Wednesday, 14 October 2015 14:12

Fiorina announces Virginia leadership team

Written by  Andrew Cain, Richmond Times-Dispatch
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Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, a GOP presidential hopeful, announced her Virginia leadership team Monday, a list that features party activists but no current elected officials.

In Christopher Newport University's Virginia presidential poll released Oct. 12, Fiorina, a Fairfax County resident, ranked fourth among the 15 GOP contenders with 13 percent, behind Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

Jay McConville, a former chairman of the Fairfax County GOP, and Fred Thompson, CAO of Thompson Hospitality, are co-chairs of Fiorina's Virginia campaign. (Thompson is not to be confused with the former U.S. senator from Tennessee.)

Fiorina's campaign touted the group of grass-roots activists as a virtue, saying they support her bid because of her willingness to "challenge the professional political class and take on the status quo."
Her Virginia leadership team also includes:

Bruno Bottcher, a Republican activist; 
Diane L. Cullo, director of development and outreach at Take Back Our Republic and former executive director of the Fairfax County Republican Committee; 
Carrie Edwards, president of White Digital, a marketing and advertising agency; and GOP activist; 
Mary Grey Edwards, a GOP activist; 
Charles Gloeckner, an energy executive; 
Kristen Manos Kalina, a family law attorney and Republican activist; 
Lolita Mancheno-Smoak, chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; 
Dawn Matheson, chief visionary officer of Matheson Group Inc., co-founder of Modern Republican Women Federal PAC; 
Kerry O'Brien, a businesswoman and Republican activist; 
Tiffany Webb, a Republican activist; 
Bill Wilkin, a member of the Loudoun County Republican Committee.


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