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March 28, 2020 

★★ AGENDA ★★

Chairman: Stephen Allen
1st Vice-Chair: Andy Jones
2nd Vice-Chair: Stu Parker
Secretary: Jane Riley
Treasurer: Meghann Silverthorn
Credentials Committee Chairman: Gene Hawley
Teller Committee Chairman: Sheri Davis
Rules Committee Chairman: John Fielding
Resolutions Committee Chairman: Aleta You


        a. Invocation / Prayer
        b. Pledge of Allegiance
        c. Welcome – Stephen Allen, Chairman
        d. Reading of the Official Call – Jane Riley, Secretary
        e. Rules Committee Report – John Fielding, Rules Committee Chair
        f. Credentials Committee Report – Gene Hawley, Credentials Committee Chair 
        g. Resolutions Committee Report – Aleta You, Resolutions Committee Chair
        h. Selection of County Assembly Vacancy Committee


The County Assembly will proceed with balloting and then recess so that delegates and alternates may meet as DCR districts to elect delegates and alternates for:

  • Colorado State Republican Assembly
  • 4th Congressional Assembly
  • 6th Congressional Assembly
  • 18th Judicial District Assembly
  • 39th State Representative District Assembly



 (A Primarily Virtual Assembly)


1. The Officers of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee (hereinafter, "Officers" and “DCR”), as defined in the DCR’s Bylaws, shall serve as the officers of the Douglas County Republican Assembly. The highest ranking officer present will be deemed as Chair of the Assembly.

2. These Rules are made with reference to the COVID-19 pandemic situation and the applicable emergency orders made by various public authorities in connection therewith.  These Rules are made under the authority of the emergency legislation regarding designating assemblies passed by the Colorado General Assembly (HB 2020-1359) and the Emergency Bylaws adopted by the Colorado Republican Committee.  Pursuant to the Emergency Bylaws, these Rules have been adopted by the Officers under their authority to prescribe alternate methods of credentialing, candidate nominations, and voting.

3. Pursuant to the Emergency Bylaws, this Assembly shall be conducted mainly in a virtual manner, with participation by telephone platforms that can accommodate multiple callers, email strings, online voting services, and similar virtual and electronic methods.  The Officers shall have the authority to prescribe detailed instructions and deadlines for credentialing, candidate nomination and delegate voting.

4. This Assembly will be called to order on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM local time.  Instructions for accessing the web service will be emailed to all delegates before the Assembly begins.

5. To conform to Emergency Bylaws #4 and #6, the Officers shall take reasonable precautions in prescribing voting methods to ensure that substantially all delegates present can vote, that the secrecy of the ballot is preserved, and that there are records to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the vote.

6. The Official Call, Agenda, Rules, and Resolutions for this Assembly shall be posted on the DCR website ( before the Assembly begins.

7. Members of the Assembly shall be (1) those delegates who have been validly elected from their respective precincts at the various precinct caucuses, and (2) those persons defined as at-large delegates in Section 1(B) of Article XV of the DCR Bylaws (that is, the DCR Officers, District Captains, and Elected Officials).

8. Pursuant to Emergency Bylaw #8, alternates will not be promoted at this Assembly. Alternates who have been elected at the various precinct caucuses are encouraged to listen in on the Assembly proceedings.  Alternates also may stand for election to be delegates and alternates to applicable multi-county assemblies: State Assembly; 4th Congressional Assembly; 6th Congressional Assembly;  18th Judicial Assembly; and House District 39 Assembly (collectively referred to as "Higher Assemblies").  Higher Assembly elections shall be addressed further in these Rules.

9. Any challenges to whether a person properly is a voting member of this Assembly must be made prior to the  Assembly in the manner prescribed by the Officers.  Any challenges shall be resolved in advance of the Assembly by the DCR Credentials Committee. The DCR Credentials Committee shall consist of those persons described in Article XV, Section 6, and in Article V, Section 3A(6), of the DCR Bylaws.

