With rare national spotlight, GOP plans Valley presidential caucus at Mount Si High School, March 3

For the first time in many years, Washington state is in play as Republicans across the 5th Legislative District meet Saturday, March 3 to choose a presidential nominee from a hotly contested field of candidates.

The GOP will hold its presidential caucus for Snoqualmie Valley and Preston, Saturday, March 3 at the Mount Si High School Commons, 8651 Meadowbrook Road, Snoqualmie.

"Because of the changing national political landscape, we expect a large turnout," said Bob Brunjes, fifth Legislative District GOP Chair. "This is the most important election of our lifetime. And for the first time in years, the state of Washington can influence the presidential candidate selection. We expect an overflow crowd.

"Republican presidential candidates are in a seesaw race for delegates to the national nominating convention," he added. "Currently there is no clear winner with four candidates seeking support… It is unusual for Washington state to be in the national spotlight so early in the process."

Registration for declared Republican voters begins at 9 a.m. and the caucuses will start at 10 a.m. Caucus goers need to bring a copy of their voter registration card plus a government-issued photo ID. Attendees will also need to certify that they are Republicans. There is no cost to attend but donations to cover caucus expenses are recommended.

In each individual caucus registrants will conduct a straw poll plus vote to elect delegates to the 5th District convention where representatives to the Washington State Republican Party convention will be selected.

To determine which caucus to attend, voters can look up their voting precinct by going to

Although redistricting of precincts is underway, this presidential caucus will continue to use the existing boundaries of the 5th Legislative District that have existed since the last redistricting effort ten years ago.

The 5th Legislative District includes Issaquah, East Renton Highlands, Maple Valley, Black Diamond, Carnation, Fall City, Snoqualmie, and North Bend through Snoqualmie Pass.


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