Congratulations and Good Luck!

The following candidates have successfully submitted their application and filing fee.  A firehouse primary will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9am-1pm to determine the Republican nominee of contested races.

Mary Pettitt – Commonwealth’s Attorney

Hank Partin – Sheriff

Patrick Saylors – Treasurer

Helen St. Clair – Treasurer

Sherri Blevins – Board of Supervisors District B

Lonnie Linkous – Board of Supervisors District E

Darrell Sheppard – Board of Supervisors District E

Communications Committee

I am looking for someone to assist with managing our social media accounts.  Interested parties can contact me at chairmcgop@yahoo.com.  Please let me know if you or someone you know is interested.  Thank you 🙂

~ Sonya Murdock, Chairwoman MCGOP

Mass Meeting Call, March 2018

 

Montgomery County GOP Official Call Mass Meeting

As Chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party of Virginia, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the County Committee, I, Bob Dickenson, do hereby issue this call for a Party Mass Meeting to be held at the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg, Virginia 24073 (or it’s alternate site) on Thursday, March 15, 2018.  Registration is open from 6:00 to 7:00 pm with the Mass Meeting beginning promptly at 7:00 pm for the following purposes:

  1. Electing a chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party;
  2. Electing members of the Montgomery County Republican Committee;
  3. Electing up to 640 Delegates and an equal number of Alternates to the 9th District Convention to be held on April 21, 2018 at the George Wythe High School, #1 Maroon Way, Wytheville, Virginia 24382 (or its alternate-site) beginning at 10:00 a.m. local time for the purposes of electing a 9th District Chairman, and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the Convention;
  4. No resolutions shall be permitted from the floor;
  5. No nominations for chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party shall be permitted from the floor;
  6. And for the transaction of such business as may properly come before the Mass Meeting. In the event of inclement weather or adjournment on March 15, the Mass Meeting will be held the following Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County Government Center (or its alternate site). All pre-filing deadlines as outlined below remain the same.

Qualification for Participation

All legal and qualified voters of Montgomery County under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin or sex, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and who, if requested, express in open meeting either orally or in writing as may be required, their intent to support all of its nominees for public office in the ensuing election, may participate as members of the Republican Party of Virginia in its Mass Meetings, party canvasses, conventions or primaries encompassing their respective election districts. In addition to the forgoing, to be in accord with the principles of the Republication Party, unless otherwise stipulated by the Montgomery County Republican Committee, a person otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have participated in Virginia in the nominating process of another party other than the Republican Party within the last five years.

A single exception to this shall be approved for a voter that renounces affiliation with any other party in writing, and who expresses in writing that he/she is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intends, at the time of this writing, to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future. Any voter that utilizes the forgoing exception, and thereafter participates in the nominating process of a party other than the Republican Party, shall not have the benefit of the exception thereafter.

Filing Requirements

  1. Chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party – Candidates for the position of Party Chairman shall file a written statement of intent of their candidacy by mail to (including email) or in person to Bob Dickenson, 2061 Peakland Way, Christiansburg, Virginia 24073; or by email to sbdickenson1968@gmail.com, which must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 2018. Postmarks do not govern.
  2. Candidates for election as Delegate or Alternate to the Ninth District Convention, can pre-file a written statement of their candidacy on a form provided by the County Committee to the Montgomery County Republican Committee, P.O. Box 997, Christiansburg, Virginia 24068 which must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., March 10, 2018, or attend the Mass Meeting. Postmarks do not govern. The pre-filing forms can be obtained by contacting Bob Dickenson at (540) 382-0561 or (404) 428-5018 or online at www.va9gop.org for the District Convention.
  3. All candidates for membership in the Montgomery County Republican Party need to submit a written statement of their candidacy on a form provided by the County Committee to the Montgomery County Republican Committee, P.O. Box 997, Christiansburg, Virginia 24068, which must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., March 10, 2018, or be present at this Mass Meeting. A mandatory $20 filing fee is required along with current contact information.

Registration Fees and Additional Information

There is no fee to participate in the Mass Meeting. There is a mandatory registration fee of $10.00 to participate in the 9th District Convention which can be submitted with the filing form or paid at the Convention during registration. This Call shall be published on the websites of the Montgomery County Republican Party, the Ninth Congressional and the Republican Party of Virginia. The requirement to publish this Call in a newspaper of general circulation was waived by a vote of the County Committee at the meeting of February 8, 2018, a quorum being present and approved by the Committee.

 

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Virginia’s 2017 GOP Statewide Ticket

Virginia Primary Recap

As the polls closed at 7:00 pm [June 13th, 2017], voters expected a much tighter race on the Democratic side between Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and ex-Rep. Tom Perriello.  However, the pollsters failed to accurately predict the election in Virginia again, since Republican’s who lean toward Trump’s policies stunned the state for a second consecutive year.  Corey Stewart, the former Chairman of Trump’s campaign in Virginia, shocked many on the Republican side with approximately 155,780 votes (42.5 % of the total vote).  Yet this was not enough, as the former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie won the Republican nomination with approximately 160,100 votes (43.7% of the total vote).  This tells Virginian’s that the election in November is a major battleground state for both parties due to the pollsters failure to gauge  the strength of the “silent majority” in Virginia.

 

The Republican Ticket For November

Now that the dust has settled and the candidates have been chosen, it is important to know some basic information about the candidates.

Ed Gillespie- GOP candidate for Governor

Ed Gillespie is a business owner, the former Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, and the former chairman of the Republican National Committee.  Ed has proven he is strong conservative leader by being a lead author in the 1994 Contract with America and serving as a counselor to President George W. Bush.

As Governor, Ed has pledged to be a Governor “For All Virginians.”  In his agenda, some of his top priorities include cutting taxes, removing barriers to job creation, strengthening Virginia’s education system and reducing healthcare costs.   To learn more about Ed Gillespie, visit his website at www.edforvirginia.com.

 

 

Jill Vogel- GOP candidate for Lt. Governor

Jill Vogel is a nationally recognized ethics attorney and is also a business owner that employs over 600 people in Virginia.  Most importantly, Jill is a working mom who  understands the everyday struggles many Virginians are dealing with and wants to help make a positive impact for Virginia.

As Lt. Governor, Jill has vowed to put “principle before party” which is because “they are not partisan issues, they are good government issues.”  These issues include growing the economy, creating educational opportunities, protecting women and children, and defending the constitution.  To learn more about Jill Vogel, visit her website at www.vogelforvirginia.com.

 

John Adams – GOP Candidate for Attorney General

John Adams is a former United States Naval Officer as well as a former clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court..  With a law degree from the University of Virginia, John is now in private practice and leads a team of more than 50 lawyers.

As Attorney General, John plans to fight for Virginians by preventing federal government overreach, protect religious liberties and to ensure equal opportunity for every student in Virginia to receive a good education .  John has spent a lifetime of serving Virginia and the United States and is ready to serve as the Attorney General for Virginia.  To learn more about John Adams, visit his  website at

www.johnadamsforva.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

All information was obtained from the candidates respective websites