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August Newsletter
The WCRC will have a booth at this year's Wayne County Fair and is is currently looking for volunteers to cover shifts. Vendeor booths at the fair run Tuesday August 4th through Saturday the 8th in Belleville. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at:
Our Annual Free Picnic is set for Saturday September 26th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM at William D. Ford Senior Citizens Activity Center, 750 Troy St, Taylor, MI 48180. Please consider bringing a dish to pass. Sponsorship opportunities are available for a flat rate of $50 to help us keep this event free. Contact us at for inquiries.
Wayne County Commissioner Joe Barone will be conducting office hours in the District 10 community of Plymouth and Canton from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 13th, at Barone Law Offices, 607 S Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170.

Constituents will have the opportunity to meet with Commissioner Barone and discuss matters of concern within the community.
Greetings friends –

I need your help for some common sense reform.  We are looking for volunteers to help distribute, gather, and collect petition signature sheets from now until August 15th.  

“Would you like to help save Michigan taxpayers over $224 million every year, and have more money available for schools and roads without raising taxes?”

That is a question that is difficult to say no to, and a great way to ask someone to sign a petition.

We have an incredible opportunity to make a REAL difference in Michigan yet again – by repealing Michigan’s Prevailing Wage law.

For the answers to all your questions about the negative impacts on taxpayers and Michigan citizens, you can go to 

Protecting Michigan Taxpayers is asking for petition signatures in your area, and this is where you can help.

Perhaps you have collected signatures before on behalf of a candidate.  Perhaps you have collected signatures before for a ballot proposal.  Our efforts this time are much different.  It’s an initiation of legislation to repeal the 1965 PA 166.  We call it our Best Bid Initiative.

What is that?

Our Best Bid Initiative allows us to show strong support for an issue by gathering a large number of signatures, have those signatures certified by the Secretary of State, and then we hand it off to the Michigan Legislature to either accept it or reject it.  If the Secretary of State certifies our signatures, and the Legislature then votes to repeal Michigan’s Prevailing Wage, the law is passed!

There is NO requirement for an approval or signature from the Governor.  None.  

Please consider helping us out.  Your efforts would protect taxpayers, help small business compete against the ‘big dogs’, and help make Michigan a fairer state for construction projects.  

We are looking for volunteers to help distribute, gather, and collect petition signature sheets from now until August 15th.  We have full, detailed instructions on how to fill out the sheets, and fantastic talking points for you to feel confident in knowing the truth on repealing Prevailing Wage.

Please feel free to contact me at: – or call me at (734) 585-4901, and we will make arrangements to get you all the supplies you need.

As always, your time and effort is greatly appreciated.

Terry Bowman

UAW member
Founder, Union Conservatives, Inc.
Governor Snyder: Criminal Justice Reform
MLive: William G. Milliken: Time to reverse Michigan's failed, costly imprisonment policies 

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will will take place at 7:00 PM on Monday, August 24th at the Canfield Community Center in Dearborn Heights. If you are a representative member and cannot attend, please make sure to designate a proxy from your district.
Chairman's Corner 

Thank you for reading the third installment of our new monthly newsletter, I invite you to join us at our next regular meeting which will take place at 7:00 PM on Monday August 24th at the Canfield Community Center in Dearborn Heights, and at the upcoming 69th Annual Wayne County Fair in Belleville from 2-9PM, Tuesday August 4th through Saturday August 8th.

-Dillon Breen 
Chairman, Wayne County Republican Committee
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August Events:

Eastside Republican Club's 13th Annual Family Fun Picnic    
(Rescheduled Date) Sunday, August 2, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Matthew Patterson Park, 16006 Essex, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

69th Annual Wayne County Fair
We will have a booth Tuesday through Saturday, June 4-8, 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Wayne County Fairgrounds, 10871 Quirk Road, Belleville MI 48111

Canton Republican Club Presidential Debate Watching Party
Thursday, August 6, 8:30 PM. 502 Grill, 50296 Cherry Hill Rd, Canton, MI 48188

Wayne 11th CDRC Annual Picnic
Monday, August 10, 6:00 PM. McClumpha Park, 46640 Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth, MI 48170

Wayne 12th CDRC Meeting
Monday, August 10, 7:00 PM. Logan's Roadhouse, 13305 Eureka Rd, Southgate, MI 48195

Wayne 11th CDRC Meeting
Thursday, August 13, 7:00 PM. Michigan Republican Party's Livonia Field Office, 33462 West Seven Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152

Wayne 12th CDRC CPL Training Class
Saturday, August 22, 10:00 AM. Huron Valley Eagles Aerie #3732, 13636 Telegraph Rd, Flat Rock, MI 48134

Wayne County Republican Committee Meeting
Monday, August 24, 7:00 PM. Canfield Community Center, 1801 N Beech Daly Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

11th Congressional District Meeting
Tuesday, August 25, 7:00 PM. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48374
Elected Officials:

Rick Snyder
Lieutenant Governor
Brian Calley
Secretary of State
Ruth Johnson
Attorney General
Bill Schuette
US House
David Trott (11)
State Senate
Patrick Colbeck (7)
State House
Laura Cox (19)
Kurt Heise (20)
Patrick Somerville (23)
County Commission
Terry Marecki (9)
Joe Barone (10)
The Wayne County Republican Committee


Dillon Breen
1st Vice Chairwoman:
Cheryl Costantino
2nd Vice Chairman:
Jim Rhodes
Pauline Montie
LuAnn McGowan

Representative Members:

11th Congressional District:
1. Symantha Heath
2. Paul Cusick
3. George Gostias
4. Dillon Breen
5. Abe Munfakh
6. John Pastor
7. Daniel Pawlak
8. Richard Sharland
9. Carla Testani

12th Congressional District:
1. Connie (CB) Clark
2. William Beddows
3. Joan Strawser
4. Luann McGowan
5. Pauline Montie
6. Keith Steffke
7. Loretta Wilson
8. Laurie McHugh
9. Eric Johnson

13th Congressional District:
1. Mike Adams
2. Tim Brown
3. Patrick Gaffka
4. Gerry Hermann
5. Tawn Beliger aka Lemon James
6. Jeremy Mejia
7. Mark Quaine
8. Jim Rhodes
9. Christal Smith

14th Congressional District:
1. Cheryl Costantino
2. Matt Schonert
3. Joe Sucher
4. Guy Foremski
5. Mark Corcoran
Mayra Rodriguez
7. Walter Koppy
8. Steve Mazur
9. Christopher Kolomjec
The 31st Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference will be held from September 18-20 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Reserve you place now at:
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We are currently looking for old photos, event programs and other flyers from past WCRC events, as well as obsolete congressional district committees and clubs to digitally document the history of the Republican Party in Wayne County.
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