A Word From the Chairman

A Word from the Chairman: 

There are 4 days until Election Day 2020 and we encourage all Elbert County Republicans to vote and get your ballots turned in.

As of this morning, (Friday, October 30) only 62.4% of Elbert County Republicans have had ballots processed and counted.  Statewide, the ballot return gap between Republicans and Democrats is tightening, but there is still a huge deficit so every Republican vote in Elbert County is needed to offset the Democrat advantage in Denver, Boulder, etc. 

Provided below is information on Drop Box Locations, In-Person Voting, Track Your Ballot, Ballot Pick Up, and guidance on the Amendments/Propositions and Judges.  Please check with any of your neighbors, friends and relatives who might need help to get their ballots turned in.  We have volunteers ready to assist if needed.  A recent poll showed that there are still some voters who are undecided. 

Here is a Trump vs. Biden Comparison Document that compares the two presidential candidates. 

We hope to see you at the Elizabeth Harvest Festival tomorrow (Saturday, October 31) at Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth.  Keith Schofield and The Big Trump Tank will be making a return appearance! 

Thanks for all the help!

Tom Peterson

Chairman, Elbert County Republicans

(303) 229-6710

tmpeterson18@gmail.com


A Word from the Chairman

A Word from the Chairman: 

We are eleven days out from November 3rd and our election efforts are in full swing.  President Trump crushed it in the debate last night.  See the RNC recap below.  We had a tremendous response to the Back the Blue Appreciation Cookout & Trump Train Caravan on Friday, October 16.   The Big Gun (thank you Keith Schofield) made the caravan as one person said, an “epic event.”  Here is a link to the caravan.  A big thank you to Jeff Franken and team from Front Range Kubota for the hamburgers, brats, and dogs; Nickeya McConnell for coordinating the event; and for our special guests including Sheriff Tim Norton, Undersheriff Dave Fisher, and County Commissioners Chris Richardson (candidate District 1) and Grant Thayer (candidate District 3). 

Get Your Ballots in Elbert County Republicans!  As of this morning, approximately 25% of Republican ballots in Elbert County have been processed.  This is in comparison to around 35% for Democrats.  Here is a link to Drop Box Locations, In-Person Voting, Ballot Trax, and Voter RegistrationGuidance on amendments, propositions, and judges is provided on our website.  A handy “Why Vote for Trump?” document is helpful with the few voters out there that are still undecided.  The biggest help we need in these last few days is to support our Get Out The Vote Efforts.  To volunteer, please contact me at tmpeterson18@gmail.com.    

Special Volunteer Request – Help Needed in LaJunta on Saturday & Denver on Sunday  Join me this weekend as we help our Republican friends in two key areas.  A team is headed to Otero County (LaJunta) on Saturday in support of CD3 Congressional Candidate Loeren Boebert and another team is headed to Denver on Sunday in support of our Republican efforts in the belly of the Democrat beast.  Join us on either Saturday or Sunday or both.  For more information, email me at tmpeterson18@gmail.com or at (303) 229-6710. 

Thanks for the help!

Tom Peterson

Chairman

Elbert County Republicans


A Word from the Chairman

A Word from the Chairman: 

Ballots for the 2020 General Election are in the mail and should be received within the week.  If you do not receive your ballot or have questions on voting, see the Ballots & Election Info for more information.  The ballots are lengthy, 2 pages (Sample Ballot) and include 11 statewide measures (amendments/propositions) and numerous judges.  We have developed recommendations on Amendments & Propositions and Judges.  There is a ton of momentum and enthusiasm for President Trump and our Republican candidates.  There was a net increase of 270 registered voters in Elbert County in the month of September. 187 of the voters or 69% were Republican, 57 or 21 % were Unaffiliated, and only 14 or 5% were Democrat. There are still some undecided voters out there.  Here is an informative guide to address the issues and address the question  “I can’t believe you would vote for Trump.”  (Link to Response Article)     We continue to have a lot of fun during the campaign except for dealing with having dozens and dozens of signs stolen.  Hope you can join us on Friday for our Back the Blue Appreciation Hamburger Cookout and Trump Train Caravan.

Thanks for all the help!

Elbert County Republican Keith Schofield and his US Army Tank will be the Grand Marshall for our Trump Train Caravan on Friday.  Hope you can make it.   

    

Tom Peterson

Chairman, ECR

(303) 229-6710


A Word from the Chairman

A Word from the Chairman: 

Momentum is building towards the 2020 General Election.  An election with two very distinct perspectives and platforms.  The Republican platform of law and order, free market economics, and the protection of our freedoms versus the Democrat agenda that supports raising taxes on middle-class families, policies that would decimate our oil & gas industry, and advocating for a full government takeover of healthcare. The Trump Campaign is committed to Colorado and are pumping a ton of resources to win the state and support Cory Gardner.  Our Summer Picnic held on July 25 was a huge success.  State Representative Richard Holtorf, State Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, Commissioners Grant Thayer, Chris Richardson, and Rick Pettitt were all in attendance along with DA Candidate John Kellner and Governor candidate Greg Lopez.  Over $2,500 was raised in support of our Republican efforts.  Our float in the Elbert County Parade was a YUGE success!  2 huge trailers all TRUMPed up. 

