Mr. Patrick Castles, the Republican candidate for House District No. 38, has kindly provided this essay. Other Multnomah County Republican candidates who want to supply material for this website should contact James Buchal, MCRP Chair and Webmaster.
Who am I?
My name is Pat Castles and I am running for the office of state representative in District 38. My district lies on the west side of the Willamette River and includes part of southwest Portland and much of Lake Oswego—a tail of two cities and two counties (Multnomah and Clackamas). I have two degrees in political science and have been involved local in local politics for a number of years.Read more
The Multnomah County Republican Party (MCRP) is pleased to report that over 1,000 people have signed its online petition to re-open Oregon for business (available here: https://www.multnomahgop.org/covid_19_petition). While Oregon has failed to report results from random antibody testing of the population to confirm the percentage of Oregon’s population that has already acquired immunity to the virus, there is ample data available from tests throughout the country to confirm that the fatality rate of the virus is a fraction of early estimates.
“It is well within the capacity of Oregon’s government to protect those known to be vulnerable to the virus, isolate those confirmed to be infected, and open most workplaces and small businesses, using prudent precautions to limit risks associated with large gatherings,” said MCRP Chair James Buchal. “There is no justification for continuing massive restrictions on the freedom of Oregonians to make their own risk assessments, and protect themselves, their families and their customers or clients.”
The Multnomah County Republican Party has increasing concern that Oregon's Democratic Leadership is taking no action to get Oregonians back to work. To show your support for loosening the restrictions that are unnecessarily destroying careers and businesses all over Oregon, please sign our petition here: https://www.multnomahgop.org/covid_19_petition
Below is the speech MCRP Chair James Buchal gave at the February 8, 2020 Lincoln Day Dinner.Read more
Some people are reporting that the post below shows a 6:00 p.m. time for tonight's Lincoln Day Dinner (February 8th). The correct time is 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale for the Multnomah County Republican Party's 2020 Lincoln Day Dinner, February 8, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. You will enjoy a dinner of fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine at La Carreta Mexican Restaurant, located at the corner of SE McLoughlin and Holgate.
Our featured speaker will be our own MCRP Chair James L Buchal. James, a seasoned attorney fighting federal, state and local government agencies, invites you to learn just how deep the Deep State conspiracy to remove President Trump really goes, and why America’s future as a free nation is at stake in the coming election. His speech, entitled “Tip of the Iceberg: Unravelling the Deep State Conspiracy Against Trump,” will reach behind the headlines to the expose the carefully-planned covert actions beginning long before the 2016 elections, and the longstanding abuses of powerful surveillance tools that have neutered many our political leaders.
Oregon State Representative Mike Nearman will give us an update on the antics of the Democrat's supermajority at the legislature this short session. Local 2020 Candidates will also be introduced.
Tickets are only $50 a person ($60 after February 3rd), and help to support our vital work here in Multnomah County upholding the principles of liberty. There will be silent auction items to delight every attendant’s bid.
To purchase tickets, visit the event page here, enter a number of tickets, and press the purchase button.
PRESS RELEASE: Cascade Policy Institute Publishes Comprehensive Study of Metro's Parks and Nature Program
PORTLAND, OR – In the next week or so, Portland area voters will receive their November ballots. One of the items is Measure 26-203: a $475 million bond measure by Metro, the regional government for the Portland area. Metro wants the money so it can buy more land for its so-called parks and nature program. Measure 26-203 will raise the region’s property taxes by about $60 million a year. The $475 million request is larger than the two previous Metro natural areas bonds combined, which were $135.6 million dollars in 1995 and $227.4 million dollars in 2006.Read more
Several speakers, including but not limited to Senator Chuck Thomsen, Representative Mike Nearman, and National Committeewoman Chris Barreto, attended our Labor Day 2019 Picnic and Fundraiser. What follows below are the closing remarks of Chair James Buchal.
Thank you all for coming. It is wonderful to see a group of like-minded people coming together for an event like this, and all involved deserve a lot of credit. In my closing remarks today, I want to talk about how bad things are really getting, and the hope that we can begin to unify Americans to steer this country in a different direction.Read more
As the 2020 election draws ever closer, and the Democrats double down on their electoral strategy of inciting envy against the productive, and division among identity groups, the stakes have never been higher for Oregon and the Nation. Please help the Multnomah County Republican Party build its war chest for the 2020 election by participating in two fundraising events.
First, tickets are now on sale for the Labor Day Picnic and Fundraiser, which will be held at Blue Lake Regional Park on September 2, 2019. Learn more about the Picnic on our event calendar, where you can buy tickets online ($25 for individuals, and $50 for families, because Republicans support families).
Second, we are auctioning off a Ruger AR-556 pistol, with the drawing to be held at the next Central Committee meeting on October 21, 2019 at the Shilo Inn, Portland Airport. Only 500 tickets will be sold, and they are only $10 each or three for $25. Those interested in purchasing tickets can contact Jennifer Decker, 503-341-5175. You must be 21 years old to participate, and pass a background check if you win, or we will draw again.
Finally, many of you have expressed interest in the Oregon Republican Party's effort to recall Kate Brown. Just click the hyperlinks below to download:
- A two-page sheet of "talking point" explaining the reasons for the petition;
- The two-page ten-signature petition form; and
- Instructions on how to print and distribute the petition.
Your local Multnomah County Republican Party remains the best way to get involved in turning Oregonians away from the destructive policies of the Democrats.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CONDEMNS POLICE COMMISSIONER WHEELER’S TOLERANCE OF ANTIFA VIOLENCE
The Multnomah County Republican Party joins U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in condemning Mayor and Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler for the Portland Police Bureau’s continued refusal adequately to police Antifa thugs that ran wild again this weekend. Despite extremely violent and widespread attacks, even including a vicious attack that put independent journalist Andy Ngo in the hospital, the Portland Police Bureau apparently managed to arrest only three people.Read more
Members of the Multnomah County Republican Party gathered together in small groups across Portland on the evening of June 18th to watch President Trump announce his reelection at a rally in Orlando, Florida. "All of us are looking forward to working to re-elect the President," said Cheryl Bowen, MCRP Vice-Chair, who hosted one of the parties.Read more
Multnomah County Republican Party PCPs James Ball and (soon to be appointed) PCP Nick Prelosky had the honor to sit down with Alek Skarlatos, hero from the Paris train attack in 2015. Alek, along with two of his best friends, stopped a terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris. His actions were immortalized in the film "The 15:17 to Paris" where Alek played himself.Read more
Multnomah County Republican Party Chairman James Buchal announced that he has filed suit on behalf of Portland parents with students in the Portland Public Schools (PPS) for violations of their First Amendment rights arising from the massive anti-gun demonstrations PPS organized a year ago. "Every parent with children in the Portland Public Schools should download and read a copy of the Complaint (available here)," said Buchal, "because it demonstrates the extraordinary degree to which PPS officials have misused scarce educational resources for narrowly partisan and political objectives." The suit is based on thousands of documents recovered through a Public Records Act request made to PPS shortly after the demonstrations. (Exhibits to the Complaint are available here (Exhibits 1-21), here (Exhibits 22-37), and here (Exhibits 38-51).)Read more
Awards for those who helped make the March 8, 2019, Multnomah County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner a success. Below are remarks made by Chairman James Buchal about the threats Republicans face and how to address them. A video version is available here.Read more
Saturday, March 2nd, birthday of national children’s book author and icon Theodore Geisel, known as “Dr. Seuss,” is National Read Across America Day. The Multnomah County Republican Party is alarmed to report that Dr. Seuss has come under attack in the Portland Public Schools.Read more