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  • published The BIG 4-0 2020-07-24 17:09:39 -0400

    The BIG 4-0

    Today, we are celebrating Chairman Joel Freeman's big 4-0. 

    We hope you will join in the celebration with a $40 contribution!

    Happy Birthday Joel!

    Donate

  • published Kent County August Convention in Upcoming Events 2020-07-16 13:07:45 -0400

    Kent County August Convention

    Official Call

    Kent County Republican Convention

    There shall be a meeting of duly elected Precinct Delegates and the At-Large Delegates to the County Convention at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 13, 2020 via teleconference call. Details for the teleconference call will be sent to delegates one week prior to the August Convention.

    The purpose of this meeting shall be to elect Delegates and Alternates to the August 29, 2020 State Convention. The purpose of the State Convention is to elect 16 Presidential Electors and nominate two candidates for each of the following offices: Michigan Supreme Court, State Board of Education, Michigan State University Board of Trustees, University of Michigan Board of Regents and Wayne State University Board of Governors.

    If you wish to be a delegate to the August State Republican Convention, you must submit your intent to the Chairman. Please submit your name and other required information at www.kentgop.org/2020convention or email the chair’s designee, Luke Arends, at larends@kentgop.org. Names must be submitted before Wednesday, August 12 at 5pm.

    ONLY Precinct Delegates duly elected at the August 4, 2020 Primary Election, the most recent Republican nominees for County and State Legislative offices, the Michigan Congressional Delegation, the Republican National Committeeman and National Committeewoman from Michigan, and Michigan Republican Party Officers where such person resides in the county will be seated and considered eligible to vote at this convention. 

    Sincerely,

    Joel Freeman

     

    IF YOU WISH TO BE A DELEGATE TO THE AUGUST 29 STATE CONVENTION, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

    WHEN
    August 13, 2020 at 7pm
    WHERE
    Teleconference
    rsvp

  • published Yard Signs 2020-07-15 13:54:03 -0400

    Yard Signs

    Thank you for helping our Republican Team by displaying a yard sign!

    Please note: We are offering yard signs at our Kent GOP curbside. When you arrive to our headquarters, please call us at 616-459-0141 and let us know which signs you would like. A member of our staff or volunteer will then deliver them to you in our parking lot.

    We currently have yard signs for the following candidates:

    Donald J. Trump*

    John James for Senate*

    Lynn Afendoulis for Congress

    Peter Meijer for Congress

    Tom Norton for Congress

    Bill Huizenga for Congress

    Michelle LaJoye-Young for Kent Co. Sheriff

    Ken Yonker for Kent Co. Drain Commissioner

    Peter MacGregor for Kent Co. Treasurer

    Lisa Posthumus Lyons for Kent Co. Clerk

    Steve Johnson for State Representative, 72nd State House District

    RJ Regan for State Representative, 73rd State House District 

    Bryan Posthumus for State Representative, 73rd State House District

    John Inhulsen for State Representative, 73rd State House District

    Mark Huizenga for State Representative, 74th State House District 

    Diane Jones for Kent Co. Board of Commissioners, 4th District 

    Stan Stek for Kent Co. Board of Commissioners, 6th District

    Timothy Walenga for Kent Co. Board of Commissioners, 6th District

    Stan Ponstein for Kent Co. Board of Commissioners, 7th District

    Cris Birdsong for Kent Co. Board of Commissioners, 19th District 

    *Limit 2 per household


  • published Town Hall with Joe Farrington in Latest News 2020-07-03 13:04:50 -0400

    Town Hall with Joe Farrington

    On July 1, the Kent GOP hosted a Virtual Town Hall with 3rd District Congressional Candidate, Joe Farrington. To see a recording of the town hall, see below.

    NOTE: On several occasions the candidate uses strong language.


  • published Town Hall with Emily Rafi in Latest News 2020-06-25 08:47:50 -0400

    Town Hall with Emily Rafi

    On June 24, the Kent GOP hosted a Virtual Town Hall with 3rd District Congressional Candidate, Emily Rafi. To see a recording of the town hall, see below.


  • published Town Hall with Lynn Afendoulis in Latest News 2020-06-23 08:26:13 -0400

    Town Hall with Lynn Afendoulis

    On June 22, the Kent GOP hosted a Virtual Town Hall with 3rd District Congressional Candidate, Lynn Afendoulis. To see a recording of the town hall, see below.


  • published Town Hall with Tom Norton in Latest News 2020-06-17 19:27:40 -0400

    Town Hall with Tom Norton

    On June 17, the Kent GOP hosted a Virtual Town Hall with 3rd District Congressional Candidate, Tom Norton. To see a recording of the town hall, see below.


