updated March 2017)
...for additions, corrections and other changes contact
Virginia statewide leadership committee
(announced Oct. 17,
Rob Bell – Delegate, 58th District
Dave Brat – Congressman, 7th District
Kay Coles James – Former OPM Director
Glenn Davis – Delegate, 84th District
Jeannemarie Davis – Former State Senator
J. Randy Forbes – Congressman, 4th District
John Fredericks – Radio Host
John Hager – Former Lieutenant Governor
Jerry Kilgore – Former Attorney General
Terry Kilgore – Delegate, 1st District
Jeff McWaters – Former State Senator
Mike Murray – Northern Virginia Business Leader
Mark Obenshain - State Senator, 26th District
Suzanne Obenshain – Conservative Activist
Bryce Reeves – State Senator, 17th District
Jill Vogel - State Senator, 27th District
Frank Wagner – State Senator, 7th District
Rob Wittman – Congressman, 1st District
Kerry Woolard – General Manager, Trump Winery
Virginia Senior Advisor Mike Rubino
(during the primaries served as Northeast regional political director, announced March 3, 2016; and as state director for Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia) "has worked in varying capacities on twenty political campaigns to elect conservatives in nine different states." In 2014 he served as fundraiser on Dave Brat's campaign in VA-7. twitter
State Director Mark Kevin Lloyd
Experience includes Chairman of the Lynchburg Tea
Party and Chairman of the
Virginia Tea Party Federation. Navy veteran.
Field Directors including
Northern Virginia Julia Z. ("Juli") Haller
(Aug. 2016...volunteer in the primary at at the
delegate conventions) Attorney at law in Washington, DC from
March 2014. Partner at Bailey & Ehrenberg PLLC, June
2011-Feb. 2014. Of counsel at Eccleston and Wolf, P.C., Jan.
2009-June 2011. Member of Driscoll and Seltzer, PLLC, June
2007-Dec. 2008. Attorney with the Consumer Product Safety
Commission, Oct. 2004-Oct. 2005. Attorney, shareholder at
Eccleston and Wolf, P.C., Dec. 1999-Oct. 2004. J.D. from Seton
Hall University School of Law, 1996; B.A. in English literature from
Lehigh University, 1993.
Central Virginia Cameron Dorsey
(Sept. 2016) Manager of housing data for the
National Convention-Committee on Arrangements, Feb. 2015-Aug.
2016. Account executive at Bellwether Consulting Group, May
2014-Feb. 2015. Bachelor's degree in art history from Washington
and Lee University, 2014.
Fairfax County Taylor M. Bush
B.A. in communication, marketing from Fairfield
State Director Thomas Midanek
(announced July 18, 2016; reported transferred out in Sept. 2016) Campaign manager on Carl Domino for Congress in FL from Jan. 2016. Deputy executive director of the Virginia House Republican Campaign Committee, June-Dec. 2015. Campaign manager on Howell for Delegate (VA), Jan.-June. 2015. Advisor on Parisot for Delegate (VA), Dec. 2014-Jan. 2015. Campaign manager on McKinley for Congress (WV), Feb.-Nov. 2014. Legislative assistant to Delegate Randy Minchew (VA); campaign manager on Minchew for Delegate, March-Nov. 2013. Media production manager at Rising Tide Media Group, April 2012-May 2013. Field for the California Republican Party, 2010. Deputy political director on David Harmer for Congress (CA), June-Nov. 2009. Bachelor's degree in political science and American government from American University.
Chairman Corey A. Stewart
(from mid-Dec. 2015; fired Oct. 10, 2016)
Chairman of the Prince
William County Board
Supervisors; first elected to the Board in Nov. 2006 special election,
and re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2015. Managing member of Stewart
since Oct. 2009, focusing on international trade compliance.
counsel at Foley & Lardner LLP, March 2005-Oct. 2009.
