PLP Class of 2000
John Campbell, Lynchburg, businessman; retired operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency; managed the CIA’s station in The Hague, Netherlands; ran for the state Senate in 1999.
Stephen Clinton, Botetourt County, senior vice president of an engineering firm; member of the Board of Supervisors of Botetourt County; vice chairman of the Republican Committee of Botetourt County.
Bambi Davidson, Goochland County, senior vice president for government and public affairs, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce; board member, Capital Region Taxicab Advisory Board and Richmond Ridefinders Advisory Board.
Mollie Eller, Roanoke County, sales representative for a book company; vice president of Salem Republican Women’s Club; ran for clerk of Roanoke County circuit court in 1999.
Nick Evans, Barboursville, senior geologist for the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy; participant in the Thomas Jefferson Sustainability Council project; elected in 1999 as a director of a four-county Soil and Water Conservation District.
Merni Fitzgerald, Falls Church, member of Falls Church City Council; public information officer for the Fairfax County Park Authority; chairman of the Northern Virginia Planning District Commission.
Patrick Gottschalk, Richmond, lawyer; former chairman of the International Practice Section of the Virginia State Bar; former chairman of the Henrico Business Council.
Christopher Graham, Richmond, lawyer; member of the candidate committee of the Coalition for a Greater Richmond; active in Boy Scouts; former Judge Advocate of the United States Army.
Charles Hale, Albemarle County, chief deputy director of the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy; former vice chairman of the Washington County Republican Party; former member of Washington County Industrial Development Authority.
Buzz Hawley, Annandale, counsel for Washington, D.C.-based government relations firm; former senior legislative aide, U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf; president of the Bailey's Crossroads Rotary Club; board member, College of William and Mary Society of the Alumni - metro Washington, D.C. chapter.
Paige Holloway, Richmond, policy analyst for Gov. James Gilmore; former counsel, Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives.
Pamela Hurley, Norfolk, vice president of investments for a securities company; member of advisory board for a training school.
Louis Kobus, Alexandria, president and CEO of a lawn care business; retired U.S. Marine Corps officer; Legislative Committee chairman of the Virginia Agribusiness Council and the Virginia Turfgrass Council.
Edith Light, Lynchburg, State Central Representative for the Republican Party from the 6thCongressional District; member of church vestry, and alternate for Episcopal Church Diocesan Council in Southwest Virginia.
Christine Lowrie, Chesterfield County, executive director, Virginia Home Energy Rating Organization, a non-profit organization that helps make homes more energy efficient; president of Make Women Count.
Shannon Meade, Abingdon, paralegal for an Abingdon firm; secretary of the Washington County Republican Party; volunteer with Washington County Department of Social Services.
Gordon Meriwether, Fairfax Station, vice president and general manager of DynSolutions, a subsidiary of DynCorp; member of the board, Leadership Fairfax; vice chair, Fairfax Professional-Technical Studies Advisory Committee.
Jason Miyares, Richmond, legislative assistant to state Sen. Steve Martin; 7th Congressional District volunteer coordinator for the Bush-for-President campaign.
Paul Peck, Norfolk, senior vice president and director of investor relations for a real estate firm; state chair of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee; member of the board, Downtown Norfolk Council.
Conway Porter, Fauquier County, retired office manager for the Virginia Employment Commission; president of local NAACP; ran for Fauquier County clerk of circuit court in 1999.
Barrett Richardson, Newport News, lawyer; board member of the Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless; former chairman of the Missions and Outreach Committee at his church; former assistant Commonwealth’s attorney.
Paul Rogers, Sussex County, owner and operator of a family farm; chairman of the board of agricultural financial cooperative that serves 42 counties and four cities in Virginia; chairman of the board of an independent school.
John Ryan, Norfolk, lawyer; assistant city attorney; board member of "For Art’s Sake," a support group for the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk.
Cheryl Talley, Harrisonburg, professor of psychology, James Madison University; founder of Harrisonburg Youth Achievers, leadership program for middle- and high-school African-American students; member, JMU Centennial Commission.
Doug Trout, Charlottesville, assistant director of development and public relations for the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities; founder of the James Madison University Political Science Society.
Elaine Washington, Chesapeake, pharmacist; member of the board, Tidewater Community College; member of the board of a program for low-income children.
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