Call for June 16th, 2016 Salem Republican Committee Meeting

I, Stuart Bain, Chairman of the Salem Republican Committee do hereby call a meeting of the Salem Republican Committee to be held at the Salem Public Library at 28 E Main St, Salem, VA, on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:30PM.

Order of Business:

  • Call to order;
  • Invocation and Pledge;
  • Reading of the Republican Creed
  • Reports:
    • Secretary (including approval of the Minutes),
    • Treasurer, and
    • Chair;
  • Committee reports:
    • Bylaws Committee
  • Election of new members;
  • Election of Officers;
    • Secretary;
  • Olde Salem Days planning discussion
  • The transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting; and
  • Adjourn.

Sincerely,

Stuart Bain – Chairman
Salem Republican Committee
SalemRepublicans.com
stuart@stuartbain.com
540-632-2467

Call for April 21st, 2016 Salem Republican Committee Meeting

I, Stuart Bain, Chairman of the Salem Republican Committee do hereby call a meeting of the Salem Republican Committee to be held at the Salem Public Library at 28 E Main St, Salem, VA, on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 6:30PM.

Order of Business:

  • Call to order;
  • Invocation and Pledge;
  • Reports:
    • Secretary (including approval of the Minutes),
    • Treasurer, and
    • Chair;
  • Election of new members;
  • Election of Officers;
    • First Vice Chair,
    • Second Vice Chair,
    • Secretary, and
    • Treasurer;
  • The transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting; and
  • Adjourn.

Sincerely,

Stuart Bain – Chairman
Salem Republican Committee
SalemRepublicans.com
stuart@stuartbain.com
540-632-2467

Virginia State Board of Elections Approves Republican Party of Virginia Request to Rescind Statement of Affiliation

February 4, 2016 – Richmond, VA – The Republican Party of Virginia’s (RPV) issued the following statement following the Virginia State Board of Election’s decision to support our request to rescind the Statement of Affiliation:

“With the conversation about the Statement of Affiliation behind us, we can fully turn our attention to the pressing matter at hand: the March 1 GOP Primary,” said RPV Chairman John Whitbeck. “RPV is pleased that the State Board of Elections voted to rescind the Statement of Affiliation and we look forward to record turnout and tremendous enthusiasm for our candidates come Super Tuesday.”

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Media Contact:
David D’Onofrio
david@rpv.org
703-981-6034

Press Release: Salem Republicans Seek to Expand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Salem Republicans Seek to Expand

Committee looks to grow its ranks in crucial Presidential election year

Salem, Virginia, February 3rd, 2016

The Salem Republican Committee is looking to build upon interest in this year’s presidential election. Historically, local political committees endure a decline in membership and interest during the “off” years between major elections, and Salem is no exception. With the wide variety of candidates seeking the Republican Party nomination this year, and Virginia’s role as a swing state, interest in the Republican Party is beginning to surge to its four-year peak.

“Last year was what we would call an ‘off-off’ year with no Presidential or state-wide elections. The committee activity and membership is typically at its lowest during those years,” explained Stuart Bain, the current chair of the Salem Republican Committee. “What we are hoping to see is a groundswell of interest in the Republican Party to help ensure a victory in November, but it all starts with electing Committee members and a new Committee Chair at our February 18th mass meeting.”

The Republican Party of Virginia requires all local units to re-elect the Committee’s leadership and the entire Committee membership every two years. “We accept and elect new members between mass meetings, but the mass meeting is where we reconstitute the Committee and start planning for November,” said Bain. In addition, the mass meeting participants will elect the Republican nominees for Salem’s City Council elections, its delegates to the Ninth Congressional District Republican Convention, and its delegates to statewide Republican Party Convention. Decisions made by the delegates to the conventions will impact Republican nominations in future elections.

