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January 11, 2012

Perry Buck Announces Candidacy for the Colorado House of Representatives

GREELEY, Colo.—This morning, Weld County Council member Perry Buck announced her candidacy for the Colorado House of Representatives.  The longtime Greeley resident and Colorado native, said that getting Coloradans back to work is her number one reason for jumping into the race.

“Coloradans are hurting,” said the Republican candidate.  “As a small business owner and Colorado native, I understand the needs our state has.  I look forward to helping get Coloradans back to work.”

Buck, who owned a small business and currently is a life insurance agent, also served in the administration of former Gov. Bill Owens as the Northeast Business Development Representative for the Colorado Office of Economic Development.

Buck is running for House District 49, which is currently being represented by state Rep. B.J. Nikkel, R-Loveland.  Nikkel cannot seek reelection in HD 49 because of new district boundaries that were approved by the Reapportionment Commission in December.

Buck is married to Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, and has two step children—Cody who recently graduated from West Point Academy and Kaitlin, a Junior at Clemson University in South Carolina.


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          From a Press Release:

Vicki Marble Launches Campaign for House District 49

    Fort Collins, CO – Vicki Marble, small business owner and 34-year Larimer County resident, is announcing her candidacy for Colorado House District 49.

   As a mother of two adult sons, Vicki is active in her community. Vicki is the owner of a successful retail business with her oldest son.  Her youngest son served in the Marine Corps for 4 ½ years and is currently overseas doing contract work for the State Department.

   Vicki Marble understands the water and energy needs of Larimer County and the State of Colorado. Vicki believes job creation, through small business growth, will create stability and lead to economic recovery. She has an extensive background in agriculture through her involvement in the beef cattle and quarter horse industry.

   Vicki Marble currently serves on the 8th Judicial Performance Commission and the Larimer County Rural Land Use Board. She has spent the last two years at the Capital during the legislative sessions being involved in the legislative process.

For more information or to help elect Vicki Marble to the State House, visit http://www.vickimarble.com

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According to a representative from the Larimer County Republican Party, Larimer County will be  ground zero for the Obama campaign. In fact, Northern Colorado backers have a  regional office in Fort Collins under the label “Organizing for America  Colorado.”

Only 10 states “caucus”, and Colorado is one of them. The first major caucus  event in Colorado that will set the ball rolling for the Republican presidential  nomination is on February 7. All registered Republican voters can take part in  this grass root event, but you must be a registered Republican (by Dec. 7).

The caucus process is ground level politics, where voter’s voices can be  heard. Considering our government was founded “by the people, for the people” (Gettysburg Address, 1863), it’s our responsibility to get involved in the  process.

A caucus is a gathering of voters by precinct in a central location. Estes  Park currently has 6 precincts. Four of those precincts will meet on Feb. 7,  2012 at the Estes Park High School commons. The other two caucus locations are  currently undecided, and in fact, the precinct lines could change because of the  2010 census. Precinct numbers are listed on voter registration cards, and  available online on the Larimer County site.

During a Republican caucus, voters are side by side with their neighbors.  They can make a case for a candidate and try to get others to vote with  them.

A number of things are determined at the Larimer County caucus’s, including  party leadership, delegates to party assemblies and convention, and election  judge affiliation. A straw poll will tell delegates who local voters want for  their presidential candidate. The caucus represents a local opinion on the  Republican presidential nominee, but it is not a vote. The delegates take that  information up the chain, all the way to the National Convention, where the  Republican candidate is ultimately selected (if there are still more than one  candidate in the race.) The vote happens at the primary.

The caucus is also a place to discuss and submit Republican resolutions for  the county platform, or the direction the party should go. This must be done in  writing and submitted to the Larimer  County Republican Party as soon as 24 hours after the caucus.

Redistricting after the 2010 census is currently under review, and may not be  decided until January. At that time, precincts and districts will be available  on the Larimer County site. Caucus locations will be available at that time and  place as well and here on examiner.com.

Get involved at every level and let your voice be heard. The first step is  the Larimer County Republican caucus on February 7. Doors and registration open  at 6:30 p.m., and the caucus begins at 7:00 p.m. The caucus will run from 1 to 2  hours.

If you are interested in getting involved, or would like more information, please contact us and you’ll be notified of  changes in caucus information in Larimer County.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Larimer County Caucus Basics – Fort Collins Republican | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/republican-in-fort-collins/larimer-county-caucus-basics#ixzz1fgDz7qZO

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The Estes Park Tea Party Patriots is encouraging people from all political parties to become involved in the party caucus process.  Early and active participation in the caucuses and primaries by average citizens helps counter the harmful influence of special interests.

The Larimer County Republican Party is holding an informational session on Saturday, December 3rd from 10 am to noon at the Estes Park High School’s Commons Area.  The program will begin with an opportunity to meet current elected officials, candidates for public office, and county party officials.  Anyone interested in the caucus process, including unaffiliated voters, are welcome to attend.

The Republican Caucus will be held on February 7, 2012.  To participate, a voter must be registered as a Republican by next Tuesday, December 6th.  Voters can change their party affiliation on-line 24-hours a day by going to the Colorado Secretary of State’s website at:  http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/vote/VoterHome.html.

The Democrat Party will hold its precinct caucuses on March 6, 2012.  The last day for a voter to change their registration to the Democratic Party and participate will be on January 6, 2012.

Unregistered voters will have until January 9, 2012 to register and participate in the Republican Party Caucus, and until February 6, 2012 to register and participate in the Democratic Party Caucus.  Any voter uncertain about their registration status can go to the Larimer County elections website at:  https://larimer.org/elections/voter_inquiry.cfm.

The mission of the Estes Park Tea Party Patriots is to to attract, educate, organize, and mobilize our fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with our three core values of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets.  For more information about the Estes Park Tea Party Patriots, please contact Mack Hunt at 970-five eight six-zero one five six.

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