FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 13, 2015

Washington County Republican Party Holding a Fundraiser on August 1

The Washington County Republican Party will be holding a fundraiser on August 1, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Dewey.  The casual BBQ dinner is open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets online ahead of the event.  Guest speakers include Bartlesville native and Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello and Oklahoma Republican Party State vice Chair, Estella Hernandez.  Special guest, Jim Bridenstine who represents Oklahoma’s First District will also be in attendance.

Mark Costello, a fourth generation Oklahoman was born in Bartlesville and was first elected as Labor Commissioner in 2010.  Before being elected to office, Mark founded several companies, creating hundreds of jobs within Oklahoma.   Since being elected, he has fought in finding efficiencies within the Labor Commissioners office, saving taxpayers well over a half a million dollars.

Estela Hernandez has been married for 14 years and is the mother of 3 kids. Together, she and her husband own and operate a local construction company. She was elected Vice Chair of the Oklahoma Republican Party on April 11, 2015.  She is Chairman of the Community Engagement Committee for Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women.  She helped develop a successful community engagement program for OKC Republican Women’s Club and Oklahoma County GOP.  By attending monthly naturalization ceremonies, she is registering new citizens to vote and sharing with them the importance of civic engagement.

The mission of the Washington County Republican Party is to continue growth of the GOP at the grassroots level within Washington County through voter registration; education and helping Republican candidates get elected to offices.

The Fundraiser is from 4pm to 6pm on August 1.  Tickets are $30 and sponsorships are available.  A live auction will be hosted by State National Committeeman Steve Fair.  All proceeds help support the Washington County GOP activities including local candidate’s elections. Tickets can be purchase online by going to https://washingtoncountygop.eventbrite.com or by searching Washington County at Eventbrite.com.  For more information, contact Grace Farmer at 918|440 . 4405.