We're Here to Serve You

The Rockingham County Republican Committee normally meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month in Harrisonburg, except August and December.

Photo 3 Bridgewater Parade July 19 2019

We thank the more than 50 volunteers from Rockingham who helped conduct the Republican statewide convention at the Verona voting location where almost 1,400 voted on Saturday May 8, 2021. There were 471 voters from Rockingham who took part. Statewide there was about 54,000 registered delegates of whom more than 30,000 participated across the state. This was the largest political event ever held in Virginia.

Congratulations to our statewide office nominees in their win! And thanks to all those others from the Republican 'Deep Bench' for running for statewide office.

The Republican Party of Virginia announced Monday evening, May 10, 2021, that businessman Glenn Youngkin had won the Republican nomination for Governor. Glenn Youngkin had the lead throughout the day of counting using the ranked choice method. Pete Snyder conceded late in the evening.

The Republican Party of Virginia announced Tuesday evening, May 11, 2021, that businesswoman and former delegate Winsome Sears had won the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor.

The Republican Party of Virginia announced early Monday Morning, May 10, 2021 that Delegate Jason Miyares of Virginia Beach had won the Republican nomination for Attorney General with 52 percent of the vote using the ranked choice method.

We are also pleased to announce that all of our incumbent Republican House of Delegate members that represent Rockingham County have now been declared our nominees as no other Republican opponents filed. Congratulations to our November candidates: Todd Gilbert (15th), Chris Runion (25th), Tony Wilt (26th), and Rob Bell (58th).

Additionally, Rockingham County District Three School Board candidate Matthew Cross was endorsed by the Rockingham County Republican Committee at its March 17, 2021 monthly meeting. School board positions are non-partisan and will appear without party affiliation on the ballot, but candidates may request political party endorsement.

May 10, 2021, Virginia GOP Picks Glenn Youngkin As Its Nominee for Governor. Here's What You Need to Know About Him, Virginia Mercury

May 8, 2021, 'Tired of Getting Whupped': GOP Convention Voters Offer Competing Visions For a Red Virginia, Virginia Mercury

May 6, 2021, Rockingham County Expects High Delegate Turnout for GOP Convention, Daily News Record

Apr 30, 2021, Rockingham County School Board Chair Renee Reed Will Not Seek Reelection, Daily News Record

Apr 28, 2021, More than 53,000 Delegates Register for Virginia GOP Convention, Virginia Mercury

Apr 28, 2021, Census Data Kicks Off Partisan Brawl in Statehouses Over U.S. House Seats, Virginia Mercury

Apr 26, 2021, Millennials are Relocating,  Shifting US Politics as They Go, Christian Science Monitor

Apr 24, 2021, Anne Seaton, Augusta County Vice Chairwoman, Killed in Killed in Car Crash, Staunton News Leader

Apr 23, 2021 GOP Hopeful Youngkin Gets Big Boost From County Resident, Daily News Record

Apr 21, 2021, Dems Lead the Way with Small Donors, Daily News Record

[Del. Runion fund raising 25ht House District]

Apr 9, 2021, How Georgia's Election Law Compares with Seven Blue, Purple States, Daily Signal

Apr 9, 2021, Democrat Filler-Corn Reports raising More Than $580k in First  Quarter with More than Record  $1.75m on Hand, Daily News Record

Apr 5, 2021, Bipartisan Cline Bill Signed into Law by President Biden, Daily News Record

Apr 5, 2021, Clean Virginia Back Carroll Foy for Governor with $500,000 Donation, Virginia Mercury

Apr 3, 2021, Northam Signs Locally Sponsored Bills Into Law, Daily News Record

Apr 1, 2021, Stricter Approach to Late Paperwork in Va. House Races Could End Three Democratic Primaries Early, Virginia Mercury

Mar 26, 2021, Republican Party Announces List of Qualified Statewide Candidates for Convention, RPV Press Release

Mar 25, 2021, County Republicans Pass Resolution Calling on RNC for Changes, Daily News Record

Mar 24, 2021, Republican Travis Hackworth Wins Virginia 38th Senate District Special Election, WJHL News 11

Mar 22, 2021, Another 38 Special: Inside the Intense fight for a Reliably Red Virginia Senate Seat, Virginia Mercury

Mar 17, 2021, One Rockingham County School Board Member Intends to Seek Reelection, Daily News Record

