Glenn Youngkin

Glenn Youngkin, who is running as a candidate for the Republican Party nomination for Virginia governor, speaks to attendees of an event today at Bull Daddy’s restaurant in Appomattox.

Glenn Youngkin, who is running as a candidate for the Republican Party nomination for Virginia governor, visited Appomattox at 1:30 p.m. today at Bull Daddy’s restaurant.

In attendance included Vance Wilkins, a retired member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1978 to 2002 who also served as a Republican Speaker of the Virginia House, and Del. Matt Farris, who represents Appomattox County in the 59th House of Delegates District.

Youngkin is a businessman who retired as co-CEO from The Carlyle Group after 25 years with the company before running for governor. He campaigns on “taking on Big Tech’s censorship,” rebuilding economy, defending constitutional rights and preserving public safety.

Wilkins introduced Youngkin, who spoke for about 30 minutes before taking several questions from attendees. Farris also spoke briefly at the end of the event.

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