RPVB Mission Statement
The mission of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach is to provide responsive, dedicated service to our elected officials, members, and the citizens of Virginia Beach through adherence to the Republican Party Principals while demonstrating leadership and innovation.
The Republican Party of Virginia Creed
If you believe...
- That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice,
That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society,
That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government,
That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations,
That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense,
That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation...
Then you should join the Republican Party of Virginia Beach!
If you have any questions about becoming a member of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach, contact Mike Arlinsky via E-mail for more information.
Republican Party of Virginia Beach City Committee Membership
The City Committee is the governing body of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach. It is made up of members who represent the precinct in which they live.
The number of allotted seats per precinct is proportional to the number of votes in each precinct for a Republican in the last statewide Gubernatorial and Presidential elections. Most City Committee members are elected at a Mass Meeting held every two years in April.
Anyone interested in Republican politics is encouraged to visit a City Committee meeting and consider joining. To become a member, you must be nominated at a meeting and return to the next consecutive meeting to be elected. Full membership (voting) dues $50.00 per year, due in May or whenever the member is elected.
Who Can Join the Republican Party of Virginia Beach?
According to Article II, Section A of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach bylaws:
All legal and qualified voters, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or sex, under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, who reside in the City of Virginia Beach, who are in accord with the principals of the Republican Party, and who express in an open meeting, if requested, their intent to support all of the nominees for public office in the ensuing election may participate as members of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions, or primaries in their respective election districts and are eligible for membership in the City Committee.
What are the Duties of City Committee Members?
As an active member of the Republican Party, you assume a higher responsibility of citizenship and civic engagement than is required of others, so you owe it to yourself as well as your community to become well-informed about not only the issues facing your community, but to also assist in whatever way possible to assure that our election process runs smoothly. You should also get to know all of our Republican candidates for elected office and when we have decided upon a nominee for our party, either through a party canvass, firehouse primary, convention or open primary, support our candidate in every way that you are able.
- It shall be the responsibility of all City Committee members who reside within a particular precinct, whether precinct or at-large members, to appoint or provide a Precinct Captain for their respective precinct to the Precinct Organization Committee.
Members of City Committee assume an obligation to assist in building the Republican Party and electing its candidates. This obligation includes active participation as a member of at least one Standing or Special Committee.
All members of the City Committee shall actively support the objectives of the City Committee by assisting, to the best of their ability, the Precinct Captain for the precinct in which they reside.
The duties and responsibilities of the Precinct Captain shall be set forth in an Addendum to the Bylaws of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach.
The Republican Party of Virginia Beach offers Associate Membership to those who reside outside of Virginia Beach. The annual dues for Associate Membership is $25.00 per year.
Associate Member are, according to our By-Laws, not allowed to vote on matters brought before the City Committee.
Student memberships to the Republican Party of Virginia Beach are available to any student under the age of 18 is eligible to become a member of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach for a reduced membership fee of $15.00.
In accordance with the party by-laws, student members of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach may not cast votes in the RPVB meetings.
Joining - Step One
Download our membership application, fill it out and bring it with you to the next RPVB City Committee Meeting or, come to our next meeting and ask for an application.
Our regular monthly business meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Training Academy. Doors open at 6:30 PM
Joining - Step Two
Once completed, hand in your application to the Membership Chairman or Party Chairman and your application will be submitted. Another member will have to nominate you for membership and introduce you to the members.
Your completed membership application can be voted on that very night.
Joining - Step Three
Upon payment of your membership dues and approval of the membership (when a quorum is present), you will be elected as a member of our party with full voting privileges at the next regular monthly business meeting.
If a member misses three (3) consecutive City Committee meetings, that member is then removed from the membership roles.