Garrison Coward Launches Campaign for HOD-68
Garrison Coward has announced his campaign to seek the Republican nomination for the 68th District Virginia House of Delegates seat. The seat had been formerly held by Republican Manoli Loupassi (2008-18) who lost in the blue wave of 2017 to Democrat Dawn Adams.
The 68th District covers part of the city of Richmond as well as parts of Henrico and Chesterfield counties.
“I am running because I feel that in today’s political climate we need to be able to come to the table with ideas and solutions to the challenges we face,” Coward said.
“In order for us to meet these challenges, we must not focus on the personalities of politicians, but instead focus on sound public policy solutions to issues such as education, safety, transportation, healthcare, childcare, the environment; and have a respectful dialogue surrounding important issues that our communities face.”
He added, “Virginia is in need of a suburban and urban agenda that is focused on new ideas, centered around economic mobility, pro-growth policies for businesses, a quality 21st Century education system for all, criminal justice reform, and technological advancements.”
Coward has previously worked as political advisor to Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA 01) and Political Director and Deputy Director of Minority Engagement for the Republican Party of Virginia.
Known as a results-oriented, common sense conservative, Coward is advocating for a need for new ideas, pro-growth policies for businesses, a quality 21st Century education system for all, criminal justice reform, and technological advancements.
Coward is the Chief Operating Officer of BizCents, a Henrico based data analytics firm. He also serves as Executive Director of the very popular Conservative Professionals Network of Virginia, which aims to engage a new generation of center-right thinkers on public-policy matters.
In 2016, Coward was elected a Delegate to the Republican National Convention from Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. He serves on several community boards including the Executive Committee of the Southside Community Housing and Development Corporation, and the Greater Richmond YMCA Millennial Committee.
A Henrico native and life-long Virginian, Coward graduated from Hampden-Sydney College ‘12, with a degree in Economics; The George Washington University ‘17, with a Master’s degree in Political Management; and is currently seeking his MBA from The George Washington University’s School of Business.