February 19, 2021
“If anyone can fix the many woes of the Commonwealth, it’s Glenn Youngkin”
FALLS CHURCH, VA – Nationally syndicated conservative radio host and Virginia resident Hugh Hewitt today endorsed conservative business leader Glenn Youngkin for Virginia governor, saying, “I'll be voting for Glenn Youngkin this year. The Commonwealth has a chance to put a great intellect and wonderful guy to work for it.
”Hewitt interviewed Youngkin today about the challenges facing Virginia, telling him, “I was so thrilled to see you throw your hat in the ring.” Hewitt highlighted Youngkin’s expertise in solving problems, saying, “I’m a Youngkin for Governor guy.”
Youngkin, who recently formed an Election Integrity Task Force and pledged to oppose any tax increase as governor, raised over $1 million in the first 10 days of his campaign and also welcomed the support of Loudoun County #OpenOurSchools advocates Aliscia Andrews and Brandon Michon.
Glenn grew up in Richmond and Virginia Beach. For the last 26 years, he’s lived with his wife Suzanne in Northern Virginia, where they raised four great children together.
When COVID-19 hit Virginia, Glenn and Suzanne founded the Virginia Ready Initiative, a nonprofit, public-private partnership dedicated to helping Virginians who are out-of-work get the training they need to secure in-demand jobs. To date, roughly 2,000 Virginians have started the journey with VA Ready, preparing for a new career and new life.
The former co-CEO of Carlyle, Glenn got his start at the company when it was a small firm, over 25 years ago. He worked his way up, earning the privilege to lead the company. Along the way he helped grow it into one of the leading investment firms in the world – an extremely successful company that employed nearly 2,000 people and managed assets in excess of $230 billion dollars, nearly four times the size of Virginia’s yearly budget. The company’s investments focused predominantly in American businesses and American workers, and supported the retirements of teachers, police officers, firefighters, countless private sector employees, and supported hundreds of thousands of American jobs.