See below for a press release that five campaigns sent out earlier today. We urge all delegates to support Jack Wilson for Temporary Chair and help ensure that the convention nominates our GOP candidate by a majority vote.
FWD: Sixth District Republican Candidates Unite Around Temporary Chair Candidate
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2018
FIVE CAMPAIGNS UNITE AROUND TEMPORARY CHAIR FOR 6TH DISTRICT CONVENTION
Earlier today, the campaigns of Ben Cline, Chaz Haywood, Ed Justo, Kathryn Lewis, and Doug Wright solidified their support of a fair and transparent convention by announcing a candidate to serve as Temporary Chairman of the Sixth District Convention on May 19th at JMU in Harrisonburg. The five campaigns have united behind the election of 4th Congressional District Chairman Jack Wilson. Wilson, who successfully conducted the 2016 State Party Convention also held at JMU, has accepted the request of the five campaigns to stand for election as temporary chair. The convention plan also calls for fair representation on committees and a traditional rules package that results in a candidate supported by a majority of convention delegates.
The campaigns released a joint statement supporting Jack Wilson: “We must unite around a consensus candidate for temporary chairman that will ensure an open and fair convention process for delegates to select their nominee. We have concluded that Jack Wilson has the experience and the independence needed to ensure a fair, orderly, and unbiased convention for the Sixth Congressional District, and we support his election as temporary chairman on May 19th.”
This announcement comes on the heels of last week’s joint statement in which the campaigns of Ben Cline, Chaz Haywood, Ed Justo, Kathryn Lewis, and Doug Wright committed to supporting a comprehensive convention plan in light of recent events that have raised concerns over fairness and transparency in the nominating process. The campaigns will encourage their delegates to support Jack Wilson for Temporary Chairman and continue to call for traditional rules and fair representation on committees.