If elected to serve the Commonwealth we love, Ed will be an honest, ethical, principled, hardworking, faithful servant-leader worthy of Virginia.
He has released campaign finance reform plan, in which he proposes:
- Prohibit gifts to the governor and his family, cabinet members and administration appointees
- Ban personal use of campaign funds
- Prohibit bait and switch campaign finance practices
- Extend the “revolving door” lobbying ban through the end of the administration
To read his FAITH in our Government for ALL Virginians” Plan, click HERE.
We have thousands of dedicated state employees who work hard every day to serve us, but they are held back by red tape. Government too often fails to provide transparent and consistent access to information that affects our daily lives. The challenge for Virginia’s next governor will be to bring state government into the 21st century by focusing on service and savings.
As governor, Ed will:
- Create a smaller, better compensated state workforce through retirement attrition of 1,000 state positions, dedicating 50% of these savings to employee compensation
- Appoint a Chief Operating Officer of the Commonwealth to oversee efficiency and quality of citizen experience
- Implement zero-based budgeting for the next biennial budget and at least once every ten years
- Lead a Citizen Experience (CX) redesign
To read his full “Government that Works for ALL Virginians” Plan, click HERE.
Ed Gillespie also plans to engage faith-based community, private and nonprofit sectors to address challenges through the Collective Impact Model.
His framework to solve complicated problems involves:
- Engaging the business, faith, non-profit, health care, education, and creative spheres, which can be huge assets when addressing complex social problems.
Directing the Commonwealth Solutions Center to identify projects to deploy the Collective Impact Model to address four key project areas:
- Addiction and recovery
- Prisoner reentry
- Adoption and foster care systems
- Closing the education achievement gap
To read the full “Striving for Impact: Collective Impact Model as a Framework to Solve Complicated Problems” Plan, click HERE.