We are pleased to make available the official Multnomah County Republican Party Candidate/Measure Guide, with recommendations on candidates and measures adopted at the September 17, 2018 Central Committee meeting. Experience has proven that circulation of these Guides can materially increase Republican voter turnout.
PCPs and other interested Republicans are encouraged to download the guide here, and print and circulate as many copies as possible.
We are saddened to hear that one of our Central Committee members, PCP Leo Stratton, perished in truck accident early Wednesday morning, September 12th. For the past several years, Leo actively promoted conservative causes and worked to film the misbehavior of the Left in Portland. His work was published under his own YouTube channel and on websites such as Red Elephants and Gateway Pundit.
“Leo had the rare qualities of courage and the willingness to be active against the rising tide of communism in this country. We will miss him and his work for liberty." James L. Buchal, MCRP Chair
"Leo was a true Patriot he was always on the frontlines. Fearless as they come with a great temperament to get us through. You will be missed sweet friend." Cheryl Bowen MCRP Vice Chairman
A GoFundMe page has been set up for his surviving family.
The MCRP held a successful fundraising BBQ on Labor Day, with remarks by several local candidates. Chair James Buchal's remarks at the BBQ on "Winning the War Against the Constitution are reproduced below. A video of the speech is available on YouTube (click here).Read more
What would it be like if Portland liberals could suddenly understand Republicans? An allegorical video from Saturday Night Live, involving Scarlett Johanssen's relationship with a Trump supporter.
The essay below is an edited version of remarks introducing candidates at the July 23, 2018, Central Committee meeting of the Multnomah County Republican Party (MCRP). As a small minority party in Portland, we see first hand the threats posed by extreme Left politics that Republicans everywhere need to know, especially Republican candidates for office.Read more
Good news in the July 24, 2018 Oregonian (click here to read)
This Memorial Day weekend, you are invited to visit the Multnomah County Republican Party booth at the Multnomah County Fair in Oaks Park. Memorial Day honors our fallen soldiers, and is also Decoration Day, reminding us to decorate their graves. Below is a speech I gave earlier this week based on a 1919 poem written in the wake of World War One, which speaks timelessly of processes of decay, some of which afflict the Oregon Republican Party.Read more
On April 19, 2018, James Buchal, as Chair of the Multnomah County Republican Party, delivered the following letter to the Oregon State Bar, responding to formal statements in the Bar's monthly member magazine (available here) attacking President Trump:
I write as a Republican member of the Oregon State Bar, Chairman of the Multnomah County Republican Party, and a strong supporter of putting American interests first in a competitive global economy. We demand that the Bar acknowledge that the two-page spread in the April’s Oregon State Bar Bulletin attacking “white nationalism and the normalization of violence,” was a violation of federal law, apologize for its publication, and assure the membership and the public that such a violation will not occur again.Read more
If you have finally gotten fed up enough to register to vote, and want to vote in the upcoming primary election, the deadline to do so is April 24th. Oregon's online voter registration system can be accessed here:
Having received and responded to several letters from Portland-area students complaining about the MCRP's position on anti-Second Amendment indoctrination in the schools, it seemed useful to print one of those letters and the response. As the sender remains a minor, I will redact the name and contact information.
THE STUDENT'S LETTER
Dear Mr. Buchal,
First, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is ___________ and I am a senior at _______ High School in Portland, Oregon. I organized the _________ Student Walk Out on March 14, 2018. I was also a student organizer for the March for Our Live PDX and was in charge of the logistics and internal communication for the event. For the past few weeks, a few students have asked me to write you a letter expressing my concern with your point of view on the issue of gun control. I know that the student organizers have been writing you letters. Your previous responses to my fellow students are very political; you avoided answering anything directly and did not address any statements/questions asked of you. I sincerely hope you will read this letter slowly and carefully, and will put some effort into comprehending the entire letter and not just pick and choose the part you want to read.Read more
It was bad enough when Portland Public Schools, becoming infamous for poor educational quality, wasted precious instructional time in a National School Walkout organized by the Left. At Sunnyside Environmental School and perhaps others, the events persisted for a second day, with roughly a hundred students released again from class to march down through Southeast Streets chanting “hey ho, hey ho, the NRA has got to go.” (A thirty-second video of the tail end of the march can be seen at:Read more
Congratulations to the PSU College Republicans for hosting Victims, Victims Everywhere: Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces, and Academic Freedoms, Monday, March 5th, at the PSU Smith Ballroom.
The raffle for the Smith & Wesson MP-15 set to end on December 4th has ended.
The winner was drawn on Monday at 6 PM. The Winner was notified and the his name has been left at the dealer.
We the Mulnomah County Republican Party thanks everyone who purchase their tickets. We sincerely thank you for your participation.
If we hold another raffle in the future.. we will try to get the word out without spaming email addresses.
Rifle Raffle Chairman
The Multnomah County Republican Party (MCRP) today wrote a letter to President Trump, warning that a judicial selection committee screening selections for the federal judiciary contains one Republican, four Democrats, and one Independent. MCRP Chair James L. Buchal stated: “we find it impossible to understand why a Republican administration would knowingly establish a judicial selection committee controlled by Democrats.”Read more
Below is the text of some remarks made by Chair James Buchal to the monthly meeting of the Downtown Republican Women on November 8, 2017. not including improvisations.
I want to talk to you today about just how bad things really are and why I think it's important for you and others to step forward and try and make them better. And I am going to use some strong words, like calling people commies, and calling them enemies, and I want to give you an explanation of why I use words like that.Read more