Candidates Running for Office

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Andrew Hlavacek
SCHOOL BOARD -
NORTH DISTRICT

Safety Matters. Students Matter. Parents Matter. Andrew is a proud father, husband, and Air Force veteran. His oldest son attends Woodside High School and his youngest attends Passage Middle School. Andrew currently serves as Deputy Sheriff for Virginia Beach, so he understands what needs to happen in order to keep his and your kids safe. Moreover, Andrew will ensure that parents, teachers, and students ALL matter once again in Newport News.

Elected Officials and Candidates

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Tom Aman
NNR COMMITTEE CHAIR

Tom Aman is the NNR's elected chairman of the city committee. Tom is a local business man and is passionate about growing the party and fostering a fun family focused atmosphere! Tom has greenlighted many of our outreach initiatives such as the social media outreach and the Traditions Brewing get togethers.

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Dr. Patricia Woodbury
CITY COUNCIL (CENTRAL)

Councilwoman Dr. Patricia Woodbury Newport News City Council in the Central District. Councilwoman Woodbury has served this city on a variety of committees and boards and is passionate about education and citizens rights. Please check out Pat's Facebook page for recent event s and information. 

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Rebecca Schwayder Aman
SCHOOL BOARD (CENTRAL)

Rebecca Shwayder Aman grew up in Newport News and graduated from Ferguson High School in 1992. Rebecca obtained her Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 2005.  She and her husband returned to Newport News in 2005, as they believed the city would be a wonderful place to raise a family…they were right! Rebecca is working to build stronger understanding between the City Council and School Board, find answers to difficult problems, and advocate for the needs of the school system, our children and families. Check out Rebecca's Facebook page to learn more!

Statewide Offices

GOVERNER 

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GLENN YOUNGKIN

Learn more at Youngkin for Governor

Glenn Youngkin is a homegrown Virginian who grew up in Richmond and Virginia Beach. As his father changed jobs, Glenn learned that moving around didn’t equal moving up – nothing was handed to him. From his first job washing dishes and frying eggs at a diner in Virginia Beach, Glenn embraced hard work and responsibility to help his family when his father lost his job. His determination to succeed earned him multiple high school basketball honors in Virginia and an athletic scholarship to college.

After earning an engineering degree at Rice University, and his MBA at Harvard Business School, Glenn and his wife Suzanne moved to northern Virginia. Glenn landed a job at The Carlyle Group, where he spent the next 25 years. Working his way to the top of the company, Glenn played a key role in building Carlyle into one of the leading investment firms in the world. His efforts have helped fund the retirements of teachers, police officers, firefighters and other front line public servants and supported hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

 

LT. GOVERNER 

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WINSOME SEARS

Learn more at Winsome for Lt Governor

Winsome was elected to a majority Black legislative district! No other Republican has done that in Virginia since 1865: She consequently also became the first (and still only) Black Republican woman elected to the House, the first female veteran, and the first legal immigrant woman.

Winsome is a mother, wife and is proud to have served in the United States Marines. She was also a hard-charging Vice President of the Virginia State Board of Education and received presidential appointments to the US Census Bureau (where she co-chaired the African American Committee) and the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

In addition to her Masters degree, Winsome also built a successful business as a trained electrician and understands the importance of helping small businesses thrive. However, Winsome is most proud of her community work leading a men’s prison ministry and as director of a women’s homeless shelter for The Salvation Army.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

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JASON MIYARES

Learn more at Jason for AG

Delegate Jason Miyares is an example of President Ronald Reagan’s "Shining City upon a Hill." His story begins with his mother, Miriam Maria Miyares, who fled communist Cuba in 1965 with the clothes on her back and no idea from where her next meal would come. She legally immigrated to the United States and instilled in her three sons a passionate love of the freedom and democracy of America. Miyares grew up in Virginia Beach, attending local public schools and growing up in a middle-class household that emphasized the values of hard work, love of country, and service above self.

 

Above all, his mother’s story of losing everything she owned to the horrors of socialism taught Jason Miyares firsthand the truth of Ronald Reagan’s maxim that “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction… it must be fought for, protected and handed on…..”

 

That truth animates Jason Miyares’ service as a prosecutor, leader and Delegate.​