OFFICIAL CALL Party Convention of Virginia’s
36th Senate District of the Republican Party of Virginia
Saturday, May 16th, 2015
OFFICIAL CALL for a Party Convention of the 36th Senate Legislative
District of the Republican Party of Virginia
As Chairman of the 36th Senate Legislative District Committee of the
Republican Party of Virginia, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and
as recommended and directed by the 36th Senate Legislative Committee, I,
William Card, do hereby issue this call for a Convention to be held at 10
a.m. on Saturday, May 16th, 2015, at the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941
Donald Curtis Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22191 for the purpose of nominating a
Republican candidate for:
Senate in the 36th Legislative District, and
Such additional business as may properly come before the convention.
The 36th Senate Legislative District Committee is authorized to change
locations as may be required by availability:
Qualifications for Participation. All legal and qualified voters of Prince
William County, Fairfax County, and Stafford County who are registered to
vote in the 36th Senate Legislative District under the laws of the
Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin or
sex, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and who,
if requested, express in open meeting either orally or in writing as may be
required, their intent to support all of its nominees for public office in
the ensuing election, may participate as members of the Republican Party of
Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions or primaries
encompassing their respective election districts.
In addition to the foregoing, to be in accord with the principles of the
Republican Party, a person otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have
participated in Virginia in the nomination process of a party other than
the Republican Party with in the last five years. A single exception shall
be approved for a voter that renounces affiliation with any other party in
writing, and who expresses in writing that he or she is in accord with the
principles of the Republican Party and intends to support the nominees of
the Republican Party in the future. A voter who utilizes the foregoing
exception, and thereafter participates in the nomination process of a party
other than the Republican Party, shall not have the benefit of the
exception identified in this paragraph thereafter.
The 36th Senate Legislative District Committee will provide a copy of all
signed renunciation statements to the Republican Party of Virginia, to be
maintained for a period of five years. Any voter who, subsequent to making
a statement of intent, publicly supports a candidate in opposition to a
Republican nominee is not qualified to participate as a member of the
Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses,
conventions, or primaries for a period of four (4) years.
Filing. Delegates and alternate delegates to the Convention shall be
certified in writing with their names, addresses, telephone numbers and
e-mail addresses (where collected) over the signatures of the permanent
chairman and permanent secretary of the unit mass meeting or convention
where they were elected, or of the applicable unit chairman of the unit
committee which may have held a party canvass to select its delegates and
alternates or by the chairman of a unit committee in the event that no unit
mass meeting or convention was held. Such certification shall be
accompanied by a check, payable to the Prince William Republican Committee,
in the amount of the voluntary filing fees collected by each unit.
Delegates are hereby requested to accompany their filings with a voluntary,
non-refundable fee of $10 per delegate. This fee is voluntary, and is not
a requirement for participation in the 36th District State Senate
The 36th Senate Legislative District Convention shall be composed of the
Delegates from Prince William County, Fairfax County, and Stafford County
who reside and are registered to vote in the 36th Senate Legislative
District. Representation shall be based on a percentage of the total number
of Republican votes cast in each County in the 2012 presidential and 2013
gubernatorial elections combined. Each County is allowed one Delegate vote
for each 250 Republican votes cast or major fraction thereof, as follows:
Fairfax County – 69
Prince William County – 115
Stafford County – 24
A delegation of this Convention is entitled to send five (5) Delegates for
each Delegate vote, but no Delegate shall have less than one-fifth (1/5) of
ALL CERTIFICATIONS, REGARDLESS OF THE DATE OF LOCAL MASS MEETING, PARTY
CANVASS OR CONVENTION MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN NINETEEN (19) DAYS
PRIOR (Monday, April 27) TO THE CONVENING OF THE DISTRICT CONVENTION, OR
DELIVERED IN PERSON NO LATER THAN 6:00 P.M. SIXTEEN (16) DAYS (Wednesday,
April 29) PRIOR TO THE CONVENING OF THE DISTRICT CONVENTION.
After the deadline for certification, no changes to a delegation may be
made except that a certified alternate delegate may be made a delegate.
Certification must be mailed or delivered to:
Chairman, 36th Senate District Republican Committee
P.O. Box 1955
Manassas, VA 20108-0806
Additionally, each unit chairman will be provided with a template to
transmit the list of certified delegates electronically to the 36th Senate
District Republican Committee.
Candidate Filing Requirements. Any person seeking election as the
Republican Nominee for Senate in Virginia’s 36th District must mail a
completed and signed Official Filing Form, along with a non-refundable
filing fee of $750.00 (Seven hundred and fifty dollars), paid by valid
check or money order, postmarked not later than Friday, March 20th, 2015,
to the Prince William County Republican Committee, Attn: Nominations, PO
Box 1955, Manassas, VA 20108. Checks should be made out to “PWCRC”
Postmarks will govern. Incomplete or modified filing forms, and/or filing
forms accompanied by an invalid check, will be returned, and the individual
will be deemed to have not filed for candidacy.
In the event that only one candidate files for the office of Senator from
the 36th District, the Convention shall be canceled, the sole candidate
shall be declared the nominee, and the sole candidate’s filing fee shall be
Direct questions to 703-780-7388 (Prince William County); 703-766-4467
(Fairfax County); or 540-538-1694 (Stafford County).
The Official Filing Form can be downloaded from the Prince William County
Republican Committee website, www.pwcgop.org. If not more than one
person properly files for candidacy and is determined to be qualified, then
that person is deemed to be nominated and the convention will not be held.
Committees. Chairmen of the Rules, Nominations, Credentials, Tellers, and
Logistics Committees are appointed by the 36th Senate Legislative District
Committee. These committee chairmen will appoint the members of their
respective committees at their own discretion. The committees will meet
prior to the convention on the call of their respective appointed chairmen.
The convention will be governed by (giving precedence as listed): the
Republican Party of Virginia Party Plan of Organization, the Call of the
convention, Robert’s Rules of Order (11th edition), and the Rules adopted
by the Convention.
The nomination for Virginia Senate will be decided by the plurality of the
valid votes cast.