Richard L. (Rich) Anderson, Candidate for PRV Chair
On Monday, Ralph Northam announced that he is extending the shut-down of Virginia businesses and our state economy by one full week. Originally scheduled to end on Friday, May 8th, this crushing blow to Virginia families, jobs, and paychecks will now continue until Friday, May 15th.
Virginia has been making arrangements to resume work and life at the end of this week. Those plans and preparations have now been dashed by a partisan, out-of-touch, and overreaching politician who has imposed unconstitutional orders on Virginia citizens and deprived them of their civil liberties and livelihoods. I know something of the Constitution—I swore an oath to it on seven occasions over the course of my 30-year military career and four times during my eight years in the General Assembly.
In the face of today’s announced extension, the RPV Surrender Caucus is silent and has again raised its white flag to the extreme Progressives who now control Richmond. The choice is crystal clear: If you want to continue the march to sure destruction of our party for the next two decades, vote for the status quo. If you want to reverse course and win again, I ask for your vote and your voice in our campaign for RPV Chair—at an in-person state convention that RPV has not scheduled when action is crucial right now.
I’ll fight—because It’s Time to Win Again.
Rich Anderson is a native Virginian, grassroots Republican volunteer for the last 12 years, retired 30-year Air Force colonel (1979-2009), former member of the Virginia House of Delegates (2010-2018), and candidate for RPV Chair (2020). He and his wife Ruth, a retired 21-year Air Force lieutenant colonel and former member of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, live in Woodbridge. They have been married for 34 years, are the parents of three children, and have seven grandchildren.