The William and Mary College Republicans Club was first established in 1976. It quickly became one of the largest clubs in the state. Its membership has varied throughout the years, yet the club always remains in the pursuit of a government with Republican ideals at heart. Today we are our College's premier Conservative organization. As College Republicans, we are always willing and eager to respond to the call of duty and join William and Mary's oldest tradition, public service.
Over the past few years, the College Republicans have devoted much of their time in the fall to campaigning for Republican candidates across Virginia. The organization serves as an outlet to college students who want to become more involved in the political process. Whether it's making phone calls or knocking on doors, participating in College Republicans allows for students to connect with their community in Williamsburg and their elected officials. In past years, we have campaigned for several Republican candidates in Virginia, including Mitt Romney, George Allen, Mark Obenshain, Ed Gillespie, Rob Wittman, Scott Rigell, Barbara Comstock, among other Republicans. This fall, 2015, we will be out in the field campaigning for Lara Overy, our Republican candidate for delegate in the 93rd house district, which includes Williamsburg, James City County, Newport News and York County, and for Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment.
Besides hosting speakers on campus, our organization attends the annual CPAC convention in Washington, DC in February. Our club has had the opportunity to hear speeches from political elites such as Mitt Romney, John Boehner, Eric Cantor and many others.
We also hold events on campus such as an annual debate with the Young Democrats before Election Day and we have held tailgates at football games.
The College Republicans allows for students to use their political passion in an engaging way. Whether it is spending a weekend to campaign, interning for a political organization, attending a rally, or participating in a debate, the College Republicans help students to become political activists on campus.