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

Last Change: April 2024

Luisa Guerra-Young

Vice Chairman:
Susan Valentine

Alexandria Republican City Committee Chairman*:
Chris Howell

Arlington County Republican Committee Chairman*:
Matthew Hurtt

Fairfax County Republican Committee Chairman*:
Katie Gorka

Falls Church City Republican Committee Chairman*:
Kevin O’Keefe

State Central Committee Members*:
Nancy Almasi
Diane Cullo
Valerie Wohlleben

Chris Marston

Tommy Valentine

* indicates voting member; those without asterisks are non-voting members
Members with multiple positions get only one vote on the committee.

The Creed of the Republican Party of Virginia


The free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice,

All individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society,

Fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government,

The Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations,

Peace is best preserved through a strong national defense,

Faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.