State Convention Recap
The Republican Party of Virginia State Convention was held last weekend in Harrisonburg. Here’s what happened:
RPV Chairman John Whitbeck was re-elected in an uncontested race.
Republican National Committeeman
Arlington’s own Morton Blackwell was overwhelmingly re-elected.
Republican National Committeewoman
Cynthia Dunbar narrowly defeated Suzanne Obenshain for RNC National Committeewoman by a margin of 50.6% to 49.4%. Here is how our units voted:
» Alexandria: Obenshain 92%, Dunbar 8%
» Arlington: Obenshain 62%, Dunbar 38%
» Fairfax County: Dunbar 51%, Obenshain 49%
» Falls Church: Obenshain 50%, Dunbar 50%
Congratulations to both candidates on a hard-fought race.
At-Large Delegates to the Republican National Convention
A slate of 13 at-large delegates to the Republican National Convention, with 10 stating support for Ted Cruz and 3 stating support for Donald Trump, was passed with 54.6% of the vote. Here are the people elected on the slate as at-large delegates:
» Leon Benjamin
» Bethany Bostron
» Del. Kathy Byron
» Hon. Ken Cuccinelli
» Cynthia Dunbar
» Anne Gentry
» Del. Tim Hugo
» Matthew Hurtt
» Subba Kola
» Ellen Nau
» Jack Salm
» Chris Shores
» Virginia Thomas
Here is how our units voted on the slate:
» Alexandria: Yes 50%, No 50%
» Arlington: Yes 79%, No 21%
» Fairfax County: Yes 67%, No 33%
» Falls Church: Yes 83%, No 17%
Samuel Howe and Erich Reimer were selected as at-large electors for the Electoral College. They will cast two of Virginia’s electoral votes if the Republican nominee carries Virginia.
13 people were selected as alternate at-large delegates to the Republican National Convention, including Alexandria GOP Chairman Sean Lenehan.
Thank you to all of our 8th District Republicans who attended the convention!