Mar 262015
 

March 20, 2015
Delegate Rob Bell

According to the Washington Post, Governor McAuliffe’s coming 20 vetoes “will send a clear signal about McAuliffe’s agenda and his ideology as a liberal governor.”  McAuliffe is proposing to veto:

  • My “Tebow Bill” for homeschoolers (HB 1626 – Bell)
  • Photo ID for absentee voting (HB 1318 – Campbell)
  • Gun rights bills (SB1137 – Garrett)
  • Restrictions on Common Core in Virginia (HB 1752 – Larock)

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 March 26, 2015
Mar 262015
 
March 24, 2015   Congressman Robert Hurt
Dear Friend,
Hearing from those living and working in Virginia’s Fifth District has always been, and continues to be, my greatest resource as I serve you. Your input has brought to light problems created by some of the big government programs coming out of Washington.
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Last year, a constituent contacted our office to express concern over the fact that he was unable to delete his profile from HealthCare.gov. Even though he decided not to sign up for healthcare coverage through the federal online marketplace, he was unable to remove his profile from the site. When he called the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), he was told that his personal information simply could not be removed.

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 March 26, 2015
Mar 222015
 

Dear Conservatives,

Greetings everyone!! Here is the latest from the Albemarle County Republican Committee.

Last weekend’s ACRC Breakfast officially marked the beginning of the 2015 Election cycle.  Many of our incumbent candidates were there to inform us of current issues they are working on  and to update us on their campaigns. As you can see we are going to be very busy, and we will need your help!!  So, let us know how you would like to volunteer!!

American’s For Prosperity is hosting an event for everyone who supports economic freedom on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  Radio talk show host, Rob Schilling will be their featured speaker.  This will be a great event!! Details are below!

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will be hosting a series of community budget meetings this month.  It is vital that as many of us as possible attend these meetings.  We need to continue to voice our concerns about a tax increase.  Details to all these meetings are also below.

If you are looking for a way to make a difference in our community at large, consider volunteering to be on an Albemarle County Board or Commission.  This is a great way to get involved, meet new people and learn the way our local government works.  Details here!!

The decision to have a Mass Meeting to elect our local candidates is in the “Call” document which also provides all the details necessary to run for office.  The “CALL” is posted on the website.   Our search committee for candidates for Albemarle positions continues its work.  The Clerk of Court is one of those positions and an article has been written to highlight this important job.  This article is also posted on this website.  If you have any suggestions for
candidates or would like to run yourself for any local office please contact me.

Membership renewal letters have been sent out!  Please renew as soon as you can because ACRC can not fulfill it’s functions without your support. Base dues are only $25 so please consider renewing your membership today.  A membership form available here.

So much going on!!  Join us for it all!!

Always looking right,

Cindi Burket
Chair, ACRC
cincha@aol.com
434-249-4564

 March 22, 2015
Mar 222015
 

Don’t forget to attend: Full Text of the Official Call

Lane Auditorium (Albemarle County Office Building on McIntire Road, Charlottesville)
6:00 PM (doors will open at 5:30 PM)
Monday June 1, 2015

for the purposes of

  1. Nominating our Republican candidates for the office of Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to be voted for in the general election on November 3, 2015. The Magisterial Districts open for nominations are, Rivanna, Scottsville, and White Hall.
  2. Nominating our Republican candidates for Albemarle County Sheriff, Albemarle County Commonwealth Attorney, and Albemarle Clerk of Court.
  3. And for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the Mass Meeting.
 March 22, 2015
Mar 222015
 
Electing the Clerk of the Court
Why is such an important position under the moniker of “clerk” in the first place? The origin is found in early English history. Back then as now, one judge alone was unable to preside over the argument, record the proceedings and issue writs. This necessitated the creation of the office of the clerk of the court and this structure carried over to the English colonies. Originally, the “… judicial officials were chosen from among the clergy, the only literate group at the time. Thus, the name clerk is derived from the Latin clericus meaning clergyman.” (Hat tip to Clerk of Okaloosa County, FL.)

