Ed Gillespie

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Ed Gillespie
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Counselor to the President
In office
July 5, 2007 – January 20, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byDan Bartlett
Succeeded byPeter Rouse (2011)
Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia
In office
December 4, 2006 – June 13, 2007
Preceded byKate Obenshain
Succeeded byJohn Hager
Chairman of the Republican National Committee
In office
July 25, 2003 – January 20, 2005
Preceded byMarc Racicot
Succeeded byKen Mehlman
Personal details
Edward Walter Gillespie

(1961-08-01) August 1, 1961 (age 61)
Mount Holly Township, New
, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materCatholic University of America

Edward Walter "Ed" Gillespie (born August 1, 1961) is an American Republican politician. He served as the 61st Chairman of the Republican National Committee and Counselor to the President during George W. Bush's administration.

Gillespie, along with Democrat Jack Quinn, founded Quinn Gillespie & Associates, a bipartisan lobbying firm. In January 2014, Gillespie announced he was running for Virginia's U.S. Senate seat currently held by Mark Warner in the 2014 election, and on June 7, 2014, he received the Republican nomination.[1]

In October 2015, Gillespie announced his plans to run for Governor of Virginia in 2017.[2] In June 2017, he became the Republican Party's candidate for governor in Virginia's 2017 election, facing Democratic nominee Ralph Northam who later won the election.[3]

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  1. At GOP convention in Roanoke, Republicans pick Gillespie to face Warner in Senate race
  2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/gillespie-confirms-he-is-running-for-va-governor/2015/10/02/26a6d3f2-6912-11e5-9223-70cb36460919_story.html
  3. Martin, Jonathan; Burns, Alexander (2017-11-07). "Ralph Northam Wins the Virginia Governor's Race". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-11-08.

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