Fairfax County Republican Convention goes off without a hitch, Bedell reelected unanimously
Saturday morning, my wife and I were up at the crack of dawn for the Fairfax County Republican Convention. We both served as delegates – I was on the nominations committee, and she served, along with the rest of the Monticello Republican Women’s Club (and others), as part of the check-in crew for the over 200+ delegates, along with dozens of other members of the press, candidates, campaign staff and guests.
In addition to speeches from the various 8th, 10th and 11th District congressional candidates, the Convention elected Anthony Bedell to his second term as FCRC Chairman. I think it’s pretty impressive for a Convention to garner so many paid delegates in a year with no drama in the elections process – Bedell ran unopposed. I know the PWC Convention, which was similarly drama-free, only had 45 or so paid delegates.
While I am happy to see Anthony get reelected, it wasn’t a surprise to me that I have already heard speculation swirling about the 2012 Chairman’s race. It seems like, at least for Fairfax activists, we’re always looking at the next race. Given the amount of drama in the 11th district primary already, I’m looking forward to a small rest after the June 8th primary.