Opportunities for Grass-Roots Involvement

The next few weeks offer opportunities to get involved in local politics.

Executive Committee Openings

First, the party is looking to fill two Legislative Co-Chair seats. “Leg. Chairs” as they are referred to are members of the Cache GOP’s Executive Committee. They assist in local Republican events like the County Convention, the Lincoln Dinner, parades, and the party’s booth at the Cache County Fair. They also support and assist Republican nominees. Leg. Chairs are also state and county delegates, and have a voice in elections and party issues.

The openings are for the 4th and 5th Legislative Districts, and result from resignations. Cache Central Committee members will choose the interim Leg. Chairs to fill the remainder of those terms (which expire in the Spring of 2017) at their meeting Oct. 5. If interested, please send notice to Boyd Pugmire no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 4, 2016. More information, including precincts in those legislative districts, is posted here.

Cache Central Committee Meeting Oct. 5

The Cache Central Committee itself is a grassroots body. It includes all the Precinct leaders elected at the most recent caucus meetings. The Cache Central Committee governs the affairs of the Cache Republican Party; members may propose bylaw changes; and members vote to elect the County Party Executive Committee members at the County Organizing Convention in odd-numbered years. Precinct chairs, vice chairs, secretaries and treasurers, please plan to attend the meeting Oct. 5.

Oct. 14 Patriotic Event

More details are coming, but this is slated to be a first annual special Patriotic event which includes patriotic music, messages, and honors. Rep. Rob Bishop, State Auditor John Dougall, and State Treasurer David Damschen will be there. The event is at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Sky View High School in Smithfield.

Encouraging the Vote

With the election coming up, it’s an important responsibility that Precinct Leaders encourage precinct members to vote. All of Cache County is now vote by mail, and ballots will be mailed out to homes Oct. 18. There are several opportunities to help with canvassing in local races. If available, please contact county party leaders.

Legislative Town Halls

While not directly sponsored by the Cache GOP, these events have been put together by our local Republicans in the State Legislature and are an informative way to learn about current issues. The September Town Hall will focus on Education Funding and is set for Sept. 22 at the new Ridgeline High School. October’s Town Hall is proposed to also focus on Education.