  • published Commissioner Thiel - Working for You! 2020-06-17 11:48:35 -0400

  • published Town Hall with Peter Meijer in Latest News 2020-06-15 22:48:23 -0400

    Town Hall with Peter Meijer

    On June 15, the Kent GOP hosted a Virtual Town Hall with 3rd District Congressional Candidate, Peter Meijer. To see a recording of the town hall, see below. For other Town Hall segments, please CLICK HERE.


  • published Upcoming Virtual Town Halls in Latest News 2020-06-15 12:12:57 -0400

    Upcoming Virtual Town Halls

    The Kent GOP is excited to be hosting several upcoming virtual town halls with candidates for the 3rd Congressional District.

    We have a number of great candidates running to represent the people of the 3rd Congressional District and this is an opportunity for you to have your questions answered by the candidates!

    The town hall will be held using ZOOM. You will need to RSVP for the event and an email with the link to join will be sent to you.

    During the town hall, you will be able to submit questions using the Q&A section on your screen. You can also watch LIVE on our Facebook page.

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  • Statement on Justin Amash’s Exploratory Committee Announcement

    Kent County Republican Chair Joel Freeman, Ionia County Republican Chair Miranda Sharp - Boisseau, Barry County Republican Chair Vivian Conner, Calhoun County Chair Jeannie Birchfield, and Michigan Republican Third District Chairman, Terri Lynn Land, issued this statement following  Justin Amash’s  announcement he's  forming a Presidential Exploratory Committee.

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  • published Filing Deadline Statement in Latest News 2020-04-21 19:38:56 -0400

    Filing Deadline Statement

    Kent County Republican Party Chairman, Joel Freeman made the following statement about today’s candidate filing deadline:

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  • published Kent GOP E-News - 4/14/2020 in Latest News 2020-04-14 10:22:27 -0400

    Kent GOP E-News - 4/14/2020

    From our Chair

    Greetings, 

    Given the latest order from Governor Whitmer, the Kent GOP Gerald R. Ford Republican Headquarters is closed through April 30. Also, all events are canceled from now until April 30. 

    Although we are closed, staff is continuing to work from home and are available to assist you and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact the Kent GOP at 616-459-0141 and leave a message, and one of our staff members will follow up with you. 

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  • published Sign the Petition in Get Involved 2020-04-10 23:37:54 -0400

    Sign the Petition

    SIGN THE PETION 

    TELL GOVERNOR WHITMER THAT MICHIGAN SHOULD BE SAFELY OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

     

    We recognize the importance of the current Public Health Emergency but we believe the latest Executive Order will take Michigan in the wrong direction. We call on the Governor to work with the Michigan Legislature to ensure businesses who are able to open safely, are allowed to do so. 

     

    711 signatures

    We recognize the importance of the current Public Health Emergency but we believe the latest Executive Order will take Michigan in the wrong direction. We call on the Governor to work with the Michigan Legislature to ensure businesses who are able to open safely, are allowed to do so. 

    Add signature

  • published Virtual Trainings 4/6/2020 in Latest News 2020-04-07 10:17:08 -0400

    Virtual Trainings 4/6/2020

    We hope this finds you safe and healthy.

    There are a number of virtual trainings being held this week. If you're looking for a way to help President Trump and the Republican ticket this year, we encourage you to attend one of the trainings listed below.

     

    Kent County Trump Victory Training

    Tuesday, April 07, 20
    02:00 pm (EDT)
    TO RSVP, CLICK LINK BELOW:

    Team Trump Online! with Lara Trump

    Tue, April 07, 20
    08:00 pm (EDT)
    TO RSVP, CLICK LINK BELOW:
     

    Michigan Virtual Trump Victory Leadership Initiative Training with guest RNC Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel

    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
    01:00 pm (EDT)
    TO RSVP, CLICK LINK BELOW:
     

    Women for Trump EMPOWER Hour! with Lara Trump

    Thursday, April 09, 2020
    01:00 pm (EDT)
    TO RSVP, CLICK LINK BELOW:

     


  • 2020 April State Convention Delegates - Kent County

    Listed below are the names of Kent County Precinct Delegates who have emailed their desire to attend the April 24 & 25 State Convention in Novi, MI. (Rescheduled to June 13, 2020).

    The following names were submitted prior to 7pm on Thursday, March 26 and will make up Kent County's delegation to the State Convention being held on June 13, 2020.

    Thank you for your continued understanding.

