Glenn Youngkin

Key Facts

Party Republican
Race Governor
Status Challenger

Background

Glenn Youngkin earned an engineering degree from Rice University before pursuing an MBA at Harvard Business School. He was subsequently the co-CEO of Carlyle Group and co-founded Virginia Ready. He is also a former board member of the Museum of the Bible and Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus.

Key Issues

Veterans

Youngkin supports reducing barriers to veterans’ capital and employment opportunities. He proposes a plan that eliminates tax on military retirement day, waives administrative fees for veteran-owned small businesses, and expands on the Child Care Subsidy Program.

Public Safety

Youngkin wants to end modern-day slavery in Virginia through creating a Governor’s Anti-Trafficking Task Force and increasing prosecutions and jail time. He would also create a Survivor Advisory Council and require school online safety training.

Education

Youngkin hopes to advance public investment in schools by increasing the number of academic-year governor’s schools and ensuring schools are never closed for extended periods of time. He would also expand support to students with disabilities and offer more advanced math opportunities.

Anti-Semitism

Youngkin believes in decreasing the number of crimes targeting Jews through forming a Virginia Holocaust, Genocide, and Anti-Semitism Advisory Commission.

Endorsements

Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator; Donald Trump, former U.S. President; George Allen, former Governor of Virginia; Jim Gilmore, former Governor of Virginia; Bob McDonnell, former Governor of Virginia; Kevin Stitt, Governor of Oklahoma; Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas; Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland; Doug Burgum, Governor of North Dakota; Bill Lee, Governor of Tennessee; Nikki Haley, former Governor of South Carolina; Virginia Police Benevolent Association (VPBA)

Sources

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