Letter from the Chair - December 30, 2017

A Word from the Chairman - 2017 Highlights from the Elbert County Republicans

As 2017 comes to a close, we reflect on the year. Voter registration in the county eclipsed the 20,000 person mark and approximately 200 new Republicans were added to the county list of registered Republicans. We are approaching the 11,000 registered Republican mark and maintain a 54% plus share of registered voters in the county for the 10th straight year. This was done at the same time the Democrats added less than 20 and have dwindled to an all-time low of just above 12%. We had a very active year and Vice Chairman Bob Lewis has summarized the 2017 Highlights of the Elbert County Republicans. At the national level, the GOP Party Platform is rock solid and the Accomplishments of President Trump are many and highlighted by his appointment of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. The RNC had a record fundraising year and is positioned to make gains to the Republican US Senate majority in 2018. The State GOP under the direction of Chairman Jeff Hays have assembled a great team to support the election of a Republican governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and treasurer. The goal is to maintain a Republican majority in the Colorado Senate and gain ground in the Colorado House. Locally, our county commissioner team of Chris Richardson, Danny Willcox, and Grant Thayer hit the ground running in January and by end of year have doubled the financial reserves of the county, while at the same time increasing services to county residents. The new Samuel Elbert Administration Building opened in October for improved customer service and the county staff has been solidified to implement a number of key initiatives in 2018. I thank all of the many volunteers and supporters who work tirelessly in support of our principles of limited, efficient, constitutional government, freedom, and individual responsibility. A special thanks to the ECR Executive Committee consisting of Vice Chairman Bob Lewis; Secretary Carol Hinds; Treasurer Josiah Matthews; and District Captains Dan Guthrie, Denise Reeves, and Doug Bankert.

Wishing all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2018. I look forward to working with many of you in the coming year as we strive to promote our principles and get Republicans elected.

In God We Trust!!

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Tom Peterson, Chairman
Elbert County Republicans
Tmpeterson18@gmail.com (303) 229-6710

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