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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.

 

Paid for and Authorized by Montgomery County Republican Committee

Firehouse Primary Day Rules

Firehouse Primary Day Rules

1.) Signs – Signs will be allowed outside of the Government Center. No signs or campaign literature will be allowed inside the Government Center.

2.) No signs can be posted on the windows or doors of the Government Center.

3.) All signs must be removed no later than 5pm on primary day, May 20, 2017.

4.) Doors to the Government Center will open at 10 am and close at 2 pm.

5.) The actual registration tables and voting “booths” will be in the Multipurpose Room on the first floor of the Government Center.

6.) Registration tables will have computer access to a registered voter file. Should a voter’s name not be on that file, the registration team will access the State Board of Elections website to verify the voter’s registration. If we are still unable to verify the voter’s registration, we will allow the person to cast their ballot but it will be sealed in a Montgomery County Registrar’s office official Provisional Ballot envelope. Following the closing of the polls Party Officials will work with the county registrar’s office to verify the person’s registration. If successfully confirmed by the Registrar’s office the vote will be counted. Depending on the nature of the vote tally this could delay the final release of the election results.

7.) Republican Party officials will close the polls at 2 pm. Anyone in line at that time will be allowed to vote.

8.) Any dispute concerning how a ballot is mark will be adjudicated by the Republican member of the Montgomery County Electoral Board based on standard Electoral Board practice.

Candidate Pre-filing Form

Official Candidate Pre-filing Form

Republican Party of Virginia
Montgomery County Party Canvass
Official Candidate Filing Form
For
Montgomery County Board of Supervisors
To be elected at the
Montgomery County Party Canvass- May 20, 2017
[Pre-filing deadline: April 7, 2017, 5:00 pm EST]

I hereby file to seek the Republican nomination for Board of Supervisors in the following district (circle one):

District A District C District D

Must be completed in full.

Print Full Name: _____________________________

Name as it is to appear on the ballot: ____________________________

Legal Residence (Post Office box or general delivery will NOT be accepted):

___________________________________________________________________

Phone: _______________________ Email: __________________________

Filing Fee: $200.00

Voluntary Contribution: _______________
(To defray costs of the party canvass and support Montgomery County Unit Committee)

Total Enclosed: $_____________ All filing fees are nonrefundable.

By my signature below, in accordance with the Qualifications for Participation set forth in the Plan of Organization for the Republican Party of Virginia, I do hereby state my intent to support the Montgomery County Republican nominee in the November 7, 2017 General Election. I further agree to remove all campaign signs and materials from the balloting stations at the conclusion of the party canvass, and not later than 5:00pm on May 20, 2017.
_____________________________________ _______________________
Signature of Candidate Date

Completed and signed form, along with a check or money order payable to: Montgomery County Republican Committee must be submitted no later than 5:00PM on Friday April 7, 2017 and delivered to Jeff Richardson, care of Chris Tuck, PC Law Office located at 811 Triangle Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060 which must be received not later than 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time, Friday, April 7, 2017 (the “pre-filing deadline”). Candidates may also contact Jeff Richardson directly for in-person delivery of pre-filing form and $200 filing fee at: jeffrichardson721@ymail.com.. Actual receipt is required. Postmarks will not govern. Incomplete or modified forms, and/or filing forms accompanied by an invalid check, will be returned, and the individual will be deemed to have not filed for candidacy. Mr. Richardson can be contacted at jeffrichardson721@ymail.com.

Paid for and Authorized by Montgomery County Republican Committee, Robert Dickenson, Chairman.

Official Call-Firehouse Primary

OFFICIAL CALL
Canvass of Montgomery County
Republican Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia

As Chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Committee, and Pursuant to The Plan of Organization and as recommended by the Committee, I, Robert Dickenson, do hereby issue this call for a Party Canvass (Firehouse Primary) to be held:

Saturday, May 20, 2017 between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm at the following location: Montgomery County Government Center
755 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073 (Montgomery County registered voters only) for the purpose of nominating:

Republican candidates for the Board of Supervisors Districts A, C and D to be voted upon in the general election held on November 7, 2017.

Balloting will begin at 10am and end at 2pm, except that anyone in the registration line at 2pm may continue the registration process and vote. The nomination process will be decided by the plurality of the votes cast at all balloting stations.

Qualifications 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 of Virginia 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 foregoing, to be in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, unless otherwise stipulated by the appropriate Official Committee, a person otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have participated in Virginia in the nomination process of a 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 nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party, shall not have the benefit of the exception thereafter.

Each person offering to vote shall present a non-expired photographic identification issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States Government or an Official Commonwealth of Virginia Voter Registration Card issued by the Montgomery County Registrar. No absentee voting or proxies will be permitted.
Registration Fee
There will be no registration fee required to participate in this party canvass.

