Special thanks to the sponsors of our 2016 Reagan Gala!

Special thanks to the sponsors of our 2016 Reagan Gala!
Thank you for making this event a success
and for your ongoing commitment to our party and principles. 

Gold:
Jim and Beth Garrett
Robert Young Auto & Truck

Silver:
Appalachain Media Group
Ginger’s Jewelry
Congressman Bob Goodlatte
John Rocovich, Esq.

Bronze:
Delegate Ben Cline
Deet & The Geek TV Show
Dominion Custom Upholstery
Former Delegate William Fralin
Delegate Chris Head
Wendy and Charlie Nave
Suzanne and Mark Obenshain
Melanie and Scott Rice

Mass Meeting Call for February 25th

OFFICIAL CALL
Mass Meeting of Roanoke City Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia

As Chairman of the Roanoke City Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, John Brill, do hereby issue this call for a Mass Meeting to be held at the Holiday Inn at 3315 Ordway Dr NW, Roanoke, VA 24017, starting at 6:30 PM local time (doors will open at 6:00 PM) on February 25, 2016, for the following purposes:

1. Electing a Chairman for the Roanoke City Republican Committee

2. Electing the members of the Roanoke City Republican Committee

3. Electing one nominee for Mayor

4. Electing three nominees for Roanoke City Council

5. Electing up to 455 Delegates and an equal number of Alternates to the Republican Party of Virginia State Convention, to be held on April 30, 2016 at James Madison University Convocation Center, 895 University Boulevard, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 beginning at 12:00 pm for the purposes of:
i. Electing 13 At-Large Delegates (“National Delegates”) and 13 At-Large Alternate Delegates (“National Alternates”) to the Republican National Convention to be held on July 18-21, 2016, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio (or its alternate site) (the “National Convention”);
ii. Nominating two Electors At-Large to be voted for in the presidential election on November 8, 2016;
iii. Electing a State Chairman;
iv. Electing a National Committeeman and National Committeewoman;
v. And for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the Convention.
Each unit’s maximum number of delegates is a number five (5) times its respective Delegate Vote or 91 for the Roanoke City Republican Committee;

6. Electing up to 455 Delegates and an equal number of Alternates to the 6th District Republican Committee Convention, to be held on May 21, 2016 at Cave Spring High School, 3712 Chaparral Dr, Roanoke, VA 24018 (or its alternate site) beginning at 10am for the purposes of
i. Electing three (3) National Delegates and three (3) National Alternates from the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia to the Republican National Convention;
ii. Nominating one (1) Elector from the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia to be voted for in the presidential election on November 8, 2016;
iii. Electing a Chairman for the Sixth Congressional District of the Virginia Republican Party of Virginia;
iv. Electing three (3) Regional Vice Chairman for the Sixth Congressional District of the Republican Party of Virginia;
v. Electing three (3) members to the State Central Committee from the Sixth Congressional District;
vi. The transaction of such other business that may properly come before the Sixth Congressional District Convention.
Each unit’s maximum number of delegates is a number five (5) times its respective Delegate Vote or 91 for the Roanoke City Republican Committee.

5. And for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the mass meeting.


Qualifications for Participation

All legal and qualified voters of Roanoke City under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin or sex, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, and who, if requested, express in open meeting either orally or in writing as may be required their intent to support all of its nominees for public office in the ensuing election may participate as members of the Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions, or primaries encompassing their respective election districts.

In addition to the foregoing, to be in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, unless otherwise stipulated by the appropriate Official Committee, a person otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have participated in Virginia in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party with in the last five years.

A single exception to the above shall be approved for a voter that renounces affiliation with any other party in writing, and who expresses in writing that he/she is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intends, at the time of the writing, to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future. Any voter that utilizes the foregoing exception, and thereafter participates in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party, shall not have the benefit of the exception identified in this paragraph thereafter. Within 30 days of receipt, the Official Committee shall provide a copy of this signed renunciation statement to the Republican Party of Virginia, to be maintained for a period of 5 years.

