Chris Grisafe for School Board Update!

Early voting has started! We need your vote to save the seat! You can vote early in person at the Government Center on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; Thursday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturday August 26th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, located at:

12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax, VA 22035

To Vote Absentee by Mail

Request an absentee ballot here: Once recieved, complete your ballot and place in mail no later than Friday, August 25th to reach the elections board by election day, August 29th!

Voting on Election Day, August 29, 2017

Your regular polling location will be open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. If you are unsure where to vote on election day click here! 

For more information on Chris Grisafe click here!

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FCRC 2017 Family Picnic

2017 FCRC Annual Family Picnic

Sunday, July 30th 3pm-7pm

Rain or Shine

Fairfax Hunt Club

1321 Lake Fairfax Drive

Reston, VA 20190

 

Fun for the whole family – Magician! Face Painting! Games!

 

 

Tickets: Individual $10 / Family of 4 $25

Please RSVP here or by calling (703)766-4467

Tickets priced way below cost – All GOP volunteers & supporters invited.

 

Learn more about what you can do to help FCRC and our Republican candidates win in November! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy!

Paid for and authorized by The Fairfax County Republican Committee – www.fairfaxgop.org     Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.

FCRC Endorses Chris Grisafe for School Board At-Large

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Steve Buckingham
703-766-4467
executivedirector@fairfaxgop.org

MEDIA ADVISORY

Fairfax County Republican Committee Endorsement of Chris Grisafe for School Board At-Large

Last night at FCRC’s monthly meeting, the Committee voted unanimously to endorse Chris Grisafe for the vacant Fairfax County School Board At-Large seat, previously held by Jeanette Hough. Both Jeanette and sitting School Board Member Elizabeth Schultz spoke highly of Chris. Chris expressed his sincere gratitude and spoke about how eager he was to get to work to improve the lives of every child and parent in the county through a better school system.

After the endorsement, FCRC Chairman Matt Ames said, “I’ve known Chris for many years, and he will be an outstanding School Board member.  He will bring the same kind of respectful, courteous, and effective questioning of the status quo that Jeanette Hough exemplified.  Chris knows from his own life experience the value of a strong education, and he is determined to make sure that the Fairfax County Public Schools continue to live up to their reputation.”

 

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FCRC June Meeting Call

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
7:00 PM – Social Hour
8:00 PM – Meeting
W.T. Woodson High School
AGENDA

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Secretary’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Operations Report
  7. Community Engagement Report
  8. Chairman’s Report
  9. Old business
  10. New business

A. Election of Operations Chairman

B. Endorsement of At Large School Board candidate

  1. Announcements
  2. Adjournment

2017 Richmond Legislative Session Wrap Up

Fairfax County GOP House Delegation

Three Republican Delegates represent parts of Fairfax County in the Virginia House of Delegates.  The entire Virginia House of Delegates is up for re-election in 2017 and we wanted to let you know what our Fairfax Delegates have been working on this year.  (By the way, the Virginia Senate will not be on the ballot until 2019.)

The three House members are:

Tim Hugo, 40th District

Dave Albo, 42nd District

Jim LeMunyon, 67th District

During the recently-completed 2017 Legislative Session, a total of over one thousand House Bills were introduced.

Among these, Republican Delegates introduced Bills that focused on eliminating red tape, developing a 21st Century Economy, and investing in critical infrastructure with no new taxes or fees.

Additionally, Republicans had another vital mission in this session – to defeat proposed legislation that would increase taxes, stifle economic growth and harm Virginia’s reputation as a pro-business state. This included:

– Defeated numerous Democrat-proposed tax increases that would have harmed small and large businesses, and also consumers.

– Defeated proposed government fee increases that would have impacted every Virginian.

– Once again, Republicans successfully blocked the implementation of Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion.

Budget:

Here are some of the notable amendments to the 2016-2018 state budget:

The budget does not contain any tax or fee increases.

– Republicans made necessary investments in new funding for K-12. Importantly, this funding also gives local School Boards added flexibility to spend the money as best fits their needs.

– The budget makes strategic investments in economic development, but adds additional oversight to ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely.

– Includes $1.5 million to expand domestic violence prevention, treatment and counseling programs and services for women and children.

The budget does not include Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.

Here are some highlights of legislative bills sponsored or cosponsored by Delegates LeMunyon, Albo and Hugo during the 2017 session.

Regulations:

House Bill 1790

Cosponsors: Del. LeMunyon and others. Passed House, Passed Senate, Awaiting Governor’s Action.

