Andrews Picked to Challenge Wexton; Higgins, Delgaudio Tapped

Marine Corps veteran and federal defense intelligence contractor Aliscia Andrews has won a drive-through convention in Winchester for the Republican nomination to challenge Rep. Jennifer T. Wexton (D-VA-10) in November.

Andrews won a closely contested four-way race that went three rounds to find a majority vote. In the final round, she defeated fellow Marine veteran Rob Jones with 57.5 percent of the vote to his 42.5 percent. Jones had won the most votes in every previous count.

Andrews also serves on the Loudoun Crime Commission, as well as having worked in other volunteer capacities such as with Loudoun South Little League baseball. She lists on her resume work on the Trump campaign and inauguration committee, and says she supports Trump in calling for a wall at the U.S. border, advocates for the Second Amendment and supporting “Second Amendment sanctuaries” that have pledged not to enforce new state gun laws, and oppose any taxpayer support of Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit that provides reproductive healthcare services and education, but draws attacks for providing birth control and abortions.

Meanwhile, two former supervisors were also picked for roles in the party.

Former supervisor Geary M. Higgins, who from 2012 to 2020 represented the Catoctin District on the county board, won nomination to chair the GOP’s 10th District Committee.

Former supervisor Eugene Delguadio, who represented the Sterling District from 2000 to 2016, is one of three delegates to the Republican National Convention. He will go with Fairfax’s Ginni Thomas and Loudoun’s Jo-Ann Chase, who has long been active in Republican politics including a primary race in the 87th District for state House of Delegates. She lists on her resume working as a surrogate for the White House Office of Communications and the Republican National Committee on CNN, Telemundo and Univision TV, chairing the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Virginia, and serving as Virginia State Director of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, among other work.

Other Loudouners selected at the convention include Loudoun County Republican Committee First Vice-Chairman Cathy McNickle, who will serve as the 10th District’s presidential elector; and former Loudoun County Republican Committee Chairman and current Second Vice-Chairman Mark Sell, who will serve as one of three 10th District representative on the Virginia GOP Board of Directors.

The convention had been delayed from May 30 due to concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, and ultimately was held as a drive-through convention, with Republicans dropping off their ballots at Shenandoah University in Winchester.

Voters will have another chance to select Republican challengers during primary voting Tuesday.

This article was updated Tuesday, June 23 at 9:54 a.m. to correct an error about Aliscia Andrews’s community work.

7 thoughts on “Andrews Picked to Challenge Wexton; Higgins, Delgaudio Tapped

  • 2020-06-22 at 4:17 pm

    I’m looking forward to a spirited contest. Andrews has the background that appeals across the socio-economic spectrum as opposed to her opponent who has long since been part of the entrenched political crowd. You have only to scan her voting record which basically has rubber stamped Speaker Pelosi’s progressive agenda. GovTrack has pegged Wexton politically to the left of center, and her leadership skills near the bottom! VA-10 can do better! #Wexit2020

    • 2020-06-23 at 9:42 pm

      Martha, pay attention. Those charges are the same lame charges from back in 2010. Every single charge was proven false. But you keep following the same textbook liberal playbook. Make the charge on the front page, and have them retracted on page D6. Get new material, dear.

  • 2020-06-22 at 7:25 pm

    Eugene Delgaudio. Fairfax County resident with a Loudoun County P.O. Box to claim residency for his terms on the LOCO Board of Supervisors. A wife and six children at a Fairfax property, a condo in Loudoun where none of said family appeared, but several young male “proteges”–some later indicted for various campaign scams across the nation–did. Investigated (reluctantly with Republican Commonwealth’s Attorney finally forced to have another jurisdiction’s CA investigate) because he forced his county funded staffers to fundraise for his campaign and ignore constituent services. Featured on The Daily Show for calling gay and transgender constituents “its.” This is what Loudoun’s GOP has to offer to this now diverse and forward-looking county.

  • 2020-06-22 at 8:10 pm

    Aliscia Andrews is a Marine, a strong family woman, and an independent thinker who will fight for our Constitutional protections. Unlike Jennifer Wexton, she serves no agenda but that of Virginia’s 10th district. Our priorities matter, not the interests of Nancy Pelosi and the radical wing of the Democratic Party which Wexton has voted with more than 90% of the time. VA10 deserves better than that.

  • 2020-06-22 at 9:07 pm

    Pleased to see that Aliscia Andrews is running for the U.S. House of Representatives! Aliscia is an outstanding choice! It’s about time that we had true a representative of the people, and not a professional politician and leftist ideologue representing us. #WEXIT!

  • 2020-06-22 at 9:15 pm

    What an excellent candidate to run against the incumbent! Andrews has had a career of service , professionalism, volunteerism, and running a household. Contrast that with the record of the incumbent (Wexton), who has done little in office but obsequiously follow voting instructions issued by the Speaker of the House (Pelosi) and the true Leader of the House (Ocasio-Cortez). Candidate Andrews is a clear choice for those 10th District voters who aren’t fans of open borders, higher taxes, post-birth abortion, defunding law enforcement, and gun confiscation (to name a few).

  • 2020-06-23 at 8:15 am

    Ya, I hope she wins. Not happy with Wexton. Andrews, unlike Wexton, appears to think for herself and not get swept into the cultural groupthink.

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