The state Republican Party’s new executive director is a veteran of Western Virginia politics who spent the past year in North Dakota.
Anthony Reedy, a former legislative aide to Del. Anne Crockett-Stark, R-Wytheville, was announced as the state GOP’s new executive director this evening. Reedy worked for Crockett-Stark in 2006 and 2007 and from 2009 to 2011. In 2008, he was the Roanoke-based regional field director for John McCain’s presidential campaign. For the past year, he has been the executive director of North Dakota’s Republican Party.
Reedy, a Grayson County High School graduate and a 2005 Virginia Tech graduate, returns home in time for a big statewide election year. Virginians will elect a governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general in 2013. All 100 House of Delegates seats also will be up for election. Reedy will succeed Dave Rexrode as the state party’s executive director.
“It is my pleasure to announce that I have selected Anthony Reedy to be the new Executive Director of the Republican Party of Virginia,” said state GOP Chairman Pat Mullins. “Anthony is currently the Executive Director of the Republican Party of North Dakota, where he established himself as an outstanding leader.
“He also has deeps roots in Virginia, working with state and federal campaigns here in the Commonwealth. His experience in organizing grassroots, winning statewide campaigns, and organizing conventions will be invaluable in our effort to hold the Executive Branch and House of Delegates in November.”
In a news release from the state party, Reedy said: “I want to thank Chairman Mullins for the opportunity to return to my home state of Virginia. He and Dave Rexrode have built an incredible organization across the Commonwealth, and I’m excited to join the team and help lead RPV to victory in November.”
– Michael Sluss