“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption” – Kurt Cobain
I am relatively new in the world of politics, and what a world it is. In short, I’m a single father and business owner that got mad about how the local school board does business, and decided to run and help the Gillespie ticket. I lost by 11% in November, but learned a lot, including how the Republican Party views those under 40.
Fast forward about 3 months to January 2018, and Matthew Tederick, Vice Chair of the Sixth District GOP and Cynthia Dunbar’s campaign manager, solidified this point by moving that the convention to determine the 6th District’s nominee be held on May 19th, the same date as Liberty University’s graduation. The College Republicans who helped with my race, and Gillespie’s race, were asked to knock doors, make phone calls, but were told they had the ultimatum of either participating in their or a friend’s graduation, or participate in selecting who will likely become our representative in Congress. A surprising move by someone whose boss allegedly loves Liberty University students.
Here in the Lynchburg area, we have a race for Central Regional Vice Chair between a fellow Young Republican, the position’s incumbent, Craig Storrs, and the never-retiring party participant Wendell Walker. Mr. Walker opines that the Republican Party needs to do more to get the youth involved and somehow believes his campaign, against someone 37 years his junior, is the way to accomplish this. Need I say more? Mr. Storrs will continue to increase outreach to the CRs and YRs, something I believe has been sorely missing and help GOP units with data to win elections, and most importantly, retain control over that data. Mr. Storrs will also continue to making the Party more appealable to the demographics we struggle to reach.
Looking at the Chair race (a seat previously held by Wendell Walker, twice) it’s between another never-retiring participant, Scott Sayre and newcomer Jennifer Brown. The differences are striking. Ms. Brown, I think, would make sure to attend YR & CR meetings, listen to us, embrace our ideas on how to grow the party, and what we can do together to get our message out. I think she would do a better job encouraging those under 40 to step up into leadership positions, and also discuss ways we can work with legislators to think about policies that affect younger generations.
It’s abundantly clear the Republican Party needs a transfusion of young blood, ideas and freedom. For these reasons, and many unspoken, I think the superior candidates for 6th District leadership are Jennifer Brown and Craig Storrs. Both have my endorsement and full support.
This area will hold an election for 6th District Congress and for United States Senate against a very strong incumbent.
One would believe that an Executive Member of a political faction with the Republican party would be more than eager to answer.
“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption” Kurt Cobain (dopehead)
How can we stop corruption if those who are proclaiming to be the Champion fighting corruption won’t answer specific questions about their or opposing political parties?
It appears that within the Uniparty you may apply heat to the R’s within and they melt also, snowflakes are everywhere.
Feh, best we maintain the current status quo ghettification of yutes.
Let Republicans pay lip service to youth involvement while swapping stories through ear trumpets.
If you’re a member of a subRepublican accepted token group, you may have influence according to a gender or age representative— in the meantime, leave politics to the grownups and revel in your “conventions” and power struggles — you disrupt by getting all uppity in actual party activities.
This author is misrepresenting the Campbell First Ticket.
On poll day this election was won by the concerned citizens who knocked off incumbents who one claimed to accomplish tasks that a citizen (Jon Hardy) did with a sitting Republican Delegate (awsome). The other Rousseau lost by making statements like “I hope the dead dogs like riding in their new truck” in reference to Campbell County dog pundits needing a new truck because the other was constantly in need of repair,
“if the citizens of Campbell County need a new library they can go to the new one in Forest (Bedford County).
Poll day had these candidates handing out two color sample ballots ;
One for the Republican Ticket with Hogg and Hardie in their respective position.
Another for Dems , once again with their respective position.
That is 3,043 votes test Republicans ARE disregarding,
tell Corey Stewart to come get these votes.
Corey Stewart was are so endorsed by Jerry Falwell Jr.
Sorry I forgot out of these 3000 votes approximately 75% also pulled the lever for Ed Gillespie.
And this author calls foul, Democrats.
He is not looking for knew ideas just followers or a political cult.
I will take another subject and apply an innovative thought.
Ban the AR-15 , why?
Why know we have terrorists within our borders. Why haven’t any of them committed a mass killing?
Is the weapon the problem or just making the weapons the issue?
But I can’t assist Republicans on this or any other issue for that matter because they are not innovative enough to collect the tax , broaden the base, end payroll fraud.
The RPV as a whole is lacking in innovation.
We sent communications to sponsors of the NFL for poor decisions of their players, well,,,,,
Now we need to send communications to supporters of Whitbecks’ RPV and tell them you will not support their candidates this November until they offer some *innovative leadership*
Let them know complicity and complacency have no place in Leadership.
It appears all well in the writing.
I also live in the Lynchburg area (moved here in 87 from New River Valley ) and I nicely say local Republicans stink.
To believe that this party can operate by enlisting college students with a Chick-fil-A sandwich who are clueless to local politics make this assumption at their own peril.
One just has to look at neighboring Campbell County. This localities “Conservatives Independents” backhanded the inoperable Republicans (Boyer Candidates).
This past Poll day in November I took the time to speak with Delegate Byron about illegal employment through the 1099. She agreed that I could 1099 as many illegal aliens as I wished and the Commonwealth of Va would not take any action because Va is clueless to compliance of Employment and Contractor laws. Then this GA Session 5 Va Republicans voted to allow Santurary Employment, hb1106.
You can’t be innovative and complicit to Santurary at the same time.
