It was enough to have had the incredible opportunity to travel our great Commonwealth and meet so many incredible people from every corner of Virginia.
But our journey didnít end there.
On a beautiful Saturday in May 2008, thousands of grassroots Republicans voted for bold, new leadership for our Party.
We had the opportunity to reform the GOP in Virginia and turn it into a people-centered organization (not power-centered), run from the bottom up.
However, about 11 months later, the GOP establishment who so strongly opposed my election as chairman convinced a handful of party insiders to remove me from that position in an effort to preserve the status quo and the top-down structure they so depended on.
Obviously, there were a lot of lessons in the whole chairmanship debacle, but one that stands out is that if we are going to succeed with our ideas in making our communities, Commonwealth, and country a better place to live, work, and raise a family, we must put people and principles first, before party and pursuits of power.
There is a lot of misinformation out there about my chairmanship. See below for some of the facts and information. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.
The former chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia and a darling of the grass-roots conservatives promised to offer bold new leadership for the state party when he beat former Lt. Gov. John H. Hager for the post in 2008...
Over the past four weeks, Amy and I have had the opportunity to take a step back, reflect, and pray about our next course. It's been a refreshing and exciting period as we consider incredible opportunities before us.
As Iím sure youíve heard by now, fifty-seven members of the State Central Committee voted on Saturday to remove me as Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. Their decision effectively overturned the result of the thousands of Republican grassroots activists and volunteers who elected me at the 2008 Virginia Republican Convention.
Less than one year ago, thousands of our partyís activists and volunteers attended the 2008 State Republican Convention in Richmond. It was at this gathering that I was overwhelmingly elected chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV).
Since I was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV), weíve been busy at headquarters working to rebuild RPV into a much more aggressive, pro-active Party that is run from the grassroots up...
Oct. 17, 2008 10:13 AM
Grassroots Virginia for Frederick Watch the video you never saw at the convention.