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

JUNE BREAKFAST
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.

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY
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:

Governor
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.

JOHN LOWRY NOMINATED for SUPERVISOR

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.

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

The fifth in a series of free educational forums on understanding government will be held Thursday, May 25 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.

Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice System (May25)

  • Timothy Longo, former Charlottesville Chief of Police
  • Jim Hingeley, former Head, Charlottesville-Albemarle Public Defenders Office
  • Dave Chapman, Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney
  • Others TBA

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.

Meetings update

Due to logistical challenges and owing to the fact that the Mass Meeting and Business Meeting are next week (May 16), there will not be a breakfast social for May.  Our next breakfast social is scheduled for June 10th.  Please note the Official Calls for the Mass Meeting and the Business Meeting to follow are published on this website.  Consult the Official Calls for details.

ACRC Business Meeting Official Call May 16, 2017

OFFICIAL CALL

I, George M. Urban, Chairman of the Albemarle County Republican Committee, do hereby issue this call for a meeting of the Committee to be held in the large meeting room at Northside Library, 705 West Rio Road, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22901, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, following the conclusion of the Mass Meeting (scheduled for 6:00 PM local time).
The agenda shall be as follows:
I.                Call to order.
II.               Invocation.
III.              Pledge of Allegiance.
IV.              Approval of minutes from the March 15, 2017 meeting.
V.               Approval of new member applicants:  Chris Boland, David Caron, Joe Drago, Tanner Hirschfeld (student), Amy Johnston, Eric Kessler (student), Jason Kessler (associate), Winne Kessler, Frieda Loose-Wagner, John Miska, Charles Ruehle, Charles Stevens, Michael Wagner.
VI.              Chairman’s report.
VII.             Treasurer’s report.
VIII.            Budget for upcoming year.
a.       Authorization of donations to nominated candidates.
IX.              June 13 primary election volunteers.
X.               Guest speakers / announcements.
XI.              New business.
XII.             Adjournment.

Official Call for Mass Meeting May 16

OFFICIAL CALL
Mass Meeting of the Albemarle County Republican Committee
of the Republican Party of Virginia

As Chairman of the Albemarle County Republican Committee, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, George M. Urban, do hereby issue this call for a Mass Meeting to be held in the large meeting room at Northside Library, 705 West Rio Road, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22901, starting at 6:00 PM local time (with registration opening at 5:30 PM) on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, for the following purpose:

Nomination of a Republican candidate for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors in each of the Jack Jouett, Rio, and Samuel Miller magisterial districts to be voted upon in the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Qualifications for Participation

All legal and qualified voters of Albemarle County under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin, or sex, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and who, if requested, express in open meeting either orally or in writing as may be required, their intent to support all of its nominees for public office in the ensuing election, may participate as members of the Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions, or primaries encompassing their respective election districts.

In addition to the foregoing, to be in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, unless otherwise stipulated by the appropriate Official Committee, a person otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have participated in Virginia in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party within the past five years. A single exception to the preceding shall be approved for a voter that renounces affiliation with any other party in writing, and who expresses in writing that s/he is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intends, at the time of the writing, to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future.

Voters may be required to produce personal identification such as a valid driver’s license or voter registration card in order to participate in the mass meeting.

Filing Requirements

Candidates for the nomination at said mass meeting shall file a written statement by mail or in person, to George M. Urban, 1236 Hatcher Court, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903, which must be received not later than 10:00 AM local time on Tuesday, May 16, 2017; postmarks do not govern.

Registration Fee
There will be no registration fee to participate in this mass meeting.

Paid for and authorized by the Albemarle County Republican Committee.

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

The fourth in a series of free educational forums on understanding government will be held Thursday, May 11 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.

Public Education: Meeting the Needs of our Children in Today’s Challenging Times (May 11)

  • Juandiego Wade, Co-Chairman, Charlottesville City School Board
  • Others TBA

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.

Senior Statesmen of Virginia sponsor area legislators General Assembly Legislative Report Wednesday May 10th at the Senior Center (Free)

Area legislators will report on the 2017 Session of the Virginia General Assembly. This was the biennial “short” session when the focus is normally on amending Virginia’s two-year budget. Because revenues were greater than expected, the budget amendments were adopted with little strife. The record on other issues was mixed. For example, bills to reform the redistricting process and end gerrymandering, which passed the Senate overwhelmingly, were killed in an early-morning House subcommittee meeting. Joining us to discuss the events will be . . .

deedsSenator Creigh Deeds (D)
represents the 25th Senate District which includes the cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Covington, and Lexington, and the counties of Albemarle (part), Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Nelson, and Rock- bridge
landesDelegate Steve Landes (R)
represents the 25th House of Delegates District which includes portions of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham Counties.  Note: Delegate Landes is in the process of working to
resolve a scheduling conflict so that he will be able to attend.

toscano

Delegate David Toscano (D)
represents the 57th House of Delegates District which includes Charlottesville and part of Albemarle County.


The prgram will be moderated by SSV Board Member Terry Cooper.

The next meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia will be held on
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
at the Senior Center, Inc., 1180 Pepsi Place
Senator Creigh Deeds and Delegates Steve Landes and David Toscano

Free and Open to the Public