Congressional Candidate Forum

The Fairfax County GOP hosted a virtual candidate forum with our two candidates for the Republican nomination for Congress in the 8th District: Mark Ellmore & Jeff Jordan. The video is below!

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Announcement on the 8th District Convention

Due to the coronavirus and restrictions on large gatherings, the 8th District Republican Convention scheduled for May 30th is being altered.

The 8th District Republican Committee is finalizing details an “unassembled” or “drive-thru” convention to take place on the originally scheduled date of May 30th. The Republican Party of Virginia has voted to grant district committees the temporary authority to conduct a convention where delegates who have already registered for the convention will be able to cast their votes safely from their cars.

We expect to be able to use the parking lot of our originally chosen venue of the Waterford in Springfield, though this is subject to change. We expect to give delegates a window of time during which they can arrive at the venue and receive a ballot to complete from their cars and drop into a ballot box. Volunteers staffing the location will take all the necessary precautions, including use of masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer.

The committee is offering candidates the opportunity to record video speeches to be posted here on the website in lieu of the speeches they would have been able to give at a live convention. We also hope to hold a virtual candidate forum where all candidates can speak to voters.

The final details are coming shortly. We thank everyone for your patience and understanding!

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Virtual U.S. Senate Candidate Forum this Saturday

The Fairfax County GOP is hosting a virtual candidate forum with the three candidates for the Republican primary for U.S. Senate this Saturday!

The candidates are Alissa Baldwin, Daniel Gade, and Thomas Speciale.

It will be streamed live on Facebook this Saturday at 7:00 pm on the Fairfax County GOP’s Facebook page.

You can RSVP for the stream here!

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Senate Primary Postponed to June 23rd

The Virginia primaries have been moved from June 9th to Tuesday, June 23rd. The statewide Republican primary for U.S. Senate will take place on that date at your regular polling place.

The 8th District Republican Committee continues to closely monitor the impact of the coronavirus shutdown and is developing contingencies in case plans for our convention scheduled for May 30th must be altered. We are also awaiting potential emergency rule changes from the Republican Party of Virginia to allow greater flexibility for conventions. We will provide updates as they develop.

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Convention candidate list published

The 8th District Republican Committee is closely monitoring the impact of coronavirus. Our convention currently scheduled for May 30th is still on, but the Committee is working on contingency plans if mass gatherings are still inadvisable at that point.

In the meantime, a list of candidates to be elected at the convention for U.S. House nominee, Chairman of the Committee, Delegate to the Republican National Convention, Elector, and State Central Committee has been published at our 2020 Convention page.

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