DC Log Cabin Applauds Valiant Efforts of Tim Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
May 16, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC LOG CABIN APPLAUDS VALIANT EFFORTS OF TIM DAY

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans congratulate Tim Day for running a valiant campaign for the open Ward 5 seat vacated by disgraced former DC Councilmember Harry Thomas.  With just under fifteen percent voting, turnout was near historic lows.  Day placed fourth out of 11 candidates.

“Of course we’re not pleased with the outcome, but we live in a democracy.  Tim ran a vigorous race and was a model of integrity despite bullying and intimidation,” said President Robert Turner II.  “We congratulate Kenyan McDuffie and wish him well.  We are here to put the councilmember-elect and the rest of the City Council on notice that we will be watching!

“While we did not win this battle, we are winning the war on corruption down at the Wilson Building.  Yesterday’s election would not have taken place were in not for Tim.  We now set our eyes on the fall election where we have two outstanding candidates for Council in the Ward 7 and At-Large races,” Turner concluded.

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977, with state and local chapters nationwide, which believes in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty.  Log Cabin Republicans educates our party about why inclusion wins and that opposing gay and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom.  The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports inclusive local Republican candidates, and sponsors monthly social gatherings.  For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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DC Log Cabin-Endorsed Candidates Sweep Primaries; Members Take Top RNC Spots

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
April 4, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC Log Cabin-Endorsed Candidates Sweep Primaries;
Members Take Top RNC Spots

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans congratulates its endorsed candidates, all of whom won their respective races in Tuesday night’s primary, including longtime member and DC GOP Chair Bob Kabel, who won a contested primary for National Committeeman. In Ward 7, Ron Moten, won over 57% of the vote to earn the right to face incumbent Councilmember Yvette Alexander in November. Uncontested races were won by Mary Brooks Beatty, running for At-Large Member of the DC Council, and Nelson Rimensnyder, running for DC “Shadow Senator.” Jill Homan, also a member, won a close election to serve as the District’s National Committeewoman on the Republican National Committee.

Robert Turner, President of the DC Chapter, congratulated all of the candidates and expressed excitement at the prospects for additional victories in November. “DC Log Cabin looks forward to actively supporting Ron Moten and Mary Brooks Beatty in their races this fall. Together with a Tim Day victory in next month’s Ward 5 special election, these contests will show our party’s renewed energy in the District, and DC Log Cabin will do all we can to restore trust and commonsense leadership to the Council.”

Turner praised Kabel and Homan for their victories, noting that the District will be the first jurisdiction to have two Log Cabin members serving simultaneously as Committeeman and Committeewoman on the Republican National Committee. “Bob and Jill are friends of Log Cabin and we look forward to working with them to represent our core principles on the RNC.” Turner thanked fellow member Teri Galvez for her honest and spirited campaign for National Committeewoman and newcomer Jordan Gehrke for introducing good ideas into the debate.

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977, with state and local chapters nationwide, which believes in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty.  Log Cabin Republicans educates our party about why inclusion wins and that opposing gay and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom.  The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports inclusive local Republican candidates, and sponsors monthly social gatherings.  For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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DC Log Cabin Endorses for Upcoming Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
March 22, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC Log Cabin Endorses for Upcoming Elections

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans last night voted to endorse Republican candidates appearing on the ballot on April 3rd and in the Special Election May 15th.  In the DC Council races, Log Cabin endorsed Mary Brooks Beatty for At-Large, Ron Moten for Ward 7, and Tim Day in the Special Election for Ward 5.  The membership also endorsed current DC GOP Chair Bob Kabel for National Committeeman.  In the National Committeewoman race, the membership chose the option of no endorsement.  Additionally, the membership endorsed Nelson Rimensnyder, running for U.S. Shadow Senator.

“We are very excited about our Council candidates this year.  They are running campaigns about ethical and responsible government, along with revitalizing our communities,” said President Robert Turner.  “For our party leadership races, we strongly support Bob Kabel for National Committeeman.  He is a long-time member and friend to our chapter.  For the National Committeewoman race, we had an embarrassment of riches.  Both Teri Galvez and Jill Homan are great candidates and are supporters and friends of Log Cabin, so we thought it best not to choose,” Turner concluded.  Each endorsed candidate’s had the opportunity to present themselves, speak to and be questioned by the membership.

All endorsed candidates support the core principles of the Log Cabin Republicans, which are limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, free markets and a strong national defense while advocating for the freedom and equality of gay and lesbian Americans.  They also agree that marriage equality is settled law in the District of Columbia, and will not support efforts to change, repeal or overturn that law.  For more information, please visit http://www.dclogcabin.org.

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Councilmember Harry Thomas Must Resign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
December 2, 2011 (202) 253-1830 cell

Councilmember Harry Thomas Must Resign

WASHINGTON, DC – In June, DC Log Cabin Republicans called for Harry Thomas to resign. They do so again today. For months, the citizens of the District of Columbia have known 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. Today, as a result of research first compiled by Tim Day, former candidate for Ward 5 DC Council in 2010 and current candidate for At-Large DC Council, plus the subsequent actions made by the DC Attorney General’s office, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, the FBI raided the home of Councilmember Thomas this morning.

