Welcome From the Chair, Phil Henderson
On behalf of Deschutes County Republicans, welcome to our new website. We hope you find it helpful in describing our activities and explaining our positions on many issues – and also easy to use.
Deschutes Republicans welcome the participation of anyone who shares our beliefs in limited government, individual and religious liberty, fiscal responsibility and common sense in public-policy. Please join us!
You can join the Republican party if you are not already a Republican and come to our events and dinners. Follow this link to register as a Republican. If you are already a registered Republican and anxious to help reverse the Democrat policies of Oregon, please sign-up to volunteer and join our efforts. We are committed to making 2022 a very successful year for Deschutes Republicans – and will do so with your help!.
In looking back over the past year, 2021 has been a very active year for Deschutes Republicans. We have a new website, an improved communications system, over 80 new neighborhood leaders (precinct committee persons) --now totaling nearly 200 PCPs -- and a strong leadership team. We have held many impressive events. In 2022 we will reap the benefits of what we have sown.
Deschutes Republicans will work closely with the Oregon Republican Party and local leaders to nominate good candidates for local and state races. We will do a better job identifying and supporting strong candidates who support conservative principles locally and for state office. We will also continue to influence policy decisions at every level of government policy.
Much needs to be done to correct the path Oregon has been forced to take under the domination of the Democrat Party for over 30 years. Our educational system is ranked near the bottom in America. We have had unchallenged chaos and crime in our largest city (Portland) for over a year and a half and it seems to be spreading. We have been forced to adhere to unnecessarily harsh Covid rules which have hurt citizens, hurt children and caused business closures and economic injury. We have continued to face new taxes and fees as government continues its seemingly unrestrained growth. We must restore a sense of balance to Oregon politics to keep the Democrats from passing more laws that infringe on the rights and freedoms of the citizens of Oregon.
Finally we have a message link which you can use to ask questions. Your message will come directly to me and others in leadership and we will respond as promptly as we can. I look forward to meeting you at one of our meetings. Thank you for your interest in Deschutes County Republicans.
Governance and Principles
Deschutes Republicans is an active organization working to:
- Promote Republican ideals and principles
- Register Republican voters
- Educate Republicans on the importance of voting
- Recruit and retain Precinct Committee Persons (PCP’s)
- Organize a “Get-Out-The-Vote” program
- Elect Republican candidates to office
The Deschutes Republicans Central Committee is the official state Republican group in Deschutes County. It has no paid employees (all volunteers). The committee performs duties prescribed by law and does all things necessary to carry on a full-time, aggressive party program.
Deschutes Republicans are assigned 500+ Precinct Committee Person positions, who do the business of the party in the county.
I want to find out more about being a PCP!
Meetings are held monthly (or bi-monthly in non-general election years) on the 3rd Tuesday at 5:30-6:00 pm at various locations.
View the Calendar page for details.