Fmr. Governor Gilmore to Address Millennials, RPV Chairman John Whitbeck to Moderate 2017 Statewide Candidate Debate

Richmond, VA – Today, the Millennial Advocacy Council PAC announced Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore as the keynote speaker for their Inaugural Phoenix Summit this Saturday, February 18th. MAC-PAC also revealed today that Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck will serve as moderator during the 2017 Statewide Candidate Debate they are co-hosting with NextGen GOP in conjunction with the summit.

Gilmore is scheduled to address an audience of Millennial Republicans shortly before the debate begins at 3:00 PM. The debate will feature Gubernatorial candidates Ed Gillespie, Denver Riggleman, and Corey Stewart, Lieutenant Governor candidates Delegate Glenn Davis and Senator Bryce Reeves, and Attorney General candidates John Adams and Chuck Smith.

“I look to forward to joining the MAC-PAC this weekend as they unite younger voters behind small government and free enterprise,” said former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore. “By hosting the Phoenix Summit and their candidate debate with our 2017 statewide candidates, MAC-PAC has provided a unique opportunity for Virginia Republicans to stand in solidarity behind the next generation of Republican leadership. The national deficit, federal spending, and cost of higher education all continue to rise at an alarming pace, so it is more important than ever for Millennials to lead the charge against the reckless policies that have created the opportunity deficits their generation faces. I look forward to speaking with many of Virginia’s enthusiastic young Republicans as we focus on building a brighter future for their generation and for generations to come.”

Earlier that afternoon, MAC-PAC will highlight the next generation of leadership by holding a Millennial Leaders Panel featuring Richmond City Councilman Andreas Addison, Chatham Town Councilman William Pace, Williamsburg City Councilman Benny Zhang, and three Millennial candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates: Emily Brewer (64th district), Adam Roosevelt (49th district), and Laquan Austion (2nd district).

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