The 8th District Republican Committee is an arm of the Republican Party of Virginia. Each congressional district has a district committee, which is comprised of the unit chairs of the units within the district as well as representatives of the various auxiliary organizations.
The 8th District Republican Committee meets quarterly and as called by the chairman. Our jobs include:
(1) assisting local Republican campaigns, units, and auxiliaries;
(2) determining the method of nomination of the Republican candidate for Congress; and
(3) holding a District Convention every two years to elect party officers.
Our quarterly meetings are open to the public, though only the members listed below may vote. If you’d like to join us, please let us know in advance as meetings are sometimes held in locations with limited space.
8th District Republican Committee Members
Vice Chairman (non-voting member):
Alexandria Republican City Committee Chairman:
Arlington County Republican Committee Chairman:
Fairfax County Republican Committee Chairman’s Representative:
Falls Church City Republican Committee Chairman:
State Central Committee Members:
Vinson Palathingal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jack Blakely (email@example.com)
Virginia Federation of Republican Women Representative:
Young Republicans Representative:
College Republicans Representative:
Treasurer (non-voting member):
Webmaster (non-voting member):
The Creed of the Republican Party of Virginia
That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice,
That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society,
That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government,
That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations,
That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense,
That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.
Past Chairmen (incomplete list):
Mark Kelly (2014-2020)
Mike Ginsberg (2008-2014)
David Avella (2007-2008)
Mike Lane (2002-2007)