Thanks to the hard work of great Valley patriots who are far too numerous to name, conservatives are coming back home into the Republican party. Last week, the Shenandoah County Republican Party had its nominating convention for the 2019 November elections, and the convention goers nominated one of the most conservative tickets in years.
Earlier this month, former Republican Committee member and Commonwealth Attorney Amanda Wiseley announced that she would be running for re-election as a Republican. Wiseley left the County GOP to run as an independent, winning for the 1st time by approximately 20%. Wiseley then ran for re-election in 2015 – winning a narrow victory. With Wiseley running under the Republican banner in one of the most Republican counties in Virginia, she should be a shoo-in for re-election this November.
Maybe just as important for the 1st time since 1991, long time Democratic Treasurer Cindy George will have a challenger – current District 3 Supervisor Rich Walker, a former independent conservative who has seen the great changes to our Unit instituted by Chairman Randy Gilbert and knew that he had a home inside the County GOP. Rich Walker overwhelmingly won the nomination by a more than 2-1 margin, and so far Supervisor Walker has helped to bring home many more conservatives back into the GOP fold. The reaction to Rich being our Treasurer candidate on social media has been overwhelmingly positive.
With our statewide famous Sheriff Tim Carter and Commissioner of the Revenue Kathy Black both running for re-election, and District 2 and 3 Supervisor candidates Steve Baker and Brad Pollack rounding out the field, this is one of the strongest groups of candidates that the Shenandoah County GOP has fielded in decades. This is a ticket we can all be proud of.
Good things are happening in Shenandoah County with the new and improved GOP leading the way. Stay tuned!