VA REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
Governor of VA candidate
Ed Gillespie is a business owner, longtime conservative leader and a Republican candidate for Governor in 2017.
Ed grew up working in his parents’ grocery store, the JC Market. The son of an Irish immigrant, Ed started his career as a Senate parking lot attendant and eventually worked his way up to become Counselor to President George W. Bush.
A former Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia and the Republican National Committee, a lead author of the 1994 Contract with America, and a long-time policy and communications aide to former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, Ed has always been a conservative leader.
As Chairman of the RNC, Gillespie in 2004 was the first GOP chairman in 80 years to preside over a party that won the White House, House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. In 2009, he was general chairman of Bob McDonnell’s highly successful campaign for governor, reclaiming the governorship after back-to-back Democratic governors.
Lieutenant Governor candidate
web site: vogelforvirginia.com
Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley, Jill Vogel learned the values of hard work from her parents. Jill’s family started a small business that has grown into a thriving enterprise employing over 600 people in Virginia.
With the same entrepreneurial spirit Jill started her own successful business. A nationally recognized ethics attorney, Jill was on the front lines against the Obama Administration’s targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups in their fight against the IRS. In the Virginia Senate she’s continued the fight for our conservative principles.
John D. Adams
Attorney General Candidate
web site: johnadamsforva.com
John grew up in Chesterfield County, graduated with distinction from both VMI and UVA Law School, and served our country as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Today, John and his wife Lisa have four sons who attend the same public schools their parents did.
Cheryl A. Buford
Member House of Delegates 34th District Candidate
web site: cherylbuford.com
“It’s time for the Commonwealth’s Government to be put back to work for you. There are issues that the 34th District needs the General Assembly to address to ensure we continue to be the best place to live and work. I will accomplish that by working across the aisle with any and all of my colleagues.
I have dedicated my life to serving various populations in the community in my work, and I will S.E.R.V.E. you with the same resolve I did all those whose lives I have sought to better.”