Gwendalyn F. Cody, formerly a member of Virginia’s House of Delegates, died last week. She was 99 years old. A veteran of the Second World War, Cody will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.
In the 1970’s, Cody was actively involved with the Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance. After losing a bid for a seat on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Cody was elected to serve as a member of the House of Delegates in the 1980’s.
In a special edition of our Facebook Live video series, Srilekha Palle led a conversation with fellow Republican women Patti Hidalgo Menders, Cathy Ruse, and Janet Varre. The discussion took place on March 26, during Women’s History Month.
“We have hundreds of Republican women leaders in Northern Virginia that are extremely accomplished in their own ways and leading the party with principle and integrity for decades,” Palle said.
Last month, the Fairfax GOP announced its “Help Feed Our Troops” initiative. The effort raised $6,294.44, which allowed volunteers to pack 1,464 snack packs into 61 boxes. Every bag of goodies was signed by a volunteer, along with a hand-written message of gratitude. The food was delivered to U.S. troops stationed in D.C. earlier this month by volunteer project manager Chris Addams. To all who donated or helped in any way: THANK YOU!
Puneet Ahluwalia, candidate for lieutenant governor, joined the Fairfax GOP live on Facebook last month for a wide-ranging interview about the issues facing Virginia.
A family man with a background in business, Ahluwalia’s focus is on “hope, growth and opportunity,” the candidate said. In addition, Ahluwalia believes that, as an immigrant, he can draw more new voters into the GOP.
At the February 23rd Board meeting, the County Executive presented the Advertised Budget for FY2022. While this budget includes a decrease of one penny in the tax rate, it results in an overall increase of 3.4 percent for the average homeowner because of the rise in assessment values.
The Fairfax GOP will hold its next general meeting (virtually) on Monday, December 8 at 7:30 PM.
All Republicans are welcome to attend general meetings (you don’t have to be a member, although we’d love for you to officially join our committee).
The December 8 meeting will focus on the 2020 election, and look ahead to 2021 (a big year for Virginia).
The Fairfax GOP launched a “Goya Food Drive” over the weekend, with more than 200 items already collected as of Sunday, July 12. The drive will run through Sunday, July 19, after which all items will be donated to a local food bank. Left-wing agitators called for a boycott of Goya Foods after CEO Robert Unanue hailed President Donald Trump’s Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, which aims to expand educational options and economic opportunities for Hispanics nationwide.
As a reminder to our members and volunteers, the Fairfax GOP office is closed until further notice, in order to maintain “social distancing.” The Fairfax GOP itself, however, remains online — please stay in touch through email and social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). And if you’re not getting our weekly e-newsletter, which arrives every Monday at 6:00 AM, please click here to sign up
Steve Knotts will succeed Tim Hannigan as chairman of the Fairfax County GOP. Mr. Knotts was elected by acclamation at Saturday’s Fairfax GOP Convention, which drew more than 100 attendees.
Mr. Knotts, who until Saturday’s convention served as the Fairfax GOP’s Sully Magisterial District chairman, hailed the outgoing county chairman for modernizing the organization
For those who haven’t yet registered, the official call for the Fairfax GOP Convention and filing forms for prospective delegates are available in PDF format on the Fairfax GOP website and the Republican Party of Virginia website