Richmond, VA -The Republican Party of Virginia honored Kay Coles James with a life time achievement award and created an annual award in her honor. James grew up in a poverty stricken section of the City of Richmond and went on to Hampton University. Some of the highlights of her public sector service include: serving on the Fairfax County School Board, her appointment as Governor George Allen’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, and her time as director of the Office of Management and Budget in the George W. Bush administration. Kay has had a truly significant impact on expanding the realm of personal Freedom in both the united states and abroad.
The annual award named in her honor is the Kay Coles James Award. The award is given to an individual who has made significant efforts to expand the Republican Party of Virginia into diverse communities in the tradition of Kay Coles James.
This years award has been given to D.J. Jordan of Prince William County who is the Republican nominee for the 31st House of Delegates district.