Guest Biographies

Lieutentant Governor Bill Bolling 
The Keynote Speaker for the event, Bill Bolling has served as Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor for the past eight years. Prior to his election in 2005, Bill Bolling served for 10 years in the Senate of Virginia. Bill Bolling is also running for Governor of Virginia in 2013.

Congressman Artur Davis

Kicking off the event is Congressman Artur Davis. A former four-term Congressman and former Democrat, Davis made headlines this spring when he joined the Republican Party.  Davis was one of the national co-chairs for Obama’s 2008 campaign and made one of the nominating speeches for Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. In 2009 and 2010 Davis voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the only member of the Congressional Black Caucus to do so. In time, Davis became increasingly critical of the Obama Administration policies and the liberal turn of the Democrat Party. In 2012, Congressman Davis joined the Republican Party and moved to Virginia. He is speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa and is campaigning on behalf of Mitt Romney in Virginia.

Delegate Rob Bell, Candidate for Attorney General, 2013

Del.  Rob Bell has served in the House of Delegates since 2002 and his district encompasses part of Fluvanna County. Prior to his election, Rob served as a state prosecutor for five years. He prosecuted over 2,400 cases, working with the police and crime victims to bring criminals to justice.

Senator Mark Obenshain, Candidate for Attorney General, 2013

Sen. Mark Obenshain was elected in 2003 to the Virginia State Senate for the 26th District. In the Senate, Mark serves on four committees: Courts of Justice, Local Government, Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, and Privileges and Elections. A member of Senate leadership, Mark currently serves as a Republican whip.

Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, 2013

Del. Scott Lingamfelter  was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2001 representing Prince William and Fauquier Counties. He is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, the Education Committee, and Chairman of the Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee.

Senator Steve Martin, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, 2013

Senator Steve Martin has the 11th Legislative district in the Virginia Senate. He has served in the Virginia Senate since his special election in 1994. Prior to that, he served in the House of Delegates from his election to that body in 1987.

Chairman Corey Stewart, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, 2013

Delegate Lee Ware, VA-65th District

Senator Tom Garrett, VA Senate, 22nd District

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