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Herndon Man Announces Run for GOP Bid to Replace Mark Herring

Ron Meyer announces run, will take on John Whitbeck for Republican bid.

Herndon's Ron Meyer announces bid for GOP nomination to 33rd Virginia Senate seat. Credit: Meyer campaign
Herndon's Ron Meyer announces bid for GOP nomination to 33rd Virginia Senate seat. Credit: Meyer campaign

A Herndon man has thrown his hat in the ring to compete for the Republican party's nomination to replace Mark Herring in the state's 33rd Senate District.

Ron Meyer, a public relations professional who has appeared as a conservative analyst on Fox News, announced his candidacy last week.

Herring faces a likely recount in the attorney general's race before his seat in the State Senate would become vacant, though.

Meyer, who also has served as a spokesman for the Young America’s Foundation, said in a statement announcing his campaign that he still holds out hope that Sen. Mark Obenshain will prevail in the attorney general recount.

“I have personally donated time and money toward his recount efforts, and I will continue to support him in any way that I can,” Meyer said. “However, as my grandfather said, ‘be prepared for the worst and hope for the best.’”

Meyer said he’s a “commonsense conservative” who hopes to break the current 20-20 tie in the Virginia Senate by winning Herring’s seat. The lieutenant governor presides over the Senate, and Democrat Ralph Northam was elected to that seat.

“It is critical that Republicans win the majority in the State Senate to continue the progress that has been made in Virginia in recent years,” Meyer said, listing a series of goals including education reform, stopping the expansion of the Affordable Care Act in Virginia and lowering taxes. Meyer said the ACA would take money from transportation and education.

Leesburg attorney and chairman of Virginia’s 10th Congressional District Republican Committee John Whitbeck previously announced his candidacy for the seat.

Democrats have already held a primary and chose Leesburg attorney Jennifer Wexton as their nominee, over Herndon Town Councilwoman Sheila Olem.


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The Convict December 03, 2013 at 11:25 AM
No offense intended, Meyer, but I hope you lose. The PPACA is a policy whose time has come. We don't need more obstructionist government either in DC or in Richmond.
DRB December 04, 2013 at 02:26 PM
The ACA is policy whose time has come and needs to go. This is the single fastest failed endeavor of Socialism that the Government has engaged in. Medicare and S.S. at least took decades to start burning down. If Free Market Capitalism would be employed then we would see a vast improvement quickly. But based on the Socialist failure upon failure model that keeps being embraced by uninformed and ignorant voters I doubt that there will be a yes for success.

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