Dear Snohomish Co. Precinct Committee Officer,
My name is Michelle McIntyre and I am officially announcing that I am a candidate to represent Snohomish County as your State Committeewoman to the Washington State Republican Party.
This Saturday, December 1, we will be gathering to elect our party's leaders for the next 2 year term, and in so doing, we have the opportunity to make this a real turning point for our party, in Snohomish Cointy and in Washington State!
In the wake of Republican defeats, I have been talking to many Republicans from different groups around the county and there is widespread agreement that our party is in need of some major repair! We need leaders and representatives on the state committee who truly represent the concerns and views of grassroots Republicans. I am running to give the power back to you as PCOs, where it belongs, and build a team in Snohomish Co. that will revitalize our party from the grassroots up, and get back to our principles of smaller government, local control. fiscal restraint, and preserving our precious God-given rights to Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness!
If elected, these will be my top priorities on the state committee:
- To restore governing authority of the county party to its central committee (PCOs) - from the small group of individuals on the county executive board
- To restore governing authority of the state party to its central committee (elected state committee members from each of the 39 counties, represented equally) - from the state executive board which is dominated by King Co.
- Elect a state party chairman and national committee members who share this vision of restoring governing authority to the central committees and being more responsive to the concerns of party members and activists
- End the favoritsm for and lopsided emphasis on candidates who depart from our platform on important issues
And as a member of our county executive board, I will be a constant reminder that the important decisions of the party belong to you, the PCOs. I will insist that any rules that govern the party must be adopted by you as duly elected PCOs and members of the central committee. I will give my full support to the county chair you elect to help him/her carry out the duties you elect him/her to do. I believe doing all of the above will result in a Republican Party that is back on track to representing conservative principles. That will give great motivation and energy to grassroots Republicans to actively persuade their friends and neighbors to vote Republican.
As PCOs, you and I play a crucial role in the party. We have been elected to vote on the rules that govern our meetings, the bylaws that govern the day to day operations of the county party and the leaders who will determine the future of the Republican Party.
I would be honored and humbled to have your support. Please call or e-mail if you have any questions and let me know if I can count on your vote this Saturday.