News and Events

1st Congressional District Honors Mr. Bill Kling

On December 1, 2018 the 1st District Republican Committee passed a resolution honoring Mr. Bill Kling, who contributed a lifetime of service to the Republican Party through his volunteer leadership. Bill passed away in November, 2018.

RESOLUTION HONORING THE SERVICE OF REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST BILL KLING

Whereas the First Congressional District of Virginia has experienced the loss of a valued member, Bill Kling, this past November,

Whereas Bill Kling contributed a lifetime of service to the Republican Party through his volunteer leadership,

Whereas Bill served with integrity in the journalism field, serving at several newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, Prince William County newspapers and the Washington Times,

Whereas Bill was a visionary who understood the growth of Prince William County’s eastern area required the establishment of a new GOP unit representing solely Prince William County,

Whereas Bill served as Republican Party Chairman of the newly-created Prince William County Republican Committee,

Whereas Bill served as a mentor in developing new leadership, growing the party, and encouraged the creation of the Prince William Young Republicans Club,

Whereas Bill continued to advance Republican causes in the First District with his retirement to Northumberland,

Whereas Bill was a constant support to his beloved wife Jeannie Kling as she served as Northumberland unit chairman,

Whereas Bill served on the Northumberland planning commission and continued his contributions in local writing as well as his local church congregation,

Whereas Bill was known for his wit and wisdom communicating the principles of the Republican Party on a personal level and in the public arena,

RESOLVED, on December 1, 2018, that the First Congressional District Republican Committee:

  1. Recognizes the lifetime achievements of Bill Kling in the field of journalism and communications, and
  2. Expresses gratitude for the decades of volunteer leadership within the Republican Party, for winsomely and forcefully communicating the principles of the Republican Creed, and for strategically expanding the Republican Party in the First Congressional District of Virginia.

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Rob Wittman Wins 6th Term!

Congressman Rob Wittman won re-election on November 6th with 55% of the vote over his opponent’s 45% of the vote.

Rob sent out a post election note, which is quoted below. Congratulations, Rob and we are proud to have you represent us in the 1st District!

“Thank you for all your support throughout this campaign. We won Tuesday night because of you.  The highest honor of my life is serving as the Representative for the First District, and I am grateful to be given the opportunity to return to Washington to work on your behalf.

I want to thank all of my staff and volunteers for their countless hours of work getting our message out and for ensuring victory today.  There is so much more work to be done to continue improving our District and our nation. I am so grateful to the constituents of the First District for again putting their trust in me, and I look forward to another two years of service.

As I return to the fight, I am glad to have you standing with me.

Thank you,

Rob Wittman”

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1st District Candidate Debates: October 22, and October 25

Congressman Wittman will be participating in two debates with his Democrat opponent, and you’re invited! There are no tickets or RSVP required.

This is an opportunity for the people of the First District to see Rob speaking firsthand about why he is the right person to continue representing us in Washington. This is a critical time for the campaign – it is important for Rob to know you are with him at these debates.

The first debate is in Fredericksburg on Monday and the second is in Hanover on Thursday:

October 22nd –  Fredericksburg
University Mary Washington Dodd Auditorium
1301 College Ave Fredericksburg VA 22401
7PM, doors open 6:30PM

October 25th – Hanover
Hanover High School
10307 Chamberlayne Road Mechanicsville, VA 23116
7PM, doors open 6:45PM

Additional details are HERE.

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New RPV Chairman Elected on September 8th

Congratulations to Jack Wilson, who was elected as the new RPV Chairman on September 8th. Jack has served as the 4th District Chairman for the past several years and has been active in Virginia politics for over a decade.

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1st District Approves Resolution Opposing Medicaid Expansion in Virginia

The 1st Congressional District Republican Committee approved a resolution opposing Medicaid expansion in Virginia. The resolution was sent to all Republican state senators, and delegates who have districts within VA-01.

The resolution is here:  Medicaid Resolution_051218

You can also read about the resolution in The Bull Elephant.

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Congressman Wittman Secures GOP Nomination for 1st District Seat

Congratulations to Congressman Rob Wittman, who has been certified as the Republican candidate for the 1st Congressional District election this November. If you would like to volunteer to assist with Rob’s campaign, please go to https://robwittman.com/volunteer/ to see how you can help!

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Prince William County Republican Committee Lincoln-Reagan Dinner – March 17, 2018

The Prince William County Republican Committee will hold its 29th Annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club, Gainesville, VA. The program details and reservation information can be found at this link:

PWCRC Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

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Lancaster County Republican Committee Reagan Dinner – March 18, 2018

The Lancaster County Republican Committee will hold its annual Reagan Day Dinner on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Indian Creek Yacht Club in Kilmarnock, VA. The flyer with the details and payment information is below.

Reagan Day Flyer 2018 _LCRC

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1st District Veteran’s Forum

Who: Congressman Rob Wittman; Mike Carr, Deputy Director, VA Benefits Assistance Service; and Lawrence B. Connell, Acting Medical Center Director, Washington D.C VA

The purpose of this forum is to offer 1st District Veterans an opportunity to speak with representatives from the Veterans Administration and Congressman Wittman about VA benefits and services.

When: February 17, 2018

Time09:30AM-11:30AM
Where: Dale City VFW 14631 Minnieville Rd, Dale City, VA 22193 Hall B
RSVP to Karen Klotz by February 14, 2018
Karen.klotz@mail.house.gov, or 540-659-2734

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 2018 1st District Convention Canceled

The 1st District Convention, which was scheduled for April 7, 2018 has been canceled. The purpose of the convention was to elect a new district chairman and transact any other business properly brought before the convention. Chairman Bob Watson was the only properly filed candidate for chairman as of the filing deadline; therefore, in accordance with the Official Call, the convention was canceled, and Chairman Watson was declared elected as the next district chairman. He will serve as Chairman for the next 2 years (2018-2020).

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2017 Governor Candidate Performance by Congressional District

Below is a chart that depicts how each of the candidates for governor performed in each Congressional District. You can find this chart and other informative election statistics at vpap.org.