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Welcome to Think Suburbia, the Suburban Virginia Republican Coalition podcast featuring conversations about issues important to suburban voters - traffic, taxes, schools… and more - and the solutions that will benefit us all. We talk to the people who are stepping up and making a difference.... Show More

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March 26, 2020 28 min

In this episode, Mike and Jill keep an appropriate social distance and interview Rich Anderson, the former 51st House of Delegates member who is now running to be the next Chair of the Republican Party of Virginia. 

A veteran of the Air Force, Rich has been a conservative grassroots activist for many years. He is ready to commit himself 100% to winning in Virginia. Listen as he lays out his vision for fundraising, messaging and more...

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In this episode, Jill and Mike have an in-depth conversation with Tim Parrish, candidate for the Prince William County Republican Committee Chair.

Originally from Florida, he has now made his home in Prince William County. Tim is a veteran of the Marine Corps., and has served his country all over the world.

Not one to stand on the sidelines, Tim has decided to put his talents to work in the leadership of the Prince William County R...

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March 4, 2020 21 min

In this episode, Mike and Jill have a conversation with Autry Pruitt, CEO of New Journey PAC. Founded last year by James Golden (aka Bo Snerdley from the Rush Limbaugh Show), New Journey PAC was formed with a singular mission - establish a 24/7 – 365 messaging and education strategy that will not go dark between election cycles; to engage minority voters in the cities, towns, and hamlets in which they live with an effective, relent...

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March 3, 2020 22 min

How did African Americans become reliable Democrat voters? How can they be reached and persuaded to vote Republican and help re-elect President Trump?

In this episode, Jill and Mike have a fascinating conversation with Vernon Robinson, co-author of Coming Home: How Black Americans Will Re-Elect Trump. Vernon is a veteran of the Air Force, a leading conservative political activist and former candidate for US Congress. Hear him expla...

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Laura Ramirez-Drain is a unique political candidate running in her first election. She is an engineer, small business entrepreneur and a parent of two sons who attended FCPS schools, from elementary to high school. She has been advocating for students for many years as an active PTA volunteer.

In 2006 Laura founded the Alcanzando Metas Foundation. She set up the foundation to foster the academic excellence of minority youth. The fou...

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A native Northern Virginian, Randy has lived and worked in Virginia’s 10th House of Delegates District for more than 20 years. Randy’s leadership in and service to the community has taken many forms over the past 20 years. A graduate of Duke University and Washington and Lee University, Randy was a founding member and two-term Chairman of the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission as well as a founding member and chair of t...

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Jonathan has been a devoted advocate for justice in his community, serving nineteen years as both a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of Virginia and an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Fairfax County.

Jonathan is running as an independent candidate, endorsed by the Republican Party. Jonathan firmly believes in putting public safety ahead of politics. He has been endorsed by eleven other Commonwealth's Attorneys of ...

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The hallmark of Supervisor Ruth Anderson's tenure on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors has been to use hard work and innovative thinking to effectively solve some of the county's biggest challenges. For example, she initiated a new program to boost economic development by helping small businesses navigate the county permitting process to get up and running. More than 150 new businesses have taken advantage of t...

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Kelly McGinn has worked in service to others since she began her professional life. Kelly is a summa cum laude graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University where she studied International Politics. She went on to earn a law degree at the University of Virginia Law School.

Kelly became Senior Counsel for International Human Rights to Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas. Advocating on behalf of political prisoners, ...

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September 22, 2019 32 min

With 800 staff members, Sheriff Mike Chapman runs the largest Sheriff's department in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His office has responsibility for the courthouse, the adult detention center, criminal investigators, patrol deputies, crime scene investigators and more.

Sheriff Chapman has been in law enforcement for forty years in various capacities all over the world - from south Texas to Korea to Pakistan to Thailand and more...

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Cheryl has 30-plus years of experience in education and education policy, covering today’s most pressing issues. She spent the first ten years of her career teaching career and technical education and family economics, which made her an unwavering advocate for quality education for all students. 

Cheryl worked at the U.S. Department of Education where she evaluated programs seeking to close the achievement gap for at-risk youth. As ...

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With a doctorate in rehabilitation sciences from Boston University and an MBA from the Indian School of Business Management, Srilekha is an experienced entrepreneur with a passion for healthcare and education.

In this episode, Srilekha talks with Mike and Jill about her background and education, the need for increased academic rigor in our schools, county pensions and quality-of-life issues that impact everyone.

Srilekha has lived i...

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John Whitbeck and his family moved to Loudoun County almost 20 years ago.

John launched his campaign after the incumbent chair voted for guaranteed toll hikes through 2056 on the Greenway. As Chair, John will be an advocate for lower tolls and distance based pricing as well as alternatives to the Greenway and Rt. 50.

John is an attorney and small business owner. He feel fortunate to have spent his entire professional career in Loudou...

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In this podcast, Mike and Jill sit down with D.J. Jordan, candidate for the 31st District, Virginia House of Delegates. DJ hasn’t always been a fan of politics, but he likes public policy and he loves people. 

D.J. is running for the Virginia House of Delegates to make sure our state government ensures our basic freedoms and equal opportunity to succeed…. not to obtain power, disparage political opponents, or benefit his own career....

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Doug's campaign is focused on improving important fundamentals like transportation, schools, jobs and business development in Prince William County.

Doug is a retired United States Coast Guard officer, He is currently the President of Overlook Systems Technologies, Inc., a small business headquartered in Vienna, Virginia providing professional engineering and technical services to the Department of Defense on the Global Positio...

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Born and raised in a town just north of Pittsburgh, Karen has been proud to call Occoquan District her home for the past 19 years. Karen and Mark, her husband of 25 years, raised two sons in Prince William County.

Karen is a graduate of Clarion University with a B.S. in Secondary Education and UVA with a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. She has been in the field of education for 22 years, serving in various roles in Fairfax County P...

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Many people—both here in Fairfax County and abroad—have been served because of Jason Remer's extraordinary dedication to serving others. Our Braddock District needs a Supervisor who is ready Day One to roll up his sleeves, make tough decisions, and who has the technical and governmental know-how to mobilize and optimize the right resources.

Jason has been a resident of Braddock District for over 18 years and has devoted his life...

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Liberty, Pragmatism, Civility and Unity are the four words that are guiding Suzanne Fox's campaign for the Virginia State Senate. 

Suzanne knows the importance of these principles in good governance. For the last four years, she has served on the Leesburg Town Council. In a bipartisan vote, her fellow Leesburg Town Council members selected her to serve as Vice Mayor during her first term as Leesburg Town Councilwoman. Last Novem...

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Alyson Satterwhite knows the Prince William County School Board. She is currently serving her second consecutive term as the representative from Gainesville District. She has also served as Vice Chairman.

In the last few years, Alyson has watched the School Board become more and more political (as well as more dysfunctional). Her passion is education and her goal is to put students first, and that has motivated her to become a candi...

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As a mother, active duty military spouse and public servant, Heather has worked tirelessly everyday to improve our community. Heather has always been engaged in local and state politics. In this episode, Heather discusses her views on the issues that concern residents in her district, including transportation, taxes and education. Listen and find out the dubious distinction the stretch of I-95 that lies within the boundaries of HOD...

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