5 Years Ago: Photos from 2016 RPV Convention at JMU
Five years ago this weekend the Republican Party of Virginia held its 2016 convention at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. Remember the days when we could all gather safely inside? No masks, no fears, lots of crowding together – the only worries were political?
As I looked through the photos today, I decided to share them because there are so many familiar faces from that event. They are captioned as they were on Facebook in 2016. More links below with additional pics and posts about the weekend.
Alec Thomas with his dad Michael Thomas who was First Vice Chair of RPV
Ed and Cathy Gillespie. Ed was running for Governor.
Pre-convention with set-up complete and chairs in place at JMU Convocation Center
My George Allen pin from the Governor and Ed Gillespie pin.
Del. Greg Habeeb
Alex Davis and Matt Colt Hall
Patience personified … the wind beneath my wings.
Alec Thomas, Michael Thomas, Alex Davis, Jeff Sili
Alec Thomas, Michael Thomas, and RTD’s political reporter Jeff Schapiro
Ed Gillespie, Roger Jarrell, Michael Thomas
Dan Webb and Matt Colt Hall
Jenni Aulgur and Patrick Stott
Savanna and Stacie, the ladies behind the blog “Millennial Ascent”
Kyle Kilgore with his dad Del. Terry Kilgore
Rollin Reisinger crunching numbers with Caroline Supervisor Jeff Sili
Former Virginia First Lady Roxane Gilmore
Chaz Haywood, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Clerk of Court
Matt Hall and Chaz Haywood
Chaz and Alex Davis
John Whitbeck who was RPV Chair and Cole Trower
Alec Thomas and Cathy Gillespie
These two made the weekend fun – Alex Davis and Matt Hall.
Alex Davis and my buddy Barb Tillett
Cynthia Dunbar with her husband after she won National Committeewoman
The late Kevin Corbett and Alex Davis
Tucker Obenshain and Suzanne Obenshain
Dave Eggleston, Boyd Marcus, former Governor Jim Gilmore, Lee Pillsbury
Rep. Morgan Griffith and Vance Wilkins
Marshall Pattie who was Augusta County supervisor at the time
Steve Waters and Rollin Reisinger. Steve sat in my parents’ Midlothian home during the 2004 George W. Bush reelection campaign for president, and he and my mom worked on campaign stuff at the kitchen table. Kind of a White House kitchen cabinet in RVA. Lol
State Senator Jill Vogel greets Del. Todd Gilbert.
Peggy Huffman talks with Del. Todd Gilbert
Former Virginia Republican Governor Jim Gilmore and Alex Davis
Mary Ellen Goodlatte and Congressman Bob Goodlatte
Roger Jarrell who was Rockbridge Republican Committee chair at the time.
Wendell Walker who was 6th Congressional District Chair at the time.
Former Virginia Republican Attorney General Jerry Kilgore.
Former Gov. Gilmore, RTD’s Jeff Schapiro, and Roxane Gilmore.
Jean Gannon, former chair of Powhatan County
Del. Glenn Davis
Trixie Averill, Georgia Long, Wendell Walker, Martha Boneta
Matt Colt Hall and Linwood Cobb
2016 RPV Convention: State chair drama, elections, hobnobbing – Bearing Drift by Lynn R. Mitchell
2016 RPV Convention, Friday Wrap-up – Bearing Drift by Lynn R. Mitchell
2016 RPV Convention in Photos, Part 1 – Bearing Drift by Lynn R. Mitchell
2016 RPV Convention in Photos, Part 2 – Bearing Drift by Lynn R. Mitchell
Brewer: 2016 RPV Convention – “Overwhelming” – Bearing Drift by Joey Brewer
2016 RPV Convention Takeaways – Bearing Drift by Susan Sili
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell