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August 10, 2022

 

 

Dear ORP State Central Committee,

 

Thank you for considering me as your choice to serve our party and our state as the Oregon Republican Party Vice-Chair. 

This past Saturday, I returned from the RNC Summer Meeting in Chicago energized and encouraged about our party and the opportunity to make historic change in Oregon. I am ready to hit the ground running.  As a former Chairperson for a business networking group, the Summer Meeting provided familiar networking opportunities, such as those between the RNC Strategies and the ORP Leadership teams which helped us to bring a free RNC election training event to Oregon for County Chairs, Volunteers, Republican Women's Groups, Young Republicans, Slavic Vote, Faith-Based organizations, and Republican friends who are willing to help us elect Republicans and move our Oregon GOP forward.

 

I’m a natural enthusiast and have invested my energy, ideas, and leadership abilities serving on several boards, including, but not limited to, the Benton County Republican Central Committee, Lincoln Veterans Memorial Coalition, American Legion Auxiliary Unit and District, and as a candidate nominee for the Explanatory Statement Committee through the office of Oregon’s Secretary of State. Few of these opportunities have been more exciting or more important to me than my work with ORP’s Communications team.

 

I am a team-builder and a team player. Several months ago, our RNC National Committeewoman reached out to me needing help with the ORP Communications Department to meet RNC’s GROW program requirements.  Leading a small team of devoted volunteers, we worked around the clock, to fulfil the Communications portion of the GROW requirements for the RNC Chairman’s Circle, garnering the ORP $50,000 – only 1 of 21 states who received this honor.

 

As your ORP Vice Chair, I will promote the interests of both the Oregon and National Republican Parties, as well as those of our county central committees. I will conscientiously fulfill the duties assigned to me by the Chairman. If the Chairman is temporarily unable to perform the duties of the office, I will assume and perform all duties of the office as long as my services are needed. 

 

 

__Why am I Running? _____________________________________________________

 

My goals are to promote the following:

 

  • Build and brand our party to further increase our community engagement and improve our communication.  Bring us up to par, including relevant merchandising with a cohesive brand.

  • Further train and educate our counties and volunteers across Oregon using the latest technology, social media, and online marketing to reach voters and increase voter turnout.

  • Provide practical resources for use in grassroots efforts at the county level. I have led a team to create a PCP Resources page on the ORP website that will be turned into a login portal.  Let me know if you need access to these resources.

  • Continue to strengthen and unify the ORP and to expand our grassroots efforts.

  • Help our party and Chairman Hwang raise funds!

  • Fulfill any duties requested of me by Chairman Hwang.

 

As a former Vice Chair candidate once stated, “we need someone with the time to help with the various tasks that need to be done…and…it takes leadership and, in our case, volunteers with varied skill sets to keep the ORP up and running smoothly.” I have the time, leadership ability, and skills, as well as the enthusiasm and energy to devote to ORP’s success.  I believe we need to start by providing our counties with the vision, tools, training, and resources they need to succeed in their counties.

 

__Key Facts About Robin Besotes __________________________________________________

 

•           Oregon Republican Party, Communications Director

•           Past Oregon Republican Party, Deputy Communications Director

•           1st Vice Chairperson, Benton County Republican Central Committee

•           Assemblyman Kevin Kiley’s Women’s Advisory Council

•           Past Chairperson, Placer County Cemetery District #1

•           Past Chairperson, TGIF Business Networking

•           Placer County Elections Inspector and Judge

•           Member and Past President, American Legion Auxiliary

•           District Legislative Chairperson, American Legon Auxiliary District 7

•           Past District 2nd Vice President, American Legion Auxiliary District 7

•           Board Member & Marketing Chairperson, Lincoln Veterans Memorial Coalition

•           Past Member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants

•           Certified HR Consultant with Bent Ericksen & Associates, Eugene, Oregon

•           Certified Drake P3 Consultant, Eugene, Oregon

•           Founder of my own Consulting Firm - Consulting Doctors of Multi-Million Practices

•           Past Academy of Dental Management Consultants Director of Member Engagement

•           Non-Profit Social Media Director

 

Over thirty-four years ago I began my career in dental practice management and consulting.  In that time, I perfected my skills in business operations, accounting, administrative & virtual support, social media, online marketing, support solutions, staff recruiting, training, and management. I became known as the go-to person for efficiency, troubleshooting, and problem-solving. As one long-term client stated, “Robin is my fix-it person!  If I have a problem, she knows the solution or knows how to find the solution.”

 

As the wife of an Army Veteran, I am passionate about helping veterans and active-duty service members, and I currently assist the Junction City Tri-Counites Post 61 encompassing Benton, Linn, and Lane Counties.  I am a business owner, community volunteer advocate, writer, and genealogy buff.  My husband retired from CalFire as a firefighter heavy dozer operator fighting wildland fires for over 25+ years.  We are currently remodeling an 82-year-old farmhouse in Monroe, where we moved to be close to our 16-month-old grandson and his parents, our son and daughter-in-law.

 

I am a life-long Republican, believe in America First, am pro-life and pro 2nd amendment with a CHL. I would be honored to have your vote for the Oregon Republican Party’s Vice-Chair.

 

Yours in Service,

 

Robin Besotes

Vice-Chair Candidate

Oregon Republican Party

Robin.Besotes@Oregon.GOP

(541) 286-6959

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