The young Ashburn Republican brings to the race an energetic campaign style and deeper roots in the district than the incumbent (who moved to the district at this time last year in order to run for the open seat). [read_more]
Wexton won the seat vacated by newly elected Attorney General Mark Herring in a special election earlier this year. Her narrow victory over John Whitbeck, in a race with a “splitter” candidate in the form of Joe May, was frought with problems that Meyer is undoubtedly poised to exploit this time.
From the Loudoun Times article with the scoop:
Republican Ron Meyer has launched a campaign to challenge state Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D) in the Virginia Senate’s 33rd District next year, Meyer told the Times-Mirror today…
The owner and president of Springboard Media Strategies, a media and digital communications firm, Meyer said he’s running “because Northern Virginians want next generation leadership for our 21st century economic challenges.”
“Whether it’s transportation, healthcare, technology, or education, voters are looking for innovative solutions and results – not ideological partisanship focused on divisive issues,” he said.
Meyer is a former spokesman of Young America’s Foundation and the Reagan Ranch. Another key campaign point, he said, will be accessibility. He said he will “respond to all messages on social media and offering a phone number where I will respond personally.”
“Wage and job growth have slowed thanks to Washington’s disgraceful dysfunction. Wage growth was nearly flat in Fairfax County, and while it has improved in Loudoun, I’ve talked to dozens of recent college grads who are still struggling to find work,” Meyer said. “The only way to build an economy for the future that isn’t reliant on Washington is to attract new businesses by improving infrastructure, higher education, and our tax structure.”
Meyer is the only candidate so far to announce an intention to seek the GOP nomination. The Bull Elephant will keep you apprised of developments. More can be found here.