Among the candidates for membership to the Gloucester County Republican Committee in Thursday's mass meeting are former members of the Board of Supervisors Teresa Altemus and Bobby Crewe.
The mass meeting on Thursday night will culminate in an election of to the county Republican Committee, a 51-member group that promotes the party's interests and strives to get Republican candidates elected.
Registered Republican voters will also vote on a local chairman -- candidates include former chair John Walsh, At-Large Supervisor Ashley Chriscoe and Douglas E. Johnson Jr. -- to replace departing chair Dorothy Bayford and select delegates to the Republican Party of Virginia state convention.
Sixty-one candidates are seeking election to the Gloucester County Republican Committee, according to a list of candidates.
Altemus had been removed from the Gloucester County Republican Committee in 2008 after petitions had been filed against her and Crewe by committee members who cited unethical actions as members of the Board of Supervisors. While Altemus was removed in an ensuing vote, Crewe resigned from the committee prior to ballots being cast.
Altemus went on to be defeated in the 2009 election of the Board of Supervisors by Carter Borden, who captured 82 percent of the vote.
Altemus is also seeking to become a delegate to the state convention, according to Republican Committee documents.
Registration for the meeting, being held at Achilles Elementary School, is 5 p.m. and starts at 6:30 p.m., said Pat Dunnington, vice-chairwoman of the committee. The meeting is open to all registered voters in Gloucester, no matter party affiliation.