Washington State Republican Party

DeSantis unveils campaign ‘leadership team’ for Washington

BY: - October 4, 2023

A slew of Republican leaders are signing on to steer Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign in Washington, including a major fundraiser for former president Donald Trump. State Sen. Phil Fortunato of Auburn, state Rep. Chris Corry of Yakima, and King County Council member Reagan Dunn of Covington are among 16 people on a Washington […]

New GOP contender complicates Republican attempt to win back WA congressional seat

BY: - September 25, 2023

CAMAS, Wash. — Republicans are desperate to recapture the southwest Washington congressional seat they lost in 2022. But first they must settle who will carry the GOP torch into battle against Democratic U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez next year. Joe Kent, a conservative adherent of former president Donald Trump, who Gluesenkamp Perez defeated in the […]

Conservative lawmaker chosen to lead Washington State Republican Party

BY: - August 12, 2023

Republican state lawmaker Jim Walsh, an energizing voice for conservatives, was elected Saturday as the new leader of the Washington State Republican Party. Walsh, of Aberdeen, beat Matt Hawkins, a Spokane County GOP leader, by an overwhelming margin in the vote by state committee members and county party chairs during a meeting in Olympia. He […]

Conservative lawmaker poised to be Washington’s next state Republican party leader

BY: - August 3, 2023

A conservative Republican lawmaker known for his fiery orations is the heavy favorite to become the next leader of the Washington State Republican Party. State Rep. Jim Walsh of Aberdeen and Matt Hawkins of the Spokane County Republican Party, are competing for the chairmanship in an Aug. 12 election.  Walsh has reportedly secured support of […]

State Republican party will see leadership change ahead of 2024

BY: - June 5, 2023

Washington state’s Republican party chairman is stepping down after more than five years in the role and as a major round of elections approaches in 2024. Caleb Heimlich announced the move in a statement on Monday saying he was leaving to be more present for his family. Heimlich, the longest serving GOP state party chair […]