Registered Salem voters interested in the Mass Meeting, joining the Committee, running for Salem City Council as the Republican nominee, or attending the Republican conventions as delegates have until noon on February 10th, 2016 to pre-file. The Official Call and registration forms for the mass meeting are available on the Committee website at https://salemrepublicans.com/.

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Press contact:
Stuart Bain
Chair, Salem Republican Committee
stuart@stuartbain.com
540-632-2467

OFFICIAL CALL – 2016 Mass Meeting


OFFICIAL CALL

2016 Mass Meeting of the Salem Republican Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia 

As Chair of the Salem Republican Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, Stuart Bain, do hereby issue this call for a Mass Meeting to be held at the Salem Civic Center, located at 1001 Roanoke Boulevard, Salem, VA or an alternative location starting at 7:00 p.m. local time on February 18th, 2016 for the following purposes:

  1. Electing up to three Republican Party nominees for Salem City Council;
  2. Electing the Salem Republican Committee Chair for the 2016-2018 term;
  3. Electing members of the Salem Republican Committee for the 2016-2018 term;
  4. Electing up to 225 Delegates and an equal number of Alternates to the Republican Party of Virginia Quadrennial Convention, commencing at 2:30 p.m. local time on April 29, 2016 and ending on April 30, 2016 at the Convocation Center of James Madison University located at 895 University Boulevard, Harrisonburg, VA or an alternative location, for the following purposes:
    1. Electing 13 At-Large Delegates and 13 At-Large Alternate Delegates to the Republican National Convention to be held on July 18-21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio or an alternative location;
    2. Nominating two Electors At-large to be voted for in the presidential election on November 8, 2016;
    3. Electing the Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia for the 2016-2020 term; and
    4. Electing a Republican National Committeeman and a Republican National Committeewoman;
  5. Electing up to 225 Delegates and an equal number of Alternates to the Ninth District Republican Convention, to be held on April 9, 2016at George Wythe High School, 1 Maroon Way, Wytheville, Virginia or an alternative location, starting at 10:00 a.m. local time, for the following purposes:
    1. Electing three National Delegates and three National Alternate Delegates to be held on July  18-21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio or its alternative location  from the Ninth Congressional District of Virginia to the Republican National Convention;
    2. Nominating one Elector from the Ninth Congressional District of Virginia to be voted for in the presidential election on November 8, 2016;
    3. Electing the Chairman for the Ninth Congressional District of the Republican Party of Virginia for the 2016-2018 term; and
    4. Electing three members to the State Central Committee from the Ninth Congressional District for the 2016-2020 term; and
  6. For the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the Mass Meeting.

Qualifications for Participation

All legal and qualified voters 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.

A voter who, subsequent to making a statement of intent, publicly supports a candidate in opposition to a Republican nominee shall not be qualified for participation in party actions for a period of four years.

In addition to the foregoing, to be in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, 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 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 the writing, to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future. Any voter that utilizes the foregoing 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. Within 30 days of receipt, the Official Committee shall provide a copy of this signed renunciation statement to the Republican Party of Virginia, to be maintained for a period of five years.

Filing Requirements

Salem City Council

Candidates for election as the Republican Party nominee for Salem City Council must pre-file a written statement of their intent on a form provided by the Committee to Salem Republican Committee, PO Box 151, Salem, VA 24153 or by physical delivery to the Committee Secretary at 3041 Golf Colony Drive, Salem, VA, which must be received not later than 12:00 p.m. on February 10th, 2016. Postmarks do not govern. Candidates for the Republican Party nominee for Salem City Council shall include a $100.00 check to the Salem Republican Committee when they submit their written statement. Candidate filing forms are available at www.SalemRepublicans.com or upon request from the Committee Chair or Secretary.

Salem Republican Committee Chair

Candidates for election as Salem Republican Committee Chair must pre-file a written statement of their intent on a form provided by the Committee to Salem Republican Committee, PO Box 151, Salem, VA 24153 or by physical delivery to the Committee Secretary at 3041 Golf Colony Drive, Salem, VA, which must be received not later than 12:00 p.m. on February 10th, 2016. Postmarks do not govern. Candidates for Salem Republican Party Chairman shall include a $100.00 check to the Salem Republican Committee when they submit their written statement. Candidate filing forms are available at www.SalemRepublicans.com or upon request from the Committee Chair or Secretary.

