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123rd Lincoln Dinner to Celebrate Past, Future of GOP

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw I am proud to announce that the Kalamazoo County Republican Party’s Lincoln Tribute Dinner will feature keynote speaker Congresswoman Liz Cheney. This is a major speaker coming to Kalamazoo for our annual event that has been a part of our local party for more than 100 years! Kalamazoo has been [...]

By | 2018-06-02T16:30:12+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner, Latest News|Comments Off on 123rd Lincoln Dinner to Celebrate Past, Future of GOP

A Few Surprises Came on Kalamazoo’s Filing Deadline

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw There were some surprises on Tuesday afternoon, April 24, at the Kalamazoo County Clerk’s office. That was the filing deadline for the 2018 elections. Each year I spend a few hours down at the clerk’s office, waiting for the last-minute filers (which there always seems to be). Every other year, [...]

By | 2018-05-12T11:55:22+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner, Latest News|Comments Off on A Few Surprises Came on Kalamazoo’s Filing Deadline

The Election Cycle Brings Out the Worst in Us

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw The 2018 election cycle is upon us. I’ve actually gone door-to-door already and it’s only March. Margaret O’Brien and I have gone out a couple of times during the month with snow on the ground and the wind howling in our faces. For Margaret, she’s even more out there. She [...]

By | 2018-04-28T01:23:55+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner, Latest News|Comments Off on The Election Cycle Brings Out the Worst in Us

Cold-Hearted Stabenow Attacks Prayer, Religion

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw I was disturbed by comments made by U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow following the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in mid-February. Stabenow, who has been at the opposite end of the political spectrum as most of the readers of this column, is an ineffective senator and a [...]

By | 2018-03-10T15:35:15+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on Cold-Hearted Stabenow Attacks Prayer, Religion

A Speech that Defines Roles for the American People

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw What a great speech President Trump gave for the State of the Union address a couple days ago. We had a great gathering at the KGOP office for the speech and had plenty of food from some great cooks we have in this party! Ann Davey Koomans and Wanda Arbuckle [...]

By | 2018-04-28T01:26:15+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on A Speech that Defines Roles for the American People

Kalamazoo is Building Momentum for 2018

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw What a great year your local Republican Party has had in 2017. We continue to make progress on a number of fronts and I am very proud to be your chairman! It seems the older I get, the faster the years seem to roll by. It’s probably just me, so [...]

By | 2018-04-28T01:25:24+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on Kalamazoo is Building Momentum for 2018

Dow 24,000? Tweet Away, Mr. President!

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw Dow 24,000! This is truly an impressive market rally since Donald Trump has been elected. The Dow Jones closed at 18,259.60 on Nov. 7, 2016. As I write this on Nov. 30, the Dow is hovering around 24,250. That’s just 10 points from a 6,000-point gain in just over a [...]

By | 2017-12-01T09:06:03+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on Dow 24,000? Tweet Away, Mr. President!

State GOP to Rally for Super Saturday on Oct. 14

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw Your Kalamazoo County Republican Party will participate in the state party’s Super Saturday on Oct. 14 to help prepare for the 2018 election season. I’m excited about the things we are doing both at the state and the local level to get ready for 2018. We have many local elections [...]

By | 2017-10-13T15:37:34+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on State GOP to Rally for Super Saturday on Oct. 14

K’zoo Republicans Getting Head Start on 2018 Election

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw It’s never too early to get a head start on a big projects Well, your Republican leadership in Kalamazoo County is hard at work preparing for the 2018 general election! Volunteers have been training on door-to-door campaigning and have now hit the streets, knocking on doors throughout Kalamazoo County. Door-to-door [...]

By | 2017-10-13T15:45:44+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on K’zoo Republicans Getting Head Start on 2018 Election

Millage Request Being Jammed Down Taxpayers’ Throats

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw Well, they’re at it again. This time it’s not the Washington liberals. It’s not about Somalian refugees, or wall-hating immigration triads, or gun rights protestors. It’s not the Lansing liberals, either. It’s not about overturning right to work, or Flint’s water crisis, or the teacher’s retirement system. It’s right here [...]

By | 2017-10-13T15:44:33+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on Millage Request Being Jammed Down Taxpayers’ Throats