For over 10 years Peter has been involved in local conservative political activities and has built years of trusted relationships with others that share the same values. He has assumed non-elected roles such as sergeant-at-arms and parliamentarian at previous Central Committee meetings. Peter has been a delegate to the County and State Republican Party conventions. He has also participated in many initiatives, started a Republican Toastmasters club, and more recently, initiated a referendum effort at the county level. Peter served as a policy analyst in our County Commissioners office for two years. Peter and his wife have twelve children. Their family has an ongoing encouragement to exercise independent thinking and self-reliance.
“As the truth about big-government becomes increasingly evident, the Republican Party’s purpose and principles are needed more than ever. There is incredible potential when an organization is unified around time-tested core principles as well as the principles listed in the Republican Party platform — summarized as limited government, individual freedoms, free markets, and watching over those that cannot protect themselves.”
Vanessa Amundson has been a lifelong Republican, and a resident of Clark County for more than 20 years. She is a 30-year IT professional with extensive project management experience, which makes her the perfect person to lead the all-important Lincoln Day Dinner, as is customary for the CCRP Vice-Chair. She led the Ted Cruz campaign in Clark County for the 2016 election cycle. While not initially on board the Trump Train, Vanessa very soon became an avid Trump supporter, she has seen over the last 4 years that President Trump is an excellent leader. Vanessa founded and led the Culture Impact Team at her church, which sought to engage the church in vital cultural and political issues. Peter Silliman for Clark County Republican Chair for Clark County Republican Vice Chair Vanessa Amundson Vanessa and her husband Danny have a blended family of 5 children and 7 grandchildren. She has a Bachelor's in Business from the University of Arkansas, and did a year of study in Constitutional Law & Public Policy at the graduate level. She will soon begin her 2nd year of law school, and is a member of Mensa.
If elected, the following are our plans to help us be more successful.
To lead efforts with other volunteers to make significant progress towards our party goals. We’ve received commitments from many experienced volunteers with the appropriate skills.
Mary Nevius – Using her well-established skills in website development, social media, and general communications will continue to provide needed support.
Juan Gamboa – To lead the volunteer management system, one which respects the capacity and interests of volunteers.
Mike Stupak – For voter base data management and to lead the next generation of voter outreach by modern and effective use of various data sources.
Set realistic party fundraising goals in the first few weeks with objectives and milestones that we can all achieve together to put us in a strong position to support candidates and issues in the coming election. Our first target should be success in next year’s school board and city council races.
Inspiring and enabling volunteers to become effectively involved is difficult. We’ll work with other local conservatives to complete a volunteer management system that models the volunteer’s capacity, interests, training needs, and constraints. Outreach for particular activities can then be aligned with these volunteer attributes. The potential for productive work to be accomplished is then greatly improved.
Work with potential and existing candidates that possess the experience, wisdom, and resilience to be ambassadors of our party and inspire volunteers. Eileen Quiring O’Brian, Gary Medvigy, and Rey Reynolds are recent examples of such candidates.
Party events will be run with professionalism and fairness. Additional guidance by vetted parliamentarians and other professional inputs should be used as needed. Incorporate and train party members in the use of appropriate modern technology tools to facilitate our mission.
Clark County Council
With the election of Karen Bowerman, we now have a real conservative majority on the County Council. This is a great opportunity to conduct small campaigns to support local conservative initiatives and limited government principles at the county level. We can conduct outreach in ways that may not appear to be party specific, but speak to our principles of limited government and personal freedoms—such as the outreach on the fireworks ban in the county.
“I hope you find my background, vision, and plan to achieve compelling. I commit to you that this plan would be executed with ongoing collaboration, pragmatism, and efficiency, following the rules of the party, Washington RCWs, and general good faith.”
Let’s realize our party’s potential.
Nominated by: Karen Dill Bowerman, Connie Jo Freeman
Seconded by: John Ley, Debra Fisher
It is with great pleasure that I nominate Peter Silliman as a candidate for the position of Chair, Clark County Republican Party. He demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to the principles of our Clark County Republican Platform, as well as to the principles of our WSRP Platform. It is my understanding that his running mate for Vice Chair is Vanessa Amundson who will be a wonderful addition to the Board as well, so I am pleased to nominate her for the position of Vice Chair.
Karen Dill Bowerman, Ph.D.
Clark County Councilor-Elect District 3
I am going to nominate Vanessa Amundson for vice Chair of CCRP. What a great option for us!!!!
Connie Jo Freeman
Hi Earl -
It is my understanding the Peter Silliman is willing to serve as Chair of the Clark County Republican Party.
It would be my honor and privilege to second that nomination.
Thank you for all you have done for the party over the past two years!
Smile John Ley PCO 965
“The last several years have underscored how important it is to elect honorable people to serve as chairman for the Clark County Republican Party. Peter Silliman is that honorable candidate this year. I’ve known him for more than a decade. He is a proven leader with honesty and integrity who will serve us well in this role. Peter will build on the recent successful tenure of honorable Chairman Bowerman and continue to advance the forces of good to ensure a red wave continues in Clark County. I wholeheartedly endorse Peter Silliman for CCRP Chairman because he is such an honorable man!”
- Retired WA State Rep.Liz Pike
" How lucky we are that Peter Silliman is standing up to run for Chair. You couldn't have a better person. He worked for me at the county and did a superb job. He is loyal and dedicated."
-Retired WA State Rep. and County Commissioner Tom Mielke