Mar 11, 2021, Second Democrat, Bill Helsley,  Enters 26th House Race, Daily News Record

Mar 8, 2021, The Virginia GOP's 2021 Convention is a Mess. New Virginia Law May Make them Even Harder in the Future, Virginia Mercury

Mar 6, 2021, Delegates Guzman and Davis to Debate Future of Education in Virginia at JMU Today, Daily News Record

Feb 24, 2021, Liberty University Says It Has Not Agreed to Virginia Republican Convention Parking Lot Convention, Virginia Mercury

Feb 24, 2021, A 'Convention' in the Parking Lot?, Bearing Drift

Feb 24, 2021, Liberty University Denies Any Agreement Reached with RPV Central Committee to Host Convention on Their Campus, The Bull Elephant

[TBE blames Virginia Mercury for erroneous story that Liberty University agreed to host convention]

Feb 24, 2021, Liberty University Has Not Agreed to Host Convention?, Bearing Drift

Feb 23, 2021, Virginia GOP to Select Gubernatorial Nominee at Convention in Liberty University Parking Lots, Virginia Mercury

Feb 23, GOP Nomination Process to be Decided at Tonight's State Central Committee Meeting, Bearing Drift

Feb 23, 2021, Six Highlights from Congress' First Hearing on Capitol Riot, Daily Signal

Feb 19, 2021, Chase, Who Refuses to Wear a Mask, Stressed COVID-19 Safety in Failed Lawsuit to Stop GOP Convention, Virginia Mercury

Feb 19, 2021, Trump to Give First Major Post-Presidency Speech at CPAC, Daily Caller

Feb 17, 2021, With the Return of Parler, Social Media Users Have More Choice, Daily Signal

Feb 14, 2021, NYT Quietly Updates Story About Fire Extinguisher Striking Police Officer During Capitol Riot,  Washington Examiner

[No Fire Extinguisher Was Used to Kill Capitol Police Officer]

Feb 13, 2021, Trump Acquitted During Second Impeachment Trial, Wall Street Journal

Feb 13, 2021, U.S. Senate Acquits Trump as Republicans Save Him Again, Reuters

Feb 12, 2021, Virginia (Almost Definitely) Will Not Get Census Data in Time to Redraw Maps for 2021 Elections, Virginia Mercury

Feb 10, 2021, Virginia Republican Senator Amanda Chase Sues Republican Party of Virginia over Convention Plans, WTVR CBS 6

Feb 1, 2021, Raynard Jackson: Black History Month and Republicans Support for the Civil Rights in 1960s, Daily Signal

Jan 25, 2021, Virginia Rule Allowing Late Ballots Without Postmark Was Illegal, Court Rules, Daily Caller

Jan 25, 2021, Democrat Challenging Wilt in 26th, Daily News Record

Jan 24, 2021, Virginia Republicans Stick With Convention as Messy Fight Over Nomination Method Continues, Virginia Republican

Jan 23, 2021, Virginia GOP Leaders Reaffirm Decision To Pick Nominees in a Convention, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Jan 22, 2021, Virginia Redistricting Commission Starts on Bipartisan Note, But Census Delays Add Uncertainty, Virginia Mercury

Jan 16, 2021, Virginia GOP Meeting Ends with Heated Outbursts as Members Reconsider Convention, Virginia Mercury

Jan 13, 2021, 9 Takeaways as 10 Republicans Vote to Impeach Trump Again, Daily Signal

Jan 12, 2021, RPV Condemns Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Setting Special Election for 38th Senate District on March 23 After2021 General Assembly Session Ends, RPV Press Release


Jan 8, 2021, DoD Timeline for Activation of the Natl Guard to Protect the U.S. Capitol, DoD Memorandum

Jan 8, 2021 Condemning Violence Cline Remained Opposed to Certifying BIden's Win, Daily News Record

Jan 6, 2021, Statement of the Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia on Events at the U.S. Capitol


Jan 6, 2021, Citizen Members Chosen for Virginia Redistricting Commission, Washington Post

Jan 6, 2021, Jon Ossof Wins Georgia Runoff Election, Defeating Incumbent David Perdue, Daily Caller

Jan 6, 2021, Raphael Warnock Unseats Kelly Loeffler as Ossoff-Perdue Race Too Close to Call, Washington Examiner

Jan 5, 2021, Virginia Special Election: Democrat Angelina Williams Graves Wins 90th House District Seat, 13NewsNow