Filing Requirements

Delegates:
Candidates for election as Delegates (and Alternates) to the May 21st District Convention and/or the April 30th State Convention may notify the Chairman of the Committee of his or her intention by either pre-filing pursuant to the requirements stated herein, or by being present at the Mass Meeting and so stating his or her intention. Candidates who pre-file do not need to be present at the Mass Meeting to be elected as a delegate. Pre-filing forms can be sent by mail to John Brill, Roanoke City Republican Committee, P.O. Box 3318, Roanoke, VA 24015, emailed to John Brill at johnbrillgop@gmail.com, or hand delivered to John Brill, which must be received no later than 5:00PM, February 22nd, 2016. The pre-fle form is available at Roanokegop.org. Postmarks do not govern.

City Council and Mayor:
Candidates for election as City Councilman or Mayor at said mass meeting shall file a written statement either by mail or hand delivery to Ben Wisdom, Secretary at either P.O. Box 3318 Roanoke VA 24015 or 1905 Arlington Rd SW Roanoke VA 24015, which must be received not later than 7:00PM on February 18th, 2016. Postmarks will not govern. There will be no nominations from the floor for City Council or Mayor.

Filing shall be in the form of a letter, addressed and presented to Ben Wisdom, Secretary. The letter shall indicate that the candidate seeks the nomination as a Republican Candidate for City Council or Mayor, and shall state that the candidate is a resident of, and registered to vote in Roanoke City, and that he or she is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party.

Chairman:
Candidates for election to the position of Chairman of the Roanoke City Republican Committee shall file a written statement of intent either by mail or by hand delivery to Ben Wisdom, Secretary at either P.O. Box 3318 Roanoke VA 24015 or 1905 Arlington Rd SW Roanoke VA 24015, which must be received not later than 5:00PM on January 19th, 2016. Postmarks will not govern. There will be no nominations from the floor for the office of Chairman.

Paid for and authorized by the Roanoke City Republican Committee.

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Download the 2016 Pre-file from here: 2016 RCRC Pre-File Form.

This November 3rd

This November 3rd we need to elect Nancy Dye to the State Senate.

To do so we’ll need your help! It’s not enough to just vote. We need to make sure conservatives turn out this November!

Door Knocking
People are friendly and you are able to make quality voter contacts. You can request Nancy Dye’s Campaign Office to make walk books for your local neighborhood. If you haven’t walked door to door before then request someone to go with you to show you how it’s done.

Phone Banking
It’s great for people who can’t go door knocking and you can make a lot more calls in one hour then you could doors in the same hour. To phone bank or door knock go down to Nancy Dye’s campaign office. It is located in the strip mall behind K-Mart and Red Lobster on Franklin Road at 3535 Franklin Road SW, A-2 Roanoke, VA 24014.  or call the Lx Fangonilo at (540) 904-2595.

Helping out on Election Day
We need help at the polling stations on election day. There are 32 precincts in the city. The polls are open from 6AM – 7PM. Some volunteers are doing all 13 hours. The other volunteers already signed up are doing 6 hour, 4 hour, 3 hour, or 2 hour shifts. Whatever you can do will be a significant help. 

Email me at johnbrillgop@gmail.com or call me at 540-815-1079 to help out on election day.

Liberal Roanoke City Council Talking About Raising Your Taxes Again. What Are You Going to do About it?

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On Screen: “Roanoke City Council inches toward tax increases”

Last Monday the Liberal Roanoke City Council “voted to set a public hearing on raising the real estate tax rate by up to 4 cents per $100 of assessed value to $1.23″.

The water-carrying Roanoke Times wants to make it sound like the Liberal on City Council are reluctant: “but [city council members] emphasized repeatedly that they have no obligation to raise the rate that much, or even at all.” Make no mistake, the liberals wouldn’t have voted unanimously to talk about it if they did not want to do it.

We are living in the Great Recession. Roanokers have had to tighten their belts and live within their means. The Liberal Roanoke City Council, however, has been spending like the good times never ended.

News to City Council: The Great Recession isn’t over. “Essentially, the sub-par economic growth we’ve experienced since 2009 will continue for the foreseeable future.” The tax increase Liberal Roanoke City Council are considering should not even be on the table. It is a testament to their big government extremism that they even brought it up.

Our local government should do what the rest of have to do and live within their means, but the tax and spend Liberals running Roanoke City are not ever going to be content to do so.

What are you going to do about it?

The alternative before us is ending one party rule in Roanoke City. Next year, the Mayor and three City Council Seats go up for election. The Roanoke City Republican Party is looking for Conservatives willing to carry the banner for the half of Roanoke City not represented on City Council. If you are a Conservative interested in running for Roanoke City Council then please contact the Roanoke City Republican Party today at johnbrillgop@gmail.com.

