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Fairfax County Republican Convention
Mar 14 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
A Note to Registered Delegates:
Because Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) closed their buildings to community use effective March 14, the Fairfax County Republican Convention will take place at the following date, time, and venue:
WHEN: 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 14 (check-in starts at 9:00 AM)
WHERE: Pennino Park — behind the Pennino Building at 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
This scaled-down convention will only address the essential business of electing a new chairman and county at-large FCRC members (no candidate talks or side issues).
We will proceed with two straightforward votes by convention delegates on 1) the new Chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee (only one candidate filed), and 2) members who will be filling county at-large member positions (we are under-filed for these positions). Both votes appear to be “pro forma” in nature.
We will NOT conduct a STRAW POLL BY SECRET BALLOT at the convention so as to avoid delegates handling paper and standing in lines. As originally planned, the intent of the straw poll was to survey the preferences of convention delegates for candidates seeking Republican nominations for Virginia Senator and the House of Representatives from the 8th and 10th Congressional Districts. Instead of voting at the convention, we will do the straw vote online for convention delegates only and will provide details about that process in a later message.
FCRC will not be serving any food or drink at the convention. We will have water available for emergency use only. We encourage delegates and attendees to bring their own water.
We encourage delegates and attendees to bring their own hand sanitizer bottles/wipes.
Pennino Park has plenty of room so delegates and attendees should be able to spread out for social distancing purposes.
We ask that all convention attendees follow safe social distancing best practices, including no hand-shaking or other personal touching, maintaining safe distances from other attendees at all times, washing of hands after touching a person or an object that could carry the virus (e.g., a microphone), etc. Protect yourself and those around you!
If anyone is concerned about endangering their own or someone else’s health by attending the convention, then FCRC recommends they NOT attend the convention. It is not necessary nor desired for people at risk to attend the convention. Better to be safe than sorry!