Jan 5, 2021, Virginia Special Election: Democrat Candi King Wins 2nd House District Race, WTOP

Jan 5, 2021, Pennsylvania Senate Requests Delay in Certifying Electoral Votes Citing 'Questionable Activities', Washington Examiner

Jan 5, 2021, Ben Cline will join 140 plus House Republicans in Electoral ChallengeAugusta Free Press

Dec 28, 2020, Washington and Lee Law School Professor, Brandon Hasbrouck, 'The Votes of Black Americans Should Count Twice', The Nation


Dec 26, 2020, AT&T Building in Atlanta Has Connections with Dominion Voting, Breaking News

Dec 23 , 2020, Texas Breaks With CDC Vaccinating Elderly Over Police and Teachers as States Set Own Priorities for Rationing COVID Vaccination Shots, CNBC

Dec 23, 2020, Opinion: We Need More People from Southwest Virginia to Apply for the Redistricting Commission, Roanoke.co

Dec 20, 2020, Washington and Lee Law Professor Writes that Black Americans Votes Should Count Twice as a Form of Reparations, College Fix

Dec 11, 2020,  Deputy Dependable - Supervisor Dewey Ritchie Committed to Family, Community, Daily News Record

Dec 5, 2020, Amanda Chase Says She Will Run as An Independent for Governor, Rejecting GOP Convention, Virginia Mercury


Dec 5, 2020, News From the Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee Meeting, The Bull Elephant

Dec 3, 2020, Del Runion to File Solar, Health Care Legislation, Daily News Record

Dec 3, 2020, 2020 Results Give the GOP an Opening in Cities, Washington Examiner

Dec 1, 2020, Virginia Legislators Name 8 Legislators to Serve on Redistricting Commission, Virginia Mercury

Dec 1, 2020, Valley Legislators Meet for Pre-Session Breakfast, Daily News Record

Nov 29, 2020, How the 2020 Elections Signaled a Breakthrough in Multi-Ethnic Conservatism, Daily Signal

Nov 27, 2020, Biden's Win Hides a Dire Warning for Democrats in Rural U.S., Associated Press

Nov 24, 2020, Bill to Limit Governor's Authority During An Emergency Reintroduced by Wilt, Daily News Record

Nov 17, 2020, Republicans Add More Latino Voters without Running on Immigration Reform, Washington Examiner

Nov 10, 2020, Cunningham Fails to Continue Proud Tradition of Successful Dem Philanderers, Wash Free Beacon [Note: NC Result means GOP Retains at least 49 Seats in U.S. Senate]

Nov 10, 2020, South Carolina Democrat Resigns After Devastating Election Results, Wash Free Beacon [Note: Republicans successfully defended every state house and chamber majority they held going into the election and flipped both chambers of the New Hampshire legislature]

Nov 9, 2020, Virginia deserves credit for making it easier to vote, but reporting results needs work, Virginia Mercury

Nov 9, 2020, Virginia General Assembly Passes Rules For Newly Approved Redistricting Commission, Virginia Mercury

Nov 7, 2020, 'Woke' Faced the Voters - and Lost, Wash Free Beacon

Nov 6, 2020, An Embarrassing Failure for Election Pollsters, Virginia Mercury

Nov 6, 2020, Abortion Groups Pump Millions into Failed Congressional Races, Wash Free Beacon

Nov 5, 2020, Chesterfield and Lynchburg had not backed a Democrat since 1948. Biden changed that, Virginia Mercury

Nov 5, 2020, Debunking Social Media Claims, Virginia Officials Say It'll Take Time for Ordinary Voter Infor to Update, Virginia Mercury

Nov 4, 2020, In Historic Change, Virginia Voters Approve Bipartisan Commission to Handle Political Redistricting, Virginia Mercury

Nov 4, 2020, Democrats Reel After Losses, Setbacks in Congress, Virginia Mercury

Nov 4, 2020, Cline Cruises to Second Term, Daily News Record

Nov 4, 2020, Local Election Roundup, Daily News Record

Nov 4, 2020, AP: Warner Wins Third Term as US Senator, Daily News Record

Nov 2, 2020, 18 Photos of Businesses Bracing for Post-Election Violence, Daily Signal

Nov 1, 2020, Cline Makes Last Minute Push, Daily News Record

Nov 1, 2020, Trump Supporters, Protesters Clash at Lee Monument in Richmond, Daily News Record