Delegate or Alternate to the Republican Party of Virginia State Convention

Candidates for election as a Delegate or Alternate to the Republican Party of Virginia State Convention must pre-file a written statement of their intent on a form provided by the Committee to Salem Republican Committee, PO Box 151, Salem, VA 24153 or by physical delivery to the Committee Secretary at 3041 Golf Colony Drive, Salem, VA, which must be received not later than 12:00 p.m. on February 10th, 2016. Postmarks do not govern. Candidate filing forms are available at www.SalemRepublicans.com or upon request from the Committee Chair or Secretary.

Delegate or Alternate to the Ninth Congressional District Convention

Candidates for election as a Delegate or Alternate to the Ninth District Convention must pre-file a written statement of their intent on a form provided by the Committee to Salem Republican Committee, PO Box 151, Salem, VA 24153 or by physical delivery to the Committee Secretary at 3041 Golf Colony Drive, Salem, VA, which must be received not later than 12:00 p.m. on February 10th, 2016. Postmarks do not govern. Candidate filing forms are available at www.SalemRepublicans.com or upon request from the Committee Chair or Secretary.

Member of the Salem Republican Committee

Candidates for election as a member of the Salem Republican Committee must pre-file a written statement of their intent on a form provided by the Committee to the Salem Republican Committee, PO Box 151, Salem, VA 24153 or by physical delivery to the Committee Secretary at 3041 Golf Colony Drive, Salem, VA, which must be received not later than 12:00 p.m. on February 10th, 2016. Postmarks do not govern. Candidates for Salem Republican Party Committee shall include a $20.00 check for their 2016 member dues to the Salem Republican Committee when they submit their written statement. Candidate filing forms are available at www.SalemRepublicans.com or upon request from the Committee Chair or Secretary.

Registration and Additional Information

Registration for mass meeting participants will begin at 6:00 p.m. and close at the start of the Mass Meeting. Participants may register in advance by mailing a registration form to PO Box 151, Salem, VA 24153 or by physical delivery to the Committee Secretary at 3041 Golf Colony Drive, Salem, VA not later than 12:00 p.m. on February 10th, 2016. Registration forms are available at www.SalemRepublicans.com or upon request from the Committee Chair or Secretary.

No nominations or resolutions may be presented from the floor of the Mass Meeting.

For more information please contact the Committee Chair, Stuart Bain, at stuart@stuartbain.com or 540-632-2467.

Voluntary Registration Fees

Delegates and Alternates to the State Convention Registration

A voluntary registration fee of $35 (for the Republican Party of Virginia) is requested of each delegate or alternate delegate to the State convention.  The voluntary registration fee of $35 can be submitted to the Salem Republican Committee with your delegate filing form or at the Mass Meeting on Thursday, February 18th, 2016.

Delegates and Alternates to the 9th District Convention

The Ninth Congressional District Convention delegates and alternates are requested, but not required to pay a voluntary fee of $10.00.  This voluntary fee will be paid either to the Salem Republican Committee, who will forward it to the 9th District Committee, or the fee can be paid by the individual at the Convention during registration.  Voluntary fees collected will be used to assist with the cost and expenses of holding the Convention. Failure to pay the voluntary registration fee will not result in the disqualification of delegate or alternate delegate. Please make checks payable to the 9th District Republican Committee.

Publication of Call

A full copy of this Call shall be posted on the committee website at www.SalemRepublicans.com and the Republican Party of Virginia website www.RPV.org.  It will also be made available upon written request to the Committee Chair or Secretary.