Ensures that small businesses are not over-regulated.

The Bill directs agencies to develop regulations in the least burdensome and intrusive manner possible and provides guiding principles for the development, adoption, and repeal of regulations.

Transportation & Infrastructure:

House Bill 2136

Primary Sponsor: Del. LeMuyon, Cosponsors: Del. Hugo, Del. Albo and others. Passed House, Passed Senate, Awaiting Governor’s Action.

Authorizes Virginia to become part of the Metro Safety Commission and importantly, will give Virginia oversight authority for the sections of the Metro system located in Virginia.

House Bill 2137

Primary Sponsor: Del. LeMunyon, Cosponsor: Del. Hugo. Passed House, Passed Senate, Approved by Governor.

Requires improved transparency regarding the selection and funding of transportation projects in Northern Virginia.

Higher Education:

House Bill 1410

Primary Sponsor: Del. Dave Albo, Cosponsors: Del. Hugo and one other. Passed House.

Improves access to colleges and universities while also addressing affordability.

First Responder Surviving Spouse Tax Exemption

House Bill 1884

Primary Sponsor: Del. Hugo with Cosponsor. Passed House, Passed Senate, Recommended by Governor, Enacted.

Real property tax exemption for the surviving spouse of a First Responder killed in the line of duty. This was the constitutional ballot question voted on in November, 2016.

Opioid Prescriptions Abuse

House Bill 1885

Primary Sponsor: Del. Hugo. Passed House, Passed Senate, Recommended by Governor, Enacted.

Addresses the opioid epidemic by limiting unnecessarily lengthy opioid prescriptions.

Explicit Sexual Material in School Instructional Materials

House Bill 2191

Cosponsors: Del. Hugo, Del. Albo. Passed House, Passed Senate, Awaiting Governor’s Action.

Overcoming strong Democrat objections, HB 2191 directs local School Boards to notify parents when sexually explicit material is in a course, instructional materials, or a particular school assignment.

Please support the Republican Delegates who represent Fairfax County and let them know you appreciate the hard work they are doing on our behalf!

The Fairfax County Republican Committee (FCRC) is the one organization the represents the Republican Party in Fairfax County. As a grassroots-driven, volunteer organization, FCRC works to get Republicans elected to public office and to advance important principles.

 

FCRC HOLDS STRAW POLL

MEDIA CONTACT:

Fairfax County Republican Committee
Eric Johnson
Executive Director
703-766-4467
ExecutiveDirector@FairfaxGOP.org

Fairfax, Virginia – March 25, 2017 – The Fairfax County Republican Committee (FCRC) held a Straw Poll & Candidate Forum this morning at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax. More than 300 Virginia voters participated. Mr. Ed Gillespie won the straw poll for the position of Governor with 55.84% of the vote. Senator Jill Vogel won the straw poll for the position of Lt. Governor with 64.36% of the vote. And Mr. John Adams won the straw poll for the position of Attorney General with 61.69% of the vote.

Following the event, FCRC Chairman Matt Ames said, “1 in 7 Virginia voters lives in Fairfax County. No candidate has been elected Governor of the Commonwealth without also carrying Fairfax County in more than 30 years – and that includes Republican Governors McDonnell, Gilmore, and Allen. Winning in Fairfax County is the key to winning in Virginia.  The FCRC is looking forward to working with a strong statewide ticket after the June primary, and we will be ready to make that happen.”

For more information on FCRC, please visit www.fairfaxgop.org.

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Fairfax County Republican Committee’s Volunteer of the Year!

Toan Dang has been selected as the Fairfax County Republican Committee’s Volunteer of the Year.

Toan first became active in Republican Party politics as a college student in the late 1980’s. He joined The Fairfax County Republican Committee (FCRC) in 2014.

FCRC Chairman Matt Ames explained why Toan received the award. “Toan Dang has made it his personal mission to encourage the leadership of the Vietnamese community in Northern Virginia to work with the Republican Party, and to help the Party by opening doors we didn’t know were there.  He makes sure that we know about every important event in the community, constantly urges our elected officials and party leaders to attend, and introduces them to key members of the community.  This requires constant, sustained effort to be effective.  There is no question that Toan’s persistence is the single reason that we have developed a much closer and stronger relationship with the Vietnamese community in just the last two years than ever before.”

In addition to his many other contributions as a volunteer, Toan assisted in translating the Creed of the Republican Party of Virginia into Vietnamese so it can be more widely disseminated and understood.

Congratulations, Toan!