Author and former school teacher Maria Keffler will reveal the extent of social experimentation now being conducted or considered in the region’s schools — for all grade levels — at Tuesday’s meeting of the Fairfax GOP
Republicans nominated Gregg Nelson for the House of Delegates in District 86 today, during a meeting held at Fairfax Christian School in Dulles. The 86th District includes Herndon and parts of Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. Nelson will face Democrat Ibraheem Samirah in a special election scheduled on February 19.
“I’m honored to accept the Republican nomination for the House of Delegates,” Nelson said this afternoon
*rescheduled* ACAT Exposes Communist / Socialist Influence on Education, FCRC Meeting, 1/15 at 7:30PM
Fairfax County Republican Committee
Membership Meeting, Tuesday 1/15
The Anticommunism Action Team (ACAT) will review how communist/socialist ideology and tactics have adversely influenced American education at the Fairfax County Republican Committee meeting scheduled for 7:30 – 8:45 PM on Tuesday, January 15, at the James Madison High School Auditorium, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181.
The Anticommunism Action Team is an independent, unaffiliated grassroots group of concerned citizens. Its mission is “to discredit communist ideology and counter communist influence here and abroad.” Led by Chris Wright, a lawyer and liberty activist, the group offers experienced speakers, news updates, opinion articles, videos, an informative website, and even a college course—all focused on exposing “the false allure of communism.”
At our FCRC meeting, Mr. Wright and journalist Alex Newman (via video) will examine:
*The role of committed socialist and humanist John Dewey in shaping America’s public school system.
*Charlotte Iserbyt’s heroic work in unearthing evidence of American education betrayal that she documented in her book, “The Deliberate Dumbing
Down of America.”
*How American education has been taken over by the Left.
Come to the FCRC meeting and hear how the Left’s takeover of America’s education system is harming our children and setting the stage for
For Immediate Release
Fairfax County Republican Committee objects to Fairfax County Board’s fiscal irresponsibility
Board refusal to support Republican-led comprehensive pension reform lessens County’s ability to provide services to its citizens
FAIRFAX, VA, Dec 6, 2018 – The Fairfax County Republican Committee (FCRC) applauds the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ passage of one pension reform at Tuesday night’s Board meeting but denounces the Board’s refusal to support all of the proposed reforms championed by Republican supervisors Pat Herrity and John Cook.
The Board voted unanimously to eliminate the pre-Social Security supplement for new employees, offering them the option of offsetting that removal by advancing future retirement income.
However, the Board failed to raise the retirement age from 55, thus leaving unsustainable pension costs in place. This takes money from County services and puts taxpayers at risk for future tax hikes. Supervisors Cook, Smyth, and Herrity voted to raise the age to 60.
The Board also voted to maintain the “rule of 85” (age plus years of service) by a vote of 7-3 with Supervisors Cook, Smyth, and Herrity voting against this policy. The Board voted 5-5 (tie votes fail) to increase the salary averaging period to 5 years from 3, with Supervisors Smyth, Cook, Herrity, Gross, and Chairman Bulova voting in favor of the change. Finally, the Board voted to eliminate the additional retirement allowance, which increases the retirement annuity by 3%, by a vote of 6-4. Supervisors Smyth, Foust, Herrity, Cook, Gross and Chairman Bulova voted in favor of the modification. The changes approved will go into effect for employees hired after July 1, 2019 and will not impact current employees.
“FCRC appreciates the relentless work by Republican Supervisors Herrity and Cook to overhaul Fairfax County government’s unsustainable program but is very disappointed the full Board of Supervisors did so little to rein in this budget busting retirement program,” said Tim Hannigan, FCRC chairman. “The Board of Supervisors’ fiscal irresponsibility continues to adversely affect taxpayers and services, and deserves serious attention by county residents.”
Sully Day of Service
December 1, 2018
Sully Republicans came together for a Sully Day of Service at the home of Gerarda Culipher, Chair of the Sully District Republicans. Volunteers baked, decorated and delivered Christmas cookies to the Sully Fire Stations and Police Stations. Tags placed with the cookies read “To our First Responders, Thank you for all you do, especially at the holidays! With Gratitude, The Sully Republicans”.
Presentation at the Board of Supervisors public hearing by Timothy Hannigan, Chairman of Fairfax County Republican Committee
November 20, 2018
On behalf of the Fairfax County Republican Committee, I thank you for making this much-needed assessment of the county’s broken pension plan.
For the many reasons cited by other speakers during this public hearing, the current pension plan defies any semblance of good governance:
- It costs too much, with its asymmetrical growth over the past 20 years raising property taxes and giving the county a multi-billion dollar unfunded liability.
- Its 27% county contribution to each employee’s pension plan provides an excessively generous benefit that is completely out-of-whack with other government and private company 401K plans in the area, AND
- It prevents adequate funding of critical government needs, such as competitive salaries for key employees and teachers.
Fairfax County’s pension plan has developed into such a debacle that it cries out for fixing. While a complete revamping of the plan to align it with other local plans would be preferable, the proposed reforms offer much-needed improvements.
Our Republican creed cites fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints as core elements. But fiscal responsibility is not solely a Republican virtue. All of us—Republicans, Democrats, independents, citizens—want good government.
Those with experience in organizations know that actually taking productive action to improve government involves careful assessment of problems, hard choices among competing interests, and a lot of hard work.
I applaud all of you for your willingness to take up this pension issue and specifically salute Supervisors Herrity and Cook for their relentless pursuit of pension reform. The County’s pension problem will only get worse if unaddressed, and it will eventually destroy not only the county’s fiscal solvency but the quality of life for county residents.
I strongly urge the Board to muster the political resolve to do the right and responsible thing—to approve all of the proposed reforms before you today as a start toward fixing this pension problem and ensuring fiscal solvency for the Fairfax County Government in the future.