The Clerk is an elected public officer who serves for eight years. The functions and duties of clerks vary from state to state. In Virginia they are determined by the Supreme Court of Virginia and are as numerous as they are important. (See the official Circuit Clerks’ Duties List at: http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/circuit/resources/cccdl.pdf) In general, duties range from document management (court records, case procedures, deeds) to the collection of fees and taxes (real estate and death) to elections (securing ballots, poll books, voting machines, candidates’ filings).

What can you do? Run for the Office! Or, help us find another good Republican candidate! There is plenty of motivation and incentive; one can serve Albemarle County and receive $140K while doing it. Also bear in mind that the Democrats already have someone interested in running for the Office. The election process is the same as any other candidate seeking office in Albemarle County. That is, the hopeful first seeks his party’s nomination. We have chosen the Mass Meeting process, so be mindful of all deadlines in the Call. The Mass Meeting Call can be viewed on our website. www.albemarlegop.org

Regardless of who is Albemarle’s next Clerk, we have seen that the performance of the Office must be constantly evaluated by the public it serves.

Article by Mark Setaro

 March 22, 2015
Mar 222015
 

Are you ready to take back our country?
Do you agree the elections of 2015 and 2016 are pivotal to the future of Virginia and our nation?
Then, join Americans for Prosperity for a special local gathering of Albemarle and Charlottesville activists.

AFP Charlottesville/Albemarle Chapter Gathering
Tuesday, March 31st   6:30 PM
Timberwood Grill – Private Banquet Room
(Located near Hollymead McDonalds)
3311 Worth Crossing
Charlottesville, VA  22911

Our featured speaker…
Talk Host – Rob Schilling
WINA’s The Schilling Show

Bring a friend/neighbor to learn more about economic freedom.
AFP is providing appetizers and beverages for all.

For more information, contact AFP Regional Field Director Flint Engleman (540)226-4591 or Flint@AFPVirginia.com

 March 22, 2015
Mar 172015
 

Speaker Howell is preparing to make citizen appointments to the following boards and commissions.  Please access the links provided below for additional information about a particular commission and qualifications for appointment.  If you know of anyone in the 25th District interested in an appointment, please share this email with them and have them submit a resume to me no later than this Thursday, March 19, 2015. I, in turn, will then submit their name and resume to the Speaker.

CITIZEN APPOINTMENTS

Aging, Commonwealth Council on

Capitol Square Preservation Council

Community Integration Advisory Commission

Disability Commission

Eastern Virginia Medical School Board of Visitors

Economic Development Partnership Authority, Virginia

Freedom of Information Advisory Council

Indigent Defense Commission, Virginia

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority

Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, Board of Trustees

Land Conservation Foundation, Board of Trustees

Rural Virginia Board of Trustees, Center for

Virginia College Savings Plan, Board of the

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority, Board of Directors of the

Sincerely,

Delegate R. Steven (Steve) Landes

Member, House of Delegates

District: 540.255.5335

Richmond: 804.698.1025

steve@stevelandes.com

www.stevelandes.com

 March 17, 2015
Mar 172015
 
ACRC is inviting any Albemarle Republican interested in running for local office the chance to talk to the ACRC Search Committee on April 6th. This will be an excellent opportunity for potential candidates to ask questions about the Candidate nominating process and requirements and all the details on running a campaign. This will be the first of several opportunities to speak to the Search Committee if desired.    Contact Cindi Burket for details: chairman@albmarlegop.org
The Mass Meeting Call is the only Document that contains all the requirements for running for Albemarle Office.  No other requirements can be required.  Our recent post about candidate endorsement was not meant to imply otherwise.  The Albemarle County Republican Committee does not endorse or support  any candidate during the nomination process for any office.

 

 March 17, 2015