2 Candidates Vie for GOP 8th District Nod

At their Eighth District convention this Saturday, Republicans will choose between two candidates for a nominee to run against incumbent first term Democrat Don Beyer for the 8th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives: Charles Hernick, 34, an economist and environmental consultant, and Michael Webb, 50, a former Army officer. Hernick considers himself a moderate with concerns for climate change. Webb is pro-life, pro-gun and anti-debt, the son of a Christian pastor.

The GOP district convention will be held at the Kenmore Middle School in Arlington. Candidates vying at that convention to be elected delegates to the Republican National Convention are Sam Amber, Erin Anderson, Jack Blakely, Tom Bolvin, Barbara Bowie-Whitman, Scott Cameron, Gerry Chandler, Ford Chinworth, Bill Cleveland, Doug Faulkner, Charlie Keller, Michael Maibach, Dan Rinzel, John Scally, Tommy Valentine and Angie Younger. Delegates can vote for six, with the top three going to the convention and the next three as alternates. No one has filed to challenge Beyer’s bid for the Democratic endorsement for re-election at the Democrats’ 8th District convention May 14.