10. To participate and vote in this Assembly, delegates must provide the Officers with a working email address.  Delegates for whom the Officers do not have a working email address should be contacted by their District Captain and encouraged to sign up for a temporary, free email address in order to participate in this Assembly (such as a free account on  The Officers note that such free accounts are commonly available and can be obtained on very short notice.  If a delegate has not provided the Officers with a working email address on by the time the Assembly begins, that delegate will not be able to participate.

11. If multiple delegates are listed at the same email address when the Assembly starts,  credentials will be issued and votes allowed based on Colorado voter IDs.

12. Delegates shall be credentialed to this Assembly by responding to an email to be sent to that delegate's email address on file with the Officers.  Delegates may be asked to provide their Colorado Voter ID as part of the credentialing process.

13. The voting body of the Assembly for a given vote shall be those delegates at-large) who are present (physically, by email, or by participation on a telephone platform) at the time the vote is called.

14. No individual member of the Assembly may act in the capacity of a delegate more than once, and no individual member of the Assembly may cast more than one vote on any particular occasion.  Voting by proxy will not be allowed or recognized at this Assembly.

15. Pursuant to Emergency Bylaw #2, all quorum requirements for this Assembly are waived except that at least three (3) delegates must participate for the Assembly to conduct business. Without limitation, "participation" can be by email or on a telephone platform.

16. As allowed by Emergency Bylaw #7, the Officers have set a deadline for nominations for designation in advance of the Assembly.  For all candidates wishing to be considered by this Assembly, that deadline is Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. local time.  Nominations submitted after this deadline passes shall not be considered.  The Officers will make reasonable efforts to advise all known candidates of this deadline.

17. All nominations must be made and seconded by persons who are delegates to this Assembly.  Nominations will be done by email string.  The person making a nomination will do so by sending an email, the recipients of which must include: (1) the candidate himself or herself; (2) the person who will second the nomination; and (3) the Officers. The person seconding the nomination will then send an email will respond using "Reply All" and issue their second.  The candidate will then use "Reply All" to accept or decline the nomination.

18. Nominated candidates will not have an opportunity to speak to the Assembly.  Candidates may record and/or provide a link to a video presentation that will be shown to the delegates.  Such presentation will take no more than ten (10) minutes.  The methods and procedures by which candidate video presentations will be submitted and shown will be prescribed by the Officers, provided that such methods and procedures will treat all candidates equally.  For each office to be voted on in this Assembly, video presentations from all nominated candidates will be shown to the delegates before voting for that office begins.

19. Votes will be cast using the Simply Voting elections platform.  This platform ensures one vote per link, which will be sent to each delegate's email address.  Instructions for voting will be sent out prior to the Assembly.  Voting can be done via a computer (desktop or laptop), smartphone, or tablet.  The Officers shall prescribe the time period of four (4) hours for voting and the manner in which technical problems may be addressed and resolved.  Only in extraordinary circumstances may paper ballots be used, and then only in the situations, times, and methods prescribed by the Officers. Delegates will have one (1) hour from the time that balloting is open to inform the Officers in writing, via electronic communication, of any technical issues being experienced.

2o. We will allow the utilization of paper ballots in the following situations:
        a. Despite all efforts and technical support, a delegate is unable to access their ballot
            on the Simply Voting site.
The delegate does not have access to a laptop or a smart phone.
The delegate has no internet availability.
        d. Please refer to the Assembly plan document for details on how paper balloting, when
            authorized, will occur.

21. Voting for candidates and resolutions by delegates shall be by secret ballot, via the Simply Voting website. Should a delegate have technical issues, and chooses to waive the anonymity of their ballot, there is the option of emailing of votes (or using the chat feature in the webinar) to the Chair of the Assembly and the Teller committee.

