March 30, 2017 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Calls on Washington Insider Ed Gillespie to Release Client List Alongside Statement of Economic Interests

by Christina Freundlich

Gillespie Breaks 2014 Promise of Disclosing Clients, Raising Questions On Conflicts of Interests with Virginia

Ed Gillespie filed his Virginia Statement of Economic Interests today -- except it was missing one big detail: his client list from his most recent top-secret consulting days.

Back in 2014, Gillespie voluntarily disclosed his consulting clients, saying that if he were to ever run for office, he would do just that.

Back then, he kept that promise -- but today, he is breaking it.

What does Gillespie have to hide from Virginians? Does his most recent roster of clients represent a conflict of interest the Commonwealth?

“Ed Gillespie once said that if he ever ran for office, he would release his roster of clients from his top-secret consulting days. Today, he failed on that promise,”said DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker. “When the choice had to be made whether to be ethical, honest and open -- the Virginia good government way -- or continue to swim in the DC swamp, Ed chose to stay much-deep in the swamp.

“Virginians deserve to know who Gillespie intends to represent in the Governor’s mansion -- the people of the Commonwealth, or big money Washington?”