* Norfolk resident and member, Norfolk Republican Party
* Newsletter publisher and technical writer for U.S. military training efforts. Ken's business is at www.FDAINFO.com
* First elected official in Virginia to endorse Trump -- day he announced June 16, 2015
* 10th District chairman for Trump campaign in Virginia for primaries; organized 10th District convention April 2016 which elected pro-Trump alternate delegates,
* At-large alternate delegate 2016 Republican Convention, Cleveland, and 2020 at-large alternate delegate from Virginia to Jacksonville, FL convention.
* Volunteer for Trump in Leesburg and Hampton Roads, knocking on 5,000 doors, made over 1,000 phone calls for him
* Helped organize Jews Choose Trump in 2016
* Volunteer at Trump's official inaugural balls 2017.
* Contributing writer to TheBullElephant.com Republican blog
* Co-administrator of Facebook Pages, Trump 2020 Elite Team and Trump 2020 Elite Team Virginia
* Member, B'nai Israel Orthodox Jewish congregation, Norfolk
* Author (brand-new book) "The 6 Secrets to Winning Any Local Election – and Navigating Elected Office Once You Win!: A Step-by-Step Guide to Campaigning and Serving in Public Office (see below or click here:)
* Delegate to state, 10th district and Loudoun conventions since 2003.
* Organized polls in Leesburg in six different elections
* 10 year tenure in local elected office in Loudoun County; undefeated in four elections in "blue" Leesburg (see below)
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Ken Reid has been active for years to rebuild the Republican Party in Virginia
Two Party Governance in Virginia is critical
Virginia's Republican Party is losing races badly -- we have been spanked by our opponents in every November election since 2012, except 2015.
Yes, a surge of outside money and redistricting of key districts, plus President Trump's undeserved unpopularity, led to losses of the General Assembly and several county and city races in 2019.
However, the over arching reason for these losses are demographic shifts in Virginia's population, which have been ongoing for more than a decade -- even before President Trump's arrival on the scene in 2016.
We have allowed the Democrats and media to define us instead of Republicans touting our successes and the need for conservative governance in Virginia. Virginians are sadly voting in politicians who are adopting policies and laws that doomed Blue states like NY, NJ, Maryland and California.
It's our challenge as Republicans to keep Virginia a pro-jobs ,low tax, laissez faire state. Conservativism is the counter weight to statism and tyranny.
We must Keep Virginia VIrginia -- not let it become New Jersey or New York.
But we cannot do that UNLESS Republicans can be competitive in elections. We must not change our principles -- but work on messaging, strategy and making the GOP more inclusive.
Click here to read Ken's 8-part plan to grow the GOP in Virginia -- written in 2017 after the Blue Wave -- http://thebullelephant.com/8-ideas-to-grow-the-gop-in-virginia/
Victorious in all local elections
Serving 10 years in Purple/Blue Leesburg VA
It's all about outreach!
Ken Reid won three elections to the Leesburg Town Council, and one term on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors -- representing a majority Democrat district in Northern Virginia.
He ran as a conservative pro-Trump Republican, and while Trump was trounced in Loudoun County, Ken was top voter getter in the 2016 council races .
He moved to the Norfolk-Va Beach area in 2017 for job purposes and resigned his third term on the Leesburg Council.
He knows how to get swing votes and motivate the party's activists because he has done it in numerous elections and civic grass roots efforts over a 25 year period!
Ken is a journalist and newsletter publisher by profession and works as a technical writer for Navy training -- serving our men and women who defend our freedoms.
Ken understands the media news cycle and getting positive publicity for our candidates -- which we badly need.
Ken Reid lives in Norfolk's Orthodox Jewish community and attends B'Nai Israel Congregation. He studies Torah regularly and practices traditional values....
"Blessed is the man who trusts in Hashem, and Hashem will be his security..." (Yirmiya 17:5-8)
Longtime GOP activist in Virginia
Photo in 2010 with then Rep. Mike Pence, R-IN, at Pledge for America news conference in Sterling VA
Ken Reid has been an active and stalwart Republican activist in Virginia for 18 years. He campaigns every fall for GOP candidates and did so even while holding elected office in Loudoun for 10 years.
Ken Reid with Mike Huckabee at a fundraiser for Ken Cuccinelli when he was running for Attorney General in 2009
Ken Reid puts his personal money into a variety of campaigns for GOP office holders. He gave over $2500 each to Bob McDonnell and other candidates . He excels at holding events such as fundraisers and news briefings .
Campaign appearance in Leesburg with Gillespie-Vogel-Adams ticket, former Sen. Dick Black and Leesburg Councilmember Suzanne Fox
Ken Reid's vigorous campaigning for Bob McDonnell in 2009 helped Bob win Leesburg -- a purple/blue town. Bob repaid the favor by campaigining for Ken for the Loudoun Board of Supervisors in 2011. That year, all 9 Republcan candidates swept the Loudoun board for the first time in history.
"Ken Reid has extraordinary skills in 'retail politics' winning four times in a competitive purple district. He served with passion in local office and made tough decisions to solve real problems..."
Bob McDonnell, former VA Gov. and Attorney General, Virginia Beach resident
"Ken Reid has won election to public office in a very Blue area of Virginia like Norfolk by reaching out to voters we need to grow our base, but has not sacrificed his conservative principles. He has great ideas to grow our base of support
Mike "Zig" Ziengenfuss, active Norfolk Republican, chairman of Norfolk Electoral Board
"I've had the pleasure of meeting Ken Reid at a Norfolk City Council meeting where we pressed to make Norfolk as 2A Sanctuary City. To I was impressed that he and members of his synagogue came out in full force to support 2nd amendment rights. We need to grow the conservative base and Orthodox Jews like Ken can help do that and make us more competitive in electing conservatives to ofifce and keep Virginia from becoming a Blue state like California, New York or New Jersey. He will help prevent that by being on the 3d District Committee of RPV"
As a lifelong resident of Norfolk, VA., I am excited that Ken is part of our team and has earnestly put forth all his efforts in helping us in the Republican Party.
Member Norfolk Republican Party
" Ken Reid is a committed Republican, successful former elected official, and political activist who has a finger on the pulse in Virginia right now - he was the top vote-getter in an area that went from red to purple to blue in less than a decade. In addition, he has written a must-have campaign and elections book (The 6 Secrets to Winning Any Local Election). Ken will add an essential perspective on how the GOP can win in Virginia again.""
Ian Cummings, Norfolk GOP activist
"Ken is a longtime Trump supporter and was an alternate delegate at the 2016 national convention. Ken has first hand knowledge on how to win local elections and has authored a book on that subject."
2016 Trump for President Chesapeake Volunteer Coordinator
Ken has been a hardworking activist and I applaud his vision and efforts to reach new communities and grow the base. !
Jessi Rapelje, Chesapeake,
Western Tidewater Young Republicans Chair
Ken Reid was most helpful in helping me organize precinct workers. Ken is a former town councilman and a board of supervisors member in Leesburg. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table and has quickly become a huge asset to the Norfolk Republican Party.
Bob Brown, Chairman, Norfolk Republican Party
“There are a lot of good campaign strategies in [Ken's] book. It was well laid out and it gave me a lot of good ideas to win my election.
“It’s important to understand local politics and local government work, and this book helps explain it,” she added.
Hon Linda Colbert, Mayor of Vienna VA
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