UPDATED 2:15 PM PT – Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Glenn Youngkin has been announced as the GOP nomination for Governor of Virginia.
On Monday, the former CEO of a global investment firm, defeated six other Republicans at Virginia’s GOP Gubernatorial Convention. Youngkin beat out entrepreneur Pete Snyder, state Sen. Amanda Chase, former Speaker of Virginia’s House of Delegates Kirk Cox, former think tank leader Peter Doran, retired Army Col. Sergio de la Peña and former Roanoke City, Va., Sheriff Octavia Johnson.
Congratulations to my friend @GlennYoungkin on winning the Virginia Republican gubernatorial nomination.
Glenn will defend the Constitution, free speech, religious liberty, and the Second Amendment.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 11, 2021
Youngkin has campaigned on lifting coronavirus restrictions and has highlighted his Second Amendment and pro-life stances. The newest nominee says he is prepared to lead, excited to serve and humbled by the trust Virginians have placed in him. “Virginians have made it clear that they are ready for a political outsider with proven business experience to bring real change in Richmond,” expressed Youngkin.
100 days and 22,000 miles ago I started a journey with each of you to make Virginia the best place in America to live, work, and raise a family. Today, I ask that you consider me as your first choice for governor in the Republican Convention. #WinWithGlenn pic.twitter.com/d23s0m0K5L
— Glenn Youngkin (@GlennYoungkin) May 8, 2021
The Republican will face off against the winner of the Democrat gubernatorial primary in November.