We continue to contact voters locally.  Phone bank parties are being held, teams are knocking on doors, Trump and Gardner Signs are going up, and we are hosting voter registration tables including one Saturday in Kiowa.  One local concern is a petition effort in Kiowa to legalize the sale of marijuana.  The Town Council voted it down at its meeting in July but a citizen led petition is putting it on the ballot.  This is something that we will weigh in on.  We are planning a Trump Train BBQ for September 26.    Trump Yard Signs are available at a number of locations in Elizabeth and Kiowa, more information below.  In closing, we are always looking for more volunteers.  Let me know if interested in helping out and thanks for the help. 

 

In support of freedom,

 

Tom Peterson

Chairman

Elbert County Republicans

tmpeterson18@gmail.com

(303) 229-6710


A Word from the Chairman

 

A Word from The Chairman:

Ballots have been mailed out for the 2020 Primary Election.  Although there isn’t a contested race on the ballot, we encourage you to exercise your right to vote and send a signal to the ruling class in Denver who seem to be working overtime to strip us of our rights and privileges as American citizens.  As Republicans, we need to build back the momentum that has been lost due to Covid-19 and a strong ballot return here in the primary can get us moving forward.  It is clear that Colorado will be a contested state for the Presidential election as the Colorado GOP and the RNC are investing resources and setting up an impressive field staff. 

Locally, we have the large 4’ x 8’ Trump 2020 highway signs available and would love to have them set up all around the county.  You can go to our website at www.elbertcountyrepublicans.com to donate and receive a sign. We can arrange to get one to you or you can donate it back to us and we will get it up on a major route in the county. 

Elbert County did its part to get the required number of signatures for the Due Date Too Late petition and now we look forward to voting to end late term abortion in Colorado!

Thanks for your support and let me know if we can count on you as a Republican volunteer for the 2020 general election.

Tom Peterson

Chairman

Elbert County Republicans

tmpeterson18@gmail.com; (303) 229-6710


A Word from the Chairman, April 25, 2020

 A Word from The Chairman:  

The Colorado Republican Party held a very successful State Assembly on Saturday, April 18.  Hats off to Chairman Ken Buck and team for a very well run and productive event.  Elbert County had 42 delegates to the event that was held as a virtual meeting with a secured text format for voting.  The technology was handled without a glitch and the business of the party (which included voting on our US Senate candidate, national committee persons, delegates to the national convention, resolutions, etc.) was handled in a very efficient 90 minutes. 

Furthermore, successful higher assembly meetings were conducted for House District 64 (Richard Holtorf was the nominated candidate); Congressional District 4 (Ken Buck was the nominated candidate) and Judicial District 18 (John Kellner was the nominated candidate). 

The Trump Victory Team is working closely with the Colorado Republican Party and voter outreach efforts are underway.  We have postponed our Lincoln Day Dinner planned for May 9, but hope to have an alternative event later in the year.  We hope you can join us for a Virtual Town Hall Meeting with US Senator Cory Gardner planned for Monday, April 27 (more info below). 

As always, thank you for your support of our efforts to promote our conservative values of less government and more freedom in Elbert County!

Sincerely,

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Tom Peterson

Chairman

Elbert County Republicans

Tmpeterson18@gmail.com; (303) 229-6710


A Word from the Chairman - April 2, 2020

A Word From the Chairman   

We reached a significant milestone in the 2020 Election with a successful County Assembly (albeit virtual meeting) on Saturday, March 28.  141 of the eligible 146 delegates were credentialed for the event, truly an incredible level of commitment and support.  We were able to work through all of the business items and congratulations to our commissioner candidates Chris Richardson and Grant Thayer for being elected to the primary ballot.   Due to the limitations and continued health concerns of the COVID-19, we will not be having our April 8, Central Committee meeting.  As an alternative, we will be partnering with the Trump 2020 Colorado Campaign to conduct a Trump 2020 Virtual Volunteer Training at 6pm, Wednesday, April 8, and we encourage you to register and participate.  More information on the training is provided below.

Secondly, I would encourage each of you to lift up our President and his team in your prayers.  He is working extremely hard on behalf of all Americans and has the weight of the country on his shoulders and his antagonists are not giving him any slack.  Provided below is information on a Daily Prayer Briefing (Link) and The Presidential Prayer Team.

Stay healthy and we will be in touch soon.

