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Skamania County Republican Party

Republican Party of Skamania County, Washington

Skamania County is nestled in the Southwest portion of Washington State and falls within Washington State's 17th Legislative District. The county was founded in 1854 and derives its name from the Cascades Chinook word sk'mániak, meaning "swift waters".

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The Skamania County Republican Party has a long history standing on strong constitutional principles and values. Our platform consists of enduring principles and prudent thought, not passing conveniences with little thought for the future. Our platform rests on proven truths as it looks ahead, in order to deal with present and future challenges. We offer our fellow Skamania county residents our assurance that our ideals are those that will unify our county, state and country.

The SCRP is propelled by a set of strong core values and a passion for protecting, preserving, and defending liberty as outlined by the Constitution. These principles, derived directly from the wisdom of America’s Founders, serve as constant reminders to us as we seek to advance the cause of liberty.

We believe that principled leadership must stand upon foundation and core values that transcend time and societal pressures. We affirm the truths of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution that tie us to principled governance. We understand the principles of smaller government, lower taxes, personal responsibility, the right to keep and bear arms and the sanctity of human life.

We understand the difficulty in advancing these ideas in the arena of a decidedly left-leaning media culture. We believe ‘these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among which are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” We believe that to secure these God-given rights, government are instituted among men and women, deriving their powers from the consent of the governed.

The SCRP is made of and welcomes men and women and of all creeds and colors. We are thankful for the beauty of where we live and the neighbors we are blessed with. We believe that the United States of America is an exceptional nation that in its creation broke the historical norm. We are grateful for being self-governing and free citizens and understand the debt we owe for those who paved the way before us. SCRP understands the duty to pass on the blessing of liberty to our children and grandchildren.

What We Stand For


We believe that the GOP, at all levels, should exist to support the inalienable rights put forth by the founders in the Declaration of Independence. Therefore, we support legislation and governance that is pro-life, pro-liberty and pro-pursuit of happiness. We believe that a more originalist view of the rights and responsibilities contained in the US Constitution has best helped guard these inalienable rights.


We believe the primary authority and responsibility for educating children resides with the parents, not the federal government, its agencies or programs. Therefore, we demand local control in education, school choice for parents, including but not limited to

Public, Private, Charter and Home Education. We support basic education as well as the teaching of the theories of both evolution and intelligent design.


We oppose the illicit use of drugs. We support penalties for anyone convicted of distribution of drugs to minors. We support truth in sentencing and the death penalty. We support strict constitutional interpretation by the courts. We support State sovereignty on these issues.


We support the first amendment and understand it to include all individuals, as well as groups. We proclaim the sanctity of human life and support its protection from conception to natural death. We affirm the right to religious expression in public and private settings. We seek a judicial system that is supportive of the negative (natural) rights contained in the US Constitution, and we are opposed to favoritism inherent in the legislating of positive (bestowed by government) rights.


We support the re-affirmation of the Second Amendment as an individual’s right (as upheld by Heller and McDonald decisions). We support the passage of “Castle Doctrine” legislation for Washington State and support passage of HR822 and/or similar legislation codifying the “right” to “concealed carry reciprocity” per Article 4, Sec. 1, U.S. Constitution known as the full faith and credit clause.


We support the Constitution of the United States. The 10th amendment as written should be adhered to. We demand the President, members of Congress, and administrative branch appointees act in accordance with the Constitution and within the scope of their Oath of Office.


We believe that a balance can and must be reached between earning a livelihood and the need to protect the environment. We call for responsible policies that respect balance between property rights, stable jobs and sound environmental practices. We support prohibiting foreign influence over environmental policies and promoting more local control. We urge following the Healthy Forest Initiative to actively manage the forest resources.


We encourage and promote multiple uses of forest and natural resources to stabilize and build our rural community economy providing needed jobs and opportunities. Rural communities are suffering economic hardship and a lack of employment opportunities, while a wealth of resources and opportunities are present and should be available for small business development, as originally intended by the Organic Administration Act of 1897 and later by Gifford Pinchot, first chief of the US Forest Service.

We support a complete audit of the United States Federal Reserve system.


Health care is a personal issue and individuals can make a better decision about their own care than government. We oppose mandates for immunizations. We support reform that provides choice and availability in cost effective ways. We support tax exempt medical savings accounts and reform to prevent frivolous lawsuits, which raise health care costs. We oppose any legislation, mandate or law that forces citizens to purchase healthcare insurance or penalize them for not acquiring health insurance.


