JOIN US! Become a RPVB member Today!

Please join us at the weekly Republican breakfast on Saturday, September 30, at 8:00am at the Golden Corral Restaurant on Independence Blvd.


Early voting began on Friday, September 22, at Building 14, 2449 Princess Anne Rd., at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. As of September 27, 1,024 walkins have voted. Get out and vote early, leave nothing to chance-your vote counts!

  Election-Schedule.pdf (


Political news:

Virginia Democrats warn Republicans will ban abortion; GOP says their rhetoric is fearmongering (


What early voting numbers show for Hampton Roads ahead of high profile November elections (


Virginia governor ducks questions about presidential run (

Virginia Beach School Board delays vote on policies impacting LGBTQ+ students (

Opinion: Leaving RGGI helps achieve Va’s energy goals – The Virginian-Pilot (

Amazon to build two facilities in Virginia Beach, creating 1,000+ jobs (

Regulators finish analysis of Virginia offshore wind project |

Virginia Department of Elections - Absentee and Early Voting


Look at the governor’s message here: Secure Your Vote Virginia


Consider requesting your absentee ballot now for the upcoming elections. Vote from the convenience of your home, by mail. Absentee voting is also helpful to the elderly, physically disabled, those who are on travel on election day, and for those who work and find it difficult to get to the polls on election day. When voting by mail the Vote by Mail Absentee Ballot Application Form can be submitted up to a year before the election, but no later than 5:00pm on the eleventh (11th) day before the election.  If you prefer to vote in person on election day, please do so, but do take advantage of the option of absentee voting.

Here is all the information you need to register to vote early: Virginia Department of Elections - Absentee and Early Voting




The RPVB is gearing up to prepare for early voting in September and we need all republicans to volunteer to put up signs, knock on doors and spread the conservative message of all Virginia Beach Republican candidates for the General Assembly.

Republican volunteers are the backbone of our party and our success. Every republican should volunteer to do something, knock doors, make phone calls, write post cards, work the polls, and of course attend candidate rallies and make donations.

We also need volunteers to hand out our voter guides and candidate materials at the early voting sites over the full 45 day early voting period, and that takes many people.

Only through electing republicans into office can we effect sensible change in government and every volunteer and every vote counts! Do your part and Contact Betts Werbiskis at the Republican Party office today: 757-486-2382.


The RPVB is actively seeking volunteers to serve as election officials (Poll watchers) for the 2023 elections. This role is critical at the polling site and requires the volunteer to be there all day, but you are paid for your service for that day. Please consider becoming an election official by contacting Betts Werbiskis or Marvin Weniger at the RPVB office. Anyone at the office can point you in the right direction.

Here is all the information you need: Poll Worker Information | City of Virginia Beach

In person early voting schedule:   Election-Schedule.pdf (


Helpful guidance from the Virginia Beach Registrar’s Office:

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN SIGNAGE: Campaign signage remains consistent from year to year in Virgnia beach-we have an election every year. However, sometimes we get it wrong.

Here is the link from the registrar’s office: Sign Placements & Satellite Location… | City of Virginia Beach

The Department of Elections has provided a candidate bulletin for interested candidates for the General Assembly and local/constitutional offices:


Click HERE to View the Republican Party Sample Ballot



Here are your 2023 Virginia Beach Republican Candidates:

House District candidates are as follows:

96-Mike Karslake

97- Karen Greenhalgh

98- Barry Knight

99- Anne Ferrell Tata

100- Rob Bloxom

Senate District candidates are as follows:

19- Christie New Craig 

20- Bill DeSteph

22- Kevin Adams

Click HERE to View the Republican Party Sample Ballot!

Virginia Beach School Board:

Please sign up with the SB clerk to get the meeting notice, download the agenda (Agenda 2023 07 25 PROPOSED ( when it is posted and look for updates on social media.

Stay in contact with SB members and share your thoughts/support/concerns. They need to hear from you. Sign up to speak here: Meetings - Virginia Beach School Board ( , or by calling 757-263-1016 before noon on the Monday prior to the board meeting.

You cannot sign up after that. If you want to sign up to receive meeting notices directly from the SB in your email, send that request to the SB Clerk, Regina Toneatto at or call her at 757-263-1016.