Oct 30, 2020, Roanoke County Republican Committee Files Lawsuit Against Roanoke Voter Registrar, WDBJ 7

Oct 30, 2020, Shut Down DC Targets Conservative Organizations as 'Trump Boosters', Daily Signal

Oct 30, 2020, Lowell Barb, County's Commissioner of Revenue Dies, Daily News Record

Oct 29, 2020, Judge Rules that Virginia Can't Count Some Ballots Without Postmarks, ABC 13 News

Oct 27, 2020, U,S. Senate Candidates Visit Valley Seven Days Before Election, Daily News Record

Oct 27, 2020, Trump Goes all-in on Pennsylvania, Washington Examiner

Oct 27, 2020, Trump banks on non-stop campaigning to pull a 2016 repeat, Washington Examiner

Oct 27, 2020, Two Lexington Residents Vie to Represent Valley in U.S. House, Daily News Record

Oct 25, 2020, The Big Trump Rallies You Don't See, Washington Examiner

Oct 2020, Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors 2020, CATO Institute (Governor Northam gets an "F")

Oct 22, 2020, Valley Legislators Advocate for Rail Trail, Daily News Record

Oct 22, 2020, Steak-holders: Local Beef Industry Members Have Concerns About PRIME Act, Daily News Record

Oct 21, 2020, General Assembly Session Makes Economic Recovery Harder, Jefferson Policy Journal

Oct 16, 2020, Cline Bill to Reduce Regulations on Meat Processing, Daily News Record

Oct 16, 2020, Six Topics for Final Presidential Debate Revealed, Washington Examiner

Oct 16, 2020, JMU Professor Faces Backlash Over Tweet, WHSV

Oct 14, 2020, JMU Professor Publicly Says Republican Party 'can die for all I care', JMU Breeze

Oct 14, 2020, Judge Extends Voter Registration Deadline, Daily News Record

Oct 13, 2020, Fiber Slice Disrupts Voter Registration Sysem, Daily News Record

Oct 13, 2020, Warner and Gade Spar on Health Care in Final Debate, Richmond TImes Dispatch

Oct 9, 2020, Democrat Va. Speaker Facing FInes for Response to Requests for Confederate Statue Removal Documents, WRIC ABC8

Oct 8, 2020, Watchdog Redacts More Records Related to Va. Parole Board Probe, (AP) Daily Progress

Oct 5, 2020, Warner-Gade debate full of energy and point-counterpoint, wjhl.com [2nd Senate Debate]

Oct. 5, 2020, Legislators [Sen. Obenshain and Del. Runion] Bring DMV Connect to Harrisonburg, Daily News Record

Oct 4, 2020, Virginia Senate Debate Sees Gade, Warner Clash on Trump, Race, Health Care, Fox News

Sept 29, 2020, Minneapolis Effect: Cuts in Policing Has Resulted in 710 Deaths and 2800 Shootings in US, Daily Mail

Sept 25, 2020, Party Leaders Urge Patience, Respect for Election Processes, Daily News Record

Sept 24, 2020, Lawmakers Voice Concern for Business and Public Safety During Annual Business Summit, Daily News Record


Sept 23, 2020, House Panel Kills Parole Bill, Daily News Record

Sept 22, 2020, Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on House Democratic Votes Against Parole Board Transparency, Press Release, Virginia House GOP

Sept. 12, 2020, Obenshain's Parole Bill Passes Senate, Daily News Record

Sept. 12, 2020, Virginia Lawmakers Push to Expand Police Decertification Law, Daily News Record

Sept 11, 2020, New Campaign Highlights Election Security Initiatives, Press Release, Virginia Dept of Elections

Sept. 11, 2020, Republican Party of Virginia Headquarters in Richmond Vandalized

Sept. 10, 2020, Cline, Challenger to Answer Questions in Forum, Daily News Record

Sept. 10, 2020, Virginia Senate Approves Sweeping Police Reform, Daily News Record

Sept. 5, 2020, Virginia House Approves Sweeping Package of Police Reforms, Daily News Record

Sept. 5, 2020, Virginia Lawmakers Approve Absentee Voting Measures, Daily News Record

Sept 2, 2020, Bell Introduces Law Enforcement Legislation, Daily News Record

Sept 1, 2020, Runion, DMV Bring Services to Grottoes, Daily News Record

Sept 1, 2020, Reports of Stolen Presidential Campaign Sign a Daily Occurrence, Daily News Record

