Glenn Youngkin, formerly of the Carlyle investment firm, is Virginia’s Republican nominee for governor. The state’s GOP announced the decision Monday night, following a statewide unassembled convention that had occurred two days earlier.
Dr. Steve Pleickhardt, a dentist residing and practicing in Manassas, will be the GOP’s candidate to take on incumbent Lee Carter (D-50, Bristow, Manassas) — Virginia’s first self-avowed socialist — in November.
The Republican Party of Virginia’s attempts to plan a party-run, statewide nominating contest during a global pandemic have been so choppy it’s still unclear if the May 8 drive-up convention at Liberty University will happen as planned.
From repealing voter ID laws, passing California-like vehicle emission standards, to closing public schools to in-person learning, Democrats that have controlled Virginia’s government for the past two years have been busy.