Shaun Kenney will be leaving RPV at the end of the month to explore other job opportunities. Shaun has been in the position of Executive Director of the Party since April.[read_more] Knowing the financial problems the party has faced, Shaun has been working for less pay than he what he could be earning elsewhere. He can’t make a sacrifice like that forever with a wife and 7 children to support. Shaun has excellent managerial skills and as someone close to RPV operations said “he made the trains run on time”, he made the organization work as it should, something sorely needed at headquarters. We thank him for the sacrifices he has made for our party and wish him well in his new ventures.
The Washington Post has covered Shaun’s departure from RPV and our party’s financial woes. The good news for Republican Party of Virginia is our new leader, Chairman John Whitbeck. In just a few weeks, he has begun to turn things around in our party. He is raising funds and bringing together the different factions of the party. We are so fortunate to have John at the helm. John is the best person we could have during this difficult and challenging time in our party. He is righting the ship and bringing everyone on board. He has successfully begun fundraising for the party and will host Governor Rick Perry for a fundraiser in Richmond on February 24th.