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Press Release: Harry Thomas, Jr. Must Go

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
June 17, 2011 (202) 253-1830 cell

HARRY THOMAS, JR. MUST GO!

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans echoes the outrage heard across the District when it was learned that Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr. had been accused of steering hundreds of thousands of dollars from DC earmarks to non-profits in which he personally and politically benefited. As a result, DC Attorney General Irvin Nathan investigated Mr. Thomas due to in part, former challenger Tim Day and the DC GOP’s request. The Attorney General has filed a civil charge against Mr. Thomas for $1 million dollars. Subsequently, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and the FBI have both confirmed they are investigating Mr. Thomas as well.

“Log Cabin member Tim Day got the ball rolling,” said DC Log Cabin President Robert Turner II. “Thanks to his tenacity and revelations, we’re finally starting to get to the bottom of how Mr. Thomas has used his office to enrich himself at taxpayer expense. It is revolting on many levels,” Turner advises. “First, because Mr. Thomas abused the power of his office. Second, because he claimed that the money going to ‘Team Thomas’ to benefit kids was actually going to the ‘Harry Thomas luxury SUV fund’. Third, because in a time of gaping budget deficits, Harry Thomas, Jr. chose to pick the pockets of taxpayers in order to line his own.

“We join Patrick Mara, State Board of Education member for Ward One, in calling for Thomas’s resignation,” Mr. Turner continued! “The residents of DC will get no respect from Congress so long as we are represented by crooks like Harry Thomas. If he has any common decency left, he’ll resign!

Short of that, the city council has the authority to, and should remove him from office. So long as they let him stay, he tarnishes the reputation of our entire city government. Harry Thomas, Jr. must go!”

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977 that believe in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports local Republican candidates and sponsors monthly social gatherings. For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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DC Log Cabin Applauds Valiant Efforts of Mara

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Robert Turner
April 27, 2011
(202) 253-1830 cell

DC LOG CABIN APPLAUDS VALIANT EFFORTS OF MARA

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans congratulates Patrick Mara for running a great campaign.  With just over twelve percent voting, it turned out to be a near historic low-voter turn out election.  Log Cabin is pleased that a majority of the precincts with a large concentration of LGBT voters were won by Mara.
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“Of course we’re not pleased with the outcome, but we live in a democracy.  And barring anything major resulting from the provisional and special ballots casts, we congratulate Vincent Orange and wish him well,” said President Robert Turner II.  “But we are here to put the returning councilmember and the rest of the City Council on notice that we will be watching!  We don’t expect our elected officials to be perfect, just honest.  And there is a major shortage of that currently on the Council,” he continued.
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“It really is surprising that the people chose the status quo when all they’ve been talking about for the last three months are the problems with the status quo.  They are not voting for anyone or anything new,” Turner concluded.
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In spite of the narrow loss, Mara will continue to serve on the DC State Board of Education, representing Ward 1.
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Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977 that believe in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports local Republican candidates and sponsors monthly social gatherings. For more information, please visit http://www.dclogcabin.org.

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VOTE PATRICK MARA TODAY!!!

DC Log Cabin Fundraiser for Patrick Mara

You are cordially

invited to a reception in honor of

*Republican Candidate for D.C. Council

Wednesday, April 13th

6:30pm – 8pm

The Camden
Roosevelt

2101 16th St. NW

Washington, DC 20009

General Ticket Prices:


Suggested Donation – $20

Silver Donor – $50

Gold Donor – $100

Please RSVP to Robert Turner: robert.turner@dclogcabin.org

Paid for by the DC Log Cabin Republicans

DC Log Cabin Endorses Mara For Special Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Robert Turner
March 24, 2011
(202) 253-1830 cell

DC LOG CABIN ENDORSES MARA FOR SPECIAL ELECTION

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans unanimously endorsed Ward 1 School Board Member Patrick Mara for the At-Large City Council seat in the April 26th special election, in a membership vote at Wednesday’s chapter meeting.  In their endorsement, DC Log Cabin Republicans indicated their intentions to assist the Mara campaign with volunteers and financial support, including a fundraiser set for April 5th. 

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“Patrick is an amazing candidate and a great friend not only to Log Cabin, but also to the entire LGBT community,” said President Robert Turner II.  “He is the only candidate who actually testified in support of bringing marriage equality to the District,” he continued.  “Recent events have shown that the Council needs a watchdog looking out for taxpayers, and we believe Patrick Mara will provide that oversight.  Let’s bring common sense back to the Council,” Turner concluded.

Bob Kabel, Chairman of the District of Columbia Republican Committee said in a statement, “Patrick is the only candidate for the April 26th special election who has a proven record on gay and lesbian issues.  He vigorously lobbied Republican Members of Congress with me to protect DC’s marriage equality laws.”

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977 that believe in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports local Republican candidates and sponsors monthly social gatherings. For more information, please visit http://www.dclogcabin.org.

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Exciting news for tonight’s meeting!

Exciting news for tonight’s meeting! Fred Karger is in town and plans to stop by our meeting to say hello.  For those of you who don’t know him, last year Fred was the first Republican to establish a Presidential Exploratory Committee for 2012.  Today, he will be the first to file for President with the Federal Election Commission, turning in his paperwork this morning.

Fred was the Founder of Californians Against Hate, which help lead the fight against Proposition 8.  He has also played major roles in the campaigns of Presidents Ford and Reagan.

While he may not on the radar of the national media, Fred is a proud gay Republican, and we gladly welcome him.

Please stop by tonight to hear from Fred, our featured guest Julie Kruse, Policy Director at Immigration Equality, and to vote on endorsing Patrick Mara for City Council.  And don’t forget that we host an open bar both before and after the meeting.

See you tonight!

Mara Enters Race for Special Election

As many of you may know on April 26th, there will be a city wide special election to fill a vacancy on the DC City Council. There will be a special election because Kwame Brown vacated his At-Large Council position to be sworn in as the Council Chairman.

DC Log Cabin Republicans are pleased to announce that our friend, recently elected School Board Member Patrick Mara will run for the special election. Patrick does not have to resign from the School Board while running for this position. This is exciting news for DC Republicans and there are areas in which you may help. 

The most urgent task is signature collecting. Patrick’s campaign will need to collect at least 3,000 signatures of DC voters by mid February and we need your help. If you are a DC voter, you may sign Patrick’s petition and help us circulate petitions. Click here for more information.

For more information about Patrick’s race, please check his website at www.PatrickMara.com. We will be updating DC LCRs in the days and weeks ahead regarding the campaign. Stay tuned!

Patrick Mara’s Swearing-In Ceremony