Delegate for VA HD 28, Preacher, Millennial Idealist, Made in the 90’s, Hope Dealer. “I fight evil for a living!” [Raised fist] [Rainbow flag]–Twitter bio for Delegate Joshua Cole (@JoshuaCole)
BATTLEGROUND STAFFORD – PART ONE
In months past I’ve provided inspirational quotes from Republican Senators and Presidents. I’m going a different way this month. Above is the Twitter bio for Democrat Joshua Cole. He spends his time fighting against Republicans. As if his actions weren’t clear enough, his bio is clear – he thinks that we’re evil. He thinks that any time we make a proposal we have an evil intent. He and his fellow Democrats believe that they are justified in making up lies to tell about us. They think it is evil to want secure elections. They think it is evil to keep taxes and spending low. They think it is evil to say that people should live up to their responsibilities. They think it is evil to support law enforcement and honor those brave women and men who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
I am sick and tired of being called evil for believing in what it says in the Virginia Republican Creed. I want you to think about this, to think about Joshua Cole and how evil he thinks you are, and then I want to ask – how much time do you have to help elect and support Republicans this year?
I was hopeful that we could hold our April meeting in person, but I need you to bear with me for one more month of electronic meeting. May’s meeting will be in person, even if I have to do it in a parking lot. We will hold our April meeting electronically over zoom next Monday, April 12, 2021. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM. The Official Call is below with login and call-in details.
Speaking of attendance at our meetings, we will consider an amendment to the SCRC bylaws as another step towards correcting our quorum problems. The link will bring you to the text of the amendment with a brief explanation. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact me so we can discuss.
ELECTIONS 2021 – PART ONE
The RPV Convention to select the Republican nominees for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General will be held on May 8, 2021.
In order to participate in the convention, you must pre-file as a Delegate by 5pm on April 17. Information about the candidates and how and where to pre-file are on our website. If you have questions not answered there, please contact me directly.
ELECTIONS 2021 – PART TWO
In three of our upcoming elections, we had only one qualified candidate file, making them our Republican nominees:
28th Delegate District – Tara Durant
Falmouth Supervisor – Meg Bohmke
Hartwood Supervisor – Darrell English
In two of our elections, we had multiple qualified candidates file (in order of filing):
88th Delegate District – Rich Breeden, Phillip Scott, and Holly Hazard
- Party Canvas will be held 10a-2p, Saturday, April 24
- Stafford votes at the William J. Howell Branch Library, 806 Lyons Boulevard
Aquia Supervisor – Paul Milde, and Cindy Shelton
- Primary will be held on Tuesday, June 8 at your normal voting location
And in two of our elections, we had no qualified candidates file:
2nd Delegate District
Important information will continue to be posted on the SCRC website about these elections. If anyone has questions not answered on the website, please contact me directly.
FUNDRAISING AND VOLUNTEERING
We are continuing our work towards two major fundraising events in 2021 – a golf tournament and a Lincoln-Reagan dinner.
We need your help to plan and run these events. We need your participation in many things that we do. If you want to help, please reach out and we’ll figure it out.
- Event Planning and Management
- Social Media
- Election Day Operations
- Letters to the Editor
- Social Events
BATTLEGROUND STAFFORD – PART TWO
Tomorrow is a meeting of the Board of Supervisors. They have been hearing from the Democrats, and hearing from them, and hearing from them. They need to hear from us. If you’re available, please consider attending the meeting. You can even spend a few minutes at the microphone to share your thoughts on what a great job our Republican officials are doing, or weigh in on the important issues they’re considering.
We work hard to elect Republicans, and then we mostly let them do their work. But it’s not enough for us to just elect the right people, we must give them continued support and feedback to ensure that they’re carrying out what we want. We must stand with them when things get hard, so they know they can stand firm. So they don’t yield on principle even if they must compromise on policy. Even if our opponents think us evil for doing so.
STAFFORD COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEETING
Monday, April 12, 2021 – 7:00 PM
Electronic Meeting over Zoom
I, Tony DeTora, Chairman of the Stafford County Republican Committee (the “SCRC”), do hereby call for a meeting of the SCRC to take place at the aforementioned time and location, or other such location that be designated if necessary, for the purpose of conducting the business set forth below, and any other such business as may come before the SCRC.
- Call to Order and Opening of Meeting
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Reading of the Republican Creed
- Acknowledgement of Visitors
- Remarks from Elected Officials
- Remarks from Candidates
- Appointment of a Proxy Committee
- Proxies and Roll Call
- Approval of the Agenda
- Chairman Report
- First Vice Chairman Report
- Treasurer Report
- Secretary Report
- Old Business
- Nominations for open positions
- 1st District Dues
- Events – Golf tournament & Lincoln-Reagan Dinner
- New Business
- Bylaws Amendment
- Election of new committee members/restoration of voting rights
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86019128305?pwd=K1c3ekh4R3pBQlN5ZE54aXNxSHZyQT09
Meeting ID: 860 1912 8305
Or dial in: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)