22. Unit rule voting, whereby the entire vote of a delegation is cast according to the majority vote within the delegation, shall not be permitted in the Assembly for any purpose. Cumulative voting that allows an elector to give more than one vote to a single candidate shall not be permitted in the Assembly for any purpose.

23. The Teller Committee shall consist of a chairman and two (2) other members. The chairman of the Teller Committee shall be a voting member of the Assembly. All members of the Teller Committee will be appointed by the DCR Chairman.

24. Before voting for a designation may begin, the Credentials Committee shall report to the Assembly the number of voting members present.  When the Credentials Committee delivers a credentials report prior to voting for any designation, the credentialing process will not credential additional delegates until voting for that designation has been closed.  When such voting has closed, the credentialing process may resume credentialing.

25. Votes in which the intent of the voter is not clear, or that are attempted to be cast for an individual who has not been properly nominated, will be considered “spoiled” and not counted. The status of a vote will be determined by a majority vote of the Teller Committee.  The Teller Committee will include the number of spoiled votes in its report of the results.

26. If, when counted by the Teller Committee, the number of votes cast (including spoiled votes) exceeds the number of voting members reported to the Assembly by the Credentials Committee, then the vote shall be declared invalid and a subsequent vote will be taken.

27. Except as provided in this Rule, a candidate must receive thirty percent (30%) or more of the delegate vote to be designated to the primary election ballot. On the first vote, if one or more candidate(s) should receive thirty percent (30%) or more of the vote, each such candidate shall be designated to the primary election ballot. If on the first vote, no candidate receives thirty percent (30%) or more of the votes cast,  a second vote will be taken. If, on the second vote, one or more candidate(s) should receive thirty percent (30%) or more of the vote, each such candidate shall be designated to the primary election ballot. If on the second vote  no candidate receives thirty percent (30%) or more of the votes cast, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be designated to the primary election ballot. If on the second vote no candidate receives thirty percent (30%) or more of the votes cast, and three or more candidates are tied for the highest number of votes, or one candidate has the most votes and two or more candidates are tied for the second-most votes, then all such tied candidates shall be designated to the primary election ballot.  In no event will the Assembly take more than two (2) valid votes for a particular designation. Candidates shall be designated to the primary election ballot in the order of the votes received at the Assembly. If two or more designated candidates receive the same number of votes, the primary election ballot order will be determined by lot.

28. Candidates shall be entitled to inspect the records substantiating any vote taken by the Assembly that bears on designation for their office.

29. At the conclusion of an election, the records of that election shall be turned  over to the DCR Secretary, and they shall be retained and preserved by the Secretary until the completion of the Primary Election or until the end of any  longer period that may be required by the Bylaws of the Colorado Republican Committee or by Colorado law.

30. Delegates and alternates to each Higher Assembly (as defined in Rule 8 above) shall be selected or elected from each DCR District.

31. In view of the unusual  circumstances and structure of this Assembly, for each Higher Assembly, District Captains are encouraged to consult with the delegates and alternates from their District to see if a slate of Higher Assembly delegates and alternates can be formed by the unanimous consent of all District delegates and alternates who choose to participate.  District Captains shall inform the Officers of slates formed by unanimous consent at the time and in the manner prescribed by the Officers (who shall take steps to confirm that the slate is the unanimous choice of all participants).

32. If a slate of delegates and alternates to a Higher Assembly cannot be formed by unanimous consent as provided in Rule 30, District Captains must conduct an election for such Higher Assembly delegates and alternates.  In these elections, the district caucus shall consist of the County Assembly delegates from that district (including at-large delegates) and the County Assembly alternates from that district.  Only delegates and alternates to County Assembly from a particular district shall be eligible to be nominated to be delegates from that district to a Higher Assembly.  Only County Assembly delegates from a particular district  (including at-large delegates) shall be eligible to vote for delegates from that district to a Higher Assembly.