Tom Peterson

ECR Chairman

(303) 229-6710   


A Word from the Chairman -January 29, 2020

A Word from the Chairman 

The sanctity of life is a key plank of the Republican Party Platform and we have a HUGE Champion in President Trump.  Not only does he consistently reinforce his pro-life position but his public support for faith based initiatives has been tremendous! 

On Friday, January 24, he welcomed several hundred thousand to Washington D.C. including my daughter Claire and a group of students and teachers from her high school.  He became the first sitting President to speak at the Annual March for Life Rally in the forty seven years of the event.   Like the sign says, “A Person’s A Person no Matter How Small”  and we Republicans are winning the argument with the younger generations on this one (just ask CNN).   The Republican platform has stayed a consistent “pro-life” while the Democratic position has transitioned from “safe, legal and rare” to a radical “shout your abortion” presumably at any time without any restrictions. 

I Vote Pro-Life First and its just one of a zillion reasons why I support our Republican candidates including President Trump.

Link here to the Republican National Committee Platform  

Chairman

Elbert County Republicans

tmpeterson18@gmail.com

(303) 229-6710

 


A Word from the Chairman, January 16, 2020

 A Word from the Chairman:

The 2020 Election is upon us and we are gearing up in support of our Republican candidates including President Trump and US Senator Cory Gardner, the Republican Party, and the principles that drive us to be involved and volunteer.  The first part of the year will be focused on planning and conducting Precinct Caucus (March 7) and County Assembly (March 28).  Our goal is to maximize attendance at Caucus and have a spirited Assembly.  Precinct Caucus locations are set and can be viewed from our website www.elbertcountyrepublicans.com under the "Upcoming Events" tab. 

We hope you will join us and that together, we will do all that we can in support of our Republican candidates  - More Freedom, Less Government!

Tom Peterson

Chairman

Elbert County Republicans

tmpeterson18@gmail.com

(303) 229-6710

 


A Word from the Chairman - November 16, 2018

 A Word from The Chairman:    

The 2018 Election is behind us and one to shake your head at.  Here in Elbert County, it was just another day at the office.  Elbert Republicans had a Top Ten voter turnout of 78%+.  Each contested race went on average 75%+ Republican, including the highly contested Sheriff race (74.3% - 25.7%).  A majority of the Unaffiliated voted Republican and Elbert County moved up to the 5th highest Republican plus vote county by providing between 7,200 and 7,800 plus votes for our statewide candidates.  We are now at the end of the big boy table following only the Republican stronghold counties of El Paso, Douglas, Mesa, and Weld.  We over-performed in both voter turnout (78% as compared to 73% in 2014), plus votes (7,200 – 7,800 as compared to around 6,500 in 2014), and maintained our 45%+ advantage in returned ballots over the Democrats (57.5% to 12.1%, with U/O at 30.4%).  All in all, a great night for Republicans in Elbert County as attested by the standing-room-only Tim Norton for Sheriff/Elbert County Republican Victory Party at the American Legion Post #82 Building in Elizabeth.    

What happened and what went wrong statewide is a bigger issue and, for the most part, outside of our control and sphere of influence.  We are so disappointed to see the defeat of our slate of statewide candidates, including our top vote-getter and Elbert County favorite Attorney General Candidate, George Brauchler.   The strategists and pundits are filled with wisdom on what needs to be done and where we go forward from here.  I have a couple of reflections of my own.

  • The consistency in the results from office to office indicate that most people voted straight party ticket.  We saw that again this year in Elbert County, but it was much more apparent at the state level this go around.  Unfortunately for Republicans statewide, the vote leaned hard the other way.
  • The Elbert County Elections Department did a FANTASTIC job.  They processed a mid-term election record 14,992 ballots including 4,000+ on election day.  The team of judges (both Republican and Democrat) were hard working, professional, and efficient.  The equipment and software worked without error and the Samuel Elbert Building provided a professional facility for all of the work.  Hats off to Elbert County Clerk and Recorder Dallas Schroeder, Elections Manager Rhonda Braun and the entire team for a job well done.   
  • The Republican brand of limited, Constitutional government is overwhelmingly supported by the residents of Elbert County.  We love our country, we support our military, we value our freedom and we are leery of ever-growing government and all that goes with it (taxes, regulations, wasteful spending) and oppose the infringement of our right of speech, to bear arms, private property and religion.      

I thank all who were part of our Republican effort.  We have a great team of freedom fighters!  Here is a link to the Elbert County Election Results.  The Elbert County Republican Central Committee is poised to move forward in 2019 in support of our values and to expand our brand.   I would love to hear from you on what your thoughts are moving forward.  Better yet, I invite you to become a member of the Chairman’s Club and join us in our efforts.  Our Christmas Party is coming up on Saturday, December 15 and I will be all ears!!  (Chairman’s Club RSVP)

Tom Peterson

Chairman – Elbert County Republicans

tmpeterson18@gmail.com   (303) 229-6710


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