Pre-Filing Requirements
Any and all candidates for the Republican nomination at said canvass shall pre-file a written statement using the required candidate filing form by mail or in person together with a filing fee in the amount of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) by check made payable to the Montgomery County Republican Party of Virginia, and delivered to Jeff Richardson, care of Chris Tuck, PC Law Office located at 811 Triangle Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060 which must be received not later than 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time, Friday, April 7, 2017 (the “pre-filing deadline”). Candidates may also contact Jeff Richardson directly for in-person delivery of pre-filing form and $200 filing fee at: jeffrichardson721@ymail.com.
Actual receipt is required and postmarks do not govern receipt. The required candidate filing form that must be completed and signed by any and all candidates and received with the required filing fee prior to the pre-filing deadline, may be obtained by request via email to Robert Dickenson, Chairman, Montgomery County Republican Party of Virginia: sbdickenson1968@gmail.com.

Robert Dickenson
Chairman, Montgomery County Republican Party
Issued: March 30, 2017
Directions for Publication: This call shall be published, together with the required candidate filing form, in its entirety on the website of the Republican Party of Virginia and on such unit or district websites as may available and appropriate not later than 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time, Friday, March 31, 2017.

December 10, 2016 GOP News Notes

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December 10, 2016

Christmas Party
Our Christmas Party will be Sunday, December 18th, at Nick Rush’s house, from 3:00 to 5:00PM. Nick’s address is 820 Hillcrest Dr.  Hillcrest Dr is the first right off of Depot St after passing Radford St going toward I-81.   After getting on Hillcrest it is a few blocks distance to Nick’s house on the left.  Bring something if you like.
Everyone is welcome!
Inauguration Party
11AM-2PM, January 20, 2017, Come and celebrate the swearing in of Donald J Trump as the 45th President of the United States.  Come to the Microtel Inn, 135 Ponderosa Dr. (Behind the New Post Office) Christiansburg. Inauguration is at 12:00. Come on by! After Donald Trump is sworn in we will have a Champaign toast. This is for adults only since we will have the Champaign toast. Sponsored by the Montgomery County GOP, Glenn Cochran and Roger Woody. Mr Woody will donate the use of the Microtel Motel Meeting Room. We will also have Taco Bell donating some food for lunch.
Questions, call Glenn’s cell 540-250-3560
January GOP Luncheon
Our monthly luncheons are held the last Thursday of the each month, January through October. The program for the January 26th luncheon will be by John Adams, one of the two GOP candidates for Attorney General in the 2017 election. All College Republicans that RSVP to the fact will receive a free lunch. Please RSVP by emailing Dean Dowdy at : deanGOP456@gmail.com
Election Season 2017, State Elections
The primary elections will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Republican candidates for Governor(3)
1. Prince William Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart  http://www.coreystewart.com; 2. Senator Frank Wagner http://www.wagnervagovernor.com , R-Virginia Beach, and 3. former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie https://edforvirginia.com/meet-ed/.
Lieutenant Governor candidates(3):
1. Virginia State Senator Bryce Reeves http://www.brycereeves.com R-Spotsylvania 2. SenatorJill Holtzman Vogel  http://www.senatorjillvogel.com of Fauquier County and 3. Senator Glenn Davis http://www.glennrdavis.com of Virginia Beach.
Attorney General candidates(2):  1. John Adams http://www.johnadamsforva.com , a former federal prosecutor and naval officer who worked in the President George W. Bush White House, and 2. Del. Robert B. Bell http://www.robbellforag.com, R-Albemarle is also running.
Election Season 2017, Local Elections
There are three local House of Delegate races, Nick Rush of the 7th District, Greg Habeeb of the 8th District and Joseph Yost of the 12th District and several important local elections in the county and towns.  The Montgomery County District Supervisors have three races; Annette Perkins of District A, Gary Creed of District C and Todd King of District D. Gary Creed who normally votes conservative will not be up for reelection so we need to have a candidate for this position.  The Montgomery County School Board has three races; Gunin Kiran of District A, James Lyons of District C and Jamie Bond of District D.  For the Town of Blacksburg, besides the Mayor Ron Rordam Council Members; Susan Anderson, Krisha Chachra and Cecile Newcomb are up for election.   The town of Christiansburg has the Mayor, D Michael Barber and Council Members; R Cord Hall, Steve Huppert and Bradford J “Brad” Stipes up for election.
Web Links of Interest
President elect-Donald J Trump, follow what is happening and avoid the mass media: https://www.greatagain.gov
Montgomery County GOP(our web site): http://www.montvagop.org
Prager University video on why we should say “Merry Christmas” https://www.prageru.com/courses/political-science/just-say-merry-christmas.

