Yesterday Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia John Whitbeck issued a statement in support of Republican candidate for Sully District Supervisor, John Guevara, Whitbeck said…[read_more]
“Growing the Republican Party is essential to our winning elections in Northern Virginia. John Guevara is exactly the kind of Republican we need to accomplish just that. His military and private sector experience in project management makes him uniquely qualified to serve on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. While I am not endorsing in primaries, I feel it is important for Party leaders to ensure that talented conservatives like John are encouraged to run for office. We need people like John who are willing to step up and serve their communities and I applaud him for doing so.”
Candidate Guevara responded,
“The only way we can grow our Party is to engage every community with our message of limited government and more individual freedom,” said John Guevara. “We are very excited about where we are in the campaign right now. We are moving forward very fast as the election is just next month. Those kind words from Mr. Whitbeck will certainly help to energize our team through the stretch run to Election Day.”
Anthony Bedell, former Chairman of Fairfax County Republican Committee, previous budget director of the Republican party of Virginia, and currently president of RedFive Strategies, is also lending his support to John Guevara. In his endorsement of the candidate he said,
“This was an easy endorsement for me. It is in line with my philosophy, when I was Chairman and now. It was our Fairfax leadership team’s goal to find candidates with deep ties in their community and making sure we as Republicans offered candidates with different backgrounds. The results were clearly as successful as you can be in Fairfax. The voter paradigm in Fairfax has changed even more from when I was Chairman. Republicans more than ever need to nominate candidates who can reach a wide array and diverse group of voters if we have any chance to win. Nominating John Guevara in Sully meets this standard. I think both of the other candidates are good men and good Republicans. But if we want to hold this Supervisor seat we need to nominate John Guevara so we can win Sully District in November.”
In response to Anthony’s endorsement John Guevara said,
“Our campaign is very excited to have the support of Anthony Bedell,” said John Guevara. “We are moving forward very fast right now as the election is just next month. Our team has been out knocking doors and engaging voters. My neighbors across the Sully District are ready for my conservative viewpoint like holding the line on taxes, and bringing fiscally responsible policies to the Board so that businesses come and stay in our district.”
It’s easy to understand why these Republican leaders support John Guevara. He is well acquainted with Sully, having in the district for 16 years. He works as a manager for a large telecommunications company, is a Veteran, has twice served on the board of Navy Elementary PTO, has been a Little League Coach and a Cub Scout den leader. John Guevara is also Vice President of the Board for the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, a non profit group established to help families facing emergency needs for food and financial assistance. When announcing his candidacy he said,
“I have often wondered how it is possible that we live in such a prosperous district yet have a significant number of families who are struggling to make ends meet,” said Guevara. “How can we have a $2.5 billion school budget and yet have overcrowding in more than 30% of our elementary schools? Or, how can we spend billions of dollars on mass transit only to continue to sit in traffic day after day after day? We have to address these and other pressing issues but we have to do it with smarter, no-nonsense management. Throwing different people with the same ideas at these problems is political insanity. I am a first-generation Hispanic American who has earned the American Dream. Growing-up in near-poverty, I learned the importance of sacrifice and the value of working hard, which I applied to my education and to my careers in IT and the U.S. Army. We need a new face, a person who has management, business, and people skills to tackle these local issues that affect our families. I am that candidate.”
The nomination for the Republican Candidate in Sully District will be decided in a firehouse primary on April 25th, from 10am to 3pm at Westfield High School located at 4700 Stonecroft Blvd. Chantilly, VA 20151.
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