Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is the answer to the question being asked by Republicans all across the country: “Is there an strong, steady, electable, conservative Republican candidate for President of the United States?”
Jim Gilmore, 57, has exactly the credentials that most Republicans are looking for in their nominee for President. Jim Gilmore is the leader Republicans can trust to stand for low taxes, secure borders, a strong national defense and the preservation of traditional family values.
Jim Gilmore is a “can do” leader who has devoted his life to the traditional values and principles that have been the hallmark of successful Republican candidates while focusing on technology and innovative ideas as the pathway to solutions for many of the problems facing America today.
A native of Richmond Virginia, Jim Gilmore is the son of a working class parents who served as a member of U.S. Army counter-intelligence; a tough crime busting prosecutor in Virginia; a popular no-nonsense Virginia Attorney General; and a former Governor who became a champion of the taxpayers by reducing taxes on working men and woman by $1.5 billion.
A graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law, Jim Gilmore is a former chairman of the Republican National Committee. Appointed by Congress as the chairman of a Congressionally created national commission charged with making recommendations on ways to prevent and respond to terrorism, which became known as the Gilmore Commission, Jim Gilmore has become a nationally known authority on homeland security.
Born in the historic fan district of Richmond on Oct. 6, 1949, Jim Gilmore is the son of a Safeway meatcutter and a church secretary. Jim Gilmore graduated from J.R. Tucker High School and studied foreign policy at the University of Virginia. While at UVA, Jim Gilmore joined College Republicans, and was elected a statewide officer, and met his wife Roxane. He and Roxane today are the parents of two sons, Jay and Ashton.