Zach is a lifetime resident of Shawsville, Virginia. He graduated from Eastern Montgomery High School in 2005 and in 2009 he Graduated from Roanoke College with a finance degree. Zach currently works as a realtor with Graham & David real estate and he is also a co-operator of the Christiansburg livestock market.
Zach’s three main reasons for running for the District C seat are
He is a fiscal conservative and wishes to cut wasteful spending.
He believes in private property rights for the citizens of Montgomery County.
He wants to bring in new businesses for Montgomery County.
On his campaign site, Zach writes,
“As a lifelong resident of Eastern Montgomery, I know what policies are needed to jump start our economy and improve the quality of life of our residents. In fact, I’m running for two distinct reasons.
First, we need to increase our community’s population and retain talented individuals in order to boost economic development. I will work to improve access to affordable and quality housing. Simplifying the process to obtain rural high speed Internet access will also help achieve this goal.
Second, I will work to resolve issues affecting private property. As District C Supervisor, I will fight to keep real estate taxes low and maintain the current land use valuation. I will also work to reduce commercial property vacancy rates in our region and reform zoning rules so businesses can thrive in Eastern Montgomery.
My grandfather Joe Stewart was a farmer and former District C Supervisor for over twenty years. He instilled in me the values of hard work, determination and community service. I look forward to a positive campaign where I will share my values and vision with East Mont citizens.”
Come join us at Custom Catering this Thursday (3/30/2017)! This month we are hosting candidates running for the Board of Supervisors. Our Monthly Luncheons are the last Thursday of every month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. If you are a College Republican, then attendance is free. All we ask is that you notify Dean Dowdy or an executive member of the College Republicans that you are attending. For non College Republican members, attendance is $10.
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.
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: email@example.com
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; firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-3887 or Shirley Martin; email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. “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: email@example.com
Our mailing address is:
Montgomery County Republican Party
P.O. Box 997, Christiansburg, VA 24068
Montgomery County Republican Party Luncheon
Thursday – October 27, 2016
(last monthly luncheon of 2016)
Custom Catering, 902 Patrick Henry Drive (off North Main Street)
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
OCTOBER 26, 2016
*Please RSVP to Dean Dowdy at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 953 – 2281
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: email@example.com. and Glenn Cochran at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Glenn’s cell phone is 540-250-3560. Call today!
Montgomery County GOP HeadQuarters is at: 1655 Roanoke Street, Suite G, Christiansburg, Va 24073, phone: 540-251-3248. contact Harry Collins for information, email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 10/16/16
Assuming that everything goes as it is now planned with the first debate we will have a debate party at GOP headquarters on the night of Monday, September 26, 2016 beginning shortly before the 9 PM ET debate starts. All Republicans are invited! Come boo and hiss with fellow believers. We will have pizza and soft drinks and the plan is now to stay open until the fat woman sings! Come join us, it should be a good time. Montgomery County GOP HeadQuarters is at: 1655 Roanoke Street, Suite G, Christiansburg, Va 24073, phone: 540-251-3248. contact Harry Collins for information, email: email@example.com and cell phone: 540-815-1126. The headquarters is on the left side of the building, Suite G, behind the Long John Silvers not far from 460.