The Kitsap County Republican Party is dedicated to preserving a republican form of government. That is a government which acknowledges individual persons have rights which are prior to and superior to all human legislation. We certify candidates as Republican if they understand that individual rights are not up for a vote.
We have identified those candidates running for office who agree with this core principle. We then judge candidates against our platform for possible endorsement. After research and interviews, the Kitsap County Republican Party recommends the following candidates as those we believe are deserving of your vote.
No one is telling you how to vote. We are sharing our research with you to help you make your best choice.
If the office is non-partisan, there are more than one certified Republican or the candidate is from another party who is running against someone who filed as Republican, we may use the term “recommended” rather than “endorse.” Either term, however, is a recommendation to you, the voter, that this is the best candidate for the office.
The following are Endorsed or Recommended:
Congressional District 6 U.S. Representative – Elizabeth Kreiselmaier
Governor – We have several Candidates for Governor. Phil Fortunato, Anton Sakharov, Joshua Freed, Loren Culp, and Tim Eyman have all been certified as Republicans. We will be honored to stand behind the one or two who prevail in the Primary.
Lieutenant Governor – Recommend Marty McClendon
Secretary of State – Kim Wyman
State Treasurer – Duane Davidson
State Auditor – Chris Leyba
Attorney General – Matt Larkin
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Maia Espinoza
Insurance Commissioner – Recommend Anthony Welti (Libertarian)
23rd Legislative District
State Senator – Pam Madden Boyer
Representative Pos. 1 – April Ferguson
Representative Pos. 2 – Elaina Gonzales-Blanton
26th Legislative District
Representative Pos. 1 – Jesse Young
Representative Pos. 2 – Alisha Beeler
35th Legislative District
Representative Pos. 1 – Dan Griffey
Representative Pos. 2 – Drew MacEwan
County Commissioner (our most important race)
District 1 (North Kitsap) – Scott Henden
District 2 (South Kitsap) – Marcus Carter
(Note: Oran Root, candidate for District 2, has been certified as a Republican, but no decision was made on endorsement.)
Superior Court – Recommend Tina Robinson