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Photos! Emmet County Bergman Campaign Kickoff

At the Northern Lights Recreation’s restaurant, Congressman Jack Bergman chats up constituents, friends, and supporters. This is one of his many stops around District One this past weekend. #MAGA

Photo credits: Geri S., James H.


Join Bergman 2018 Campaign Kickoff

Emmet County Commissioner Neil Ahrens, who serves on the ECRP Executive Board, is helping host the Emmet County portion of Lt. Gen. Jack Bergman’s upcoming campaign “rollout tour” of northern Michigan. Note: Congressman Bergman will be in attendance at this event.


Chatfield Hosts Coffee Klatches for Constituents

Constituents: Here’s a chance to sit down with Rep. Lee Chatfield (R-Levering), and come to one of his local “office hours” meetings in the 107th District.


Come to a Public Transit Community Dialogue

Local governments, businesses, health care and service providers, and other key community partners are invited to share their input on public transit in Emmet County at a special event January 23 in Petoskey. The Emmet County Board of Commissioners is hosting the Community Dialogue on Transit Tuesday, January 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Iron Horse Café at North Central Michigan College, 1515 Howard Street.

Public transit has been discussed in Emmet County for many years. Now, with assistance from regional partner and neutral convener Networks Northwest, Emmet County is reaching out to local businesses, organizations, government officials, and community members to help guide any transit decisions the Board of Commissioners makes. Participants will support the County’s decision-making process on the viability and potential operations of an Emmet County based transit system.

This event is open to anyone who would like to attend, but key stakeholders whose views will provide insight into particular community needs and questions have been identified and specifically invited.

“This is an opportunity for key stakeholders – like employers and businesses – to influence the County Board’s decisions on transit,” said John Stakoe, Emmet County Commissioner. “We know they’ll be impacted by issues like potential transit routes and costs, so we really need their input. Their participation will be extremely valuable to the County Board.”

There is no cost to attend, but RSVPs are required, and space is limited. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to:

Sarah Lucas at Networks Northwest
231-929-5000
sarahlucas@networksnorthwest.org

For more information, contact Lucas or John Stakoe, Emmet County Commissioner, at 248-535-5116.

Note: Commissioner Stakoe is a member of the ECRP executive board.

Update: Due to icy weather conditions the dialogue has been postponed until Feb. 7. Location TBA.


Ex-Navy Seal Exposes Child Trafficking

The Emmet County Republican Party will host its first General Meeting of 2018 on January 22 at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center, conference room, in Harbor Springs (located off M-119).

A video interview of Craig Sawyer, the founder of Vets 4 Child Rescue, will be presented. Mr. Sawyer – also a Marine veteran, former Navy SEAL, sniper, combat instructor – fights against child trafficking.

Please join us! Prior to the general meeting, the Executive Meeting will convene at 6:00 pm.


Schmidt Schedules Constitutent Coffee Hours

Save the date; plan to attend; chat up State Senator Wayne.


Young Suspends Senate Campaign

Justice Bob Young just released this statement about ending his bid to challenge U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI):

“This morning on the Frank Beckmann show I formally announced the suspension of my campaign to challenge Debbie Stabenow in 2018. The decision was dictated by political reality. While I enjoyed tremendous grassroots support from Party activists (I won every straw poll, including the Mackinac Leadership Conference poll), and I had a large volume of small donors, my campaign failed to attract enough support from the larger donors to hit important fundraising benchmarks. The goal was to replace Debbie Stabenow with a reliable conservative, not necessarily me. I remain committed to winning in November, and pledge to remain a conservative advocate for change in Washington.”

All the best to Mr. Young as he ponders his future; he’s a wonderful spokesperson for rule of law and conservative principles.


The Year in Review: Trump’s Top Ten Accomplishments

President Donald Trump had a productive year taking on the ‘fake’ media, getting a tax-cut bill passed, appointing a conservative Supreme Court justice, and doing away with ObamaCare. Phew!

This article, from The Hill, notes the Commander-in-Chief’s top ten accomplishments. Do you agree with the list? What would you add? How do you think President Trump’s first year in office went?

Going forward, will he begin to build the wall in 2018? Are you eager to read more of DJT’s tweets?

Happy New Year!! The ECRP will have a public meeting in late January; more details to follow.


Ho, Ho, Ho

The ECRP leadership wishes those in our community a Merry Christmas & a Happy Hanukkah! May your holidays be joyful and restful.

Santa Yoda makes an appearance in Emmet County

Petoskey District Library

Petoskey home


Columnist Zako Tackles Civil Discourse, Hypocrisy

Proud UM alum, Dr. Lou

Vice-chair of the ECRP, Dr. Louis Zako, gamely offers the conservative viewpoint on the editorial pages of the Petoskey News-Review.

He (recently) wrote this column, about political discourse and civility.  And this one which deals with the hypocrisy of modern-day liberalism.

Here’ a snippet from the latter column:

“Whereas liberals of past decades believed in individual liberty, a strong national defense, and championed causes which benefitted working Americans, today’s liberals concentrate on identity politics, political correctness, abortion ‘rights’ at all costs, calling anyone who disagrees with their extremist views ‘racists,’ and lust for power.”

Read it all! And a ‘keep up the good work’ for Dr. Lou for being willing/able to publicly share his opinions in the mainstream media.

Update: Here’s his first 2018 column on medical insurance.


  • ECRP Meetings/GOP Events

    -The Emmet County Republican Party will host a General Meeting on April 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center conference room. Commissioner John Stakoe and Activist Scott Smith will be speaking on the topic of public transit in Emmet County.

    - The first ECRP General Meeting of 2018 will take place on Jan. 22 at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center. A program on child trafficking will be presented.

    - The Emmet County Republican Party will host a General Meeting on October 30th at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center conference room in Harbor Springs. Petoskey School Superintendent John Scholten will be speaking about the upcoming education millage.

    - The Emmet County Republican Party will host a General Meeting on August 28th at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center conference room. KC McAlpin, Little Traverse Township precinct delegate, will be speaking about immigration reform.

    - ECRP Executive meeting, Monday, July 19, 2017, 6:00 - 6:50 pm, @Northern Lights Recreation Center

    - Emmet County Republican Party monthly meeting, Wed. April 12, 7pm @ Northern Lights Recreation Center; Speaker: County Commissioner Charlie MacInnis

    - Emmet County Republican Party meeting, Monday, March 13; 7pm at Northern Lights Recreation Center

    - March 4, 2017, Pro-Trump flashmob in Petoskey at 200 E. Lake Street from noon to 2 pm.

    February 10-11, 2017 MI GOP State Convention in Lansing

    - February 2017: NO GENERAL MEETING of ECRP or of the Executive Board

    - January 9, 2017: Jesse Osmer, Speaker
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