Meet the GOP: Lolita’s Story

When Lolita Mancheno-Smoak realized her community wasn’t headed in the right direction, she didn’t complain about it. She decided to change it. Mancheno-Smoak is the Fairfax County Republican Committee’s 3rd Vice Chairman, Community Engagement, as a volunteer with the Republican Party of Virginia, she works to connect with all types of voters and get out the vote in Fairfax County. …

FACES OF THE GOP: Alexandria Town Council – Monique Miles & Fernando Torres

Monique Miles brings her business owner experience to the race for Alexandria City Council. Monique A. Miles is running for an at-large seat on the Alexandria City Council in the upcoming November general election. She also received numerous endorsements including from the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Former First Lady Susan Allen, Former Councilman Frank Fannon, and the Virginia Federation …

FACES OF THE GOP: John Guevara, Candidate Sully District, Fairfax County

The son of immigrants, John Guevara is proof that the American Dream still exists. John is dedicated to making sure that dream continues to be possible for his children and future generations. From an early age John’s father, taught him that “education, hard work, and faith,” were the keys to success. After growing up in poverty, John joined the Army Reserves …

FACES OF THE GOP: Sang Yi, Candidate 37th District House of Delegates

Sang Yi’s life story is an example of the American Dream. Sang Yi immigrated to the United States from South Korea in the 1980’s. With humble beginnings in their new lives in America, Sang’s parents sought out success to improve their family’s station in life. Sang’s parents worked hard and were able to start their first small business, a neighborhood …

Amanda Chase, candidate for the 11th State Senate District

Amanda Freeman Chase, Republican candidate for the Virginia State Senate for District 11, grew up in Chesterfield County, is married to her high school sweetheart, and is a mother to four teenagers. She is a small business owner and has worked in both the private and public sectors.  Chase is a graduate of Monacan High School and of Virginia Tech, …

FACES OF THE GOP: Tony Pham, candidate Commonwealth’s Attorney, Henrico County

Many people today talk about “the American Dream” in passing. However, for Tony Pham the Dream is a reality because he’s known what it is like to live without freedom and opportunity.  His family fled Vietnam in 1975 as it fell to communist control. They lived in a refugee camp in Arkansas before relocating and beginning their new lives in …

FACES OF THE GOP: Dr. Siobhan Dunnavant, candidate for State Senate

Dr. Siobhan Dunnavant, candidate for the Virginia State Senate, is the daughter of a Navy Commander who was raised in Hampton Roads since second grade.  Dr. Siobhan (Shah-VON) Dunnavant earned undergraduate degrees from both Randolph–Macon Woman’s College and the University of Virginia. After practicing nursing for four years, she decided to attend medical school.  She started medical school with a …

FACES OF THE GOP: Chuong Nguyen Candidate 87th House of Delegates

Chuong Nguyen brings an impressive professional background to local politics in Virginia as he aims to represent the 87th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. Chuong, along with his parents and three older brothers escaped communist Vietnam in 1978. After being tossed about at sea, avoiding pirates and staving off dehydration, their small fishing boat carried them to safety …

FACES OF THE GOP: Keith Flanagan and Buddy Bishop in Goochland Co.

Four years ago, the voters in Goochland County elected conservative reformers to change how the County was being run. Now two activists are running to build on previous successes: Keith Flannagan, Republican candidate for Clerk of Court In 2011, Goochland County selected a new slate of Supervisors, Treasurer and School Board with real private sector expereince. Using the application of …

FACES OF THE GOP: Jason Miyares, Candidate House of Delegates – 82nd District

Jason Miyares and his family are an example of how American is truly the land of opportunity.  Jason’s story begins with his mother Miriam Maria Miyares, who fled communist Cuba in 1965 with only the clothes on her back. She legally immigrated to the United States and instilled in her three sons a passionate love of freedom and democracy. Jason …