Join us on Tuesday, June 30, when Eastside Republican Club hosts an online “meet and greet” with candidates! The event will be live streamed on the ERC Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EastsideCitizens4Democracy, beginning at 7:00PM. You don’t need to be a member of Facebook to watch! Let’s turn Washington red!
About the Candidates (in alphabetical order)
Doug Basler is a candidate for Congress in the 9th District which extends from Bellevue to Tacoma. He’s president and founder of EZTVSPots.com, an entrepreneur, business owner, national trainer and conference speaker, media producer, TV and radio personality, community volunteer, and currently president of Eastside Republican Club. He’s the past Senior Vice Chair of the King County GOP, and has run for Congress three times previously. He’s a pro-life, pro-Trump constitutional conservative who opposes the erosion of our civil rights during the coronavirus pandemic, supports President Trump and his America First policy, and supports strong borders and stopping the illegal immigration, human trafficking, and drug related gang activity that porous borders create. He would seek to drastically reduce the disastrous H1B guest worker visa program. His web site is http://www.dougbasler.com.
Tim J Hickey is a candidate for State Representative in the 48th Legislative District, which includes parts of Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, and the Points communities. He serves as chair of the 48th District Republicans, on the board of Eastside Republican Club, and as Vice Chair of the Kirkland Senior Council. Tim is a professional dancer and dance instructor, having founded Tim Hickey’s Dance Studio and the Kirkland Dance Center, and was a significant contributor to the founding of Kirkland Performance Center. He recently retired as an adjunct professor at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. Tim studied Business Management at Boston University and Political Science and Sociology at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. He supports Safer Schools, Safer Neighborhoods, Strong Businesses and Lower Taxes! His web site is http://timjhickey.com.
Kyle Lyebyedyev is a candidate for State Representative in the 47th Legislative District, which includes parts of Kent, Covington, Auburn, and surrounding areas. Kyle was born in Ukraine while the territory was under the control of the USSR. Growing up in a military family under communism, Kyle developed a strong desire for freedom. He legally immigrated to the US in 2002 to pursue freedom and happiness, strongly believing in the American Dream. Kyle is a successful small business owner and family man. He and his wife Lily have been married for 16 years and have 3 children. He received the Veda Jellen Grassroots Activist Award from the King County GOP in 2019, and serves on the board of Eastside Republican Club. He is focusing his campaign on common sense and accountability, parental choice in education, immigration reform, cutting regulations and reducing taxes, and implementing proven methods of reducing criminal recidivism. His web site is https://www.peopleforkyle.org.
Marty McClendon is a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Washington state. Marty is a pastor, real estate broker, and co-host (with Doug Basler) of the radio program “Eyes on Washington”. He volunteers with several organizations including Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Make A Wish Foundation, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and is a member of Gig Harbor Rotary. He currently serves as Vice President of Eastside Republican Club. He and his wife Lyn have three children, and live in Gig Harbor. He has previously run for Lieutenant Governor (2016), Congress (2014), and Washington State Senate (2010). He is focusing his campaign on government accountability and responsiveness to the public, restricting lobbying of the legislature by government agencies, reforming government budget practices and encouraging efficiency. His web site is http://electmarty.com.