Glenn Youngkin

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Glenn Youngkin

74th Governor of Virginia
Taking office
January 15, 2022
Lieutenant Winsome Sears
Succeeding Ralph Northam

Born December 9, 1966 55
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Suzanne Youngkin
Children 4
Residence Great Falls, Virginia

Glenn Allen Youngkin (born December 9, 1966) is the current Republican Governor of Virginia. He narrowly defeated the Democrat former-Governor Terry McAuliffe in the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election, a victory widely considered a rejection of the left-wing, Establishmentarian presidency of Joe Biden, and his campaign received President Donald Trump's endorsement. Youngkin took office in January 2022, succeeding disgraced term-limited Democrat Governor Ralph Northam. Before running for Governor in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Youngkin was a businessman for 25 years, becoming co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, a company hosting financial and asset management services connected to the World Economic Forum.

Campaign For Governor

Before education and critical race theory became the hot-button issue, Youngkin ran a moderate campaign,[1] airing an advertisement seeming to imply that white supremacists were responsible for rising crime[2] and refraining from a strong condemnation of abortion during a debate.[3][4] Youngkin also supported the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue from a public park.[5]

Youngkin won with 50.7% of the popular vote. Even far-left-biased newspaper The Guardian admitted that the victory constitutes "a blow" to Joe Biden, who campaigned with McAuliffe before going to a climate change conference to which Russia and China did not send delegates.[6]

Many conservatives became disillusioned with Youngkin before his term had even started. Shortly after winning, he announced that he would not interfere with local mask and vaccine mandates.[7] Not long after, he hired Joshua Marin-Mora, a skirt-wearing LGBT activist, to his communications staff. Marin-Mora opposes fossil fuels and has backed Green New Deal proposals, as well as the teaching of Critical Race Theory in public school.[8]

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