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November Election Important to Future of Kalamazoo

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw The primary is finally over and now the real work begins. This November’s election is one of the most important elections in my mind that Kalamazoo County has had ever. There is so much at stake. Kalamazoo County has been a transitioning community over the past decade. For the past [...]

By |2018-10-01T12:19:40+00:00September 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on November Election Important to Future of Kalamazoo

Truth in Political Advertising is Optional During Elections

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw It’s been quite an active primary so far this year and I’m sure this next week will feature more fireworks. The television airways have been jammed with political ads for weeks now and even this morning (Aug. 1) every ad on the morning news is from a politician. Back-to-back-to-back political [...]

By |2018-08-22T14:30:28+00:00August 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on Truth in Political Advertising is Optional During Elections

Lincoln Dinner Celebrates History, Achievement & Future

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw This is the text of a speech that Chairman Scott McGraw gave to open the Lincoln Tribute Dinner on June 23, 2018. Thank you all for coming to this year’s Lincoln Tribute Dinner – a celebration of the Kalamazoo GOP’s history and a tribute to our favorite president Abraham Lincoln. [...]

By |2018-08-22T14:29:15+00:00July 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on Lincoln Dinner Celebrates History, Achievement & Future

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+00:00June 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+00:00May 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 1st, 2017|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on Dow 24,000? Tweet Away, Mr. President!