Polk Co. GOP makes rare primary endorsements — Mannix, Thompson

Polk County Repubicans Endorse Candidates
In Congressional District 5, House District 23 And Polk County District Attorney Races

By Polk County Republican Party

MONMOUTH The Polk County Republican Central Committee publically endorsed candidates in three different primary races at their meeting on April 22nd. The Polk County Republicans, by a unanimous vote, endorsed Kevin Mannix for the 5th Congressional District, Jim Thompson for State Representative House District 23 and Stan Butterfield for Polk County District Attorney.

“Normally we do not endorse any candidates in primary races,” said Helga Thompson, the Polk County Republican chair. “However, given the significance of the 2008 election for our nation, our state and our county, we as an organization felt that it was important to announce our support for candidates in these contested primaries that best represents our ideals.”

The Polk County Republicans are a local chapter of the Oregon Republican Party. The Polk County Republican¹s goal is two fold: register citizens to vote and educate the voters of Polk County about Republican candidates running for a public office that represents Polk County. The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at the Monmouth Public Library. The next meeting is May 13th at 7:00pm at the Monmouth Public Library. Everyone is welcome to attend.