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It’s time for a plan to get Virginia growing again with across-the-board policy reforms that cover taxes, regulation, education, transportation, healthcare and public safety. This year I will put forward a serious and substantive vision for Virginia to create jobs, raise take-home pay and help people lift themselves out of poverty. Our vision is one based on our Constitutional principles of limited, effective government. Toward that end, I have created nine policy working groups led by members of the General Assembly that are working to develop fresh ideas to invigorate the Virginia economy, improve our quality of life and ensure Virginia remains the best place to live, work and raise a family. In the months ahead, we will lay out specific policies on a number of issues that matter to you.

Ed's Agenda

The Cutting Taxes for ALL Virginians Plan

The FAITH in our Government for ALL Virginians Plan

Effectiveness & Efficiency: A Government that Works for ALL Virginians

Removing Barriers to Job Creation for ALL Virginians

Mental Health, Addiction, and Recovery Agenda

Military and Veterans Affairs Agenda

Job One: Keeping Virginia Safe

Agriculture and Forestry Agenda

An Excellent Education for ALL Virginians

Sea Level Rise and Recurrent Flooding Action Plan

A Plan to Close the Digital Divide

A Plan to Grow Virginia's $21.9 Billion Outdoor Economy

The Energy to Power Families, Jobs & Investment

Partnerships to make Virginia the "Opportunity Capital"

Criminal Justice Reform: Tough, Fair and Smart

Striving for Impact: Collective Impact Model as a Framework to Solve Complicated Problems

'Route Causes': A Better Transportation System for ALL Virginians

Health in Our Commonwealth: A System That Serves All Virginians

From 1607 to 2017: Claiming Leadership - An Economic Growth Plan for Virginia

Ed Gillespie's Plan For Southwest Virginia

Agriculture, Energy & Natural Resources

Virginia is blessed with vast natural resources and fertile lands. Since the founding of Jamestown in 1607, Virginians have benefited from our bountiful resources to provide the most basic of…

Education & Workforce Development

As governor, Ed will work to ensure that every child has the opportunity for quality learning. In the past four years, Virginia dropped ten spots in Education Week Rankings from number four to 14….

Government Reform & Efficiency

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…


A healthy Virginia is vital for our economy to grow and prosper. We have a healthcare system that is too costly, and people have to make healthcare decisions based on bureaucracy rather than the…

Jobs & Economic Growth

The Virginia economy is facing significant challenges. Our economic growth rate last year was an anemic 1.4%. That was also the first time in five years it was above 1%. Worse, in 2014, our growth…

Mental Health, Addiction & Recovery

Virginia is facing an addiction crisis. There were over 1,000 drug-related deaths in Virginia last year, and drug overdoses surpassed both motor-vehicle related fatalities and gun-related fatalities…

Public Safety

Keeping our communities safe is the top priority of government. Virginians must feel safe in their homes, businesses, schools, and on our roads and highways. Unfortunately, crime rates have increased…

Veterans & Military Affairs

Virginia is home to nearly 800,000 veterans, meaning roughly 1 in 10 Virginians is a veteran. Our nation is what it is today because of their service and sacrifice. We owe our active duty and former…

Tax Reform

Ed knows that it is time to get Virginia growing again with sweeping policy reforms that cover taxes, regulation, education, transportation, healthcare and public safety. In the months ahead, Ed will…

Timeless Conservative Principles

In addition to these policy development working groups, I will pursue policies consistent with our founders’ vision of government designed to check excessive federal overreach and protect…

Transportation & Infrastructure

Efficient transportation and infrastructure systems are essential to economic growth and quality of life. But our transportation system is aging. In fact, the Virginia Section of the American Society…