2014 Benton GOP 4th of July Parade Float

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On Independence Day 2014, the Benton County Republicans participated in the Downtown Corvallis "All-American Everyone Can Join, Fabulous, Fantastic 4th of July Parade" on the Benton GOP float featuring our fabulous, fantastic Republican Candidates! Thank you to Nic Oliver for pulling the float and Louanna Oliver for taking the shotgun seat to help. Thank you to Kim Rowe, Ken McCracken, Garland Hunter, who helped set up the float, and to Stella Guenther, PJ Hunter, John Detweiler, Susan Newby, Birdie Reetz, Danny Gonzales, Ronnie Hernandez and Charles and Jean Neslon, who also helped set up and who showed great enthusiasm riding the float, waving flags and promoting LIBERTY and our wonderful candidates! Al and Kathi Hutchinson drove the always classy Sen. Betsy Close in their very classy 1940 Ford convertible. Candidates Jacob Vandever and Jerry Jackson walked the parade route.

Candidates featured: Dr. Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate, Art Robinson for U.S. Congress (Dist. 4), Tootie Smith for U.S. Congress (Dist. 5) Dennis Richardson for Oregon Governor, Sen. Betsy Close for Oregon Senate (Dist. 8), Andy Olson for reelection to the Oregon House (Dist. 15), Jacob Vandever for Oregon House (Dist. 16), Mike Nearman for Oregon House (Dist. 23) and Jerry J. Jackson, Sr. for Benton County Commissioner.

Photos courtesy of Garland Hunter