Upcoming events and things to do...

Please check our BENTON GOP CALENDAR for all events.

Oct. 1st, 7:30am: Meet Art Robinson at McDonalds!
Share your concerns about the problems you're seeing, and tell him how you think they should be addressed. The problems of our state are solved when breaking bread together, so come on down to the Downtown McDonald's, 300 NW 3rd St., at 7:30am and enjoy some eggs with Art and talk politics over a coffee. Get flyer or RSVP to Art Robinson.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times is hosting Candidate Forums
Wed., Oct. 1: Wards 5 & 6 (No Republicans running)
Thurs., Oct. 2: Wards 7 & 8 - Paul Woods (R) is running for Ward 7 but cannot attend. (No other Republicans running)
Fri., Oct. 3: Oregon Senate, Dist. 8, Betsy Close (R) and Sara Gelser (D) (both attending) and Oregon House, Dist. 16, Jacob Vandever (R) and Dan Rayfield (D (both attending).
Sun., Oct. 5: Mayor of Corvallis (No Republican running)
See our Benton GOP Calendar for full details.

Get campaign literature and lawn signs at GOP HQ!
Carolyn Webb, Headquarters Manager, is working hard to keep campaign materials in stock at Republican Headquarters, 2085 NW Buchanan Ave. (north of Fred Meyer) in Corvallis. (MAP)
Regular operating hours are 10am to 7pm Monday-Friday, 10am to 2pm on Saturdays and closed Sunday through Election Day, Nov. 4th.

NEW HQ phone: (541) 760-1880
HQ email: hq@bentongop.org

Now through Election Day - Get to know your Republican Candidates and help them win!
Our 2014 Candidate Wall for the Nov. 4th General Election includes photos of Republicans who are running statewide or in districts encompassing all or parts of Benton County. To learn more about these wonderful candidates, visit the "2014 Candidate Wall" on our Campaign Page and then click the candidates' photos to visit their campaign websites. They are working hard to win in November. Please consider volunteering to help them!

Tues., Oct. 7: Art Robinson presents National Security Public Forum, 6:30pm, Holiday Inn Express, Albany
Looking outside our borders, it becomes obvious that the government's first duty has to be to keep us safe. Being vigilant about threats, standing firm on protecting our national interest, and doing everything possible to provide the best for our brave men and women in uniform are all parts of this. But following the Constitution while we do so is also important. We've all seen that the bureaucrats in Washington just haven't been up to the job, however. That's why Dr. Robinson is hosting a forum on National Security, so he can hear YOUR opinions on how to handle ourselves in war and peace. Info and RSVP.

Wed., Oct. 8: Kiwanis Club of Corvallis is hosting this Oregon Senate District 8 Candidate Forum!
Senator Betsy Close (R) meets challenger Representative Sara Gelser (D) at this no-host lunchtime forum from 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 NW 9th St. The moderator, Joe Raia of CorvallisTidBits, will give each candidate three minutes for opening statements and then will open the forum to a Q&A session determined by pre-submitted questions for the candidates. Please submit your questions via email to joe@corvallistidbits.com or upon arriving at the forum. The candidates will then have two minutes for closing remarks. Space is limited so please RSVP to Joe Raia to let him know you plan to attend.

Now through Election Day - Sign up to help man Republican Headquarters!
Contact HQ Chair, Carolyn Webb at HQ:(541) 760-1880, home:(541) 745-5374, or sign up online: 2014 BentonGOP HQ Schedule

HQ Address: 2085 NW Buchanan Ave. (north of Fred Meyer) in Corvallis (MAP)
NEW HQ phone: (541) 760-1880
HQ email: hq@bentongop.org
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Welcome newly elected Precinct Committee Persons (PCP's)!

Congratulations on your May 20, 2014 election to serve as a Benton County Republican Precinct Committee Person! And welcome to our new PCP's who have been appointed to serve since the May Primary. PCP's and officers make up the Benton County Republican Central Committee. Unless otherwise specified, Central Committee meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month. On June 24th (an off schedule event) we held a combined social get-together and brief business meeting with great food and a visit from candidates Sen. Betsy Close for Oregon Senate (Dist. 8) and Jerry Jackson for County Commissioner. Then, on July 15th we held our first regular Central Committee meeting with trainings on giving a coffee and working with voter's lists. We urge you all to attend these meetings so that we all are prepared for success in the November General Election. We highly advise all PCP's to visit the Benton County PCP's website often for PCP announcements and important information provided by Kristie Hernandez, Benton County Republican PCP Organization Chair. We have a permanent link for PCP's on the menu bar above.

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Jackson resigns as Benton County Republican Party Chair to focus on campaign, Hutchinson steps up to serve

Benton County Republican Central Committee Chairman, Jerry J. Jackson, Sr., who is running as the Republican candidate for Benton County Commissioner, Position 1, has resigned his chairmanship to concentrate on his campaign. First Vice Chair, Stan Baker, has resigned due to family health matters so Second Vice Chair, Al Hutchinson has become chairman pro tempore. Also resigning is Jeff Merten, Third Vice Chair, who has moved out of state. The Executive Committee welcomes Al Hutchinson's interim leadership and extends sincere appreciation to Jerry Jackson, Stan Baker and Jeff Merten for their service to the local party.

NEWS REGARDING ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Events and campaigning activities are coming one after another through the Mid-Term Elections on November 4th and, since an organizational meeting for the election of all officers is required within 30 days after Nov. 4, the Executive Committee decided that there will be no election to fill current vacancies between now and then. Watch for details on the organizational meeting... Read More......