At last night’s Fairfax County Republican Committee meeting the majority of the magisterial districts rejected primaries (the state run process) as the preferred method of nominating their candidates for the November election.[read_more]Those districts chose a mass meeting or a canvass over a primary.
In Sully District, where Brian Schoeneman is running for Supervisor against conservative John Guevara, (along with two others who may be candidates) the vote was overwhelmingly in support of a mass meeting. The vote in the district was 20 to 2 in support of a mass meeting or canvass, with only two members voting for a primary, the state run process. Those two voters were the new residents of Sully district, Brian Shoeneman and his wife Kaye Ann. The district chose a mass meeting rather than a canvass or primary.
Following the vote, at the end of the FCRC meeting, Chairman Matt Ames allowed anyone to speak for two minutes. Two candidates chose to speak. One was John Guevara who spoke about his conservative credentials, his time in the Army, and his numerous community activities in Sully district. His opponent, Brian Schoeneman declined to speak. Nor did the other possible candidates in Sully speak. (I don’t know if they have officially declared their candidacies so I not naming them here. One of them may or may not be a commenter on The Bull Elephant.)
Each district met and chose their preferred method of nomination. Springfield and Braddock have incumbents in office. It had previously been decided that there would be a primary in those two districts so their members did not vote last night. Choices in the remaining districts:
My Vernon, primary
Hunter Mill, party canvass
Mason, mass meeting
Providence, Party canvass
Lee, party canvass
Sully, mass meeting
The entire Fairfax Committee must vote next month to approve the individual districts’ preferred method of candidate nomination.