Monday, March 16, 2015

Canadian County GOP Convention Recap

Part Four of a four part report on the 2015 Republican County Base

By Guest Contributor, Carrie Krapff, of Yukon
County breakdown: about 63k voters
Republican affiliation: 58%
2012 Republican presidential support: 77%
Canadian County Republican Party Convention

Carrie Krapff
Canadian County GOP Vice Chairman
  The Canadian county Republican party held their convention on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the South Yukon Church of Christ. Coffee and donuts were served during registration and at 10:00 a.m. Chairman Robert Hubbard (temporary convention chair) welcomed the delegates and guests to the convention. Jerry Bowser offered a prayer which was followed by the pledge of allegiance. Chairman Hubbard shared highlights of his four years as Chairman and recognized county party activists with which he had worked during his tenure. Christi Jordan, wife of Representative John Paul Jordan, was serenaded with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” and presented a birthday cake.

  Julia Seay, credentials committee chair, presented the credentials report which indicated that there were 55 delegates present. The report was accepted and unanimously passed. Chairman Robert Hubbard served as the chair of the rules committee and the rules were passed in short order with only one minor revision regarding voting for officers by ballot rather than voice vote.
Yukon, OK; west of the Oklahoma City Metro
  Carrie Krapff was elected as permanent chair of the convention and the convention was called to order. Rodd Moesel served as parliamentarian and Danielle Patterson served as convention secretary.

The delegates elected:
  1. Julia Seay as Chair, 
  2. Carrie Krapff as Vice-Chair, 
  3. Christy Tate and Jason Timm as state committee members, 
  4. Danielle Patterson and Curtis Bold as third district committee members, 
  5. Don Beighle and Ryan Tate as fourth district committee members. 
  The first meeting of the new county executive committee will be held on Monday, March 16, 2015. The delegation was appreciative of all of the candidates who put themselves out there for an The delegation approved and put forth a resolution regarding Advanced Placement U.S. History course work and exams which included the following pertinent language:

Julia Seay
Canadian County GOP Chairman
 Mark Thomas, platform committee chair, presented the platform committee report which was adopted in it’s entirety. 

Highlights of the platform include:
  • Compliance with the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma.
  • The U.S. in a sovereign nation and any policies or treaties which conflict with the U.S.Constitution are null and void.
  • Nullification of unconstitutional laws or actions.
  • The right to life and the rights of parents to make choices for their children.
  • Free expression of religious beliefs including the marriage covenant free of government sanction.
  • Secure borders and the enforcement of immigration law.
  • The constitutional right to bear arms.
  • Support of the U.S. military in lawful missions and constitutionally declared war.
  • Economic policy which reflects free-market principles, sound currency, and fiscally responsible government at all levels including an audit of the Federal Reserve, simplification of the tax codes, and abolition of government favoritism with private sector enterprise.
  • Control of public education by local schools and parents, school choice, and the abolition of the U.S. Department of Education. 
Welcome to Yukon, OK
Federal issues included:
  • a balanced budget, and end to government subsidies to the private sector, 
  • abolition or defunding of the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Education, the TSA, and the EPA,
  • the enactment of term limits,
  • repeal of the Patriot Act, 
  • U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations, 
  • the removal of Congress as a privileged class, 
  • entitlement and welfare reform, 
  • the elimination of fraud and waste, 
  • the suspension of domestic drone surveillance and warrantless date collection, and 
  • the replacement of the Internal Revenue Code with a flat or fair 
State issues include;
  •  the suspension of required biometric ID by the OK Department of Motor Vehicles, 
  • resistance to education curriculum create by means of testing standards, and 
  • the suspension of the collection and sharing of student data.
  Several state legislators addressed the convention including Senator Kyle Loveless, Senator Stephanie Bice, Representative Dan Fisher, Representative Leslie Osborne, and Representative John Paul Jordan. Representative Mike Sanders was in attendance but had left before being called upon to speak if he wished. 

David Van Risseghem
  Randy Brogdon and Pam Pollard, candidates for the position of state chair, also spoke to the delegation and guests regarding their campaign platforms. John Roberts spoke on behalf of and stumped for current state Chairman Dave Weston. The convention adjourned shortly before 12:30 pm. Canadian county republicans always have a good time when they get together and this convention was no exception. People lingered and visited and talked about the issues of the day. Liberty is alive and well in the reddest county of the reddest state in the union and Canadian county republicans plan to “Keep it Conservative”.

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