Friday, April 6, 2012
Jay McConville formerly ran for House of Delegates.
Republicans in Fairfax County number more than you might think. Organizing them to take political action is where Jay McConville comes in. “The first (thing) is to get people more active and more engaged,” he said. “That’s step one. As I ran for office—I saw this all the time—where folks would say, ‘Well, I really just don’t think there are a lot of Republicans in my neighborhood, and I’ve never been active.’ And I would say, ‘Well, I just met 20 of them as I walked down the street.’ “So that’s number one, is just to get people to realize that there are a lot more Republicans, and like-minded individuals who may not be Republicans, in the county than we think.” The Fairfax County Republican Committee elected McConville as its new chairman …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
NVCC student John Corker discusses the importance of citizens serving as election officers.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
My name is John Corker and I’m a student at the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College. On Super Tuesday I had the pleasure of serving my community, the party of my choice and my country all while earning $100 at the same time. I worked as an election officer. In that capacity, I helped set-up and run the polls and facilitated the check-in process for voters. Every team is assigned a knowledgeable, experienced chief who will mentor all first time officers. I myself felt very comfortable asking the chief questions if I was unclear on anything. As a college student aiming for a career in politics, this was a fantastic experience. I learned of the opportunity to become an election officer through the Fairfax County …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Bedell has served two terms; increased membership, giving and participation.
Fairfax County Republican Committee Chairman Anthony Bedell will not seek a third term. Bedell's official announcement came one day after the November 8 General Election, but Braddock District Supervisor John Cook says it's been known for several years. "This [high pressure] thankless job is not the type most people stay in for a long time," said Cook. "When Anthony announced he'd serve a second term, he made it clear that would be it." "Anthony has done an outstanding job," said Cook. "When he started as chairman of the committee, it was right at the end of the 2008 presidential election when Republicans had been beaten and the county committee had pretty much hit bottom," said Cook. "Under Anthony's leadership, membership has more …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Fairfax Republicans rally, disperse to go door-to-door.
About 100 people gathered in Springfield Saturday to hear from Governor Bob McDonnell and other Republicans holding or running for office in Virginia. The '72 Hour Rally' was sponsored by the Republican Party of Virginia and the Fairfax County Republican Committee. "Getting out the vote in the next 72 hours is critical," said Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. "This is going to be a race with below 40 percent turnout, so every person who shows up [to vote] makes a bigger difference." A report Sunday on WTOP, not related to the rally, confirmed this. George Mason University Public Policy Professor Mark Rozell told WTOP, "The party that is able to mobilized it's core constituency, the one that has the greater intensity on its side…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Three of six at-large candidates given nod from Fairfax County Republican Committee members
The Fairfax County Republican Committee endorsed three candidates for at-large seats on the Fairfax County School Board at its meeting Wednesday night. Sheree Brown-Kaplan, Lin-Dai Kendall and Lolita Mancheno-Smoak received the most votes from members of the committee, who previously heard pitches from six candidates at a meeting in June. At-large contenders Lisa Fagan, Christina Gutherie and Steve Stuban did not receive endorsements, though Stuban — who, sparked by the January suicide of his son Nick, launched a successful campaign this spring to change the schools' disciplinary process — said at a Tea Party forum July 11 he would run for an at-large seat without an endorsement. Stuban did not speak to committee members at their June …