Dave Rexrode has come a long way since his days at James Madison University as a political science major and president of the Virginia College Republicans.
His first gig after college was the campaign of a Staunton resident named Chris Saxman who was running for the newly-created 20th House seat in 2001. That's when Dave's path crossed mine. I was a volunteer on the Saxman campaign and enjoyed working with this young man. I remember the two of us sitting on my front porch in the rocking chairs talking politics as well as running all over the place with campaign signs, working local parades, and everything else involved in electing someone to public office. Chris Saxman won, his entry into public office, and Dave went on to other campaigns throughout the years.
He has now been appointed Executive Director of the Republican Party of Virginia. Not bad for a 31-year-old Augusta County native.
Bob Stuart has more at the Waynesboro News-Virginian.