August 27, 2020, Obenshain's Parole Board BIll Advances, Daily News Record

August 27, 2020, Cline Joins Democrat on Reform Bills, Daily News Record

August 24, 2020, Back the Blue Rally Draws Large Crowd, Daily News Record

August 19, 2020, Warner Challenger Campaigns At Fairgrounds, GOP Office, Daily News Record


August 19, 2020, Back the Blue Rally Planned for Saturday, Daily News Record

August 18, 2020, Runion Bill Limits COVID-19 Lawsuits, Daily News Record

August 18, 2020, General Assembly to consider constitutional amendment of Del. Wilt on State Emergency Authority, NVDaily

August 10, 2020, State GOP Bringing Legislation to Increase Transparency of Virginia Parole Board Decisions, Richmond Times Dispatch

August 8, 2020, Warner, Gade to Debate Three Times Before Election, Daily News Record

August 8, 2020 Gooden: Third-Party Absentee Applications Valid, Daily News Record

August 4, 2020, Wilt Introduces Amendment Providing Legislative Check for Governor's Emergency Powers

July 4 2020 Clover Hill Parade Rockingham GOP marched in parade.


June 28, 2020 Cline Rally Draws Crowd Saturday, Daily News Record

June 29, 2020 Daniel Gade Challenges Mark Warner to Five Debates​ Daily News Record

June 16, 2020, Charlottesville-area delegates talk police reform ahead of General Assembly special session, NBC29

May 15 2020 Obenshain to Host Parole Spotlight Series, Daily News Record

May 6, 2020, Runion, Voterfied Launch Interactive Website, Daily News Record

February 27, 2020 Hanger, Obenshain Support Beehive Bill, Daily News Record

February 2, 2020 Wilt Ag Bills Advance Daily News Record

January 21, 2020 Bell Bill Targets Inhaler Administration, Daily News Record

January 9 2020 Obenshain  Balks at Governor Northam Talking Points, Daily News Record

January 9 2020 Editorial Bell's Bill Tough Not to Get Behind, Daily News Record

December 16, 2019 Runion Ready for His Freshman Year, Daily News Record

November 6 2020 Obenshain Elected to Fourth Term, Daily News Record


April 16, 2021 5PM State Convention Delegate Filing Deadline

May 8, 2021

Republican State Convention

April 23, Primary Early Voting Begins

[No Republican Statewide Primary and No Republican Primary for local offices in Rockingham]

May 17, 2021 - Last Day to Register to Vote for June Primary

May 19, 2021 7PM

Rockingham County GOP Meeting

Keezletown Ruritan Pavillion

1118 Indian Trail Rd

Keezletown, VA

(Park in front parking lot, baseball practices use back parking area)

June 8, 2021

Primary (Democratic and Republican Primaries)

[Note: Date may be moved due to redistricting)

June 16, 2021 7PM

Rockingham County GOP Meeting

July 21, 2021 7PM

Rockingham County GOP Meeting

August 2021

[No Rockingham County GOP Meeting]

August 16-21, 2021

Rockingham County Fair

August 16-21, 2021

Rockingham County Fair

September 15, 2021 7PM

Rockingham County GOP Meeting

September 17, 2021

First Day of Early Voting

Oct 11, 2021 - Last Day to Register to Vote for November General Election)

October 20, 2021

Rockingham County GOP Meeting

November 2, 2021

General Election

[Gov, LtGov, Attorney General, Va House of Delegates, Board of Supervisors 1 & 3, School Board 1 & 3, Commissioner of Revenue, Town Election: Broadway]

November 17, 2021 7PM

Rockingham County GOP Meeting

December 2021

[No December Meeting}

May 23, 2022 - Last Day to Register to Vote for May Primary

June 14, 2022

Primary (if requested by political party)

Oct 17 2020 - Last Day to Register to Vote for November General Election

November 8, 2022

(U.S. Senator, U.S. House of Representatives, Town Elections: Bridgewater, Dayton, Elkton, Grottoes, Mt. Crawford, and Timberville)


Virginia Republican Creed
  • The free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice.

  • All individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilies as citizens in a free society.

  • Fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercises at all levels of government.

  • The Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations.

  • Peace is best preserved through a strong national defense.

  • Faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.

Our Principles