OBSERVATIONS FROM THE PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE’S PATRIOT’S DINNER

Last night I attended the Prince William County Republican Committee‘s Patriots Dinner. We used the Continental Event Center at 9705 Liberia Ave in Manassas. I believe this is the second time we have had a dinner there. They did a good job once again. The staff is courteous and hardworking.

We had quite a few dignitaries present. Congressman Rob Wittman gave the keynote address. A smart man, he kept it brief and on topic. What was the focus of the evening? On November 8, 2011, Republicans want to gain control of the General Assembly.

Currently, the GOP has majority control of the House of Delegates, and Democrats control the Senate. That allows Democrats to stall bills ranging from immigration control to putting a lock on the Transportation Fund (keeping Democrats from spending every cent of it on social programs). Nonetheless, I suspect many would find an entire evening that focused on just this one issue a bore. So how did the PWCGOP leadership keep the program entertaining, informative, and persuasive. They got a variety of talented people involved.

  • Delegate Scott Lingamfelter started the program with a thoughtful prayer. He asked for the Lord to protect our military personnel and first responders.
  • An Abigail Smith Adams impersonator (I apologize for not knowing her name) then led everyone in singing “The Star Spangled Banner”. Latter the same lady did a skit, pretending she was Abigail as she read from John’ and Abigail’s love letters. At the end of the program, “Abigail” also lead everyone singing “God Bless America.”
  • Chairman Lyle Beefelt served ably as the Master of Ceremonies.

We had a fairly sizable number of short speeches from state and local elected leaders and candidates.

  • Delegate Rob Bell introduced the topic of gaining control over the General Assembly. He focused on numerous bills the Democrat Senate has blocked.
  • Delegate Tim Hugo provided a pep talk.
  • Senator Mark Obenshain spoke about critical Senate races in Prince William County (Because Senate Democrats insisted upon gerrymandering, six senate districts have precincts in this county.).
  • Candidate Tom Gordy spoke about his decision to run against Senator Chuck Colgan. In addition, he introduced the keynote speaker, Congressman Rob Wittman.

Because of his contributions to the PWCGOP and his gutsy challenge to Congressman Gerry Connolly, Keith Fimian received an award from the committee. Fimian used that opportunity to announce a new PAC, the Growth, Opportunity & Prosperity Fund. Fimian intends to use this PAC to elect pro-business candidates. Effectively, he gave the speech shown in the video below.

As best I can remember, VIP attendees (in random order) included:

I suspect I missed a few folks, but the point is that quite a few of our elected officials participated in the dinner.

I noted Greg Letiecq in attendance with a camera. I expect he will have some footage on bvbl.net.

2 thoughts on “OBSERVATIONS FROM THE PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE’S PATRIOT’S DINNER

  1. Fred Hudson, 2nd Vice-Chair of the Virginia Democratic Party, discusses redistricting and gerrymandering on the locally-produced Charlottesville, VA, politics interview program Politics Matters with host and producer Jan Madeleine Paynter: http://bit.ly/pm-hudson. The current program features Bob Gibson, Executive Director of the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, discussing journalism and the media.

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