Richmond, VA - Tonight, Glenn Youngkin persevered through one of the most competitive statewide nominations in Virginia political history and won the Republican Party of Virginia's gubernatorial nomination. He will carry the Republican Party banner across the Commonwealth as the Republican candidate for governor on the November 2nd ballot. Youngkin joins Attorney General nominee Jason Miyares on the ticket, and will soon be joined by an equally outstanding candidate for lieutenant governor.
Republican Gubernatorial Candidate 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 personal responsibility to help sustain his family when his father lost his job. His unbounded 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, followed by an MBA from 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 making life better for others. Working his way to the top of the company, Glenn played a key role in building Carlyle as 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 he has supported hundreds of thousands of American jobs.
Married for 26 years to his amazing wife and future First Lady of Virginia, Suzanne, Glenn is a loving and dedicated father of four children. Their family journey has been and continues to be guided by their personal faith.
From his life experiences, Glenn has developed the skills and character to lead Virginia with humility and courage. He has the know-how to get Virginia moving again and rebuild it into the best place to live, work, and raise a family in America.
Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson offered the following comment:
"It is with great pleasure that I announce Glenn Youngkin as our Party nominee for governor of Virginia. Glenn ran a fantastic and flawless campaign, and I look forward to throwing my full support and the full force of the Republican Party of Virginia behind him in the coming months. I eagerly await his election on November 2, 2021, and his inauguration on January 15, 2022.
"I sincerely thank [Senator] Amanda Chase, [Delegate] Kirk Cox, Peter Doran, Sergio de la Peña, Pete Snyder, and Octavia Johnson for stepping up for our Party. Their time, dedication, and sacrifice to the Republican Party has made immeasurable contributions to our Commonwealth, and it is my sincere hope that this isn't the last time we see them in the political arena.
"If Republicans are going to win in November, we must unite behind our nominees. We have the momentum, energy, and grassroots organization to send good, solid Republicans to Richmond - and we're going to fight harder than ever to ensure we do just that."