October 14, 2016 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Statement on Donald Trump’s New Leadership Team in Virginia

by Democratic Party of Virginia

The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement after Donald Trump's campaign announced its new statewide leadership team in Virginia:

"As more deeply troubling reports of Trump mistreating and degrading women come to light, his campaign is attempting to gloss over its disastrous week by naming a new Republican leadership council, which unsurprisingly includes lawmakers who have spent their careers supporting legislation that restricts women's rights. What Donald Trump stands for is fundamentally incompatible with Virginia values. These Republicans are on the wrong side of history, and they will be held responsible by Virginians for enabling a man accused of repeatedly groping and assaulting women and then bragging about it. By supporting Trump, they are validating the behavior of someone who is unfit to hold our nation's highest office. Just this week, students at Virginia's universities publicly denounced Trump, and Virginia Republicans would do well to take a page from their book."

The following elected officials and candidates have been named to Donald Trump's leadership team:

Rob Wittman - Congressman, 1st District, and candidate for Governor

Frank Wagner - State Senator, 7th District, and candidate for Governor

Glenn Davis - Delegate, 84th District, and candidate for Lieutenant Governor

Bryce Reeves - State Senator, 17th, and candidate for Lieutenant Governor

Rob Bell - Delegate, 58th District and candidate for Attorney General

Dave Brat - Congressman, 4th District

Kary Coles James - Former OPM Director

Jeannemarie Davis - Former State Senator

Randy Forbes - Congressman, 7th District

John Fredericks - Radio Host

John Hager - Former Lieutenant Governor

Jerry Kilgore - Former Attorney General

Jeff McWaters - Former State Senator

Bert Mizusawa - Major General (Ret.)

Mike Murray - Northern Virginia Business Leader

Suzanne Obenshain - Former State Senator

Kerry Woolard - General Manager, Trump Winery

Additionally, the following candidates running for statewide office have endorsed Donald Trump despite multiple allegations of sexual assault:

Ed Gillespie, gubernatorial candidate

Jill Vogel, candidate for lieutenant governor

John Adams, candidate for attorney general