Statement on Mike Hymes’ Campaign tour with Senate Democratic Leader Richard L . “Dick” Saslaw (D-Fairfax)

July 1, 2014

Contact: Jack R. Morgan, 38th Senate District Republican Chairman

Jack R. Morgan, Chair of the 38th District Republican Committee, today released the following statement about Supervisor Mike Hymes’ (D-Tazewell) campaign tour with Senate Democratic Leader Richard L. “Dick” Saslaw (D-Fairfax):

“You can tell a lot about a man by the company he keeps.  That Mike Hymes would campaign in Southwest alongside a Northern Virginia liberal like Dick Saslaw speaks volumes about him and the type of Senator he would be.

“In 2012, Saslaw revealed what he thought about law-abiding gun owners.  On a day when the Senate was debating gun control legislation he supported, Saslaw said in public ‘I see we’re debating a gun bill today.  Half the cast of ‘Deliverance’ is in town.’  Those outrageous comments showed his disdain for Virginians living in rural areas.

“Dick Saslaw has never seen a tax increase he didn’t like.  During one Senate debate on a tax increase, Saslaw said, ‘You can’t give me enough money to satisfy me.’  Having voted for billions in higher taxes since then, it’s clear he meant it.

“If Mike Hymes were elected, Northern Virginia’s Dick Saslaw would be in charge of a Senate dominated by Northern Virginia Democrats.  Southwest cannot afford to have our livelihood undercut with radical anti-coal policies or our values mocked by elitist leaders from inside the Beltway.

“Of course, Mike Hymes wants to make sure 38th District voters don’t have a chance to see him campaigning with Dick Saslaw today.  Cynically, he and the Senate Democrat Leader are only appearing in front of Democrat audiences, closed to the public and media.  I suppose he’ll follow the same policy when Senate Democrat Caucus Chairman and gun control advocate Don McEachin – who with Mike Hymes in the Senate would be Chairman of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee – comes to campaign for him. It makes you wonder how many of his 19 would-be Senate Democrat colleagues Mike Hymes’s campaign will allow their candidate to actually be seen with here in Southwest Virginia before August 19?

“Even though he won’t allow himself to be photographed with them before the special election, Mike Hymes is fully prepared to put the Obama Democrats in charge of Virginia.  With our jobs, lifestyle and Second Amendment rights on the line, we just can’t afford that.”



9th District Committee Meeting Called for May 18, 2014

Call Issued:  May 9, 2014

As Chairman of the Ninth Congressional District Republican Committee, I, Adam L. Tolbert, do hereby issue this official call for a meeting of the District Committee to be held as indicated.

Date:          Sunday, May 18, 2014
Time:          2:00pm
Location:      Wythe County Courthouse – General District Courtroom
245 S. 4th Street
Wytheville, VA 24382


If you have a previous irrevocable conflict and cannot attend, a proxy must represent you.  We must have a quorum in order to conduct business.  A copy of the proxy form is attached with important notes.

I would appreciate it if you would notify me (email preferred) of your plans to attend or send a proxy.

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Adam L. Tolbert
Ninth Congressional District Republican Committee
776 Allison Gap Road
Saltville, VA 24370
(276) 496-5246

>>>Download Full Call, Agenda, and Proxy Form

Adam Tolbert Elected Chairman of Virginia’s 9th Congressional District GOP

Adam Tolbert Elected Chairman of Virginia’s 9th Congressional District GOP

WYTHEVILLE, VA–Ninth Congressional District Republicans gathered at George Wythe High School in Wytheville on Saturday, April 12th at a Convention to elect a new chairman of the Ninth Congressional District Republican Committee. Two candidates vied for the Chairmanship—Charlie Hargis of Washington County and Adam Tolbert of Smyth County.  Approximately 250 delegates from the counties and cities comprising the Ninth District attended and voted. After balloting concluded, Hargis made the final motion to elect Tolbert by acclamation to serve a two-year term. Ninth District Congressman Morgan Griffith was also in attendance and gave remarks to the crowd.

Adam Tolbert
Adam Tolbert

“I am very honored to have been elected as the Chairman of the 9th Congressional District Republican Committee,” Tolbert said after the vote. “I appreciate the strong vote of confidence and will continue to lead the hard work that has been going on in the 9th District. Thank you to everyone who attended the Convention, and everyone who has worked very hard to build our party over the previous years. We have a lot to be proud of in the 9th District as the most consistent Republican district in the Commonwealth. We will continue making the ‘Fightin’ Ninth’ the best possible place to live and work.”

The Ninth Congressional District includes 29 localities.  Counties included are Alleghany, Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe; all of the Cities of Bristol, Covington, Galax, Martinsville, Norton, Radford, and Salem; and portions of the counties of Henry and Roanoke.

2014 9th District Convention Called

Convention of the
Ninth Congressional District Republican Committee
Saturday, April 12, 2014
10:00 AM
George Wythe High School
#1 Maroon Way
Wytheville, VA 24382
I, Jack Morgan, as Chairman of the Ninth Congressional District Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the District Committee, do hereby issue this Call for a District Convention to be held at George Wythe High School, #1 Maroon Way, Wytheville, Virginia, 24382, or its alternative site, starting at 10:00 AM EDT on Saturday, April 12, 2014, for the following purposes:

A. Electing a District Chairman of the Ninth Congressional District Republican Committee;
B. For the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the convention.

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