Hawkins declares for Fauquier Republican Chair

In a surprise move today, Mike “Big Mike” Hawkins, life-long Catlett resident and business owner, declared his candidacy for Chairman of the Fauquier County Republican Committee.

A copy of his “Declaration of Candidacy and Petition” arrived in our inbox this afternoon. We contacted Hawkins shortly after receiving his petition.

Hawkins, who in past years has been involved in a long running battle with the County government which at one point led to a mulch fire on his construction yard in Catlett which cost him $150,000 in material, said “It’s time for a Trump in this county” (referring to Presidential Candidate Donald Trump).

Hawkins says that awhile back he tried to join the Committee and his check and filing form were returned to him. “They told me they didn’t want me” he said, “I understand this year is different.”

After that rejection, he did his homework, and learned that his woes with the County government might have an ultimate solution through the Republican committee.

“I read somewhere awhile back, in a letter from Hope Porter I think it was, that said something like Republicans [FCRC] control county government because most of the voters in Fauquier are Republican. I thought about that a bit and said, you know she’s right. So I figured that to fix the county I have to fix that committee. What better way than to run it. I’m gonna’ “Trump” them folks.”

The election for all Republican committee members takes place every two years, and this year it will be on April 2nd from 9 am to 5 pm, and it will be conducted at two polling locations, a change from previous years.

The Republican website says, “This election shall be held on the 2nd day of April 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and conducted concurrently at two locations: the Warrenton Community Center, 430 E Shirley Ave, Warrenton, VA 20186 (or its alternate site); and the Remington Lions Club 11326 James Madison Hwy, Bealeton, VA 22712 (or its alternate site).

Unlike past years, voters will also be required to sign a statement saying they are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party in order to participate in this year’s Canvass. The principles to which this statement refers, are embodied in the Republican Creed HERE.




2 Responses to Hawkins declares for Fauquier Republican Chair

  1. Lee Sherbeyn Reply

    March 19, 2016 at 11:34 am

    In response to Bud,
    Most of the name calling and cow pie throwing is due to anger caused by disenchanted citizens that have never seen a politician do what he said he would do. The behind the scene bull shit that the establishment types pull to get who they want and not giving one ounce of consideration to what the people want. When you see the same B.S. every year every time it get to the point of so much anger and frustration that the steam valve pops off. This year people see a difference in Trump from the status quo type of candidate. When the people rally behind TRUMP and then see the games to make sure that “We the People” will never get the choice that “We the People” voted for, you have to expect frustration and anger. If they did not stand up and scream and yell, if they did not make sure they got the attention of everyone, NO ONE WOULD LISTEN TO THEM. Well they got the attention of everyone and it worked and with that reinforcement, they will never stop and I will stand with them until the change is made back to “WE THE PEOPLE”. For the record and the constitutionalist, isn’t that in there somewhere also.
    This is just my humble opinion.
    One other point. Addressed to Bud Kirkland your response was to the article about Mike Hawkins decision to run for the chairman. Where in that article did he or anyone else show bitterness or throw cow pies and spit wads. Why that even in your response. It appears that it will be your response that will start the debate that will include the very things you want stopped. Mike just stated that he disagreed with the ones that run the FCRC and wanted to make a change in the leadership and he would do it with integrity and fairness for all people like TRUMP is.

  2. Bud Kirkland Reply

    March 19, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Why is there such acrimony in elections? Why can’t those running just state the changes they believe will improve the town/county/state/country without all the spit wad and cow pie throwing at other candidates (or the administration at whatever level)? Speaking about Donald Trump, we know what he is for, but have no idea how he plans to get there. Braggadcio is neither statesman-like
    nor presidential, no matter what the level of government. Let’s just hear their plan/platform, and we will decide if it is what we believe will make the party/county a better place. We are not all stupid!

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