June Breakfast

At our June breakfast, Lieutenant Mike Wagner of the Albemarle County Police Department gave an excellent presentation.  Wagner, a Deputy District Commander, discussed local law enforcement issues and the department’s recently released 2016 annual report.

Hosting coffee and pastries at ACRC headquarters worked well.  It was wonderful to have so many kids at our family-friendly facility.  We hope to see even more of you at our July breakfast (Saturday, July 8th – details to come).


Whether your support is focused on our local candidate (John Lowry), one of our state legislators (Rob Bell, Steve Landes, or Matt Fariss), or one of our statewide nominees, NOW is the time to get involved.  We continue to fill our roster of magisterial district chairs and precinct captains (training provided).  Soon we will be staffing headquarters, making calls, and going door to door.  Reach out to find out how you can get involved and make a difference!
Albemarle County Republican Committee
ACRC Republican Campaign Headquarters
2132 Berkmar Dr, Charlottesville, 22901
434 973-5499


We have our statewide nominees for November!    Thank you to each of the candidates who stood for election and congratulations to the victors.  The Democrats have nominated a far left ticket, so let’s get to work on behalf of our nominees: Ed Gillespie (governor), Jill Vogel (lieutenant governor), and John Adams (attorney general).

ACRC News from Chairman George Urban

1. Breakfast, Saturday, June 10th
2. Primary Election Day, Tuesday, June 13th
3. John Lowry Nominated for Supervisor
4. Events / Announcements

Saturday, June 10th, 8:30am
ACRC Headquarters — 2132 Berkmar Drive
$5 per person – coffee and breakfast pastries

Join us for a discussion of local law enforcement issues with:
Lieutenant Mike Wagner
Deputy District Commander, Albemarle County Police Department

Based upon your feedback, we are trying a new format this month.  Come out and enjoy our headquarters!  Everyone can mingle more freely and enjoy coffee and breakfast pastries for only $5.  The presentation will begin at 9am.

Tuesday, June 13th

Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday in the Republican primary for Governor and Lt. Governor.  For more information on each the candidates, click their respective links below:

Ed Gillespie            http://www.edforvirginia.com
Corey Stewart        http://www.coreystewart.com
Frank Wagner        http://www.wagnervagovernor.com

Lieutenant Governor
Glenn Davis            http://www.davisforlg.com
Bryce Reeves          http://www.brycereeves.com
Jill Vogel                   http://www.vogelforvirginia.com

For questions about voting (e.g., registration, absentee ballots, polling locations), please refer to the Albemarle County Registrar’s page:  http://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=registrar.


On May 16th, ACRC nominated John Lowry for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors representing the Samuel Miller District.  He is a well-respected leader and brings a depth of experience acquired through decades of service in our community.

In a statement, ACRC Chairman George Urban observed, “The time has come for a more balanced approach in Albemarle County. Mr. Lowry’s opponent has been a key player in increasing the tax burden on residents, chasing away good paying jobs, and stonewalling responsible economic development. Albemarle has suffered unprecedented turnover in county staff, including the resignations of the economic development director and the county executive. The direction of the past four years is unsustainable. I am excited to support John Lowry to bring balance to Albemarle County.”

Learn more about John at http://www.lowryforalbemarle.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 8:30am – June breakfast (see above).

TUESDAY, JUNE 13 – Primary Election Day (see above).

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 – Republican Party of Virginia will host a post-primary Commonwealth Tour in five locations throughout the day.  Come out and meet your nominees!   For more information and to RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.com/o/republican-party-of-virginia-10853600071

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 7pm – Americans for Prosperity presents the “Moral Case for Fossil Fuels.”  For more information and to reserve your spot:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afp-foundation-va-insight-to-action-forum-moral-case-for-fossil-fuels-charlottesville-tickets-33412645121

DUES – Many of you received email reminders to pay your annual dues, as it has been twelve months since you last paid.  Please be sure to keep your membership current or you will not be eligible to vote at future meetings!   We appreciate your support of ACRC.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – We have important open volunteer positions to be filled.  Please email chairman@albemarlegop.org if you have an interest in being a magisterial district chair or precinct captain.  Training is provided.

Former Officials Hendrix, Tucker and Davis Offer Tutorial on Local Government: Session Six

The sixth in a series of free educational forums on understanding government will be held Thursday, June 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at City Space in downtown Charlottesville and will feature talks on local government by three former Charlottesville and Albemarle County officials with over a hundred years of government experience between them.State Government and its relation to Virginia communities.

How Zoning and Land Use Planning Shape the World Around Us (June 8)

  • Kathy Galvin, Charlottesville City Councilor
  • Neil Williamson, President and CEO, Free Enterprise Forum
  • Jeff Werner, Charlottesville and Albemarle County Land Use Field Officer, Piedmont Environmental Council

The government sessions are a series of six forums on understanding government offered by the Democratic Road Forward PAC, which was established in 2003 by the late Delegate Mitch Van Yahres.

In reference to the PAC, former Charlottesville City Councilor and PAC president, Meredith Richards explained that the mission is to encourage and nurture government leadership at the grassroots in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area. “While some of our activities are partisan in nature,” she said, “others like the Understanding Government program are non-partisan and exist for the sole purpose of promoting good government and contributing to a well-informed citizenry.”

The Understanding Government forums will run every other Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. from March 30 to June 8, with the first one held in City Council Chambers and the remaining forums at City Space in downtown Charlottesville.