of the 4th House of Delegates Republican Legislative District Committee
of the Republican Party of Virginia
As Chairman of the 4th House of Delegates Republican Legislative District Committee, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, Joshua R. Evans, do hereby issue this call for a Mass Meeting to be held at Castlewood High School, 304 Blue Devil Circle, Castlewood, VA 24224 starting at 6:00 p.m. (with registration opening at 4:00 p.m.) on Saturday, October 4, 2014, for the following purposes:
1) Nominating a Republican Candidate for Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from the 4th District to be voted upon in the Special Election to be held Tuesday, December 9, 2014;
2) And for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
Qualifications for Participation
All legal and qualified voters of the 4th House of Delegates 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, unless otherwise stipulated by the appropriate Official Committee, a person otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have participated in Virginia in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party within the last five years.
A single exception to this shall be approved for a voter that renounces affiliation with any other party in writing, and who expresses in writing that he/she is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intends, at the time of this writing, to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future. Any voter that utilizes the forgoing exception, and thereafter participates in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party, shall not have the benefit of the exception thereafter.
Voters will be required to produce personal identification such as a valid driver’s license or voter registration card in order to participate in the aforementioned Mass Meeting.
Candidate Filing Requirements for Mass Meeting
Candidates seeking the nomination at the Mass Meeting shall be required to pre-file on the official form provided and pay a filing fee in the amount of $705.60 (Seven Hundred Five Dollars and Sixty Cents) to the Chairman of the 4th House of Delegates Republican Legislative District Committee by 5:00pm on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Postmarks do not govern and all filings must be actually received by this deadline. Candidates may pre-file by contacting Joshua R. Evans at Evans Law Office, 134 Main Street, PO Box 127, Clintwood, VA 24228. For more information call 276-926-2075. The official pre-file form and full Mass Meeting Call can be found online at www.rpv.org and www.va9gop.org
The required candidate filing fee shall be made by check and payable to the 9th Congressional District Republican Committee (place on check memo line “Filing Fee – 4th House of Delegates District) which will serve as the fiscal agent of the 4th House of Delegates Republican Legislative District Committee for this Mass Meeting. Filing fees are non-refundable once remitted.
In the event that only one candidate properly pre-files, the Mass Meeting will be cancelled and the properly filed candidate will be declared the official Republican nominee.
There will be no required registration fee to participate in the Mass Meeting.