23 Chesapeake Republican Leaders Endorse Kirk Cox for Governor


Twenty-three Republican leaders from Chesapeake endorsed Kirk Cox for Governor on Tuesday, including Former Congressman Randy Forbes and Shirley Forbes, Delegate Jay Leftwich, Delegate Barry Knight, and Mayor Rick West.

“I’m thankful to receive the support of Chesapeake’s strongest conservative leaders,” said Cox. “It’s truly an honor to see Republicans across the Commonwealth coming together to rally behind our campaign from Southwest Virginia to Hampton Roads, from Southside to Northern Virginia. Virginians from every corner of the Commonwealth have a voice in this campaign.”

“I’ve had the honor of knowing Kirk Cox since we served in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1990,” said Congressman Randy Forbes, who represented Chesapeake in the House of Delegates, State Senate, and Congress. “He is a man of deep and abiding faith, defends conservative values, and leads by example. It’s time for our party to rally with Kirk so we can win our first statewide election in over a decade. I believe Kirk can get it done.”

“Kirk Cox is the best candidate to bring Virginians together and lead us forward,” said Mayor Rick West. “Kirk understands Chesapeake and our region, and how important our success is to the success of the Commonwealth. He will prioritize small business and job creation, good schools, and safe communities. We can count on him as our next Governor.”

The full list of endorsements is available below.

Congressman Randy Forbes and Shirley Forbes

Delegate Jay Leftwich

Delegate Barry Knight

City Treasurer Barbara Carraway

Clerk of Court Alan Krasnoff

Commissioner of Revenue Frank King

Mayor Rick West

Vice-Mayor John de Triquet and Carole de Triquet

Council Member Debbie Ritter

Council Member Steve Best

Council Member Don Carey

Council Member Matt Hamel

Council Member Susan Vitale

School Board Chairman Victoria Proffitt

School Board Vice-Chair Colleen Leary

School Board Member Tom Mercer

School Board Member Sam Boone

School Board Member Mike Woods

School Board Member Harry Murphy

School Board Member Christie Craig

School Board Member Angela Swygert

Republican leaders from across the commonwealth continue to rally and unify behind Cox as the best candidate to win in 2021. Cox was endorsed yesterday by fifty-eight Republican leaders from Chesterfield County, and also recently announced endorsements from Senator Frank Ruff and conservative Delegates from  Southside, Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer and six past chairman of the Virginia Beach Republican Party. Kirk is also endorsed by Congressman Tom Davis and State Senator Jeannemarie Davis, and State Senator and retired State Trooper Bill Carrico.