Trump 2016 General Election Campaign Organization, Virginia
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Virginia statewide leadership committee members include:

(announced Oct. 17, 2016)
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 2016 Republican 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 University, 2007.

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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 of Supervisors; first elected to the Board in Nov. 2006 special election, and re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2015.  Managing member of Stewart PLLC since Oct. 2009, focusing on international trade compliance.  Senior counsel at Foley & Lardner LLP, March 2005-Oct. 2009.  Associate at Gardner Carton & Douglas, July 1998-March 2005.  J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, MN, 1997; B.S. in international relations and affairs from Georgetown University, 1991.  Resident of Woodbridge.  twitter

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 Washington 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.

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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

Republican Party of Virginia   |  Richard D. Obenshain Center  |  115 E. Grace Street  |  Richmond, Virginia 23219  |  fb/VirginiaGOP  |  @va_gop

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.

Finance Director  Katie Courain

CFO  Frank Loehr

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  Jeff Stidham

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

Field Organizers
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


See also:
Athena Jones.  "Trump looks to claw back Virginia, but Clinton confident."  CNN, Aug. 10, 2016.