State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia Votes to Rescind Statement of Affiliation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia Votes to Rescind Statement of Affiliation

 

January 30, 2016 – Richmond, VA – The Republican Party of Virginia’s (RPV) State Central Committee (SCC) voted unanimously by acclimation this afternoon to rescind the Statement of Affiliation tied to the voting in the Republican Primary on March 1, 2016.

The SCC originally had approved the statement in September 2015, but the Democrat-controlled State Board of Elections altered and adopted a form – created by the Department of Elections – that retained only 9 of the original 47 words written and adopted by the SCC. Critically, McAuliffe’s Department of Elections replaced GOP branding on the original form with intimidating language meant to dampen turnout. Further, Attorney General Mark Herring compounded the problem with the addition of confusing legal guidance that would have made the day of the Republican Presidential Primary a logistical nightmare.
The SCC motion made clear that it was motivated not by any disagreement about the Party’s right of free association under the First Amendment to the US Constitution, but in recognition that Governor Terry McAuliffe’s administration and Attorney General Herring had purposely created a situation designed to confuse voters intending to participate in the March 1 Republican Presidential Primary.
RPV Chairman John Whitbeck fully supported the SCC’s decision. “Hillary Clinton’s campaign is imploding and Democrats are poised to potentially nominate an admitted socialist.  Now more than ever, Virginia will determine the future of Country, as voters will look to the Republican Party as the future of the Presidency.  In light of this, we must put this issue to rest once and for all and move forward with the business of winning the White House in 2016.”
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Media Contact:

David D’Onofrio

RPV Statement on Congressman Scott Rigell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 14, 2016 – Richmond, VA – The Republican Party of Virginia issued the following statement with the news of Congressman Scott Rigell’s retirement:

Congressmen like Scott Rigell are hard to come by. Throughout his career, Scott Rigell wasn’t just committed to our shared conservative values, he has also been committed to improving our politics, and in so doing, improving our country.

Scott has been a tireless advocate for Hampton Roads, especially our men and women in uniform. There’s no greater testament to his hard work than the number of Gold Star families who supported him during his 3 campaigns.

Scott will be sorely missed in Virginia politics and we sincerely thank him for his service to our country and Commonwealth. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

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Media Contact:
David D’Onofrio
david@rpv.org
703-981-6034

Federal Court Rules in Favor of RPV and State Board of Elections on Statement of Affiliation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 14, 2016 – Richmond, VA – The Executive Director of the Republican Party of Virginia, John Findlay, issued the following statement in regards to the decision today by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to support the State Board of Elections’ approval of the GOP Statement of Affiliation:

“As we noted earlier yesterday, Political parties have a right to determine how they nominate the candidates who represent them. The Republican Party of Virginia has a duty to defend its First Amendment right to free association and we are very pleased that the Court has denied the preliminary injunction as we expected.

This Statement of Affiliation isn’t about any one campaign or not welcoming more voters to the GOP Big Tent. We welcome all Virginians who want smaller, smarter government and a turn away from excessive government regulation in our tax code and in health care.”

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Media Contact:
David D’Onofrio
david@rpv.org
703-981-6034

Meeting Call for Jan. 21st

I, Stuart Bain, acting Chairman of the Salem Republican Committee do hereby call a meeting of the Salem Republican Committee to be held at the Salem Public Library located at 28 East Main St.; Salem VA 24153 on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at 7:00PM.

Order of Business:

  1. Call the meeting to order;
  2. Invocation & Pledge;
  3. Chairman’s Report;
  4. Approval of the Minutes;
  5. Election of Chairman;
  6. Consideration of a Call for a 2016 Salem Republican Committee Mass Meeting to:
    1. elect up to three candidates for Salem City Council,
    2. elect delegates to the 2016 Republican Party of Virginia Convention,
    3. elect delegates to the 2016 Ninth Congressional District Republican Convention,
    4. elect the Salem Republican Committee Chairman, and
    5. elect the Salem Republican Committee;
  7. Election of new members;
  8. The transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting; and
  9. Adjourn