John McGuire

John McGuire 1


Current Position: State Delegate since 2018
Affiliation: Republican
Mission Statement: N/A

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1056

District Office
11357 Nuckols Road #156
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Phone: (804) 389-8601

Legislative Assistant: Zachary Williams
Administrative Assistant During Session: Karen Imes

Email Links:

Websites: Government Pages, Campaign Site

John McGuireAbout

From Campaign Website

John McGuire was born and raised in Henrico County. As a child, John spent time in foster care, where he attended nine different elementary schools. His grandparents rescued him and his older sister from the foster care system and years later, John graduated from Henrico High School in 1988.

After graduation, John’s call to service lead him to the U.S. Navy. After ten years of service as a Navy SEAL, he settled back down in Virginia. There in his hometown of Henrico, John founded a small business, SEAL Team PT Inc., a fitness company dedicated to helping teams and individuals become stronger, healthier, and more confident. 19 years later, that company helps  train Division 1 athletes and corporations all over the world. In addition to running a successful business, John has been brought in by groups as a motivational speaker. In his speeches, he shares what he is most passionate about, the principles of teamwork and leadership.

John’s believes one of the biggest keys to success in life, no matter what you do, is teamwork. As a member of the Virginia General Assembly, John’s focus is on good policy, not politics. Whether it’s fighting for better services for our veterans, law enforcement, and first responders, tackling the Heroin/Opioid epidemic, or making sure our tax dollars are being used efficiently, John knows that by listening to each other and working together, we can create a brighter future for our Commonwealth.  As a husband and father of five, he knows the importance of building a true partnership between our families, our communities and our state government.

John and his wife Tracy live in Henrico County.

Personal Information

Birth Year: 1968
Place of Birth: Richmond, VA
Gender: Male
Race(s): Caucasian
Religion: Baptist
Spouse: Tracy K. Mang
Children: Ariel, John, Skyler, Julia, and Spencer
Membership & Affiliation:
River Road Church, Baptist
VFW (life member)
A-Team 212 Networking Group
UDT SEAL Association (life member)
NRA (life member)


Henrico High School (1988)
Okaloosa Walton Community College, FL

Political Career



Other Appointments

Election Results

See Ballotpedia

Virginia House of Delegates, District 56 General Election, 2017
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.png John McGuire 59.56% 18,792
Democratic Melissa Dart 40.44% 12,761
Total Votes 31,553

Campaign Finance


House of Delegates – District 56

Candidate Raised
McGuire, John* (R) $14,475

Policy Positions

From Campaign website

Pro-Business Reforms

As a local small business owner for the last 18 years, John understands the obstacles holding businesses back in our area. John wants to help businesses grow, create jobs, and invest in our communities by cutting taxes and removing regulatory hurdles.

Tax Policies

As a local small business owner for the last 18 years, John understands the obstacles holding businesses back in our area. John wants to help businesses grow, create jobs, and invest in our communities by cutting taxes and removing regulatory hurdles. Virginia’s economic growth rate has trailed the national average for five straight years. We must act and support economic development by reducing burdens on our hardworking taxpayers. As your Delegate, John will oppose any measure to increase personal and business taxes.

Public Safety

As a former Navy SEAL and father of five, John knows exactly what it takes to keep our homes and families safe. John will fight the online exploitation of children and fight the growing threat of gangs on our streets. John will work tirelessly to prevent substance abuse disorders and help those in recovery to get back on their feet.


As a father of five, John understands our children are our most valuable resource. John understands now is the time to prepare our students for the jobs of the 21st Century. We must fix the one-size-fits-all education system that has failed, and embrace a diverse range of school choice options that allow the student and their parents to choose the education that best fits their needs.

Health Care 

John wants to cut burdensome regulations that limit competition, inflate health care costs, and reduces access to health care providers – particularly in rural areas like Louisa and Goochland. John is committed to overhauling our current health care regulatory system so that patient’s wellbeing will be our top priority.

Law Enforcement and First Responders

As your Delegate, John will advocate for all first responders. Police, firefighters, and EMTs work tirelessly, and often thanklessly, to ensure our safety. We need to equip our public stewards with the tools and resources they need to keep us safe. John will work with our local communities to provide the compensation and benefits our First Responders and Law Enforcement deserve.

Veterans’ and Their Families

As a former Navy SEAL, no one will fight harder for our veterans and their families than John. The Commonwealth of Virginia currently taxes retired veterans’ retirement benefits while neighboring states like North Carolina do not. We are losing valuable and skilled members of our communities to North Carolina because of their favorable tax structure. John believes in removing the tax burden on our veterans. John will work to ensure Veterans and their families receive their earned benefits and will work with our local business leaders to create job opportunities for our returning veterans.

Broadband Expansion

As your Delegate, John will advocate for broadband expansion throughout the 56th District. John understands we must promote infrastructure modernization to enhance our students learning experiences, help existing businesses grow, attract new business, and increase jobs in our district.

Opioid Crisis

John has spoken with voters throughout the district on the opioid crisis. He has met families who have experienced unimaginable loss. Opioid addiction has spread through the entire Commonwealth of Virginia, including the 56th District. As your next delegate, John will support legislation to combat the opioid crisis that is negatively impacting our communities.



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SEAL John McGuire Speaker Trainer Motivator Mentor Owner SEAL Team PT
June 29, 2016


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