Monday, January 25, 2010

Important information on race for 6th dist chairman

My recent note to some fellow Republicans is below.....I have endorsed nobody, yet. I want to step forward to encourage ALL who run for this important seat.....we need unity, not somebody who divides us. The 6th district committee has had our challenges lately and we must put this behind us.

I urge all candidates: The person we choose must put the needs of the district ahead of their personal agenda for future office, or resume-building.

This is a servant's position.....Check your ego at the door.

I hope we can get somebody who is a fiscal and social conservative...the full package. But this election should be about the exchange of ideas, not who is most aggressive or shouts the loudest or pressures you to support them.

To all who live in the 6th congressional district, I encourage you to participate!! The convention is May 22 in Lynchburg.

To register, you have to go to your local Republican unit (city or county) and follow their rules to sign up. Most of them have unit mass meetings in Feb. - April.

Roanoke City has a mass meeting on Feb. 17 at 6 pm, but that meeting is to nominate candidates for city council. Like the other units, their mass meeting for the 6th dist. convention will be later.

Some units will allow you to register for the May 22 convention in Lynchburg without attending the local Mass meeting. Each can set their own rules, so check it out.

The good news here: You, the registered voter has an EQUAL vote with anybody. You don' t have to be a member of your local party. You can shape the direction of the party by attending and voting! I hope you will consider doing just that.

Dear Fellow Republican,
The 6th district chairman seat will be up for election at the May 22 6th district meeting in Lynchburg.
Fred Anderson plans to step down and has planned to announce that at our Feb. 6th dist meeting....Salem Chair Greg Habeeb has already announced he is running for that seat.
18 years in local politics has taught me one thing "KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY" and don't jump the gun.
My advice to all 6th district Republicans is to ENDORSE NOBODY, yet. The election will not be held until May 22, so there is plenty of time.
I have it on good authority that 2 other people (including a well-liked conservative) are considering running for that I recommend you wait and see who the candidates are before locking yourself into just one person.


Greg Habeeb said...


Thanks for your coverage of the 6th District Chair race. I look forward to your continued comments which I'm sure will be constructive and fair.

I also must wholeheartedly agree with you that the last thing we need is someone looking to feed their ego or build their resume. We need a 6th District Chair who is willing to do the behind the scenes grunt work just as we've done in Salem and you've done in Roanoke County and elsewhere.

Ultimately, the 6th District needs someone who will continue to build our Party, advance our conservative cause and unite our people. What we need is a leader. If the voters believe I'm the one, I hope they'll support me. If they don't, then they shouldn't.

However people end up voting, I am telling everyone to not endorse anyone until the field is set. This isn't about who is first or loudest, it's about who is best.

I appreciate your interest in informing the voters in the 6th so I'm sure you won't mind me linking to my most recent thoughts. Thanks again for your interest and coverage.


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