Attend the 2015 Region VII Lincoln Day Dinner

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”

Abraham Lincoln


Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Lemhi, Jefferson, Madison, Teton Counties


Saturday, February 21, 2015

5:00 VIP Special Reception • 6:00 Social Hour • 7:00 Dinner

Shilo Inn Convention Center, Idaho Falls

 Invited Guest Speaker

Representative Raul Labrador

Special Invited Guests

National and State Constitutional Officers

We are asking for your support of Region VII’s annual Republican fund raising event!  Money raised by the sale of tables pays the expenses of the event and allows 100% of the general admission ticket sales to be distributed to the nine counties in Region VII.

Each corporate or individual sponsor will be acknowledged in the printed program and from the podium. Ten tickets to the event are included with purchase of a full table, five tickets for purchase of a half table. Reserved seating will be provided at individual tables prominently identified with the sponsor’s name.

Corporate sponsors will be hosted at a Special Reception with the Congressional Delegation and State Elected Officials.

 Contributions may be mailed to:        

Stephanie Gifford, Region VII Treasurer

 4699 E. Sunnyside Road 

Idaho Falls, ID   83406

Tax ID No. 82-0404932         (208) 529-6520

ACTION: “Add the Words” Hearing

As you may know, the Idaho State Legislature will be holding a hearing with regard to “Adding the Words” with regard to sexual orientation and gender discrimination.  If you feel passionately about this issue, we’d urge you to contact your Representatives in the legislature.

You can write emails or make phone calls, but do it sooner rather than later.

Here are some resources you can use as you consider what to say:

2 Talking Points for Idaho – SOGI 101

3 ADF Talking Points – SOGI 1-19-15

4 Sample Letters – SOGI – 2015

5 Add the Words Outline – 1-26-15

6 Thoughts For SOGI testimony


House State Affairs Committee


Chairman Thomas

Rep. Vito Barbieri:

Rep. Gayle

Rep. Ken Andrus:

Rep. Linden Bateman:

Rep. Lynn Luker:

Rep. Brent Crane:

Rep. Joe Palmer:

Rep. Kathleen Sims:

Rep. James Holtzclaw:

Rep. Don Cheatham:

Rep. Shannon McMillan:

Rep. Pete Nielsen:

Rep. Elaine Smith:

Rep. Melissa Winthrow:

Rep. Paulette Jordan:

Rep. John

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Election Night Results Party

We’d like to invite you to join us in viewing the election night results at the Bonneville County Republican Headquarters (805 so Holmes – the former Bills Bike shop) starting at 7pm on Tuesday November 4th.

We will have pulled pork sandwiches and drinks, and please bring a salad, side, or dessert to share.

Feel free to invite others to come watch the results roll in with us. Thanks for helping elect Republicans!

Republican Candidate Bus Tour to Visit Idaho Falls Oct 20

Please join us in welcoming local and statewide Republican candidates for office as we host a dinner meet and greet at the Bonneville County HQ at 805 S Holmes Ave (the old Bills Bike Shop building).

The event will begin at 6:00pm and continue until 8:00pm on Monday, October 20th.  There will be hot dogs, popcorn, and soda for everyone, and balloons for the kids, so please bring the whole family.

american_flagEach candidate will speak for 2-3 minutes and then stick around to meet and greet supporters.

Please come and invite your friends and neighbors!

General Election November 4th

On November 4th, we will elect leaders at the county, state, and federal levels. We’d urge you to research the candidates and to make it a priority to get your vote in.  As we approach the election, we’ll be hosting a number of events and hope you’ll come and listen to be better informed about the issues and the candidates’ stance.

Here is the list of candidates for offices which will be elected in Bonneville County:

United States Senator
DEM Nels Mitchell 6333 Gary Ln Boise ID 83714  
REP Jim Risch 407 W Jefferson St Boise ID 83702  
United States Representative—District 1
REP Raul R. Labrador 1846 W Rush Rd Eagle ID 83616  
DEM Shirley G. Ringo 1021 Herrington Rd Moscow ID 83843  
United States Representative—District 2
REP Mike Simpson PO Box 1541 Boise ID 83701  
DEM Richard Stallings 4004 Bear Island Park ID 83429  
DEM A.J. Balukoff 4621 Hillcrest View Dr Boise ID 83705  
LIB John T. Bujak 1674 S Water Leaf Ave Eagle ID 83616  
IND Jill Humble 1373 W Martin St Boise ID 83706  
REP C.L. “Butch” Otter 1009 Star Rd Star ID 83669  
CON Steve Pankey PO Box 1010 Shoshone ID 83352  
IND Pro-Life Box 5 Letha ID 83636  
W/I Larry Allen White 213 N Gateway St #304 Nampa ID 83687 (Write-In)  
Lieutenant Governor
CON David Hartigan 10282 W Granger Ave Boise ID 83704  
REP Brad Little PO Box 205 Emmett ID 83617  
DEM Bert Marley 8806 S Old Hwy 91 McCammon ID 83250  
Secretary of State
REP Lawerence E. Denney PO Box 114 Midvale ID 83645  
DEM Holli Woodings 1302 Rose Park Cir Boise ID 83702  
State Controller
REP Brandon D Woolf PO Box 2107 Boise ID 83701  
State Treasurer
REP Ron Crane PO Box 865 Nampa ID 83653  
DEM Deborah Silver 2188 Addison Ave E Twin Falls ID 83301  
Attorney General
DEM Bruce S. Bistline 44 Horizon Dr Boise ID 83702  
REP Lawrence Wasden 811 Heartland Dr Nampa ID 83686  
Superintendent of Public Instruction
DEM Jana Jones 3560 Handly Ave Idaho Falls ID 83404  
REP Sherri Ybarra 1447 NE Idarock Mountain Home ID 83647  
District Judge—District 4
  To succeed: Michael Wetherell    
NON Rebecca W. Arnold 3973 Erick Ln Boise ID 83704  
NON Samuel A. Hoagland 702 W Idaho Ste 1100 Boise ID 83702  
District Judge—District 7
  To succeed: Jon J. Shindurling    
NON Bruce L. Pickett 605 N Capital Ave Idaho Falls ID 83402  
NON Stevan H. Thompson 7536 Rams Horn Cir Idaho Falls ID 83406
State Representative, Position A—District 30
CON David G Hay 3280 Central Ave Ammon ID 83406  
REP Jeff Thompson 1739 Peggy’s Ln Idaho Falls ID 83402  
State Representative, Position B—District 30
CON Robert D. Gorgoglione Sr. 3713 Deloy Dr Apt 4 Idaho Falls ID 83401  
REP Wendy Horman

