– Gov. Scott Walker today announced State Sen. Mark Obenshain will
serve as the Virginia state chairman for his presidential campaign.
"I am privileged to introduce State Sen. Mark Obenshain as the
leader of our campaign's efforts in Virginia," said Walker. "Sen.
Obenshain is a person who shares the same conservative values and
reform mentality in which I so wholeheartedly believe. With his support
and the support of the broad coalition he will help us build, we are
confident our message of bold reform and big results will make an
impact, paving the way for victory in Virginia and beyond."
"I believe we need someone with proven executive experience to lead
this country, and Gov. Walker has shown he can do that, even in a blue
state," said Obenshain. "I’m excited to help spread his message of
conservative reform. It is a message that resonates not only with
Republicans, but also with independents and conservative Democrats, and
that’s a message and a coalition that will get him elected as our next
Obenshain currently serves as a state senator in the Virginia
legislature and ran for Attorney General in 2013. He was elected to the
Senate of Virginia in 2003, where he co-chairs the Committee for Courts
of Justice, and also serves on the Committees on Commerce & Labor,
Privileges and Elections, Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural
Resources, and Rules. He has served as the chairman of two local
Republican committees, has been a delegate to every Republican state
convention since 1980, and was a member of Virginia’s delegation to the
1980 Republican National Convention, which nominated Ronald Reagan.
Obenshain has worked on the campaigns of virtually every Republican
nominee for state and local office since he began practicing law in
Harrisonburg in 1987, and he serves as the President of the Richard D.
Obenshain Foundation, named after his father, which provides the
Republican Party of Virginia with the building that is its permanent
home. He also is a practicing lawyer and founder of the Obenshain Law