Political outsider, conservative business leader, and candidate for Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin today announced the support of Brandon Michon and Aliscia Andrews, two Loudoun County advocates for opening schools safely, #OpenOurSchools and giving children the option of returning to the classroom five days a week.
“Glenn Youngkin was the only gubernatorial candidate who fought with me here in the trenches in the 10th congressional district.” said Andrews. “To me, it’s important to have leaders that are willing to fight with us and make sure that our voices are heard in Virginia. I’m proud to stand with Glenn.”
“We’ve been very frustrated as parents and as citizens of this county that our school board can’t figure out how to get our kids back in school. We’ve made small steps by getting two days back, starting next week, but we need five. I am very supportive of Glenn Youngkin and we both believe in the same message: raise the bar,” said Michon. “I believe Glenn is going to fight for rebuilding Virginia’s economy in the same way he is fighting to get our kids back in the classroom.”
Today, Youngkin continued to push his education message to Virginians by visiting the Freedom of Speech Wall in Charlottesville where he wrote “open our schools” on the wall.
Youngkin has made safely reopening schools a top priority in his campaign, and he has called for the governor to give parents the option to have their children back in the classroom five days a week immediately.
Glenn grew up in Richmond and Virginia Beach. For the last 26 years, he’s lived with his wife Suzanne in Northern Virginia, where they raised four wonderful children together.
The former co-CEO of Carlyle, Glenn got his start at the company when it was a small firm, over 25 years ago. He worked his way up, earning the privilege to lead the company. Along the way he helped grow it into one of the leading investment firms in the world – an extremely successful company that employed nearly 2,000 people and managed assets in excess of $230 billion dollars, nearly four times the size of Virginia’s yearly budget. Investments focused in American businesses and American workers, and supported the retirements of teachers, police officers, firefighters, countless private sector employees, and supported hundreds of thousands of American jobs.