Is the Lynchburg Republican Party stale?
Is the Lynchburg Republican Party *innovative* enough to combat illegal immigration through exist Va laws? NO!
Is the Lynchburg Republican Party innovative enough to collect the tax/”Broaden the base”?
Is the Lynchburg Republican party just looking to muster up unsuspecting youth? If you would like to throw your money out the window that is fine, crazy but fine. No need to contribute time or money to a party that is lacking in innovation.
Support the Campbell First Independent Conservatives,
they hold the intellect to innovative thinking.
“Only Free thinking will keep you Free”
I would never want to be associated with “Campbell First”. The Campbell First PAC used dishonest means to manipulate the election, including, marking AGAINST the Republican endorsed / nominated candidates on their version of a “Republican” sample ballot. Last I checked, Campbell First is run by two Campbell County Public School employees, Eric Carroll and Clinton Hunter, who both are using the PAC to advocate for raises for public employees (which they are).
I notice that you kindly do not dispute what I write. Many issues drive elections as for State and National we pull the Republican lever. When it comes to local elections it comes down to integrity, trust and job performance.
You respond with PAC money? I hate PAC money on both sides but with that also I see it has much value to get rid of the representative who does not want to work for his/her community.
Say what you will say about the Campbell First Party , who cares who runs it , it matters about the candidates and the community.
That above comment is similar in nature to one written on this site to support The RPV Chair and also within the same comment ir was said it was up to the voter to chose the candidate.
Undoubtedly our Community is changing , growing fast , large , has school growth, dope , gangs (don’t believe local law enforcement, I wittness it on the job sites).
You chase the PAC $$$$,
I will respond to the issues.
I’ll leave it at this: You say, “who cares who runs it, it matters about the candidates and the community.” I say, it DOES matter who runs organizations.
“The Chaimans job is to raise money” , “the voters job to vote the candidates” is what some who run this site claimed here about Whitbeck. What I meant to say at this point with all the BS that comes put of local Republicans “I don’t care where the money comes from to know off BS Representatives” , take notice Representatives meaning both R$D.
I am interested in the monetary contributions exact amounts and specifically from who or what PAC.
Please provide this to back up your claim? We cannot have credibility in eronious claims now would we?
I concur with your overall thesis but find its support lacking, limited as it is to age as a proxy for quality leadership and representation. Might you share with us the differences in policy you see reflected in these differing approaches to leadership? This will interest me — and perhaps others — more than simply knowing that one candidate is younger or older than another.
I agree. I believe Mr. Knight’s heart is in the right place but his logic and the persuasiveness of his arguments need work. Continuing Mr. Knight’s logic, my youngest son turned 12 a couple of days ago. Perhaps he should throw his hat into the ring as a truer representative of the youth movement than some twenty-something college student.
Young people should be courted as voters. Those young people who are capable of holding positions of importance should be encouraged to seek those positions. Republican Party “lifers” in positions of authority should be forced out, not because they are too old but because they have become largely ineffective in Virginia.
BTW – Whatever happened to Pete Snyder? I know he’s not of Mr. Knight’s vintage but he is a relatively young man by the standards of Virginia politics. He managed Gillespie’s campaign. Like every other state wide election in recent years, that wasn’t a winner. The problem, in my opinion, is that Gillespie should have been running Pete Snyder’s campaign. Or, at least, Mr Snyder should seek some elected office (besides Lieutenant Governor) to get his political career started. In 2019 all state delegates and senators come up for election. Perhaps Mr. Snyder could start there. Based on what I’ve heard to date I’d support Mr Snyder with my vote (if he’s in my districts) or with my wallet (regardless of where he runs).
It is very good to recruit young men and women to get involved in politics.
In this area of Lynchburg, Bedford and Campbell County as a resident , bussiness owner , employer and properties owner I know as well as my counterparts that a young transient college student looking out to the world of their unknown future have not to much to offer a existing Community. It is pleasurable to enlighten these students as to other points of view and sometimes truth as to what is actually happening in the community.
Would a student living in Campbell County BOS Hardy District know that is was Hardy that worked with Delegate Farris in *resolution*
to this localities waste problem?
Would this same student know that Zher claimed to be the one who facilitated this?
Good thing Zehr lost.
I know Hardy personally, the better choice by far!
Now I have been chastised by some on this site about being focused on illegal employment in this area by not offering other subject material. On that note if these local Republicans can’t handle simple existing community issues , how can they handel complex?
Up for that intellectual discussion yet?
I am not a student and neither are my peers on the Lynchburg Area Young Republicans’ executive board. Most of us have been in the community for 10 plus years, one for life. One of our pending members is a Congressional Candidate. We own businesses, and are heavily involved in our community. We are not “transient”. The Young Republicans are from 18-40, and represent the millennial demographic both parties.
Glad to also see that you have a “pending member” as a Congressional Candidate, who?
Will this person bring forth a E-Verify bill (that includes the 1099) to Congress?
This is an extremely valid question to a Executive Member in a Community that offers Santurary to illegal aliens through illegal employment AND illegal contracting.
¿Que’ tines questions aportar a esto?
2,9 millones superavit en
dolares no investegations
este es el empleo ilegal y
Santurary por nuestro
republicano y fiscal general
I hope that you understand this. One of my friends who is educated in the Campbell County school system created this for us.
This is our area and Republican Governance brought to our Community.