Cole Trower Named New GOP Chair of Norfolk

The deadline to file to run as chairman of Norfolk City GOP passed Tuesday afternoon and, since no other candidates filed, Cole Trower has been declared the new chairman. The mass meeting scheduled later this month has been cancelled.

The official message was posted Tuesday afternoon by Tom Cherry, current chairman of the Norfolk Republican Committee:

The deadline has passed for Candidates for the Chairman of our committee. There was only one person who filed and paid the fee for Chairman.

In accordance with the call; Cole Trower will be our next Chairman and the mass meeting at the Masonic Lodge is cancelled. Please watch for emails concerning further updates.

Trower was campaigning in preparation for the election, and an article about him was published in Monday’s Bearing Drift (see Trower: Why I Am Running for Norfolk Republican Chairman). The post had been shared to Facebook 172 times.

Trower, 26, holds a degree in Public Administration from James Madison University. He lives in Norfolk where he owns a small business focusing on organizational consulting, and is active in Virginia Politics.

  • John Martin

    Congratulations! You seem quite capable! I am a Democrat so……….you can go away now………

  • old_redneck

    Have you folks read The Bull Elephant article titled “Cynthia Dunbar Endures Smear Campaign?”

    Cole Trower is featured in the article. TBE is not as impressed with Trower as BD seems to be. For example, here’s a sample:

    — quote from TBE

    Many of you may remember Cole Trower for his antics in harassing Cynthia Dunbar
    when she was running for RNC National Committeewoman against Suzanne
    Obenshain in 2016. Others may remember his involvement in a Norfolk
    altercation that nearly came to blows.
    Unfortunately for delegates signed up by the Dunbar campaign, they only
    know Cole Trower as an intimidating voice on their phones as he spreads
    lies about Cynthia Dunbar and tries to scare them away from attending
    the convention.

    — end quote

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