Party w/the Party! ECRP’S Annual June Event



Please join the Emmet County Republican Party Executive Committee and your GOP friends at our annual June event.  Due to Nub’s Nob redoing their kitchen, we’ve relocated the party this year to Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club located 4 miles north of Harbor Springs off M-119 600 Birchwood Dr.

Master of Ceremonies: State House Representative and Speaker Pro Tempore Lee Chatfield

Guests of Honor: House Speaker Tom Leonard; various candidates for local, state, and national office

Price per person: $35; Reception (cash bar) begins at 5:00 p.m.

Checks can be made to: ECRP and mailed to Emmet County Republican Party, P.O. Box 2100, Petoskey, MI  49770. This is the Emmet County Republican Party’s main fundraising event of the year which has been traditionally held at Nub’s Nob. Your contribution will help us elect solid Republicans to public office, as well as spread our Party’s message! Questions? Please contact Lou Zako, or 231-526-5095.

Candidate Colbeck Coming to Petoskey

All Are Welcome; Congressman Meet and Greet

All are invited to attend the [Jack] Bergman Meet and Greet immediately following the Stafford’s Top of Michigan marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K on May 26th.

The General is running the 5k. After completing the run, he will host the meet and greet. The event will be at 10:30 am at The Pier restaurant in Harbor Springs. Refreshments and Bergman swag will be provided. No R.S.V.P. needed. This is an open invite, so please spread the word!

Zako: “No” to Recreational Marijuana

In his latest piece, Lou Zako, the conservative columnist for the Petoskey News-Review, opines about the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana.

Dr. Zako, who is also a semi-retired physician, writes, “There is a growing body of evidence of the damage to the brains of teenagers from regular marijuana usage, and a growing number of traffic accidents and deaths due to driving by those who are ‘stoned.’ Further, the confusion over the legal status of marijuana usage, with it currently being illegal under federal law, while legal under state law in a number of states, leads to the same confused ‘public approach to this issue as the example of illegal immigration being ‘illegal’ under federal law, while ‘legal’ in some states and some cities. For those who doubt that marijuana is a gateway drug to addiction by narcotics and other hard drugs, I would challenge the reader to talk to a number of addicts or recovering addicts for their views on this question.”

As is said on the internets, read the whole thing!

P.S. Here is the language of the 2018 Michigan initiative that, if it passes, would regulate marijuana like alcohol.

Last Day to File for Precinct Delegate: May 8

Friendly reminder. In order to be on the ballot as a candidate for county convention delegate (precinct delegate) for the August 7th primary, you must file an Affidavit of Identity. The affidavit can be obtained from the clerk of the county. There is no cost to do this.

The paperwork must be submitted to the Emmet County clerk by 4:00 pm, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Withdrawal deadline elapses at 4:00 pm, May 11, 2018.)

Community Security Discussion by Think Tank Fellow

Note: The ECRP website links to the Heritage Foundation on its research page.

Discuss: Public Transit

Commissioner Stakoe

The Emmet County Republican Party will host a discussion on Public Transportation Service for Emmet County.  Please join us, and share your input at our next General Meeting at the Northern Lights Recreation Center (Conference Room) on M-119, April 23rd, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

Presenters on this topic will be Emmet County Commissioner John Stakoe and Scott Smith, former Emmet County Commission candidate.

Note: The Emmet County Ad Hoc Public Transit committee, which meets during daytime working hours, consistently hears from the public transit advocates and not nearly enough from the taxpayers. Don’t let this important opportunity – to air your concerns, ask your questions – pass you by. Bring a friend or neighbor!

Meet-and-Greet-and-Eat Event

Precinct Delegates: Filing Deadline Approaching

Interested in becoming an elected GOP Precinct Delegate? Or in running for PD re-election? Then, please see, below, important dates and filing deadlines.

Note: Dates are subject to change through legislative action, but the deadline to file an Affidavit of Identity to the clerk of  [Emmet] county is May 8, 2018, 4:00 p.mDelegates are elected to two-year terms. Here’s how the ballot is shaping up (so far).


NCMC College Republicans Gather

If you are a student at North Central Michigan College and would like to become politically engaged, consider attending the College Student Republicans’ first meeting on April 11th, 6:30 p.m. at the Northern Lights Recreation Center in Harbor Springs. Contact information is provided in the flyer.

  • 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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