City Council Information:

City Council Members:  City Council Members | City of Virginia Beach

City Council Sessions:     City of Virginia Beach | City of Virginia Beach

Your city council district can be found at this link: City of Virginia Beach | City Council Districts

Here is the five year Virginia voting calendar: Microsoft Word - 2013_2017_Calendar.doc (

Bill Curtis

RPVB Chairman

Weekly News

Weekly Saturday

Educational Leadership Breakfast

Start your weekend RIGHT!
Eat breakfast with Republicans!
No RSVP is needed.
All Welcome!

Saturday, September 30, 2023


Kevin Adams for Senate

Mike Karslake for Delegate

Hon. Glenn Davis, Director, Virginia Department of Energy

400 South Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach

Breakfast Begins at 8:00 AM

Program runs from 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

*no recording of meeting without prior consent of Chairman*

The RPVB will be collecting food items for the food bank at every City Committee meeting and Breakfast. For more information on our efforts to collect donations, please contact Ann Abrams

IMPORTANT: New Submission Process

Affiliated Republican Party clubs and Republican Party candidates are encouraged to email meeting notices, fundraisers, and other events by 10 PM Monday for inclusion in the weekly newsletter.

Click HERE to email Newsletter Submissions


Early Voting support is needed at Building 14!

There are three time slots available each day for volunteers!


8-11,11-2, 2-5

Volunteers are needed to pass out sample ballots and help change the course of the election.

Click HERE to sign up via Sign Up Genius!

Save the Date

Annual Barbeque/Campaign Rally

Saturday, October 14

12:00 - 3:00 pm, the Gene Hansen Farm

Victory Party

Tuesday, November 7th

Westin, Virginia Beach

Holiday celebration

Monday, December 11th 7-9:00pm, LETA, Virginia Beach


Send Off

Friday, January 5, 2024

Westin, Virginia Beach

Republican Professionals Network (RPN)

Monday, October 16

6:00 pm (Networking), 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm (Dinner & Program)

Speaker: TBD

The Virginia Beach Town Center City Club

$40 members, $45 guests. RSVP to Bruce Meyer at

*The Republican Professionals Network meets on the 3rd Monday of each month*

Beach Suburban Republican Women’s Club (President Mary Wales)

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

11:30 check-in, 12:00 lunch and program

Broad Bay Country Club, 2120 Lords Landing, Virginia Beach

Speaker: Chris Taylor, Virginia Beach City Councilman, District 8

$25/members & associates, $30/non-members or if less than 1 week in advance

Reservations required. RSVP to or at

Nimmo Republican Women's Club (President, Daphne Stagg)

Monday, October 2, 2023

Speaker: Thomas Folsom, J.D., Senior Lecturing Fellow Regent University

Topic: "We Hold (Some? All? None?) of These Truths...

Decoding the Declaration of Independence to Make Sense of It

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Virginia Beach National Golf Club, 2500 Tournament Drive


Buffet Dinner, $23 members, $25 guests, Cash Bar

(Club meets 1st Monday of each month)

Princess Anne Republican Women's Club (President, Chelle Davis)

Monday, October 23, 2023

6:30 pm: registration/networking, 7:00 pm: dinner and program

Doubletree Hotel, 1900 Pavilion Drive by the Convention Center

RSVP by Wednesday, October 18

Email for RSVP, $30/person

Pay via VENMO @Princess-Anne-1 or via Check/Cash

*The Club is collecting items to support the USO*

(The PARW meet the 4th Monday of each month)

Virginia Beach Republican Women's Club (President, Brigid Kahng)

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Speaker: Mike Callan, Virginia Beach School Board Member

Contact Heather Platz for membership info or

Brigid Kahng for other info

(meets 4th Tuesday of each month, Sept-May)

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Please, make check payable to "RPVB" for $120.00
Mail to:
RPVB 120 Club,
2955 Va. Beach Blvd., Suite 105,
Va. Beach Blvd, VA 23452
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The RPVB supports the efforts of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. We ask that you support this local charity to help our neighbors in their time of need.
Visit the Southeastern Virginia Foodbank -
2955 Virginia Beach Blvd.Suite 105
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 486-2382
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