From the Chairman: News from Around the 8th District (April 26, 2017)

We are 97 days into the Trump Administration. 28 pieces of legislation have been signed into law, including 13 bills that overturned Obama regulations. And of course, one Supreme Court Justice has been confirmed, despite the obstructionist efforts of Senate Democrats. Efforts remain underway to pass a healthcare bill that undoes Obamacare. And a tax reform bill will soon be unveiled.

On June 13th, Republicans across the Commonwealth will go to the polls to select our statewide nominees for Governor and Lt. Governor. They will join Attorney General nominee John Adams as our ticket for November. Virginians need a Governor and Lt. Governor who will fight for commonsense policies and an Attorney General who will enforce the law. We must do our part in Northern Virginia to find our Republican ticket as many votes as possible.

Please take a moment to check out all of the upcoming events. There is a lot happening across the 8th District in the coming weeks.

Mark Kelly

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Meet John Adams, Our AG Nominee

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Our 2017 Nominee for Attorney General: John Adams!


Congratulations to John Adams, who has become the presumptive Republican nominee for Attorney General in the 2017 general election!

(For those who haven’t heard, Rob Bell dropped out of the race late last year for family reasons, and it was announced yesterday that Chuck Smith failed to qualify for the ballot by gathering the required signatures. John Adams is now the presumptive nominee.)

John Adams is a highly qualified and capable lawyer – he has served as a former federal prosecutor, a United States Navy officer, an Associate White House Counsel to President George W. Bush, and as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

The incumbent attorney general, Democrat Mark Herring, is a partisan politician who has no regard for the law. His first act in office was to unethically attack Virginia law in court, and he has made other unconstitutional actions such as attempting to unilaterally revoke Virginia’s concealed carry reciprocity agreements with other states. He has used his power to force a left-wing agenda on Virginians instead of enforcing the law.

John Adams is committed to correcting the overreaches of Herring and fighting the overreaches of the federal government. He will enforce Virginia’s laws and represent our Commonwealth with dignity. He is an excellent candidate and we are proud to have him as our nominee.

Please see his website to learn more! The general election campaign starts now!


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THURSDAY: Lieutenant Governor Debate in Arlington


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Two great events this weekend!

On Saturday, the Fairfax County GOP will host a straw poll and candidate forum with all eight Republican candidates for statewide office (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General) in the June primary. All Virginia Republicans are welcome, including non-Fairfax residents.

And on Sunday, the Colonial Republican Women’s Club will host a free luncheon with Ginni Thomas, special correspondent for the Daily Caller, longtime conservative advocate, and wife of Clarence Thomas. It is free and open to all.

Click the images below to be taken to the registration pages for each event!




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