Elected Officials and Candidates
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.
Candidates Elected to Newport News City Offices
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.
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!
Candidates Running for State and National Offices
CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNER
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.
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.
CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL
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.
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Learn more at David Wilson
David Wilson is a long time community leader helping push for changes that directly affect the citizens of the 95th district. Chief proponent of the Andrè initiative, President at Minute Men Task Force which does public service such as placing people at bus stops to help protect children and the Founder/ Director/CEO at David Wilson Youth Boxing, David has been advocating for his local community for years.
Learn more at Gray for Delegate
Jordan is a young, dedicated educator who teaches 6th grade Social Studies for Newport News' cutting-edge An Achievable Dream Middle and High School. In the classroom, Jordan devotes all of his time to inspiring the young minds of his students to reach their fullest potential and always follow their dreams. Outside the classroom, Jordan is proud to serve as a coach for the school's speech and debate team, an assistant coach for the school's middle school boy's basketball team, and a sponsor of the school's 3.0 club.
Learn more at Russ for Delegate
Russ Harper is a decorated U.S. Army Veteran, local Pastor, Small Business owner, a father of five daughters and a husband to Saffi of 21 years. Russ was born and grew up in a small town in Georgia. He entered the US Army in 1998 and served for 13 years. His last duty station brought him to Newport News Virginia in 2004. After he was honorable discharged from the Army in 2008 Russ became a full-time minister of music at a local church. In 2009 Russ went back to school attending Regent University. Russ added another venture to his belt when in 2013 he started CRH Colorscapes LLC a painting and drywall company of which he still owns and operates today. In 2014 Russ graduated Regent University with his Bachelors and would continue on to receive his Masters Degree in 2016. In 2017 Russ and his wife Saffi planted a church in the Lee Hall area of Newport News.
Russ has been an active part of Newport News for the past 17 years and he wants to do more. Even with a busy lifestyle of family, running a small business, and Pastoring a church Russ has a strong desire to once again serve his community and state just as he did in the military. He is running for delegate because he believes that he can make a difference in Richmond that will positively affect all people of Newport News.
Russ is a man who is all in or all out. He doesn’t believe in doing things halfway. He is very passionate about whatever endeavor he embarks upon and will always see it to completion. This journey to become Delegate of the 94th district will be no different.