Jim Gilmore, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 1998-2002, will be our special guest speaker at Saturday's SWAC-GOP Breakfast at Rowe's Restaurant in Staunton. With his name being mentioned as a possible candidate for retiring John Warner's U.S. Senate seat, this will offer an opportunity for area Republicans to hear what Gov. Gilmore has to say.
Led by Augusta County Chairman Kurt Michael, it promises to be an informative session for those interested in the future of Republican politics.
A recent addition to the Virginia political blogosphere, be sure to check out Jim Gilmore's blog, Virginia Patriot.
Reservations are required for the 8 a.m. breakfast by contacting SWAC.Girl@gmail.com with the names of those attending. Cost is $6 per person which includes meal, beverage, and gratuity. All Republicans are invited to join us on Saturday.
Jim Gilmore Bio:
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Jim Gilmore is the son of a working class parents ... his dad was a Safeway meatcutter and his mother was a church secretary. He graduated from J.R. Tucker High School and studied foreign policy at the University of Virginia. While at UVA, he joined the College Republicans, and was elected a statewide officer, and met his wife Roxane. He and Roxane today are the parents of two sons, Jay and Ashton.
A graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law, Jim Gilmore is a former chairman of the Republican National Committee. Appointed by Congress as the chairman of a Congressionally created national commission charged with making recommendations on ways to prevent and respond to terrorism, which became known as the Gilmore Commission, he has become a nationally known authority on homeland security.
He served as a member of U.S. Army counter-intelligence; was a tough crime-busting prosecutor in Virginia, a popular no-nonsense Virginia Attorney General, and a former Governor who became a champion of the taxpayers by reducing taxes on working men and woman by $1.5 billion.
Jim Gilmore is a conservative leader who says what he means and does what he says.