About Eastside Republican Club

Eastside Republican Club invites you to come be a part of our ever growing family. Founded in 1984, we exist to provide a warm, friendly, and welcoming environment for Republicans, those of like mind, and those looking for something other than the current political status quo in King County. The Club provides an opportunity to make new friends, become involved with the political process, support candidates, and learn more about the issues of the day.

In most every month, we get together with some of the most influential and interesting Republicans in the state — some elected, some working toward it, others just working for the cause. We exist to further the ideals and principles of the Republican Party in the State of Washington, and we always have a cheerful social gathering of friendly, like-minded people. Good food, good people, good times!

ERC Officers for 2024

  • Doug Basler, President
  • Rick Jacobs, Vice President
  • Kathleen Strong, Secretary
  • Michael Scheele, Treasurer

Board of Directors

  • Doug Basler (2025)
  • Lenny Chacon (2026)
  • Derek Chartrand (2025)
  • Kerry French (2025)
  • Rick Jacobs (2026)
  • Toby Nixon (2026)
  • Ruphina Nord (2025)
  • Michael Scheele (2025)
  • Kathleen Strong (2025)

The maximum number of directors is 9. Members of the board serve two-year terms. Elections are held at the Annual Meeting, which is held in January. The board may fill vacancies at any board meeting. The list above indicates the year of expiration of each board member’s current term.

Officers serve one-year terms. The President is elected by the general membership of the Club; other officers are elected by the Board.

If you’re a member of the Club and interested in serving on the board, please make it known to any board member.