Ed Gillespie endorses Jay McConville for Fairfax GOP Chairman

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For Immediate Release
January 23, 2012

Former RNC and RPV Chairman Ed Gillespie endorses
Jay McConville for Fairfax GOP Chairman

Alexandria, VA, January 6, 2012 – Former Republican National Committee and Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Ed Gillespie has endorsed Jay McConville for Fairfax County Republican Committee (FCRC) Chairman.

In making his endorsement, Gillespie stated:

“I’ve known Jay McConville for many years, first as a community volunteer and later as a candidate. He is an energetic, determined, organized, and committed public servant who will bring great vision, experience and principle to the position of Chairman. I’m proud to call him my friend and endorse him for FCRC chairman, and look forward to working alongside him.”

Responding to the endorsement, McConville stated:

“I am very pleased to announce this recent endorsement by Ed Gillespie. He is a man of integrity who has served our nation well, and is clearly someone who knows what it takes to run a party organization and get real results. I thank him for his continued service to America and for his support, guidance, and mentorship.”

The FCRC will select a new Chairman to replace Anthony Bedell, who is stepping down after two terms, at a convention to be held on March 24th at West Springfield High School. Convention delegates must pre-register and be in attendance at the convention to support their candidate. Convention information is available at www.gojay.org and the FCRC’s website (www.fairfaxgop.com).

Jay McConville is a combat veteran, businessman, and community leader who ran for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 44thDistrict (Mount Vernon) in 2009. Since then he has served as the FCRC’s Vice Chairman for Budget and Finance. He is a former manufacturing CEO who serves on the Mt. Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, is the former President of the Ft. Hunt Youth Athletic Association, is current President of his industry association’s DC Chapter, and is an active member of the Mt. Vernon community. He is also an Ironman Triathlete, having completed the Coeur d’ Alene Ironman in 2008, and a musician, playing in the local band Close2Home, and formerly with Tony Snow’s band Beats Workin’.

Mr. McConville has been married to Sue McConville for 26 years and they have three children, Katelyn (15), Colin (19), and James Robert (21).

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