33. For each Higher Assembly, the individual DCR districts have been allocated a specific number of delegate and alternate positions (which are in addition to any at-large delegates who may reside in a particular district). The number of alternates to the Higher Assemblies shall be equal in number to the delegates from each district, including at-large delegates residing in that district.  At-large delegates to County Assembly are automatically delegates to Higher Assemblies for districts in which they reside.

34. For each Higher Assembly, nominations for delegate shall be made during the district caucus. Nominations for delegate may be made by any eligible member of the district caucus who is present, including the nominee, and a nomination does not need a second. County Assembly delegates and alternates may be nominated to any Higher Assembly irrespective of whether they signed up for that Higher Assembly at precinct caucus.  County Assembly delegates and alternates from a particular district who are not present at the district caucus may be nominated to be delegates to a Higher Assembly in their absence.  District Captains are encouraged to determine in advance which delegates and alternates want to run for particular Higher Assemblies.

35. If, for a particular Higher Assembly, the number of nominees from a particular district is less than or equal to the number of allocated delegate positions, then those nominees shall be deemed to have been elected unanimously and a secret-ballot vote will not be required. If the number of nominees is greater than the number of allocated delegate positions, then the delegates will be elected by secret ballot.  Under these circumstances, each voting member of the district caucus can cast as many votes as there are delegate positions allocated to that district (provided that no district caucus voting member may cast more than one vote for any particular nominee). District Captains may also ask for the approval of voting delegates to waive the use of secret ballots. Delegates to the Higher Assemblies shall be elected in the order in which they receive votes.  Persons receiving votes, but not elected as delegates, shall be elected as alternates in the order of the number of votes until all alternate places are filled. If two or more nominees receive an equal of votes for a delegate or alternate position, then the delegate or alternate position will be determined by lot among those persons tied for that place.  In case of a tie for the last delegate position, the loser will automatically become first alternate.

36. District caucuses will be presided over by their respective District Captains. In the absence of the District Captain, the Assistant District Captain, or a delegate from the district appointed by the DCR Secretary in the absence of both, will preside.

37. Proxy voting shall not be allowed in any district caucus for any purpose.

38. If necessary, a district caucus can be conducted by electronic/virtual means in a manner to be prescribed by the DCR Officers.  This shall include reasonable steps to ensure that all delegates and alternates who wish to can stand for election, that substantially all delegates present can vote, that the secrecy of the ballot is preserved, and that there are records to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the vote.

39. All ballots from the district caucuses shall be turned over to the DCR Secretary at the conclusion of the Assembly, and they shall be retained and preserved until the completion of the Primary Election, or until the end of any  longer period that may be required by the Bylaws of the Colorado Republican Committee or by Colorado law.

40. For general purposes in this Assembly, all email communications will presumed to have been received by those to whom they are addressed in the absence of a communication from an email service that the email was not delivered (ie, a "bounceback").

41. Candidates shall not make any electioneering speeches, or display signs, or distribute electioneering communications such as pamphlets, flyers, badges, buttons, stickers, or similar items within 100 feet of any ballot location (including any dropoff location or any location where paper ballots may be delivered or distributed).

42. Any delegate or candidate who wishes to contest the designation of any candidate to the primary ballot by this Assembly MUST, within TWO DAYS of the adjournment of this Assembly, present such contest to the  Executive Committee of the Colorado Republican Committee with simultaneous notice to all candidates for designation at this Assembly in the race subject to contest AND to the DCR Chairman. The Executive Committee of the Colorado Republican Committee will make a recommended determination of all such contests to the Colorado Republican State Central Committee which will make the final determination of all such contests at its pre-assembly meeting.

43. If, after a good-faith effort to use the authority granted by the Emergency Bylaws, this Assembly is, in the opinion of the DCR Chairman, nonetheless unable to meet or complete its business as a result of the order of a competent public authority or the unavailability of meeting space, the DCR Chairman shall request permission from the State Chairman no later than April 5, 2020 or the date of this Assembly (whichever comes later), to allow the appropriate vacancy committee to fill the resulting vacancy in designation as provided by House Bill 2020-1359. Upon receipt of written approval from the State Chairman, the appropriate vacancy committee shall fill the resulting vacancy in designation pursuant to law.

