Winsome Sears won the Republican Party of Virginia’s (RPV) lieutenant governor nomination after the party concluded the counting of convention votes Tuesday night. Sears joins gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin and attorney general nominee Jason Miyares on the Republican ticket.
In 2001, Sears became the first (and still only) Black Republican woman elected to the House of Delegates. She served one term in the House.
“Today, as the first Republican since 1865 to represent a Majority Black District, I am honored to accept the nomination to be Lieutenant Governor. I am honored and overwhelmed by your votes of confidence,” Sears said in a statement after the convention concluded. “From the time my family arrived in America from Jamaica, we have realized and appreciated the opportunity that the US provided us: however, we never could have imagined that would include the possibility of being the second-in-command in our great Commonwealth.”
The Republican ticket this November will have Glenn Youngkin for governor, Sears for lieutenant governor, and Jason Miyares for attorney general.
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