The Committee

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

Andrew Loposser

Vice Chairman (non-voting member):
Susan Valentine

Alexandria Republican City Committee Chairman:
Sean Lenehan

Arlington County Republican Committee Chairman:
vacancy to be filled

Fairfax County Republican Committee Chairman’s Representative:
Paul Blumstein

Falls Church City Republican Committee Chairman:
Shayam Menon

State Central Committee Members:
Sarah Curran
Vinson Palathingal
Eric Wilson

Virginia Federation of Republican Women Representative:
Eileen Brackens

Young Republicans Representative:
Andrew Lund

College Republicans Representative:
Nataleigh Weber

Treasurer (non-voting member):
Chris Marston

Webmaster (non-voting member):
Tommy Valentine

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)