My name is Joel Mattila. I am currently the State Committeeman for the Clark County Republican Party. I am also a real estate broker and the owner of United Realty here in Clark County. I have lived here my entire life and raised my family here. I love Clark County and I am running for Chairman of the Clark County Republican Party to do my part to keep Clark County a great place to live, work, and play.
First and foremost, I am a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, Constitutional conservative Republican who supports smaller government, lower taxes, traditional marriage, border security, the free market, and personal responsibility. I have a lifelong record of supporting causes and candidates who embrace these ideals. My political beliefs are shaped primarily by my inner moral compass, which stems from my Christian faith and is reflected in the best document written by mankind: the United States Constitution. In short, this describes what I like to refer to myself as: a traditional, historical Republican. I believe in personal liberty because liberty was granted by God, not by government. I believe it is murder to slaughter beautiful unborn babies because they were created by God in His image. It is wrong to redistribute wealth because it is wrong to forcibly steal from one segment of society and give it to another. I believe we all have the God-given right to protect our own life and the lives of our families which is enshrined in the Second Amendment.
I want to work with our team to bring unity in the Clark County Republican Party. I talk to people of every stripe and everyone is weary of the strife and infighting that have plagued our party the last several years. It is time for us to come together, recognize our uniqueness, but work together for our common good, which is to defeat Democrats.
We want the Clark County Republican Party to be a powerful force to be reckoned with in Clark County politics. We will raise more money than ever before, recruit quality candidates to run for every office, from the schoolhouse to the statehouse, work to restore dignity to our local party, and work to rebuild relationships with the business community. We will work toward a fully funded headquarters office resource center that will be a clearinghouse for all things conservative here in Clark County. We need a place for our candidates to distribute signs and literature and the public to come and interact.
We need to do these things because we’ve seen that the abuses that state officials try to impose on counties can be blunted by solid Constitution-loving local officials, from elected county leadership to county sheriffs.
I will bring my positive outlook on life to the party. I am an eternal optimist for America… When my opponent announced his candidacy, I sent him a text welcoming him to the campaign and promising to be respectful. I have kept that promise despite all the negativity and attacks that have been leveled against me. That is the kind of leadership that I will continue as Chairman. I will also work toward generating positive news stories to bolster our party’s public image.
I have a positive relationship with our state party leadership team. This will be huge in future close elections where I will help persuade the state committee to allocate money to our county.
I am a pragmatist. I believe that we can accomplish our common goals when we build broad coalitions to get things done. We can unite with folks who don’t believe exactly as we do to get things done that we agree on. I believe that there is room in our party for Republicans of all stripes. While I will always pursue conservative solutions, I will accept help from anyone, conservative or moderate, to achieve conservative ends.
I offer a brighter future for the Clark County Republican Party. Together with our team of highly capable individuals who will represent the party well, we will build and lead the Clark County Republican Party in a positive manner as we focus on our primary mission of recruiting and electing candidates with solid Republican values. Under our leadership the Clark County Republican Party will be an unstoppable force for conservatism in Clark County for the next two years and beyond.
I am running for the Vice President of the Clark County Republican Party. I have served as a PCO since 2000—I did take a few years off to give a couple of others in the neighborhood the opportunity but reran in 2016. I have held a variety of positions in the party over the years and worked at all levels on multiple campaigns.
In 2008 I began to work with Americans for Prosperity. My job included building and creating state chapters all over the nation for the grassroots organization. Since then, I have built a very strong network of political influential people at all levels. In 2014 I worked on the campaign team for Ryan Zinke, who became the Secretary of the Interior in 2016. I still work with folks all over the country to win elections. For the past two years I have worked on election integrity trying to stop the catastrophe we are in now with the presidential election. I am a firm believer that we will win on Jan. 6th and President Trump will have another 4 years in office. I have been a diehard Trump supporter from the beginning and was responsible for many people from the NW working for the President on his first campaign.
Currently I am Executive Director position for the Center for the Arts of SW WA and still active on the political front as the Managing Partner of KMac & Associates, LLC. In the past couple of years I have been involved in a couple of the local races and raising donations from the business community.
My strengths that I bring to the position will be in my relationships with the business community, and beyond. I have a strong background in fundraising and in grassroots organizing. I am a believer in building a strong team and working together across the isle to get a job accomplished.
Mike and I have lived here in Vancouver since 1994, raised our 4 kids here and now we are enjoying the grandkids as they come along.
I ask for your vote January 2nd.
Nominated by: Joel Mattila, Jenn Duvall, Ann Donnelly
Seconded by: Kathy McDonald
I would like to nominate myself for Clark County Republican Party Chairman, Kathy McDonald for Vice Chair Clark County Republican Party, David Gellatly for Clark County GOP State Committeeman, Jenn Duvall for Clark County GOP State Committeewoman, Greg Cheney for Treasurer Clark County Republican Party, and Kelli Fiskum for Secretary Clark County Republican Party.
Thanks, Joel Mattila
I would like to nominate Joel Mattila for the Clark County Republican Party Chair; Kathy McDonald for Vice Chair Clark County Republican Party, David Gellatly for Clark County GOP State Committeeman, Greg Cheney for Treasurer Clark County Republican Party, and Kelli Fiskum for Secretary Clark County Republican Party.
I nominate Kathy McDonald for Vice Chair.
Ann T. Donnelly, Ph.D.