At the last Fairfax County Republican Committee meeting each magisterial district chose their method for nominating their candidate. By an overwhelming vote, with only two dissenters, Sully district chose a mass meeting.[read_more] Now the Executive Committee of the Fairfax County Republicans has decided that they don’t like that choice because it will not aide Brian Schoeneman in winning the Sully district nomination for supervisor. They are overturning the will of the people in Sully district, forcing them to have a firehouse primary where a candidate can win with only a plurality of votes. With three candidates in the race, and conservatives splitting their votes between the two conservatives, a Firehouse primary could give Brian a path to victory. It’s his best hope for a win.
If you are a member of FCRC and object to the party bosses control, let your leaders know and attend the meeting on February 17th to express your opinion. It may not be happening in your district now, but it sets a precedent for what could happen to your district in the future.