For information concerning Montgomery County GOP activities contact our Chairman, Bob Dickenson, email: sbdickenson@nrvunwired.net

GOP News Notes November 16, 2016

 

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                  GOP News Notes

                         November 16, 2016

 

 

 


We did it!  Thank You, Thank You
I wanted to take this opportunity to express to each of you that helped with the election.  We could have done better in Montgomery County, but we took the Presidency and kept our wonderful Congressman, Morgan Griffith.
I remember back to our Mass Meeting in March of this year.  I spoke about “Volunteerism” and how much we needed for as many people as possible to get involved.  I said, “If you were to wake up on Wednesday morning after the election and found out that we have a Democratic President, the first thing you will say to yourself would be, why didn’t I help more?”  Well, you did.
Every time a need arose, we had volunteers.  You are all so great!
Now we can be assured of a Conservative Supreme Court, a larger and better Military, trade reforms, an actual reduction of federal regulations, an eye to the budget imbalance, and more.  You can look at all these issues and look at our Republican Creed.  It’s all there.  And you rose to this challenge!
I salute you all.  You deserve the credit.  I could list all the names of so many that stood up and said, “I can do that”.  But I would need much more space.  Our Sub-Committees all responded.  I am such a lucky person, in that, I have met so many new friends.  I hope to meet more.
And now, on to next year.  We will be having a Christmas Party. It would be great, even if you can only stay for a short time.
We will have our next monthly luncheon in January at Custom Catering.
I hope everyone can come.
Lastly, Go Trump!
Bob Dickenson, Chairman, Montgomery County GOP
Victory Party
All Republicans are invited to a Victory Party on Sunday, November 20. Come any time between  3:00-5:00PM  and celebrate our sweet victories with fellow Republicans !!!  Finger food and drinks will be available. The party is at the Republican Headquarters, 1655 Roanoke Street (End of mall behind Long John Silvers).  Trump/ Pence signs will be available!  Precinct Captains be sure and call your poll greeters and invite them to the victory party,
Christmas Party
Our Christmas Party will be Sunday, December 18th, at Nick Rush’s house, from 3:00 to 5:00. Nick’s address is 820 Hillcrest Dr.  Hillcrest Dr is the first right off of Depot St after passing Radford St going toward I-81.   After getting on Hillcrest it is a few blocks distance to Nick’s house on the left.  Everyone is invited!
Get Ready for Another Big Election Season
The elections of 2017 are going to again be important.  Besides the three state races, Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General there are three local House of Delegate races, Nick Rush of the 7th District, Greg Habeeb of the 8th District and Joseph Yost of the 12th District and several important local elections in the county and towns.  As you may know the state elections each has multiple candidates so there will be need for studied selection of the best representative in voting for the March primary.  The Montgomery County District Supervisors have three races; Annette Perkins of District A, Gary Creed of District C and Todd King of District D. Gary Creed who normally votes conservative will not be up for reelection so we need to have a candidate for this position.  The Montgomery County School Board has three races; Gunin Kiran of District A, James Lyons of District C and Jamie Bond of District D.  For the Town of Blacksburg, besides the Mayor Ron Rordam Council Members; Susan Anderson, Krisha Chachra and Cecile Newcomb are up for election.   The town of Christiansburg has the Mayor, D Michael Barber and Council Members; R Cord Hall, Steve Huppert and Bradford J “Brad” Stipes up for election.
For information concerning Montgomery County GOP activities contact our Chairman, Bob Dickenson, email: sbdickenson@nrvunwired.net

