP Clerk's office.  (NOTE: The Kalamazoo County Clerk CANNOT accept these forms - they must [...]

By |2019-02-15T17:34:28+00:00June 10th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on Precinct Delegate “Write In” candidate filing deadline – August 1st

County Convention – Advance Notice of Date/Time

The County Convention of the Republican Party of Kalamazoo County will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 commencing at 7:00 p.m. Please mark the date on your calendars.  Further details regarding location will be forthcoming as soon as plans are finalized. Stay tuned to this website for future updates.

By |2019-02-15T17:34:28+00:00June 4th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on County Convention – Advance Notice of Date/Time

Campaign Finance Report Training

Kalamazoo County is blessed to have one of the best County Clerks/Register of Deeds in the state.  Tim Snow is someone who is proactive and seeks to provide the most information possible when it comes to campaigns and campaign financing. To that end, he's put together a training for those who are running for office [...]

By |2019-02-15T17:34:28+00:00May 19th, 2014|Chairman's Corner, Latest News|Comments Off on Campaign Finance Report Training

Lorence Wenke – Nation’s First LINO

When former State Representative Lorence Wenke declared that he was leaving the Republican Party to become a Libertarian he mentioned that the KGOP was leading the way to discriminate against homosexuals.  And he pointed out how others of his former colleagues, especially former State Representative Chris Ward (R-Brighton) was embarrassed by his role in putting [...]

By |2019-02-15T17:34:28+00:00May 9th, 2014|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on Lorence Wenke – Nation’s First LINO

Chairman’s Report – May 2014

  Unfortunately, a work conflict is going to prevent me from attending our next KGOP Executive Committee.  In my place, I have submitted the following report to our membership and post it here to share with you all as well: With apologies for not being present for tonight’s meeting, I wanted to bring you up [...]

By |2019-02-15T17:34:28+00:00May 8th, 2014|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on Chairman’s Report – May 2014

Local Kalamazoo County Candidates

  Yesterday, I was joking with a fellow politico about the "excitement" of the day.  See, 4PM was the deadline for potential candidates to file their petitions and/or filing fees with Kalamazoo County Clerk/Register-of-Deed Tim Snow in order to place their names on the August Primary Election ballot.  For a moment, it felt like Selection Sunday [...]

By |2019-02-15T17:34:28+00:00April 23rd, 2014|Chairman's Corner, Latest News|Comments Off on Local Kalamazoo County Candidates

View From the Bunker – Gene Clem

Grassroots or Astroturf? In this 'View From the Bunker' we will look at another way the Republican Party sometimes looks like 'a bunch of wacko-birds' (to quote a famous Senator) from my post in 'The Bunker'. In the Republican party the officers are elected by the precinct delegates, who in turn are elected by the [...]

By |2019-02-15T17:34:29+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off on View From the Bunker – Gene Clem

Governor Snyder Files for Re-Election

  Yesterday I was blessed with the opportunity to help Governor Rick Snyder take over 26,000 signatures to the Michigan Bureau of Elections and it was a very exciting moment! You see, in order to run for Governor, you need to turn in at least 15,000 signatures.  Turning in 26,000 signatures from all 83 counties [...]

By |2019-02-15T17:34:29+00:00April 18th, 2014|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on Governor Snyder Files for Re-Election