Movement Within The RPV? UPDATED 3
Word has come to my ear that about an hour ago, a letter was sent out to the RPV Executive Committee of the State Central Committee calling for an emergency meeting this Saturday in Richmond. There has been no word on what the topic of the meeting will be, but one (like me) can speculate. Making people from around the state drive to Richmond at short notice must mean something big will be discussed...maybe like a change in RPV leadership. I joke a lot about people running for offices-but I am 100% serious in my statement that: The Best Candidate for RPV Chairman is Sean T. Connaughton. Over the past month I have heard from around the state ,peoples continuing problems with our RPV leadership, and have been told my many people that Sean Connaughton would be the best Party Chair. He has great connections to the business community, and is an excellent fundraiser. If Kate is no longer our Chair, we should break away from her inner-circle..and unlike many of them-Connaughton is not a party hack. Check out his resume:Sean T. Connaughton was elected Chairman at-Large of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors in November 1999. He was re-elected to a second four-year term beginning on January 1, 2004. Chairman Connaughton is: The chief elected official of the Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board; a member of the Board of Directors of the Skillsource Group, Inc. of the Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board; a member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; and a member of the Steering Committee of the Large Urban County Caucus of the National Association of Counties. Chairman Connaughton was the recipient of the 2004 Distinguished Service Award for County Elected Officials by the National Association of Counties. Chairman Connaughton is also a member of the Prince William County Advisory Board of George Mason University and a member of Committee for the Performing Arts Center at George Mason University. He is Chairman of the 9/11 Memorial Fund as well as Chairman of the Potomac Hospital Capital Campaign. He serves on the Board of Directors of: the Homeland Protection Institute, Ltd.; the Northern Virginia Science Center at Belmont Bay; and the Conservation Leaders Network. He also served on the Northern Virginia Base Realignment and Closure Working Group. He is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy where he received his Bachelors Degree. The Chairman also holds a Masters Degree from Georgetown University and a Law Degree from George Mason University. Chairman Connaughton also is a graduate (with honors) of the U.S. Naval War College. The Chairman was a fellow at the Sorenson Institute of Political Leadership in 1995, and is a member of its Northern Virginia Regional Board. Chairman Connaughton resides in Triangle with his wife, Teresa, and two children, Courtney and Sean Jr. He and his family attend St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Triangle. Chairman Connaughton is a member of the Prince William County Republican Committee, the National Conference of Republican County Officials, Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce, Prince William-Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Post #28, Montclair Lions Club, the Optimist Club of Manassas, the Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association, the Naval Reserve Association, the Reserve Officers Association, the Propeller Club of the United Sates and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He is an attorney in private practice with Troutman Sanders LLP in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Virginia Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Maritime Law Association and the Veterans Pro Bono Consortium. He is an appointed member of the of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Towing Safety Advisory Committee. Chairman Connaughton served on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1983 to 1986. He is currently a Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve Good huh? It starts here-Draft Sean Connaughton for RPV Chairman. Update 1: Commonwealth Watch looks into the formal proceedings of what would happen. Update 2: Mason Conservative Calls for a New Party Chair-and names Tom Davis, Paul Harris, or Sean Connaughton to fill Kate Obenshain Griffins shoes. Update 3(8:30am): Word continues to come to me from around the state that more than the State Senate will be discussed at this meeting. The entire state central committee has not be called down-only the few most powerful members of our party-The Executive Committee. RPV is going to have them come from across the state to talk about something two years away?