The Fairfax County Republican Committee (FCRC) is the only organization dedicated exclusively to organizing and administering the day-to-day grassroots operations for the Republican Party here in Fairfax County.  We are also known as the Fairfax GOP. Your participation is essential to the proper functioning of our form of government.

As an introduction here are answers to questions that new members often ask. If you have additional questions, please let us know!

What is the basic organizational structure of the FCRC?

The FCRC is the Republican county committee for Fairfax, as defined by Article VI in the Republican Party of Virginia Plan. The committee is organized much like other volunteer organizations. We have elected officers. Members meet regularly and vote on key issues. There are various committees. And we have by-laws known as the “Party Plan”which you can find here. The questions and answers below provide more information about the key positions within the organization and how it functions.

What does the Chairman do, and how is the Chairman chosen?

Our Chairman is elected every even-numbered year at the County Convention. The Chairman oversees the FCRC’s entire scope of operations including fundraising, membership relations, volunteer recruitment, and Election Day operations. He sets priorities for the organization, with the help of the Executive Committee. He also sets the agenda for membership meetings and runs those meetings.

What does the Executive Committee do, and who are its members?

The members of the FCRC Executive Committee oversee various functions of the organization and advise the Chairman on how to accomplish the FCRC’s goals.  Some members of the Executive Committee are elected by the membership; others are nominated by the Chairman, subject to confirmation by the membership. In addition, the College Republicans, Young Republicans, and the Virginia Federation of Republican Women all select representatives to serve on the Executive Committee. The Parliamentarian, the General Counsel, and the Chairmen of the Elections and Events Committees are non-voting members. The Executive Committee meets once a month throughout the year.

What do the District Chairmen do?

Nine of the ten members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are elected from individual “Magisterial Districts.” The FCRC has a district chairman for each of those nine districts.

Each Magisterial District consists of between 25 and 30 individual voting precincts. The District Chairs are the heart of our grassroots organization. Their key task is to recruit and train Precinct Captains and volunteers. District Chairs are also responsible for working with their local volunteer teams to organize and implement grassroots activities in support of Republican candidates. They work to maintain a Republican Party presence in their districts throughout the year.

What does a Precinct Captain do?

There are 244 voting precincts in Fairfax County, each having between a few hundred and a little over 4,000 voters. The precinct captain is the leader of our Party in that area, and each precinct captain is responsible for recruiting a team of neighborhood volunteers to support Party activities. Working closely with the District Chairman these teams perform critical tasks such as handing out literature at community events and greeting voters at the polls on Election Day.

How can I become a Precinct Captain?

Contact your District Chair.

Who controls the Fairfax County Republican Committee?

You do. The Chairman sets the overall agenda, with the advice of the Executive Committee. Although we are bound by state party rules in the Republican Party of Virginia Plan in addition to our own Fairfax Plan of Organization, we are entirely self-governing. The membership votes on amendments to the Party Plan, approves the budget and the operations plan, and takes other votes as necessary. The FCRC is a grassroots organization and ultimately belongs to those Republican voters in Fairfax who become members.

What are my obligations as a voting member?

Your only specific obligations as a voting member are to support the Party’s nominees for office and attend meetings. If you miss three meetings in a row you will lose your voting privileges, and be automatically converted to a non-voting, Associate Member.  Alternatively, you may send a proxy to attend the meeting(s) and vote on your behalf.  A proxy form can be found HERE.  More details about the proxy form, meeting attendance, and membership in general, can be found in the Party Plan HERE.

Does the FCRC receive any funds from the Republican National Committee or from the Republican Party of Virginia?

No. The FCRC is entirely self-funded through membership dues, fundraisers, and individual contributions from concerned citizens who want to be involved and support Republican efforts right here in Fairfax County. We occasionally participate in joint events that may be wholly or partially funded by the RNC or RPV, but we are responsible for all other expenses.

Does any of the FCRC leadership receive payment?

No. All of our leaders are unpaid volunteers.

Does the FCRC have an office?

Yes. The Fairfax GOP office is located at 4246 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA, 22030. The office entrance and parking are at the back of the building, off of West Drive. Office hours are 10am – 4pm, M-F, and evenings and weekends as needed during election cycles.

Activities often take place at the office including training, campaign rallies, phone banking, and other efforts to support our mission of electing Republicans.

Does the Fairfax GOP offer training?

Yes. We schedule training sessions for precinct captains, precinct volunteers and poll watchers at various times during the year.

Is the Fairfax County Republican Committee associated with any other Republican groups?

Yes. The FCRC (aka Fairfax GOP) operates as the local county “unit” within the Republican Party of Virginia. The FCRC also works with the leadership and members of affiliated groups such as the George Mason College Republicans, the Fairfax Area Young Republicans, various Virginia Federation of Women Republican chapters, and the 8th, 10th, and 11th Congressional District Committees.

The term “unit” refers to a county or city Republican organization that exists to provide support for local elections and their candidates. Units are grouped in their respective Congressional District Committees (currently Congressional Districts 1 thru 11). District Committees in turn report to the statewide Republican Party of Virginia (RPV). The governing body of RPV is called the State’s Central Committee (SCC). The Fairfax County Republican Committee works with three Congressional District Committees, the 8th, 10th and 11th, because parts of all three of those Districts are in Fairfax County.

Does the Fairfax GOP have a presence on social media?

Yes. You can find the Fairfax GOP on Facebook page (www.facebook.com/FairfaxGOP), on X (@FairfaxGOP), YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/@FairfaxGOP) and Instagram (FairfaxGOP).

How often and where are meetings held?

Party rules require that we meet once a quarter. The Chairman schedules meetings based on the business needs of the Fairfax GOP, and we typically meet two months out of three. To make the meetings reasonably convenient for everyone, locations are rotated, generally in the central part of the County.

The date and location of each meeting is announced at least ten days in advance. Announcements are made via email. Meeting dates and locations are also posted on the Fairfax GOP website. We almost always meet in a Fairfax County public school facility or community center.

Meetings are almost always held on a weeknight. Members sit with other members from their Magisterial District, which creates a great opportunity to get to know other Republicans from your part of the county.

What happens at Fairfax GOP meetings?

Members receive reports on the various activities of the Committee. They hear from candidates, elected officials and others who are working on behalf of the Party or affiliated organizations. They learn about upcoming grassroots events and volunteer opportunities. They vote on the budget, the operations plan, and other matters that require the approval of the entire Committee membership.

How long are the meetings?

Two hours at most. Doors open at 7 pm. We try very hard to adjourn the business meeting by 9 pm so that members can get home at a reasonable time.

How do I volunteer?

Our biggest need is for precinct captains and other neighborhood volunteers. The best way to get involved at that level is to speak with your Precinct Captain or District Chair. If you are unable to reach either of them, or would like information about other opportunities, just call the Fairfax GOP office at 703-766-4467.

You can also sign up at our volunteer page here.

For more information, visit www.FairfaxGOP.org or call 703-766-4467

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