Roanoke Liberals & Their Economic Illiteracy

On Screen: Roanoke receives $600,000 from state to spark downtown ‘technology accelerator’

Roanoke Liberals still stinging from having lost 500 Norfolk Southern jobs have a happy crony-capitalist headline to make them feel better: “Roanoke receives $600,000 from state to spark downtown ‘technology accelerator’”.

Before we talk about the specifics of this grant, what it is supposed to accomplish, and likely outcomes we need to talk about the broader moral hazards about what the state is doing here.

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Roanoke Liberals confused why Market Building is no longer the nexus it was

CMB-front2012On Screen: Market Foundation Looking For Better Way Forward

The Market Building has long been a staple of the Roanoke Downtown scene. Prior to the renovations that began in 2010 it hosted a number of long standing small businesses that had loyal clienteles developed organically over many years.

People who dislike such a nexus of small businesses in their downtown really only have one option if they want to kill such a local scene: shut it down for an extended period of time thereby disrupting all of those natural relationships and routines that keep the place alive.

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Another Reason Why Republicans Are Living Rent Free Inside the Heads of Local Liberals

On Screen: [Roanoke Times] view: Another reason why Roanoke isn’t Detroit

Last year the Republican ticket made clear how they did not want to see Roanoke City go the way of Detroit. The Roanoke Times Editorial Staff feel the need to point out  in a juvenile manner that “They were wrong and they lost.”

For the Roanoke Times Editorial Board to prove their point, you would be forgiven for thinking that they would then talk about how our economy is working today and where it is heading. Instead, the Roanoke Times Editorial Board mainly talk about things that happened in the 1950s and a little bit about some things that happened in the 1980s. The Roanoke Times Editorial Board is stuck in the past and does not see the present, let alone the future. Continue reading

Mass Meeting for House of Delegate District 11

OFFICIAL CALL
Mass Meeting of Roanoke City Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia

As Chairman of the 11th House of Delegates District Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, John Brill, do hereby issue this call for a Mass Meeting to be held at the Co-Lab in the Grandin Area located at 1327 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015, starting at 6:30 PM local time (doors will open at 6:00 PM) on May 11th, 2015, for the following purposes:

A. Elect a nominee for House Delegate District 11;

B. And for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the mass meeting.

Qualifications for Participation 

All legal and qualified voters of Roanoke City, under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin or sex, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and who, if requested, express in open meeting either orally or in writing as may be required, their intent to support all of its nominees for public office in the ensuing election, may participate as members of the Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions or primaries encompassing their respective election districts. In addition to the foregoing, to be in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, a person otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have participated in Virginia in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party in the last five years. A single exception to the above shall be approved for a voter that renounces affiliation with any other party in writing, and who expresses in writing that he/she is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intends, at the time of the writing, to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future. A voter that utilizes the foregoing exception, and thereafter participates in the nomination process of a Party other than the Republican Party, shall not have the benefit of the exception as identified in this paragraph thereafter.

Filing Requirements

Candidates for election at said mass meeting shall file a written statement by mail to John Brill, Chairman at P.O. Box 3318 Roanoke VA 24015; or hand deliver a written statement to John Brill which must be received not later than 5:00PM on February 13th, 2015. Postmarks will not govern. Chairman John Brill can be reached at 540-815-1079 and at johnbrillgop@gmail.com,

Filing shall be in the form of a letter, addressed and presented to Chairman Brill at the address above or hand delivered. The letter shall indicate that the candidate seeks the nomination as a Republican Candidate for Delegate District 11, and shall state that the candidate is a resident of, and registered to vote in Delegate District 11, and that he or she is accord with the principles of the Republican Party. If no candidates file to run by the February 13th filing deadline then the mass meeting will not be held.

Authorized by the 11th House Legislative District Republican Committee.

Roanoke City Losing More Jobs

On Screen: Norfolk Southern to close Roanoke office building, relocate employees

Roanoke City will be losing another 500 jobs. The factors that went into Norfolk Southern’s decision to close the building likely have to do with a combination of the national economic conditions, how competitive localities are in being open for business, and the war on coal. Many large companies are having to trim down and become more efficient in order to stay competitive as the Great Recession continues, the war on coal takes a toll down here in Southwest Virginia, and we also know that Roanoke City isn’t friendly to entrepreneurs.

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