On Wednesday evening the 10th Congressional District Republican Committee passed a resolution voting no confidence in the Chairman of the RPV and the executive director in their comments on 1st CDC ruling on May 20, 2019.
The committee voted to support the 1st CDC in their rulings on the contested 97th nomination supporting the convention that elected Scott Wyatt. The full resolution passed with a vote of 12 in support and 1 abstention by a proxy.
Resolution of the 10th Congressional District Republican Committee
As leaders in the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV), we are obligated to fully support our State Party Plan (SPP) and the Appeals Process as defined in the SPP, we humbly declare:
Whereas the Legislative District Committee for House of Delegates District 97 (LDC97) met in January and chose a Convention as the nominating method and both declared candidates for nomination participated in recruiting delegates and other preparations for said Convention; and
Whereas an appeal of the decision of the LDC97 to cancel the Convention and replace the nominating method with a Party Canvas was filed and heard by the First Congressional District Committee (1st CDC) on May 20th 2019; and
Whereas on May 20th the 1st CDC ruled, with a majority opinion 17-5, that the motion purportedly canceling the Convention was out of order, and that the Convention was valid and the nominee was properly certified to the State Board of Elections, and that the motion to hold a Canvass on June 1 was null and void; and
Whereas Article X Section B Items 1-6 of the SPP gives explicit instruction for the Appeals process; and states that each Unit, LDC, and District Committee shall decide all controversies and contests arising within its jurisdiction; and Article X Section C of the SPP states: The State Central Committee shall make the final decision, upon timely appeal, on all Party controversies and contests in any Election District of the State, rulings of the General Counsel and on all other matters deemed to affect the efficiency of the Party organization or the success of the Party; and
Whereas the Chairman and Executive Director of the Republican Party of Virginia, with no approval or direction from the State Central Committee or its Executive Committee, openly contradicted the rulings of the 1st CDC; therefore
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the 10th Congressional District Committee recognizes the authority of the Committee Appeal Process as defined in the Party Plan of the Republican Party of Virginia as the method for settling intra-party disputes, which includes nominations; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the decisions by the 1st Congressional District Committee on May 20th fully stand, unless the ruling is properly appealed to the State Central Committee of the RPV and subsequently overturned; and
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED the 10th Congressional District Committee issues a vote of no confidence on the action of the Chairman and Executive Director of the RPV as related to public comments made by Executive Director on the ruling by the 1st CDC on May 20th 2019; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that should the current or any future RPV Chairman or employees under his/her authority continue on this path of interfering in the nomination or appeals process of the 97th LDC or any proper Committee of the RPV, we will call for that RPV Chairman’s resignation; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the 10th Congressional District Committee hereby directs our District Chairman to make known our sentiments to the State Central Committee of the RPV, the voting members of its Executive Committee, and directs our Representatives to vote accordingly at future SCC Meetings. Andrew Nicholson, Chairman 10th Congressional District Committee.
Andrew Nicholson, Chairman,
10th Congressional District Committee