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8th District Convention is CANCELED – We have our nominee!

The filing deadlines for the nomination for U.S. House of Representatives and Chairman of the 8th District Republican Committee have passed, and only one candidate has filed in each race. As such, the 2018 8th District Republican Convention scheduled for April is canceled and we have our nominee!

Thomas Oh is our Republican nominee for Congress in 2018!

Mark Kelly will serve another term as Chairman.

More information is coming soon! Please contact with any questions.

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2018 8th District Convention Details

We are pleased to announce the details of the 2018 8th District Republican Convention!

Saturday, April 28th
10:00 AM

Thomas Jefferson High School
6560 Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22312

Official Call

At the convention we will be selecting our nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in this year’s election and electing a Chairman of the 8th District Republican Committee.

To be eligible to vote at the convention, you must register through your county/city Republican committee. The filing forms will be posted here as they are published by the respective committees. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully — incomplete or incorrectly submitted forms will disqualify you under party rules!

Alexandria City residents: Form coming soon

Arlington County residents: Form coming soon

Fairfax County residents: Form available here
Deadline is February 24th! Make sure you check the box for the 8th District Convention. You may also register for the Fairfax County Republican Convention on March 17th in Reston.

Falls Church City residents: Form coming soon

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Kelly at

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Welcome to 2018

We’re opening 2018 with the good news that after an intense series of recounts and Democrat attempts to steal the election, we have held our majority in the Virginia House of Delegates.

This year, we’ll have a race for Congress here in the 8th District, and a statewide election for U.S. Senate. Don Beyer and Tim Kaine simply need to go!

Our biennial 8th District Convention will also be held this year, likely in May. There will also be conventions in the local county/city units, as necessary. Stay tuned for more details.

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From Fairfax County GOP Chairman Matt Ames

Fairfax County Republican Committee Chairman Matt Ames sent the following message today:

Fellow Fairfax Republicans:

Earlier this year my wife, Ann, asked me not to run for a third term as Chairman. Actually, that’s not right. To be precise, she said that she would prefer that I not run for a third term. Ann has supported my involvement in the FCRC without question or complaint since I became Providence District Chairman, nearly ten years ago. All she’s ever asked is that I let her know what time I’ll be home. The only way I can thank her for her loyalty and love all through the past four years is to make her preference reality.

I also owe much to my law partner, Art Hubacher, who has been patient and understanding as my political activities have gradually taken more and more time away from our law practice. I need to get back to work full time.

So, as many of you already know or may have guessed, I will not be a candidate for reelection in 2018. In January, the Executive Committee will recommend to the membership of the FCRC a proposed call for the 2018 County Convention, laying out key dates and the basic procedure for electing the next Chairman. The Convention will most likely be held in March.

We all know that our country is divided and faces many significant problems. The future seems uncertain, and we wonder whether leadership in Washington is up to the job. These deep concerns about the direction of the country naturally affect perceptions and desires here in Fairfax, and add to the challenges our next Chairman will face.

In such a troubled time, it is more important than ever that whoever leads the FCRC has a sound understanding of our role and capabilities. The next Chairman must also be able to work with everybody in the Party to keep the whole team focused on those things we can control. We are fortunate to have a strong local organization and the support of dedicated volunteers who can put aside their frustrations with the national scene to keep working where they are, to change what they can. With their help, I’m sure our next Chairman will find the job rewarding, and a little less challenging.

Thank you all for your many contributions to our Party and our candidates. I’ll have more to say about the 2017 election and the future of the GOP in Fairfax County and Virginia between now and March.

Most sincerely,
Matt Ames
Chairman, Fairfax County Republican Committee

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