Response to this week’s, 2-7-19 “Letter to the Editor” in the Elk Rapids News by John Hunter, Traverse City, MI

Dear Editor,

I simply could not stand by and allow a resident of Traverse City (Grand Traverse County) author a “Letter to the Editor” filled with his numerous and obvious agenda driven misrepresentations, innuendoes, false statements, and lies.

We created the Antrim County Conservative Union (ACCU) as a “Social Education Club” with an IRS 501C-4 application pending, to be a non-profit organization. All of our officers and board members are volunteers, without receiving any pay or compensation.

Unlike the Republican and Democrat political parties who do “funnel dark monies” into their bank accounts, any administrative expenditures the ACCU makes will be made fully public at each of our monthly meetings per our Treasurer’s report. Our checking account’s register will be displayed on an overhead projector for everyone to see,…so there will be nothing to hide or anything for the general public to “keep an eye on”.

All of the donations we receive from our members will be used to “vett” future candidates who run for election to public office. We will then produce “Voter Guides” to engage, inform and educate the general public about those said candidates’ positions on future policies and their own agenda items they will advocate for and/or introduce if elected. Ballot proposals will be researched and analyzed and all pertinent information will also be shared with the public.

Our mission is to provide valuable information to the general public so that they can make fully informed decisions when voting in both primary and general elections.

We do not have a “GoFundMe” account, period! For the author to state that we are a “mysterious GoFundMe scheme”, is a complete misrepresentation and lie.

Finally, we are not allowed to endorse or publicly support any candidates and therefore will NOT be running any “late campaign ads we all find so nauseating” with “funneled dark money”, again another falsehood by the author.

I find it interesting that John Hunter from Traverse City has never attended any of our meetings, does not personally know any of our officers, board members or members of our organization, but produces a completely uneducated, agenda driven opinion piece about our organization and then asked this good newspaper to publish it publicly.

Thank you for allowing me to correct the public record. For more information about our organization, our website is online at;

Respectfully submitted,

Victoria Bishop – President
Antrim County Conservative Union
Kewadin, Michigan

TONIGHT – 9 PM!!! President Trump’s State of the Union

WATCH ON TV and share it on your Facebook page, Twitter account,…EVERYWHERE!!!

State of the Union Address, Feb. 5th, 2019 @ 9 pm

We IMPLORE President Donald Trump to rescind his personal residency from New York,…NOW!!!

Pink lit spire of New York's One World Trade Center, 408 foot celebration of the just passed He

The Antrim County Conservative Union’s Executive Board voted unanimously, that our Pro-Life President, Donald J. Trump must rebuke his home state of New York’s most recent actions and rescind his personal residency of New York,…immediately!!!

On the 46th Anniversary of the United States Supreme Court wrongly decided case known as Roe vs. Wade, Tuesday, January 22, 2019;

President Donald J. Trump’s home state of New York passed “The Reproductive Health Act”, which legalized the
late term aborting of a baby up and until it’s due date.  

Watch this short video from a Florida ProLife Board Certified OB/GYN at this YouTube link;

These barbaric acts as passed by the New York State Assembly and signed into law by it’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo, were celebrated by many of New York’s landmark buildings being lit in “Pink Lights”. Please read this article from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Center;

We, therefore, ask our President to join us in our outrage and demonstrate his disgust with his “Home State” of New York by changing his personal residency to another State in America.

Mr. President,…you already own a personal residence in Florida and they don’t have any State Income Tax either!!!

Antrim County Conservative Union – “Letter to the Editor”

The Antrim County Conservative Union is a new organization and has been set up as an advocacy/educational group to provide the conservative view to the Antrim County Republican Party to ensure it moves in the right direction and supports Conservative candidates and policies.

It is affiliated with both the State and National Conservative Unions.

It’s web site is

Currently it is one of 31 county Conservative Unions being established in Michigan. Eventually, one is planned for every county in the State.

It meets the third Monday of every month, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at the Forest Home Twp Office, where the Antrim County Republican Party used to gather.

It’s objective is not to replace the Antrim County Republican Party, but to help guide it and help the People know the positions of candidates for office. With knowledge comes good political decisions.

The Antrim County Conservative Union (a 501C-4) will raise funds and make them available to educate the public on issues and the positions of candidates.  The identities of all donors will be kept secret to prevent “Obama-ites” from boycotting businesses or other such mischief.

In short order, I believe it will become the premier political organization in Antrim County and as such Unions are established in other counties, with major grass roots members, they all will be seen as the REAL Conservative organizations in Michigan.

I hope you will attend its next meeting and become a member.

RK Barton
Bellaire, Michigan 


1st Monthly Meeting – Monday, Jan. 21st, 2019 at Forest Home Twp. Hall 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Antrim County Conservative Union

Here is our new banner,…Please Share!!!


Press Release – Effective 11-19-18

Any questions, please contact Chairman – Randy Bishop by email at; Or, by phone at; 231-360-5140

After the monthly meeting of the Antrim County Republican Party, the following Board Officers resigned their positions, effective immediately;

Randy Bishop – Chairman
Cherie Hogan – Secretary
Gregg Valerio – Treasurer

Since all of the content on the website of the Antrim County Republican Party was created and the work product of Chairman Bishop, that content has been preserved on this website and will be available as a reference.

Effective immediately, this website is the official website of the Antrim County Conservative Union, LLC.

Our new banner for the ACCU

We look forward to growing this organization with the Conservatives of Antrim County and welcome this experienced group of leaders to be it’s Executive Board of Officers.

Victoria A. Bishop – President
Antrim County Conservative Union


October, 2018 – ACRP Monthly Meeting Minutes

Click on the link below to open the Secretary’s Report;

ACRP – Monthly Meeting Minutes 10-15-18

Antrim County Republican Party – Endorsed Candidates for Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 2018 General Election

Click on the link below to print out the list of our endorsed candidates to vote for on Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 2018 General Election;

ACRP – 2018 General Election Endorsed Candidates

ACRP Monthly Meeting Minutes – Sept. 17th, 2018

Click on the link below to open the PDF File;


  • Next Monthly Meeting; Monday, August 19th, 2019 Forest Home Township Hall 321 N. Bridge St., Bellaire 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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