On Saturday the Republican Party of Virginia elected a new chairman, Jack Wilson, formerly GOP chair in the 4th district.Â Also electedÂ was Chris Marston to be theÂ Eastern Vice Chair.Â RPV issued the following statement:
Today, members of the State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia elected Jack Wilson of the Fourth Congressional District the newest RPV Chairman. Wilson will finish former Chairman Whitbeckâ€™s term, and be eligible to run for re-election in 2020.
Wilson graduated from West Virginia University in 1982, where he served as the president of the College Republicans. He went on the graduate in 1990 from the Columbia University School of Law. Wilson served as a Captain in the United Statesâ€™ military, has four children, five grandchildren, and recently celebrated his 36th wedding anniversary.
After moving to Chesterfield, Wilson became involved in the Chesterfield County Republican Committee, ultimately being elected Chairman of one of the most successful GOP units in Virginia.Â He served on the State Central Committee from the 7th Congressional District until redistricting put him in the 4th District.Â In 2007, Jack was elected Chairman of the 4th District Committee and has served in that capacity continuously since, making him the longest tenured District Chairman currently on State Central Committee.Â While serving as the 4th District Chairman, Wilson has served on the Executive Committee of RPV, served terms as Chairman of the Budget Committee, Chaired the 2016 State Republican Convention and the 2018 6th District Convention while also chairing his own 4th District Conventions.
â€œI am incredibly honored that the Republicans of this Commonwealth trust me to lead them to victory,â€ said Wilson. â€œI look forward to working with Republicans from all across Virginia. Our party is headed in the right direction, and we are excited about the future.â€