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Noted in Passing: Winsome Wins Some

Lieutenant governor race in Virginia: Meet Republican candidate Winsome Sears | 

“I am not even a first-generation American. I am still the immigrant my father brought to this wonderful country when I was six years old. And here I am running for the second-highest office in Virginia,” she said. “So we’ve got to acknowledge we’ve come a long way. Yes, there are problems, but you know what we’re not doing? We’re not leaving.”

Sears is also a former Marine.

On her campaign website, Sears describes herself as a mother and wife who “is proud to have served in the United States Marines”. (Image Courtesy: Winsome Sears campaign)

Early on in the race for lieutenant governor, Sears posed for a photo holding a gun and then used the image in her campaign materials. She has brushed off criticism from Democrats about the use of that image.

“I’m a Marine. I know how to use a gun,” said Sears. “But let’s think about this: the second amendment tells us we have a right to do so. We have a right to own guns.”

“When I look at things, I believe that the baby in the womb wants to live, but I support exceptions for the life and health of the mother, whatever form that is,” Sears told 7News. “I can’t tell a mother to sacrifice her life.”

Sears previously served as national chair for a group called ‘Black Americans to Re-Elect Trump’. 7News asked Sears whether she worried that could hurt her in the race for lieutenant governor since President Donald Trump remains unpopular among some Virginia voters.

“Well you know, I am me. I am Winsome Sears. People can look at my track record and see that I’ve very transparent. I’ve always cared. I try to do the best that I know to do, and President Trump had enacted certain policies that helped the Black community,” she said.

Sears currently lives in Winchester. She has said she’s most proud of her community work leading a men’s prison ministry and serving as director of a women’s homeless shelter for The Salvation Army.

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  • Dirk January 17, 2022, 6:24 PM

    I would have voted for her, clearly the candidate for the position, who care if she’s black, white, pink, or purple.


  • PA Cat January 17, 2022, 6:34 PM

    I’d much rather see an oversized gavel in her hand than in Pelosi’s.

  • Mike Austin January 18, 2022, 1:05 AM

    It amuses me to hear some on the Right constantly yelp, “Elections don’t matter! They are a waste of time! If you vote you are a fool!” And so on. These types sure are noisy. What if Virginians had listened to such tripe? There would be yet another Democrat in the governor’s house.

    Even before Younkin’s victory there were conservatives bemoaning that he was not sufficiently MAGA, that he was a RHINO, that he was not really a conservative. Boo-hoo-hoo.

    So let’s see: Since assuming power 3 days ago—yes, three days—Youngkin has:

    1. Removed Critical Race Theory from Virginia schools.
    2. Made masks optional in schools.
    3. Terminated Virginia’s Parole Board.
    4. Conduct a full investigation into the sexual assault charges to Loudoun County Public Schools.
    5. Reforming the way by which Virginians can make their voices hear by the government.
    6. Declared Virginia “open for business” and ready to emerge from the “pandemic” nonsense.
    7. Removed Virginia from the Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
    8. Cut business regulations by 25 percent.
    9. Removed vaccine mandates for public workers.

    Plus Virginia got the bad-ass Lt. Governor Winsome Sears in the bargain.

    So elections don’t matter?

  • El Sabio January 18, 2022, 3:57 AM

    Why are those dicks sitting in plastic boxes AND wearing face diapers?

  • ghostsniper January 18, 2022, 4:47 AM

    Sears is also a former Marine.
    How far we have fallen.

    There are no former marines.
    Marines are marines for life.
    Everybody knows that, cept the writer.
    All the rest of the writing is suspect.

  • Jack January 18, 2022, 7:22 AM

    She’s just another politician with a desire to make rules for other people. And if she is a Marine then she should know good and damned well that we do not wear our nation’s colors as an article of clothing.

  • Snakepit Kansas January 18, 2022, 5:44 PM

    I like what I see so far in Sears. Pro 2A Marine. Let’s see where this goes.