In a bit of breaking news, I’ve just received word that long-time Virginia political activist and Sixth District Republican Chairwoman Trixie Averill has recently accepted the position of Virginia State Director for Americans for Prosperity. As you may of heard, Ben Marchi, who has held the position for the last several years, will be leaving that post in a matter of days. I knew that AFP had been sorting through candidates, but, until a few moments ago, had not realized that they had selected one.
This news is of particular interest to me for a number of reasons. First among them, in an interesting twist of fate, I have had the opportunity to get to know and work with both Mrs. Averill and Mr. Marchi. Then again, I suppose there aren’t but so many people who work in Virginia politics. For the record, the Republican Party of Virginia employed all three of us during the 2006 election cycle. In the early stages of the campaign, I worked with Ben Marchi in Virginia Beach. In the later part, it was with Trixie Averill in the Valley.
With this news of AFP also comes word that Mrs. Averill will be resigning her post as Chairwoman for the Sixth District. Who will take her place is still, as of yet, unknown.
I want to extend my congratulations to Trixie Averill as she begins her new position with Virginia’s Americans for Prosperity. With our Delegates and Senators up for election this year and our Representatives, Senator, and President the next, it should certainly be a busy time. I’m looking forward to seeing what she has in store.