Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Candace Strother for a seamless transition in the Loudoun GOP
My good friend, Glen Caroline, having graduated to the absolute top of his game in the local party, will not seek another term, and has thrown his broad shoulders behind Candace Strother to replace him in the Chairman's position.
I heartily and readily endorse her as a great choice.
What the Committee needs now is a continuation of the combined strength of all factions. As Caroline noted thruout his term, we're much stronger together. And in his tenure, he proved that...twice delivering numbers that passed his peers in neighboring counties. We need someone who can build on that platform and continue the work with fellow chapters in Fairfax and in Prince Williamm Counties to carry NoVa for republican candidates.
Ms. Strother, who may be a distant relative (as are all Strother, Merryman and Wharton lineages)is a local businesswoman, but has a very solid background as well.
From her bio on her website: "Candace's extensive government experience in Washington DC includes the White House, the Executive Office of the President and the Cabinet Offices of Labor and Interior. Her responsibilities ranged from management and budgets to communications and congressional affairs. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration she directed agency strategic planning including regulatory priorities, international activities and training. As the Interior Department Chief of Staff to the Solicitor she directed strategic planning, chaired the management advisory group and directed external relations with the Congress, media, executive branch and interest groups. While at the White House Office of Public Liaison, she led issue briefings for individuals and organizations to promote administration policies and prepared issue briefing memoranda for the President and his senior staff.
Earlier, Candace worked in the media in Michigan and Washington. Her radio and television experience includes investigative journalism, reporting and anchoring an evening local television news show. She has done media coaching for a Washington think tank and coordinated public relations with broadcast media for national and international news programs. She has also provided voice overs for radio commercials aired in the Washington area as well as narrations for corporate industrial films.
Candace has a long history of involvement in civic and community organizations as well as not-for-profits. She has worked with the American Red Cross Board of Governors. She currently advises Project HOPE, an international humanitarian and health education organization, on strategies to expand partnerships with top corporate leaders across the country."
I welcome Candace to the leadership, and I support her in every capacity to continue Glen's excellent work. Onward and upwards, Candace!
Update: I had the opportunity to speak with Candace at the Conservative Volunteer Recognition Banquet last night. I support her even more at this point. She will be a valuable asset to the direction we're moving in, and will definitely keep the Unit moving in the direction that Chairman Caroline did.