This email just arrived from Bob Hodous, chairman of the Charlottesville Republican Committee and co-chair of the 57th House of Delegates district GOP committee:
WE SHALL HAVE A REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN THIS RACE.
Tom McCrystal has pre-filed, and he is the only one. Hopefully you can make it to the meeting on June 6, 2005. Tom is already starting to raise money and working on support from people he knows because of his work with the General Assembly. He will be in a position to receive funds in about one week. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Make checks payable to Virginia's Future, and send them to 103 East Water Street, Suite 201, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
McCrystal, a computer consultant who lives in Charlottesville, will face the winner of the Democratic primary in the 57th District, to take place on June 14. The candidates for the Democratic nomination are Rich Collins, Kim Tingley, and David Toscano.
To become the official Republican candidate, McCrystal must be nominated at a 57th District mass meeting scheduled for 6:00 o'clock p.m. on June 6 at McIntire Park in Charlottesville. That mass meeting will coincide with a joint quarterly meeting of the Charlottesville and Albemarle County Republican committees, as well as a potluck supper preceding the formal proceedings.