Notes from the Eagle County GOP Chair - 20160901




For those of you who didn’t attend, we had a terrific Grand Opening of our new office in Eagle. The office, located at 56 Market Street in Eagle, hosted the opening on Friday, August 26.

Steve House, chair of Colorado Republican Party, participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony and shared insights into the behind the scenes workings of this election cycle.  Steve recently spent time with Donald Trump while he was in Aspen and assured the group that this race is a long way from over, regardless of what the media and polls indicate.

Also speaking were our 5 local candidates, Rick Beveridge and Michael Dunahay, candidates for county commissioner, Mari Renzelman, treasurer, Michael Cacioppo, state representative and Bruce Carey, for district attorney. They have all been busy meeting with voters and getting their messages out but will need your help to win these races.


As candidates walk neighborhoods to meet their constituents, it is really helpful if they are accompanied by a resident of that community. It is also very valuable to have someone in a neighborhood sponsor a meet and greet where the candidates have the opportunity to casually interact with voters. If you are interested in helping out in any way, please contact the candidates directly or call the office at 328-7070.


We also need people to help staff the office. The duties are very basic but mostly involve answering phones and being available to people who come in to the office. Having said that, you are welcome to bring your personal work if you have a job where you can work from home, you can bring your dogs, kids etc. It’s a very casual set up but requires staffing. Again call Nancy at the office to sign up to volunteer.


We have a really busy schedule between now and Election Day so mark your calendars.  Here are some of the highlights: presidential debates 9/26, 10/4, 10/9, 10/19.  There are 4 listed on the website and I assume one of those will be between the 2 VP candidates.  We will sponsor debate watch parties complete with refreshments at the office on our 70” screen!

We will also have a Town Hall meeting in the Roaring Fork Valley on 9/27 with all 5 local candidates - location tbd. We will also have a similar format on 9/22 with the candidates for District Attorney and House District 26 and on 9/28 for the County Commissioner and Treasurer races. Those will be held in Eagle in the County Commissioner chambers at 6:00.

The Edwards Metro District will be holding their candidate forum on 10/3 at Colorado Mountain College.

All events will be listed on our website,, and the schedule will be updated as more information becomes available.


Early in person voting will start in Eagle and Avon on 9/26 and in El Jebel on 10/10.  Mail in ballots will drop on 10/17.


Naturally we need money to operate. We finance the operation of our office with funds that we raise locally. We get no help from the state or national committees. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. We will be sending out a request for donations that will outline the specific budget for those of you who would like to sponsor something specific.

As an example, big thanks to Scott Prall who wrote a check to cover the first month’s rent. Another thanks goes to Katherine Paisen-Senn and Bill Douglas who have provided us with computers, printers, TVs etc.

We could also use a few more tables and a lot more chairs. But cash is the key and we’ll send out the details of what we need right after Labor Day.


I want to send out a special thanks to everyone who spent hours setting up the new office.  Without their help, we would not have been able to get things organized so quickly and have such a successful event last Friday.

But this election requires help from everyone. Please find time to volunteer in the office, walk your neighborhood, sponsor a meet and greet, make phone calls, help with sign installation, write a check. If I’ve missed anything, feel free to be creative but make sure to do something to help us win in November.


The office is located at 56 Market Street, Eagle.

The office phone number is 970-328-7070.

The office manager is Nancy Reed.

The website is

The email address is

My email is

My phone is 970-376-5100 


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