REPUBLIC – Republic Police Chief Loren Culp has announced his intent to run for the seat of Governor in Washington state.
Culp officially filed his campaign with the Public Disclosure Commission on July 19, joining three others who have already officialized their bid for the office, including incumbent Jay Inslee, who is also vying for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
The top lawman in the small Ferry County town of just over 1,000 residents garnered national notoriety after becoming the first law enforcement official in the Evergreen State who publicly refused to follow the directives of Initiative 1639, a gun control law passed by voters in Washington last November.
Since taking his stance, Culp has gained a loyal following within the second-amendment rights community, and penned a book entitled American Cop, in which he outlines his own beliefs of the public’s right to bear arms.
Culp’s has already launched a website devoted to his candidacy where he touts his merits as a civil servant and military veteran, and breaks down the issues he intends to focus upon, including mental health, citizen liberties, and taxes. His official campaign slogan is “Send Common Sense To Olympia.”