We support existing special use taxes being used for what they were intended, especially in the area of transportation. We urge transportation agency performance reviews and sales tax exemptions for road construction and maintenance.


We strongly support the strict adherence to the constitutional guidelines for declaring war, securing our borders and strengthening our Military. We reject any international control of U.S. Forces and the trying of U.S. troops for war crimes by foreign entities. We support enforcing the current immigration laws and ending birthright citizenship for those born to non-U.S. citizens. We believe that our national borders should be secured against entry by undocumented aliens. We oppose the current nuclear deal (JCPOA) with Iran. We define radical Islamic terrorism as an enemy of the State.


We recognize the destructive and insidious nature of UN Agenda 21, reject it and expose to the public and public policy members the dangerous intent of the plan, resolving that no local government or citizens are legally bound by United Nations Agenda 21 or any international entity.


We support private accounts under Social Security.


Private Property rights are fundamental to our personal freedoms. The constitution establishes government to secure those rights. We call for fair market value compensation to private landowners for any form of taking of private lands. We oppose any taking of any private land to being converted to any non-government (third party) ownership. Counties should have their taxable land base preserved by receiving a parcel of equal value for all acreage purchased by a public, federal or state agency. In lieu of the property replacement, counties should be guaranteed under a Congressional Act, a permanent subsidy to be adjusted periodically for increased valuations and inflation.


Due to lack of appropriate management, which has severely affected the ability of local communities to sustain an economy that allows them to provide basic education and government services, we believe that federal ownership of public lands should be transferred to state and local control. Further, the federal government should be prohibited from acquiring any additional lands.


We oppose the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act for its far reaching effects on private property ownership and management; however, we support the need for local involvement in the Gorge commission which gives our county the only voice we have in the management of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act.


We define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.


We support abolishing the IRS. We support replacing the federal income tax with a flat, fair, or sales tax. We oppose the death tax. We support the continuation of federal tax cuts. We seek for all special, county, state or taxing district taxes to be used only for the purposes for which they were passed. We seek all new State taxes levied be approved by 2/3 vote of the state legislature and all new local taxes be approved by 2/3 vote of the people.

Skamania County Republican Party Leadership

Chairman:  D. Mike Collins

Vice Chair:  Treva Mahar

State Committeeman:  Dan Boyes

State Committeewoman:  Donna Boyes

Treasurer:  Treva Mahar

Secretary:  Karen Leckie

Skamania County Precinct Officers (PCOs)

PCOs are elected to represent the precinct they live in, and are responsible for relaying the concerns, suggestions, or opinions of fellow Republicans to leadership in order to prioritize the party’s agenda.

Precinct # Precinct Name PCO
#100 Bear Prairie Julie Martin
#101 Mt. Pleasant Vacant
#102 Skye Mike Collins
#103 Upper Washougal      Dena Thorp
#104 Lewis River Vacant
#105 Cape Horn Richard Mahar
#106 Skamania Donna Boyes
#201 Cascades Vacant
#202 North Bonneville Adam Schaeffer
#203 Rock Creek Bob Talent
#204 Maple View Scott Yerrick
#205 North Stevenson Dave McKenzie
#206 Stevenson South Vacant
#207 Nelson Creek Stephen Wozny
#208 Carson Creek Mathew Joy
#300 Stabler Asa Leckie
#303 Wind River Vacant
#304 Hot Springs North Jerry McDonald
#305 Hot Springs South John Valnes
#307 Wind Mountain Mary Corey
#309 Chenowith Liz Green
#310 Underwood North Tommy Campbell
#311 Underwood South Trevor Marquis

Visit this webpage to find out which precinct you live in:
Skamania County Precincts Map

In The News

Preserving Washougal & West End Rural Character

Reading The Second Amendment

Will Tax Cuts Bring On Armageddon?

Preventing a Local and State Income Tax

History Is on the Side of Tax Cuts

Paying For Tax Cuts?    Whose Money Is It?

The Historical Lessons of Lower Tax Rates

Event Calendar

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Monthly Meetings

Meetings are typically held at the Hegewald Center located at 710 Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA at 6:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of every month. We encourage you to come and support our mission to bring decision making back to the local level.