November 5 Pre-Election

GOP Montgomery County News Notes

Election Night Party at Headquarters:  We will meet from 6:30 to 9:00 to watch election results come in.  Scottie Dickenson is heading this up and she plans to serve pizza and soft drinks.  Coordinate with Scottie; earlyimpressions@nrvunwired.net or 808-3887 or Shirley Martin; shimar57@msn.com or 808-8905, your help will be greatly appreciated.
We Still Need Election Poll Workers: A big election effort is poll workers who talk with voters as they approach the polls on election day.  Many workers are needed.  After being recruited workers are trained on what to do and how to do it.  Mostly, it amounts to being friendly and appreciative of the people’s effort to vote. Handouts are distributed. Mark Hoover is working on last minute details now. Give him a call at 230-7920.  Call today!
Election Day Rides: Steven McBride with the Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is offering to provide rides to the polls on Election Day.  His phone number is (303) 507-5396 and email address at mcbridsg@vt.edu.
“Get Out The Vote” rally: At headquarters on Monday, November 7th, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.  It has been confirmed that Morgan Griffith will be in attendance.
Christmas Party: There will be a Christmas/Victory Party in December.  I am lucky enough to have someone that I really trust to head this up, Shirley Martin.  She will coordinate with our own, Nick Rush, to pool our resources and have something nice.  More details to follow as we get closer to December.
A Big Thank You!: This campaign season has been long and has been very emotional at times.  A great deal of work has gone into everything we have been able to do so far.  More work is required before all this ends. our Chairman Bob Dickenson wants to take this time to personally thank each and every one of you who have done so much.  Thank you, thank you.  You are all super-heros to him!
Headquarters: Montgomery County GOP HeadQuarters is at: 1655 Roanoke Street,  Suite G, Christiansburg, Va  24073, phone: 540-251-3248. The headquarters is behind Long John Silvers on the left side of the building, Suite G. Hours open are: Saturday November 5, 10AM-8PM, Sunday November 6, 1PM-8PM and Monday November 7, 10AM-8PM.  Open hours for the day of the election is 10AM-9PM. For information concerning Montgomery County GOP activities contact our Chairman, Bob Dickenson, email: sbdickenson@nrvunwired.net

Our mailing address is:
Montgomery County Republican Party
P.O. Box 997, Christiansburg, VA 24068

October 27, 2016 Luncheon

Montgomery County Republican Party Luncheon
Thursday – October  27,  2016
(last monthly luncheon of 2016)

Custom Catering, 902 Patrick Henry Drive (off North Main Street)
Blacksburg
Doors Open at 11:30 A.M., BUFFET at 11:45 A.M.

BUFFET $ 10.00 Includes everything

Speaker:    Dr.  BOB  DENTON

Department Head, Virginia Tech

Department of Communications

–   Political  Analyst   –

All members of the
Virginia Tech College Republicans
may attend the luncheon
FREE OF CHARGE – BUT- you MUST
*RESPOND to THIS e-mail announcement
NOT LATER THAN
NOON WEDNESDAY-
OCTOBER 26,  2016

*Please RSVP to Dean Dowdy at:  deangop456@gmail.com     or     953 – 2281

News Notes October 16, 2016

GOP News Notes October 16, 2016

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Viewing of Hillary’s America:

The DVD, The Secret History of the Democratic Party will be  shown at GOP Headquarters Monday- Friday at 2 and 6PM.  It is about 2 hours long. The DVD will also be shown Saturdays at 2PM.  There are a few copies of the DVD available to check out for 2 days.  The DVD is based on a book by the same name written by Dinesh D’Souza. Everyone is welcome to come to HQ and watch the DVD during the weeks before the election.  Our doors are open!

About the Amendments:

There will be two proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution on the November 8th ballot. The Montgomery County GOP is encouraging a yes vote for both amendments.  The first amendment has to do with Right to Work.  Virginia has a Right to Work law in the Virginia Code.  This amendment will put the Right to Work law into the Virginia Constitution.  The logic being that if the law is in the constitution it will be more difficult to change.
The second amendment has to do with property tax exemptions. This amendment allows localities the right to exempt property that belongs to surviving spouses of any law enforcement officer, firefighter or any other first responder killed in the line of duty.

Election Poll Workers Needed

A big election effort is with poll workers who talk with voters as they approach the polls on election day.  Each of the twenty-three Precincts in Montgomery county are manned from 6AM -7PM by at least two people.  Many workers are needed.  After being recruited workers are trained on what to do and how to do it.  Mostly, it amounts to being friendly and appreciative of the people’s effort to vote. Handouts including sample ballots are distributed. The co-chairs are Mark Hoover, who’s cell phone is 540-230-7920 and can be reached at: hoover402@comcast.net. and Glenn Cochran at: glenn.cochran.bv6q@statefarm.com. Glenn’s cell phone is 540-250-3560.  Call today!

Headquarters:

Montgomery County GOP HeadQuarters is at: 1655 Roanoke Street,  Suite G, Christiansburg, Va  24073, phone: 540-251-3248.  contact Harry Collins for information, email: harryfcollins@gmail.com and  cell phone: 540-815-1126.  Hours are 10AM-8PM, Monday-Friday and 10AM-2 PM Saturdays. We need help to staff the HQ!  A lot of citizens come in to talk, and to get bumper stickers, yard signs and other literature.  If you need campaign material come see us, we try to keep well supplied. The headquarters is not far from 460 behind Long John Silvers on the left side of the building, Suite G.

Election Night Open House:

We plan to have the GOP Headquarters open  late the night of the election so we can watch the election returns together.  Come join us!
For information concerning Montgomery County GOP activities contact our Chairman, Bob Dickenson, email: sbdickenson@nrvunwired.net   10/16/16