Feb 282015
The 58th Legislative Committee has voted that the method of nomination for Republican Candidates for Delegate will be by State Primary.  This is Delegate Rob Bell’s District. Visit the RPV website for details.   www.rpv.org
Method of Nomination for Albemarle County Republican Candidates:
The Albemarle County Republican Committee has vote that the method of nomination for Republican Candidates for the County of Albemarle will be by Mass Meeting.  The details of the Mass Meeting will be posted here when available.


 February 28, 2015
Feb 202015

by Peggy Noonan, wsj.com Why won’t the president think clearly about the nature of the Islamic State?

Great essays tell big truths. A deeply reported piece in next month’s Atlantic magazine does precisely that, and in a way devastating to the Obama administration’s thinking on ISIS.

“What ISIS Really Wants,” by contributing editor Graeme Wood, is going to change the debate. (It ought to become a book.)

Mr. Wood describes a dynamic, savage and so far successful organization whose members mean business. Their mettle should not be doubted. ISIS controls an area larger than the United Kingdom and intends to restore, and expand, the caliphate. Mr. Wood interviewed Anjem Choudary of the banned London-based Islamist group Al Muhajiroun, who characterized ISIS’ laws of war as policies of mercy, not brutality. “He told me the state has an obligation to terrorize its enemies,” Mr. Wood writes, “because doing so hastens victory and avoids prolonged conflict.” Continue reading »

 February 20, 2015
Feb 182015

It’s time.

It’s time for us to come together as conservatives, as Republicans, as Virginians.

In the past few weeks since I had the honor of being elected to serve as your party Chairman, I’ve had the opportunity to talk with folks across the Commonwealth. The feedback has been exciting, and there’s been one very evident message — you’re ready to see us all come together.

I am too, and here’s our chance. I invite you to join us at our Commonwealth Dinner February 24 in Richmond. Governor Rick Perry will be our special guest.

If you haven’t already reserved your tickets for this event, you can sign up here. Continue reading »

 February 18, 2015
Feb 172015
For those of you who were at the Breakfast on Saturday the question was raised about the timing of choosing the method of nomination for local races.  The State Board of Elections has a deadline of February 24 to announce a Committee’s request to hold a Primary for its’ Candidates. Our Committee has generally used the Mass Meeting process to determine our nominees.   While ACRC generally has not used a Primary to choose our Local Candidates it does raise the question as to when the business meeting should be held to decide the nominating process.  I have calls into RPV for clarification, but have not yet heard from them.  Therefore, in the interest of due diligence and abundance of caution, I am going to call a business meeting of the entire Committee for next Monday evening, at 7:00 PM at HQ.  The Call is below. We will need to make quorum so your attendance is very important.  The meeting will be short and to the point and I thank you in advance for your participation.
Thank you everyone,
Cindi Burket
ACRC, Chair
 February 17, 2015
Feb 172015
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 2015 AT 7:00 PM
ACRC Headquarters
455 Albemarle Square
Charlottesville, Va. 22901

I, Cindi Burket, Chairman of the Albemarle County Republican Committee, do hereby call a meeting of the Albemarle County Republican Committee on Monday, February 23, 2015 beginning at 7:00 PM at ACRC Headquarters, 455 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, Va. 22901, for the purposes listed in the agenda below. The filing deadline for resolutions is Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 5 P.M. and should be sent to Chairman Cindi Burket at 1366 Huntersfield Close, Keswick, Va. postmarks do not govern or via email at cincha@aol.com, email time stamps do not govern. Continue reading »

 February 17, 2015
Jan 312015

By Albemarle Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding 11/17/2014 Press Release [pages 1and 2][support data & notes follow]

I have been advocating for several years that Virginia should expand our DNA Databank to include all criminal convictions. Currently our databank mostly includes convicted felons.

Every day we wait to expand the Virginia’s DNA Databank, we risk one of our loved ones falling victim to an attack from a violent predator that could have been prevented and a person wrongly convicted sits in prison.

  • New York State Governor Cuomo recently championed the initiative and it allowed his state to be the first to have an all criminal conviction databank. He pointed out that: In the 5 ½ years since petit larceny-the pettiest of crimes-has been a DNA eligible offense in N.Y. State , convicted offender samples have helped solve 965 crimes, including 51 murders, 222 sexual assaults, 177 robberies and 407 burglaries. DNA samples taken from individuals convicted of second-degree criminal trespass have been linked to 30 homicides, 110 sexual assaults and 121 burglaries, among other crimes.

On average, offenders linked to crimes in N.Y. State had three prior non-qualifying convictions before finally being convicted of an offense that required a DNA sample to be taken. My observation over my past 40 years in Virginia’s Justice System is the same. One can check the record of almost any Virginia serial predator and see the same –some examples are:

  • Hannah Graham would have never met her accused abductor Jesse Matthew if his DNA had been collected when he was convicted of criminal trespass in Charlottesville in August of 2010. His DNA would have generated a “hit” at that time in the databank to the 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax. (Washington Post reports lab certificate on file in Fairfax Court) If convicted of that attack he most likely would have been in a jail cell at the time Hannah was walking on the Charlottesville Downtown mall.
 January 31, 2015
Jan 292015

I’m writing today to introduce myself. I’m John Whitbeck, and on Saturday I was honored to be elected the new Chairman of our Republican Party of Virginia.

First and foremost, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who supported me during my time as Chairman of the 10th Congressional District, and to those who have given me this new honor and responsibility.

I give you a solemn commitment to always give you my best effort, to never forget where I came from, and to manage our Party guided by the Republican Party of Virginia Creed.

The creed is a message that resonates with everyone. Republicans, Independents and even some Democrats:

 January 29, 2015