    Second Congressional District (34 Delegates/34 Alternates)

                   Delegates

    1 Gary Carey
    2 Kevin Heine
    3 Jon Chulski
    4 Phil Smith
    5 Bernadette Smith
    6 Elaina Huizenga
    7 Paul Cordes
    8 Bill Witte
    9 Brian Patrick
    10 Rusty Richter
    11 Pamela Richter
    12 Brian Buck
    13 Bev VanderWood
    14 Dave Dishaw
    15 Tim Walenga
    16 Ryan Malinoski
    17 Jessica Ann Tyson
    18 Craig Tyson
    19 Joanne Voorhees
    20 Harold Voorhees
    21 Joyce Smith
    22 Shirley Ansara
    23 Anita Christopher
    24 Rob VerHeulen
    25 Norma VerHeulen
    26 Zachary Sikkema
    27 Levi Cipcic
    28 Lyle Vogler
    29 Dustin VanderZanden
    30 Carla Hendon
    31 Lee White
    32 Dan Burrill
    33 Leesa Burrill
    34 Denise Kolesar

    Third Congressional District (108 Delegates/108 Alternates)

                  Delegates

    1 Cris Birdsong
    2 Luke Arends
    3 Joel Freeman
    4 Eileen McNeil
    5 RJ Regan
    6 Kelli Saunders
    7 Abigail Oliver
    8 Charlie Secchia
    9 Patricia Loftis
    10 Dan Hibma
    11 Charles Kitchel
    12 Sylvia Murphy
    13 Kathy Clark
    14 Gregg Stephenson
    15 Linda Stephenson
    16 Mike Farage
    17 Mark Gurley
    18 Jody Avery
    19 Michael Sullivan
    20 Cody Mott
    21 Meghan Koorndyk
    22 Dan Koorndyk
    23 Mary Koorndyk
    24 Keith Hinkle
    25 Pam Hooker
    26 Tom Hooker
    27 Gilbert Labay
    28 Gordon Labay
    29 Richard Keizer
    30 Alan Jazwiak
    31 Karen Machiorlatti-Waldron
    32 David Vandebunte
    33 Rich
    Houskamp
    34 Rene
    Houskamp
    35 Don Regan
    36 Craig Talsma
    37 Cherry Talsma
    38 Roger Braybrook
    39 Sue Braybrook
    40 Sam Moore
    41 Steve Kenyon
    42 Brenda Wodarski
    43 Judy Kelly
    44 Jake Davenport
    45 Tom Norton
    46 Jami Norton
    47 Chrissie MacGregor
    48 Lindsay Thiel
    49 Shana Shroll
    50 Erica Brethauer
    51 Kyle Brethauer
    52 Casey VanderWeide
    53 Samuel VanderWeide
    54 Nick Arends
    55 Ben Greene
    56 Emerson Silvernail
    57 Adam Erber
    58 Matt Crehan
    59 Liz Johnson
    60 Jimmie Johnson
    61 Donijo DeJonge
    62 Keith DeJonge
    63 Jeff Gooder
    64 Emily Brieve
    65 Mark Brieve
    66 Noah Jones
    67 Gavyn Webb
    68 Jennifer Hendricks
    69 Mike Hewitt
    70 Jan Weller
    71 Wayne  Weller
    72 Matt Kallman
    73 Jennifer Kallman
    74 Anna McCambridge
    75 Alexander Suli
    76 Josie Kornev
    77 Arthur Zima
    78 Edna Zima
    79 Audrey Best
    80 Mitch Arends
    81 Theresa Emshwiller
    82 Jeanine Herlacher
    83 Elyse Sholtis

     

     

    *Updated: 3/26/2020 at 7:00pm


  • published Find Your Polling Location in Get Involved 2020-02-27 13:09:06 -0500

  • published Lincoln Day Dinner in Upcoming Events 2020-02-05 14:25:23 -0500

    Lincoln Day Dinner

    Join us at the 2020 Kent GOP Lincoln Day Dinner!


    Reminder: Members of the Kent GOP Major Donor and Pachyderm Clubs receive TWO complimentary tickets to the Photo Reception and Dinner. Members of the 500 and Ford Clubs receive ONE complimentary ticket to dinner. Contact Luke at larends@kentgop.org to reserve your spot.

    Interested in supporting the event with a sponsorship? CLICK HERE for full sponsorship details.

    Contact the Kent GOP at 616-459-0141 with any questions.

    WHEN
    October 14, 2020 at 6:30pm
    WHERE
    Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
    187 Monroe Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    United States
    Google map and directions
    $100.00 USD · rsvp

  • wants to volunteer 2018-10-30 19:13:39 -0400

    GOTV Thursday 2018

    We are in a sprint to Election Day 2018 and we NEED YOUR HELP! Sign up for a shift to help us drop literature throughout Kent County in support of our Republican candidates!

    When you arrive we will have everything you need and if this is your first time, we will make sure to partner you with a seasoned campaigner.

     

     

    Become a volunteer

  • published Elected Officials - Kent County in Our Party 2020-03-19 21:36:52 -0400