The new General Registrar, Eric Spicer, began serving on March 28, 2022 after being appointed by the Fairfax County Electoral Board to replace the former General Registrar Scott Konopasek. The Electoral Board accepted Konopasek’s resignation on March 24. Spicer previously served as the Elections Manager in Fairfax for almost five years. Previously he had been the Election Administrator for twenty-one years for the City of Alexandria.
The Fairfax GOP is blasting last night’s rushed vote of the county school board to hire Michelle Reid as the district’s new superintendent. Reid currently leads the struggling Northshore School District in Washington State. She was hired last night by Fairfax County Public Schools in a 9 to 3 board vote.
“The selection of Michelle Reid — like the selection process itself — is further evidence of the sheer contempt school board members have for the students, parents, and taxpayers of Fairfax County. Particularly stunning is the fact that Dr. Reid’s Northshore School District was among the very last in Washington State to reopen
In recent years, we have really seen the curtain pulled back on our government. Nationally, statewide, and locally, we have seen leftist politicians openly promote racism in our schools; cover up sexual assault; put criminals ahead of victims; and refuse to prosecute crime. They continually smear our great nation as inherently evil, founded on “white supremacy.” Too often, the so-called “news” is nothing more than left-wing propaganda.
At the Fairfax GOP Convention held on March 26, 2022, Chairman Steve Knotts shared the following proclamation:
WHEREAS, our fellow Republican Elizabeth L. Schultz honorably served on the Fairfax County School Board for eight years;
WHEREAS, Ms. Schultz additionally served for one year in the U.S. Department of Education as Deputy Director of the Office of Educational Technology
Gilbert K. Davis, a longtime resident of Northern Virginia and distinguished lawyer, died last month, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 79.
In his role as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Mr. Davis’s cases included numerous “firsts,” including the first aircraft hijacking in America; the first case under the Clean Air Act; and the first case under the 1968 Gun Control Act. Decades later, he was involved in yet another “first,” when his client, Paula Corbin Jones, sued a sitting U.S. president over unwanted sexual conduct.
Carrie Lukas, vice president of Independent Women’s Voice and mother of five children, shared her concerns with the Fairfax County School Board last night. Lukas’s remarks focused on the current mask controversy — her own kids were suspended for not wearing facial coverings — and concluded with a plea for school choice.
“This week is known as National School Choice Week, and it’s time for Virginia to give parents like me the ability to leave this school system which very clearly doesn’t want us anyway,” Lukas said.
John Howson Rust, Jr. (also known as “Jack” to friends), died in Fairfax, Virginia on December 30, 2021. He was 74. Married to his loving wife Sue for more than a half-century, Jack was a devoted father of three and grandfather of eight.
Jack graduated from Fairfax High School and earned both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia. Jack served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1980 through 1982 and from 1998 through 2002. He additionally served on the Virginia State Board of Elections and the Virginia Resource Authority. Most recently, Jack was Commissioner of Accounts for the 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia from 2006 until 2020.
Former diplomat Chris Henzel was recently named to Fairfax County’s Electoral Board, for a term of three years. He replaces Steve Hunt, who served on the board for eight years. Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts congratulated Henzel and wished him the best, in a statement issued today.
“Since his retirement from the U.S. Foreign Service, Chris volunteered his time right here in Fairfax, as a county election officer as well as a poll watcher for the party committee,” Knotts said.
Today Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin named Jillian Balow as Virginia’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Elizabeth Schultz as the next Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction.
“Jillian and Elizabeth are going to be crucial in helping Secretary of Education Aimee Guidera restore excellence in education,” Youngkin said.
On Election Day 2021, 8/10 Fairfax Precincts Trended Republican
A new map published by Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) illustrates the significant gains Republicans made in Fairfax County this year. As VPAP noted: “In deep blue Fairfax County, Glenn Youngkin’s goal was to cut his losses compared to GOP gubernatorial performance in 2017. Enhanced election result data released by Fairfax County this week shows Youngkin met his goal in eight out of 10 precincts.”