Gardner Carton & Douglas, July 1998-March 2005. J.D. from
Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, MN, 1997; B.S. in international
relations and affairs from Georgetown University, 1991. Resident
The Trump campaign fired Stewart on Oct. 10 for staging an unsanctioned protest in front of the RNC.
Bill Bartel and Patrick Wilson. "Trump dials back paid presidential campaign staff in Virginia." The Virginian Pilot, Oct. 13, 2016.
Sean Sullivan. "Trump fires his Virginia state
chairman over unsanctioned RNC protest." The
Post, Oct. 10, 2016.
Paul Schwartzman. "Trump's Virginia Mini-Me: Corey Stewart ties his ambitions to the GOP candidate." The Washington Post, Aug. 27, 2016.
[blog post]. "Behind the Scenes of the Demise of the Trump Campaign in Virginia. Virginia's Underground Railroad ("The Alternative Right of Virginia") Oct. 19, 2016, updated Dec. 14, 2016.
Republican National Committee
State Director Jim O'Connell
(Feb. 2015) Director at DCI Group, Dec. 2013-Dec. 2014. Victory director for the Massachusette REpublican Party, Oct. 2011-Dec. 2012. Deputy campaign manager on Tom Foley for Governor, Aug.-Nov. 2010. Campaign manager on Lisa Wilson Foley for Lt. Gov. June-Aug. 2010. Political director on Simmons for Senate, Nov. 2009-May 2010. Research analyst for the Connecticut House Republican Caucus, Dec. 2006-Nov. 2009. Political consultant at GNP Consulting, working on state House campaigns, Aug.-Nov. 2008. Victory for Connecticut Republicans in CT-2, May-Nov. 2006. B.A. in history from University of Connecticut, 2005. twitter
Communications Director Garren Shipley
(Oct. 2015) Communications director for
the Republican Party of
Virginia, Jan. 2010-March 2015. Reporter for a Northern Virginia
daily, 2003-10. Reporter for the Kingsport Times News,
1998-2003. B.S. in mass communication/media studies from East
Tennessee State University, 2000. twitter
Chairman John C. Whitbeck
(elected Jan. 24, 2015 to fill out term; re-elected May 2, 2016) Attorney and small-business owner from Loudoun County. Candidate for State Senate in Jan. 2014 special election in District 33. Candidate for House of Delegates in District 10 in 2011. J.D. from George Mason University,, 2001; A.B. in politics from Occidental College, and was chairman of the Occidental chapter of CRs for two years. . ... twitter
Executive Director John Findlay
Campaign manager on Adam Laxalt for Attorney General (NV), April-Nov. 2014. Campaign manager on John Whitbeck for Senate special election in Leesburg (No.VA), Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014. Campaign manager on Dudenhefer for Delegate, Jan.-Nov. 2013. Political director on Robert Hurt for Congress, 2012. Campaign manager on John Whitbeck for Delegate, 2011.
Director Katie Courain
Communications Director David D'Onofrio
Data Director Dan Dodds
Office Manager Cathy Bolden
Team Virginia field program
Chairman Former Gov. Jim Gilmore
(announced March 11, 2016)
Field Staff >
Deputy State Director plus Fredericksburg
Deputy State Director plus NOVA Melissa Fwu
Data Director Tyler Church
Regional Field Directors
Roanoke and New River Valley Derrick Bolen
Shenandoah Valley Kristin Retter
Chesapeake and Southside Heather Guillot
Virginia Beach Scott Presler
NoVA-Greater Prince William Patrick Gooley
NoVA-Fairfax Michael Shaeffer
Chesterfield and Southside Jackson Brumfield
Southwest Lynn Rash
Virginia Beach Andrew Hull
Virginia Beach Bayleigh Sandoval
NoVA-Greater Prince William Erin Lee
NoVA-Fairfax Ethan Shim
Athena Jones. "Trump looks to claw back Virginia, but Clinton confident." CNN, Aug. 10, 2016.