Former Virginia House of Delegates Speaker, retired teacher, and Republican candidate for Governor Kirk Cox released the following statement Wednesday welcoming Glenn Youngkin to the 2021 Republican nomination contest.
“I had the chance to talk with Glenn several times last summer as he first began to consider running for Governor. Through those conversations, I came to respect Glenn’s faith and commitment to service. I also know Glenn has been very successful throughout his career in private equity across the globe. His business resume and extended global connections certainly make him a worthy competitor.
“Now, Glenn, other candidates, and I will have the chance to talk with Republicans across the Commonwealth about the challenges we face here at home, and our fights to defend Virginia over the last several years from collectivists Democratic policies. I look forward to discussing which candidate has the proven conservative credentials, the experience to win, and the ability to unify our party in 2021.”