Over three dozen Henrico County Republican Leaders Endorse Kirk Cox for Governor

Over three dozen Republican leaders from Henrico County endorsed Kirk Cox for Governor on Wednesday, including former Delegates Jimmie Massie, John O’Bannon, and Peter Farrell, Henrico Supervisors Pat O’Bannon and Tommy Branin, the 2019 Republican nominee in House District 73 Mary Margaret Kastleberg, past President of the Virginia Society for Human Life Louise Hartz, and Republican grassroots leaders Eddie Whitlock, Scott and Connie Daniels, Ernesto Sampson, and Janet Riddick.

“I’m incredibly blessed to gain the support of these conservative leaders, who believe in our cause to move the Commonwealth forward through conservative principles and policies,” said Cox. “Winning back the suburbs is critical to Republican success in 2021, and Henrico County will be a linchpin in that effort. I am grateful for their support and ready to work alongside them as we fight back and lead forward.”

“Having spent 30 years in private business, and 10 years in public service in the Virginia General Assembly, helping create jobs and balancing budgets, I know that as Governor, Kirk Cox will do what it takes to rebuild our economy, create good paying jobs and protect Virginia’s fiscal integrity,” said former Delegate Jimmie Massie, who represented Virginia’s 72nd District in the House of Delegates from 2008 to 2018. “Under the leadership of Kirk and Republicans in the General Assembly, we consistently delivered results for all Virginians: making Virginia one of the best run states and one of the best states in the nation in which to do business. As Governor, Kirk will put policies in place to rebuild our economy, create good paying jobs and protect our hard-earned tax dollars. It’s time for Republicans to come together and win for all Virginians in 2021.”

“I’m excited to offer my endorsement to Kirk because I know he will fight back against the policies that are hurting Virginians and will encourage and uplift women in the Republican Party, ” said Mary Margaret Kastelberg. “Working moms like me have seen firsthand the damage that partisan policies are doing, making it harder to raise a family and prosper. Kirk has the experience and leadership to fight back against those policies, and a vision for how Virginia can move forward. And I know as well as anyone just how much Kirk wants to see strong women in leadership roles in the Republican party. Kirk is the right leader right now for our party and our Commonwealth.”

“We need a conservative leader who can fight back and lead forward,” said Eddie Whitlock, a former candidate for the House of Delegates and past Chairman of the Henrico County Republican party. “Kirk Cox is a principled conservative champion that knows what the Republican party needs to do to be successful. He will offer a clear contrast to the damaging Democratic policies and a clear vision of what Republican leadership will mean for our Commonwealth: more jobs, safer communities, and stronger schools.”

The full list of Henrico County Republican leaders, listed in alphabetical order, endorsing Kirk is below.

Greg Baka
Henrico GOP Member

Heidi Barshinger
Circuit Court Clerk

Betsy Beamer
Former Secretary of the Commonwealth

Jim Beamer
Henrico GOP

David Botkins
Henrico GOP Vice Chair

Tommy Branin
Three Chopt District Supervisor and Former Henrico Republican Chairman

Linwood Cobb
Former 7th District Republican Chairman and Former Henrico Republican Chairman

Scott Daniels
Ph.D., Former Virginia Deputy Secretary for Health & Human Resources

Connie Daniels

Jim Donati
Former Varina District Supervisor

Peter Farrell
Former Delegate, 56th District

Meg Graham
Henrico GOP Member

Claude Graham
Henrico GOP Member

Louise Hartz
Past President, Virginia Society for Human Life

Virgil Hazelett
Retired County Administrator

Susan Hogge
Henrico GOP

Riley Ingram
Former Delegate, 62nd District

Bill Janis
Former Delegate, 56th District

Mary Margaret Kastleberg
Former House of Delegates Candidate, 73rd District

Manoli Loupassi
Former Delegate, 68th District

Courtney Malveaux
Former Virginia Commissioner of Labor and Industries and former Richmond GOP Chairman

Jimmie Massie
Former Delegate, 72nd District

Lisa Marshall
Former School Board Member

Chris Nolen
Henrico GOP

Jennifer Nolen
Henrico GOP

Cathy Noonan
Henrico GOP

John O’Bannon
Former Delegate, 73rd District

Pat O’Bannon
Tuckahoe District Supervisor

Micky Ogburn
School Board Member

Matt Pinsker
Former House of Delegates Candidate, 56th District

Jack Reid
Former Delegate, 72nd District

Janet Riddick
Former State Central Committee Member

Ernesto Sampson
Former House of Delegates Candidate and 7th District Republican Vice-Chair

John Selph
Treasurer, Republican Party of Virginia

Toby Vick
Former Commonwealth’s Attorney

Kristi Way
Republican Party of Virginia First Vice-Chairman

Eddie Whitlock
Former Henrico Republican Chairman and Former House of Delegates Candidate

Republican leaders from across the commonwealth continue to rally and unify behind Cox as the best candidate to win in 2021. Cox was recently endorsed by twenty-three Chesapeake and fifty-eight Republican leaders from Chesterfield County, 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.