The Platte County Republican Central Committee is now implementing vetting for all county elected offices. All individuals filing or refiling for office for 2024 and beyond will be vetted before filing fees are accepted by our party’s treasurer.
TO MAKE THIS PROCESS AS SMOOTH AND CONFUSION FREE AS POSSIBLE, ONLY PAY YOUR FEE DIRECTLY TO THE COMMITTEE TREASURER AFTER VETTING IS COMPLETED. ONLY CHECKS WILL BE ACCPTED ABSOLUTELY NO CASH. IF THE TREASURER IS AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT YOUR FEE, YOU WILL BE GIVEN A PAID RECEIPT. YOU WILL SHOW THIS RECEIPT TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS TO INDICATE YOU CAN FILE FOR OFFICE USING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S NAME.
SHOULD YOU INSTEAD HAND YOUR FEE TO THE BOARD OF ELECTION, YOU STILL MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE VETTING PROCESS. FAILURE TO COME BEFORE THE COMMITTEE FOR VETTING MAY RESULT IN NOT RECEIVING OUR SUPPORT. TYPICALLY, THE COMMITTEE DOESN’T ENDORSE DURING A PRIMARY BUT IF YOU DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN VETTING, WE WILL MAKE IT KNOWN THAT YOU WILL NOT BE SUPPORTED BY THE COMMITTEE AND IN CERTAIN CONDITIONS, STEPS WILL BE TAKEN TO KEEP YOU FROM BEING ON THE BALLOT AS A REPBULICAN.
VETTING IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF A CANDIDATE AS WE DO NOT ENDORSE IN PRIMARY ELECTIONS
How it works:
1. You advise the chair you intend to file or refile for office and would like to be vetted.
2. A time will be established for the vetting process to occur.
3. You will sign a pledge to support our platform and pay your fee to the Central Committee treasurer. Failure to sign the pledge will result in disqualification to run as a Republican Candidate
4. The Treasurer will give you a receipt that you can then show to the Board of Elections
5. All vetting will be completed in advance of the first day of filing in February.
6. An additional vetting period will be held after filing starts for individuals not deciding to run until then.
7. If the candidate wants to keep their candidacy private until filing, we will respect the wishes of the candidate and only the vetting committee will be aware of the intended candidacy.
8. Vetting will be done by at least 3 members of the sub-committee or 3 members of the executive committee.
9. Situations that will require discussion before the full committee to approve a candidate are serious violations of the Missouri Ethics Commission, such as fraud and misuse of campaign funds, and any legal issues that result in probation or jail time.
10. A candidate will also be rejected if they are clearly known as a Democrat, ie committee member, elected or run as a Democrat in the last election cycle.
It is incumbent on all candidates to contact the chair early enough to complete the vetting process before the filing deadline occurs.
Tammy Thompson, Chair Treasurer Contact Information
Platte County Republican Central Committee Fred Pouche