Arlington GOP Expresses Thanks to County Police

This week the Arlington GOP sent the following letter to Arlington County Policy Chief Farr expressing support and thanks for their efforts on behalf of the county. 

 November 23, 2016

Chief of Police Murray “Jay” Farr
Arlington County Police Department
1425 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Dear Chief Farr:

The Arlington County Republican Committee (Arlington GOP) expresses its deep and profound thanks to the Arlington County Police for your brave and courageous actions to protect everyone in Arlington.

The Arlington GOP is the local organizational unit of the Republican Party in Arlington, Virginia. We are shocked by the recent violence against police in many parts of our country. Although we hope that Arlington remains peaceful, we recognize that our police face danger every day.

We thank you for your dedication and professionalism, and we fully support you.



Jim Presswood

ICYMI: September Monthly Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended last month’s monthly meeting! Welcome to newcomers looking to join Arlington GOP!
Thanks to those who provided brief updates on various campaigns including aides for the Trump-Pence Campaign, Ed Gillespie’s gubernatorial campaign, John Adams for attorney general, and the 8th Congressional District candidate Charles Hernick. 
Arlington GOP discussed the need for local Republicans to continue to be engaged in election activities. We have been successful in gathering volunteers for door knocks and other ground game activities, and the Arlington GOP ran successful booths at Clarendon Day and the Arlington County Fair.
Communications Committee: If anyone in interested in joining the Arlington GOP’s Communications Committee, please reply to this email. Representatives from the Young Republicans (YRs) and the Arlington Republican Women’s Committee (ARWC) will participate to leverage outreach and communications.
Constitutional Amendments and Bond Issues: Arlington GOP reviewed the proposed constitutional amendments and bond issues that will be on the November ballot.  The full text of the proposed amendments and the bond issues is on the Arlington County website. Largely thanks to County Board member John Vihstadt with support from Arlington GOP, the summaries are more detailed than in years past.
Arlington GOP voted to support both two constitutional amendments, Right to Work and Property Tax Exemption, and also voted to allow the executive committee to draft language for the Arlington GOP sample ballot on the four bond questions, Parks & Recreation (NO vote), Arlington Public Schools (YES vote), Community Infrastructure (Took No Position), and Metro & Transportation (NO vote).
We look forward to seeing you at the next Arlington GOP meeting on Wednesday, October 19 at the National Rural Electric Cooperative "NRECA" Conference Center (4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; first floor).
For more information on any of these initiatives email:

Make sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter

Christina Perez
Communications Director

Arlington GOP Monthly Meeting


Here’s a quick update on May’s regular monthly meeting. We discussed a recap of the convention proceedings, presented volunteer opportunities, and new tactics to engage the Arlington Republican community.

Arlington County Republicans certainly had a strong showing at the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) Convention and the 8th Congressional District Republican Committee convention. At the RPV Convention, one hundred of the 3,000 attendees were from Arlington, and 99 of the 8th District attendees were from Arlington.  Arlington GOP had the following members elected:

  • Morton Blackwell – GOP National Committeeman for Virginia
  • Matt Hurtt and Charlie Keller – Delegates to the National GOP convention, and Erin Anderson, alternate
  • Charles Hernick – GOP nominee for Congress from the 8th District
  • Mark Kelly – 8th District Chairman
  • Dave Foster and Sandy Liddy Bourne – State Central Committee

In our year-long community engagement efforts, we will utilize and distribute mailers, printed door hangers, and fact sheets prior to the election. In addition to these materials, there will be an emphasis on door knocking and small house meetings where Arlington Republicans can gather with neighbors. Volunteer training will also be available for a smart phone get-out-the-vote app. Please reach out to Matt Hurtt for more information on volunteer opportunities.

We are also excited for the upcoming annual summer picnic that will take place on July 31st at the Arlington Knights of Columbus. Visit our website to learn more. And, we hope to see you there!

Thanks to all of the candidates who spoke at our meeting and are running for Virginia Attorney General, Virginia Lieutenant Governor, and the 8th Congressional District!

We look forward to seeing you at next month’s meeting on June 22, 2106 at 7:00 PM!  Details about the meeting are on our website

-Christina Perez, Communications Director

June Monthly Meeting

Thank you to all those who attended our June monthly meeting. Here’s a quick update on what the Committee discussed.

We were honored to have Virginia’s Republican National Committeeman, Morton Blackwell, explain the nomination process and rules for the upcoming Republican National Convention. He also discussed the history of the rules noting that with the convention less than a month away and with a presumptive nominee, it is too late to change the rules to favor another candidate.

In new business, an “Official Position of the Arlington County Republican Party on 2016 Republican National Convention” was proposed. Read the full policy here. After heated debate, the Committee rejected the proposed policy. Read press coverage from Inside NOVA for a full recap.

The Committee is also leading several initiatives including door knocking efforts with an emphasis on District 8 candidate Charles Hernick and a communications campaign designed to engage the community by emphasizing Republican principles.

For more information on these initiatives email:

Apr 20 Arlington GOP Meeting Summary

Here’s a quick update on last week’s regular monthly meeting. We discussed a variety of important issues, addressed upcoming convention proceedings, and presented volunteer opportunities. 

We are looking to raise the Committee’s visibility in the community by distributing mailers, printed door hangers, and fact sheets prior to the election. Be on the lookout for these materials in the coming months.

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2016 Committee and Conventions Call

Party Canvass of Arlington County Republican Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia 

As Chairman of the Arlington County Republican Committee (“ACRC” or “Arlington GOP”) of the Republican Party of Virginia, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, Matt Wavro, do hereby issue this call for filings to be submitted, in accordance with the filing requirements listed below, prior to and at the regular meeting of the Arlington GOP located at the NRECA Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, from 7 PM to 8:30 PM local time on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, and if necessitated by the number of candidates filing, a Party Canvass to be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Arlington GOP headquarters at 405 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia for the following purposes:

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Arlington GOP Proud of opposition to Streetcar

For Immediate Release
Arlington, VA
Since 2006, the Arlington GOP has voiced concerns with the Columbia Pike Streetcar project. These concerns were not based on politics - our opposition was based on the conviction that The Pike deserves a better transportation plan than a streetcar that costs too much for too little benefits.  

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2014 Bond and Constitutional Referendum Resolutions

The Arlington GOP adopted the following resolutions at the September 24th meeting in response to the Proposed Constitutional Admendment and Bond Referendums on the ballot this November 4th.  

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Question: Shall Section 6-A of Article X (Taxation and Finance) of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to allow the General Assembly to exempt from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any member of the armed forces of the United States who was killed in action, where the surviving spouse occupies the real property as his or her principal place of residence and has not remarried?

Arlington GOP Resolution:

The Arlington GOP endorses the proposed Constitutional Amendment and urges a yes vote on November 4th.  Exemption from taxes on their homes helps express, in some small part, the immense gratitude of the community and the country for the extraordinary sacrifice of members of the military killed in action. The opportunity to provide relief to spouses of any member of the armed forces of the United States who was killed in action from that burden should be approved by the General Assembly as soon as possible. 

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