1860 Heather Cir Idaho Falls ID 83406

State Senator—District 32
DEM Bob Fitzgerald 4079 N 3000 W Tetonia ID 83452  
REP John H. Tippets 610 Red Canyon Rd Bennington ID 83254  
State Representative, Position A—District 32
REP Marc Gibbs 632 Hwy 34 Grace ID 83241  
DEM Alice Stevenson 1101 E 5250 S Victor ID 83455  
State Representative, Position B—District 32
REP Tom Loertscher 1357 Bone Rd Iona ID 83427  
DEM Ashlee F. Stalcup 150 E 3rd S Soda Springs ID 83276  
State Senator—District 33
REP Bart M. Davis PO Box 50660 Idaho Falls ID 83405  
State Representative, Position A—District 33
DEM John Boyd Radford 220 Tautphaus Dr Idaho Falls ID 83402  
REP Janet Trujillo 3144 Disney Dr Idaho Falls ID 83404  
State Representative, Position B—District 33
REP Linden B. Bateman 170 E 23rd St Idaho Falls ID 83404  
DEM Jim De Angelis 2983 Chaparral Dr Idaho Falls ID 83404  
State Senator—District 34
REP Brent Hill 1010 S 2nd E Rexburg ID 83440  
State Representative, Position A—District 34
REP Ronald M. Nate 2139 Ferris Ln Rexburg ID 83440  
State Representative, Position B—District 34
REP Dell Raybould 3215 N 2000 W Rexburg ID 83440

Region VII Republican BBQ at Tautphaus Park

For over 40 years, the Region VII Republicans have hosted an annual barbecue as a means of bringing together the public, the corporate community, and political officials in support of the Republican Party.  This year the event will be held at the Tautphaus Park Hockey shelter in Idaho Falls on Thursday, August 28th, beginning at 6pm.

The BBQ dinner is served by our elected officials in appreciation of your support of their service and the Republican Party.

As a special guest speaker, we’ll hear from Matt Kibbe, an economist and well-respected policy expert, best-selling author, and President of Freedomworks, a conservative and libertarian lobbying group in Washington, DC.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.  You can get them from your Republican Precinct Committee Officer, or contact Bob Dansie at 3456 E 17th Street, Suite 185 in Idaho Falls.

We appreciate the support of the generous sponsors of this event.

Here’s a flyer that summarizes the night’s activities:

Region 7 BBQ 2014

2014 BBQ Flier Let Freedom Ring PDF

Idaho Falls Runoff Election

Because none of the candidates for the Idaho Falls City Council seats reached the 50% mark, there will now be a runoff election between the top two vote-recipients to be held on December 3rd.

No matter what happens, the Idaho Falls Council will see its most drastic change in more than two decades.The question is whether it will change for the better.The candidates are starkly different in their positions on a variety of issues. Voters must research them to determine whether their views mirror their own and lead in the direction of better governance for the city.

Below are some key differentiations.

if runoff

  • Read 17 Republican-bashing opinion pieces by Ed Marohn HERE.
  • See more about “Drinking Liberally” HERE.
  • See the candidate questionnaire responses HERE.

In runoff elections, turnout is egregiously low, and the result of the race could be drastically different based on who gets to the polls.  If you feel strongly, you must act in these ways.

  1. VOTE: Early Voting starts on the 18th at the Bonneville County Courthouse.  You can order an absentee ballot here.  Or you can go to your polling place on Dec 3rd. (You can vote in the runoff even if you didn’t vote in November).
  2. TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW: We have to get others to the polls to make their voices heard.  Post your opinions or this link on Facebook, or forward it by email.

Please act today and act aggressively to ensure that the principles you believe in have their place in municipal government.

Idaho Falls and Ammon Municipal Candidate Questionnaire Responses

In an effort to foster an informed populace and infuse the debate with issues of philosophical substance, we asked some definitive questions of each of the contested candidates for municipal office.  Our objective was to derive principles and priorities and to gauge each candidate’s ideology, capability, and rationality.

<<<Click here to see the responses from candidates in each of these races>>>

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