44. The Resolutions were reviewed for presentation to the Assembly by the Resolutions Committee. There shall be no debate on the resolutions at the Assembly, nor shall amendments be offered or allowed. Delegates may cast votes on Resolutions by voting either "for" or "against" in the manner to be prescribed by the Officers.

45. The Emergency Bylaws of the Colorado Republican Committee shall take precedence over the Bylaws of the Colorado Republican State Central Committee, any rules of the Colorado Republican Party, and the DCR Bylaws and  Rules. In the event of a conflict, the bylaw or rule deemed to be in conflict with the Emergency Bylaws shall be deemed inoperative and ineffective to the extent of such prohibition without invaliding any of the other provision or portions thereof.

46. The official program shall constitute the "Orders of the Day". 

47. ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER NEWLY REVISED (11th Edition)  shall govern the Assembly in all cases in which they are not inconsistent with Colorado or Federal law, the Bylaws (including the Emergency Bylaws) of the Colorado Republican Committee, the Bylaws of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee, or these Assembly Rules.


2020 Douglas County Caucus Resolutions

1. Repeal the Red Flag Law because it confiscates the firearms of law-abiding citizens, violating Article 2 Section 13 of the Colorado Constitution and the 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.

2. Support all life from conception to natural death.


3. Pass an infant born alive bill so a doctor must proactively save infants born alive after a botched abortion.




4. No public funds should be used for abortion.




5. If the state funds abortion providers, half the amount of funding must go to pro-life organizations.




6. The Colorado GOP must actively support and promote Initiative 120 on the 2020 ballot, ending late term abortion in Colorado.




7. Educate the public that Colorado is one of the very few states permitting late-term abortion.




8. Support the repeal of Roe vs. Wade.




9. Party affiliations for school board candidates should be noted on the ballot.




10. School board elections should be moved from odd to even years.




11. Teacher accountability should be measured by students’ educational performance and success.  




12. Public schools will teach the Hillsdale College Constitution 101 class.




13 Parents are the primary decision-makers for their children’s medical, emotional, psychological and sexual education.




14. The Pledge of Allegiance shall be mandated in all public and private schools.




15. Parents must be emailed all sex ed material proposed to be taught in their children’s schools, and give permission for it to be taught to their children.




16. Parents must give permission prior to any counseling or medical intervention by school counselors or personnel.




17. Promote the use of trained, armed, volunteer school personnel across the state to improve school safety. Remove the No Gun Zone signs from all schools; the killers of our children don’t seem to obey them.




18. Boy-to-girl or girl-to-boy transgenders should only be allowed to join the athletic teams, compete, and use the bathroom/shower facilities of their original biological gender at birth.




19. Support freedom to practice religion unhindered at all schools, colleges and universities.




20. Parental choice in K-12 education including tax credits and/or vouchers for private schools, home schooling, and government-funded transportation to schools in other districts.




21. No governmental control of education.




22. Teach civics and the Constitution in all public schools.




21. Higher teacher pay.




24. Oppose state or federal mandates compelling businesses, groups, churches, or individuals to act in violation of their religious convictions, or other First Amendment rights.




25. Support the right to practice religion and freedom of speech unhindered at all schools, colleges and universities, and at the workplace without fear of harassment, threat, or punitive measures.




26. Every law passed by Congress must apply equally to their members as well as American citizens.




27. Term limits for local, state and federal elected officials.




28. Oppose the Article 5 Convention of States.




29. The General Assembly should adopt a resolution calling for an Article 5 Convention of States restricted to proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, that limit its power and jurisdiction, and that impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.




