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!
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!
Congratulations to Charlie Keller, who was elected to the State Central Committee on Thursday to fill the vacancy created by Brian Rabbitt’s resignation due to a new job in the White House. Charlie was elected by the members of the 8th District Republican Committee.
Charlie is a member of the Arlington County Republican Committee and also serves as Chief of Staff to Congressman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia’s 6th District. He was elected as one of our three delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention last year. We know he will do a great job.
Thank you to Matthew Hurtt for also running for the seat and offering his vision. He has been involved with the 8th District GOP for several years and we look forward to his continued involvement in the years to come.