Washington, DC — The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) today announced a new round of candidates for its “2021 Virginia Spotlight Candidates” series. The RSLC is proud to support Republicans like these who are fighting to expand opportunity in Virginia and push back against the failed policies from Democrat-controlled Richmond.

The slate of candidates running for the House of Delegates demonstrate the RSLC’s commitment to expanding the future of the party with candidates that have deep ties to the communities they represent. Virginia’s Republican statewide ticket already includes an entrepreneur and political outsider candidate for governor, a Black Jamaican American and veteran candidate for lieutenant governor, and a Hispanic candidate for attorney general. It will be strengthened by the 23 women, 8 minorities, 20 veterans, 18 young Republicans, and 35 business owners running for the House of Delegates.

Christopher Head — Virginia House District 17 — @DelChrisHead

Delegate Christopher Head owns a small business, which was awarded the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year 2009. He co-founded and chairs the Business Development Caucus. Delegate Head also serves as a deacon and volunteer at his church. His business background illustrates his commitment to making Virginia a great place to raise a family. As a Virginia House Delegate, Delegate Head will continue to fight tax increases and preserve Southwest Virginia values.

Christopher Holmes — Virginia House District 72 — @holmes4delegate

Christopher Holmes grew up in Richmond, where he and his eight siblings were raised by a single mother. Chris is currently an Operations Infrastructure Manager for a Health Savings Account company. As a spouse to a special education teacher, Chris understands the importance of getting students back in the classroom and the steps that need to be taken to combat learning loss. As Delegate, Chris will support law enforcement, be a voice for families and businesses, ensure students are given the opportunity to excel in school, and strive to represent the interests of the diverse constituency throughout the district.

Barry Knight — Virginia House District 81 

Delegate Barry Knight was born and raised in Virginia, has worked his whole life in agri-business, and has a strong dedication to supporting the local economy. He’s the owner of a thriving farm and vice president of the Virginia Beach Farm Bureau. He has served on the Virginia Beach Planning Commission since 2003 and was elected chair in 2006 and 2007. He is the recipient of 19 business awards, and is deeply invested in his community, where he volunteers and serves on several commissions. As a hog farmer, he knows firsthand the challenges facing Virginia’s agriculture industry and will continue to advocate for responsible legislation in Richmond.

Sylvia Bryant — Virginia House District 90 

Sylvia Bryant has been a member of the Hampton Roads community for nearly 40 years. After attending Marshall University and studying English, her work experiences eventually led her to the housing and shelter industry in Virginia. Her experience caused her to notice the direct impact state legislators have on families and workers. In addition to her commitment to hardworking Virginians and making the commonwealth more business friendly, she will support service members and law enforcement and advocate for stronger education.