30. Respect for private property rights must be upheld by all government officials.




31. Our nation and states operate as a representative Constitutional Republic, not a Democracy. 




32. No social security or other govt. benefits should be paid to illegal immigrants.




33. Oppose human trafficking and support enforcement and strengthening of current laws. 




34. Defund Planned Parenthood.




35. Support Trump Agenda.




36. Support individual healthcare choice; no state or federal government “single-payer” health insurance.




37. Support protecting the oceans from plastic waste.




38. Support responsible stewardship of the environment.




39. Support Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).




40. Maintain a strong military.




41. Eliminate daylight savings for Colorado.




42. Increase age requirements to vote.




43. State laws must not violate the US Constitution or oppose the rights of the people.




44. Repeal all pro-illegal immigration policies at the local, state and federal levels of government.




45. Welfare and other government benefits must have specified lifetime caps for any individual or family so that government dependency does not become lifelong.




46. Alcoholics and drug addicts should not be allowed to collect Social Security Disability unless they have paid into Social Security.




47. Marriage defined as between one man and one woman.




48. Repeal the income tax on Social Security.




49. Support the rights of citizens to live free of tracking and discrimination based on their choices related to Medicare procedures.




50. No Medicare for all; no Medicare for illegals.




51. Support individual healthcare choice and transparency so citizens can compare prices.




52. Oppose the National Popular Vote and support the Electoral College.




53. No Colorado Sanctuary Cities; all authorities must cooperate with ICE and immigration laws. 




54. Term limits for local, state and federal elected officials.




55. Reform the FISA Courts.




56. Oppose calling taxes” fees” in order to circumvent TABOR.




57. A social media blast should be issued by the DCGOP Executive Committee to all registered Republicans one week prior to the caucus notifying them of caucus.




58. Support transparency in government, including opposition to encrypted radio transmissions.




59. Refrain from using misnomer “Democratic Party” – it is “Democrat Party,” not democratic at all.




60. Curb national debt by eliminating earmarks and spend no more in any year than was taken in revenue in the previous year. Failure to pass balanced budget would trigger an automatic reduction in expenditures of 5% from the previous year, except in period of declared war or natural disasters. Exceptions should require the approval of ¾ of both chambers of Congress.




61. Increase funding for roads and bridges.




62. Oppose HB20-1151 allowing multi-jurisdictional entities to impose taxes to fund transportation.




63. Eliminate the emissions testing in Douglas County.




64. No new Colorado toll roads.




65. Colorado’s adoption process and laws must be simplified so it is easier to adopt.




66. All GOP candidates should make a real effort to communicate with and be present in minority communities and at events all year long, not just election season.




67. Repeal the recreational marijuana law.




68. Increase funding for long term care facilities for the severely and chronically mentally ill.




69. Return primaries to closed primary with only party members voting in their respective primaries.




70. No marijuana sales outlets in Douglas County.




71. Update and purge Colorado voter rolls according to existing law.




72. Require Voter ID to vote.




73. Repeal same day voter registration, and require voter registration 30 days prior to election.




74. Banking should be available for marijuana stores.




75. Lower E-470 tolls.




76. Limit additional development in Douglas County.




77. Oppose any form of mandated medical procedures.




78. Remove restrictions on oil and gas drilling.




79. Term limits: 5, 2-year terms for House of Representatives, and 2, 4-year terms for the Senate




80. Term limits of 2 terms for every national office.




81. Prioritize road construction using existing state funds with no new taxes.




82. Oppose wolf introduction into Colorado.




83. Oppose any state-mandated vaccinations; only individuals and parents have the right to decide vaccinations for their children or themselves.




84. Support the rights of citizens to live free of tracking and discrimination based on vaccination status.




85. Greater specificity in defining abortion and pro-life.




86. The Douglas County Republicans Executive Committee shall follow the bylaws of the Douglas County GOP and ensure that all Resolutions go through the caucus and assembly process.




87. All social media posted by president Donald J. Trump shall be reviewed/edited prior to posting.




88. Repeal the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare.




89. Maintain citizens’ private property rights.

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