Jack Wilson a lawyer in Chester and chairman of the 4th Republican district is “seriously considering” a run for Chairman of RPV. He will decide by Thursday. He says he can get behind Corey Stewart.
It has been speculated that Nancy Dye, Western Vice Chair on State Central committee, would run for RPV chair but she is saying “probably not”. Wilson said he is more inclined to run for the office if Dye is not running.
Shortly after Chairman Whitbeck’s announcement that he was stepping down as chair, effective July 21st, it was rumored that Cynthia Dunbar would run for the position. She has made it clear that she has no intentions to run.
Melvin Adams, GOP chair in the 5th district, has not made a decision about running. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch,
“My interest right now is to see who steps forward or can be convinced to do so,” he said by email. “We have a bench of people who could do a great job. Finding the best candidate is what matters now.”
No one will be elected RPV Chair until September 8th. In the interim Vice Chair Mike Thomas will be in charge.
The new RPV chair will serve for only 8 weeks before the election in November. Why not have an elder statesmen type, like Jim Gilmore, Mark Obenshain, George Allen, or Jerry Kilgore, run the party for those final weeks and then resign after the election?
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