“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. “We applaud the few members of the council who have called on Thomas to resign. But there are 8 still who sit in silence. They need to stand up for real ethics reform. And that can only begin with resignation of Harry Thomas,” concluded Turner.

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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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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WaPo Endorses GOP Candidates for Council

Washington Post

Endorsements in the D.C. Council race

WITH VINCENT C. GRAY and Kwame R. Brown facing only token opposition in their bids for the District’s top two jobs, attention in the Nov. 2 election centers on the competitive D.C. Council races. (There will also be elections for school board, which we will turn to on another day.) Six seats on the 13-member council are up for grabs and — thanks to the efforts of the local Republican Party in recruiting candidates — there are real choices for voters in the ward races.

That’s a welcome development, given the challenges facing the District and the unhealthy long-term consequences of unchallenged one-party rule. Looming budget deficits will require hard decisions about spending and taxes. Reform of the schools is a work in process, and the council will play a critical role in determining whether the changes continue or are slowed. And the council has a role to play in healing divisions of race and geography that emerged in this year’s bitter mayoral contest. [more]

Washington Post Editorial

Below is a great WaPo editorial that was published today on our four candidates running for City Council.

RESIDENTS of the District know better than anyone the indignity of being denied choice in government. It’s important, then, that voters not give short shrift to next month’s general election. There are still significant offices to be decided, and the local Republican Party, for the first time in recent memory, is competing with an interesting slate of candidates.

We are not yet prepared to endorse individual candidates. But it’s important to call attention to the fact that, as critical as the September party primaries were in this Democratic-dominated city, voters do themselves and the District a disservice by not weighing all the alternatives available to them on Nov. 2. Single-party rule is never healthy, and GOP officials deserve credit for this year’s imaginative efforts to build a stronger party.

While not fielding candidates for the citywide races of mayor, D.C. Council chairman or at-large council seats, the local GOP recruited candidates to run in all four city wards on this year’s ballot. The group — Marc Morgan in Ward 1, David Hedgepeth in Ward 3, Timothy Day in Ward 5 and Jim DeMartino in Ward 6 — present themselves as urban Republicans: conservative on fiscal issues and progressive on social issues such as gay rights. [more]

DC Log Cabin Fundraiser

You are
cordially invited to a reception in honor of

Tim Day

Jim DeMartino

Dave Hedgepeth

Marc Morgan

*Republican Candidates for D.C. Council*

Thursday, October 14th

6:30pm – 8pm

The Camden
Roosevelt

2101 16th St. NW

Washington, DC 20009

General Ticket Prices:

Suggested Donation – $25

Silver Donor – $50

Gold Donor – $100

Host – $250

Platinum Host – $500

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

Paid for by the DC Log Cabin Republicans

DC Log Cabin Responds To GLAA’s Candidate Ratings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Robert Turner
August 26, 2010
(202) 253-1830 cell

DC LOG CABIN RESPONDS TO GLAA’S CANDIDATE RATINGS

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA) released their rating results for the upcoming Washington, DC City Council primary elections.  The results, which included perfect +10 for Jim Graham and Phil Mendelson, also included a +6 for Ward 5 candidate Harry Thomas Jr.  Gay Republicans Marc Morgan and Timothy Day scored +3 and +1.5 respectively.  Of the other results, the only non-incumbent to score higher than the incumbent was Vincent Gray. who was endorsed in 2006 by the GLAA.
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Robert Turner, President of the DC Log Cabin Republicans made the following statement following the release of the GLAA ‘gay-supportiveness’ rating results on Wednesday.  “It’s outrageous that GLAA thinks they can rate two gay men so low for “gay-supportiveness” and get away with it without anyone asking questions.  This doesn’t pass the smell test.  If GLAA actually put out ratings based on community activism and not party affiliation, we might have some real insight into who will stand up for LGBT rights once on the City Council.”

The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans has endorsed both Marc Morgan in Ward 1 and Tim Day in Ward 5.

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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DC Log Cabin Endorses Candidates for City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Robert Turner
June 28, 2010
(202) 253-1830 cell

DC LOG CABIN ENDORSES CANDIDATES FOR CITY COUNCIL

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans recently voted to endorse the the four candidates who are running for the Republican nomination for City Council.  Those candidates are Marc Morgan, Ward 1; David Hedgepeth, Ward 3; Tim Day, Ward 5; and Jim DeMartino, Ward 6.  The vote occurred after the Board of Directors unanimously voted to endorse the candidates.

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“We are fortunate to have such high caliber candidates running this year,” said President Robert Turner.  “Each candidate has presented himself and has had the opportunity to speak before and be questioned by our membership.  DC Log Cabin Republicans are excited to endorse our candidates and supporting them, we will work to bring a more sensible Council.  By helping to get these candidates elected, we will bring fiscal sanity back to the District of Columbia and support full equality for the District’s LGBT residents,” Turner concluded.

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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