Garrison Coward

Garrison Coward

Summary

Current Position: Chief Operating Officer of BizCents

Affiliation: Republican

Candidate: 2019 State Delegate VA House District 68

Overview: N/A

About

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Source: Campaign page

Garrison R. Coward, is a native of Richmond, Virginia (born at St. Mary’s Hospital), and a proud product of Henrico County’s Short Pump Middle School and J.R. Tucker High School.  He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College ‘12, with a degree in Economics; The George Washington University ‘17, with a Master’s degree in Political Management; and is currently seeking his MBA from The George Washington University’s School of Business.

 

Garrison is the Chief Operating Officer of BizCents, a local data analytics firm.  He served as a political advisor to Congressman Rob Wittman, and as Campaign Manager from 2015-2018.  He is the Executive Director of the Conservative Professionals Network, which aims to engage a new generation of center-right thinkers on public-policy matters.  Prior to joining Congressman Wittman, Garrison served as Political Director and Deputy Director of Minority Engagement for the Republican Party of Virginia.

In 2016, he was elected a Delegate to the RNC Convention from Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. 

Garrison enjoys reading, travelling, and playing basketball.  He serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors at the Southside Community Development and Housing Corporation, the YMCA of Greater Richmond Millennial Initiative, and on the Board of Directors of the Richmond-based company BizCents. Garrison is a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the Richmond Heritage Federal Credit Union.

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Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook

Issues

Source: Campaign page

 Education 
Good quality of life starts with a good education. Children deserve the right to a quality education regardless of their zip code, period.

In Virginia we need to:

  • Protect our teachers by ensuring competitive pay
  • Empower parents by giving them additional viable options for their children’s education like public charters
  • Allow students to explore career fields in middle school to pique career interest earlier in order to prepare for future career and educational choices
  • Remove politics from our schools and focus on our children’s  education 

Crime and Safety
We need to make sure that our communities stay safe. Henrico, Richmond, and Chesterfield have law enforcement and first responders that are second to none.

We need to do our part by:

  • Addressing road safety by ensuring that resources are being used to help with roads, sidewalks, and other infrastructure issues that have caused tragedies especially in places like Midlothian, the West End, Fan and Monument District(s) 
  • Providing law enforcement officers with the resources to curb street crime
  • Encourage a meaningful community dialogue surrounding criminal justice reform

Economic Growth
The Greater-Richmond Area is home to many small and medium-sized businesses that are the backbone of our local, state, and national economies. 

Virginia needs economic policies that:

  • Protect our businesses from higher and unnecessary taxes and regulations. Mandates such as repealing right-to-work laws, plastic bag taxes, and burdensome food and beverage regulations simply don’t work
  • Protect families by ensuring their take-home pay is protected from taxes that hinder their ability to save or invest in their futures
  • Encourage growth by incentivizing businesses to come, stay, and grow within our communities

Government Accountability
Virginia should be run like a business.  Voters should be seen as the Board of Directors and politicians our employees.

As such:

  • Politicians should be held accountable and to the same standards as everyone else
  • The government should operate as efficiently and effectively as possible
  • We should examine ways to control conflicts of interest  

Healthcare
Virginia should focus on providing better and more affordable healthcare for everyone.
 We should make it easier for:

  • Doctors and patients to be in control of their own healthcare decisions based on their needs, budgets, and wants 
  • Examine prescription drug pricing policies
  • People with preexisting conditions to obtain and maintain coverage
  • Young people to stay on parent’s plans
  • More access to care through new technologies such as telemedicine
  • Recovery programs to seek and obtain funding to treat addiction

Governance

Government Accountability
Virginia should be run like a business.  Voters should be seen as the Board of Directors and politicians our employees.

As such:

  • Politicians should be held accountable and to the same standards as everyone else
  • The government should operate as efficiently and effectively as possible
  • We should examine ways to control conflicts of interest

Economy

The Greater-Richmond Area is home to many small and medium-sized businesses that are the backbone of our local, state, and national economies.

Virginia needs economic policies that:

  • Protect our businesses from higher and unnecessary taxes and regulations. Mandates such as repealing right-to-work laws, plastic bag taxes, and burdensome food and beverage regulations simply don’t work
  • Protect families by ensuring their take-home pay is protected from taxes that hinder their ability to save or invest in their futures
  • Encourage growth by incentivizing businesses to come, stay, and grow within our communities

Education

Good quality of life starts with a good education. Children deserve the right to a quality education regardless of their zip code, period.

In Virginia we need to:

  • Protect our teachers by ensuring competitive pay
  • Empower parents by giving them additional viable options for their children’s education like public charters
  • Allow students to explore career fields in middle school to pique career interest earlier in order to prepare for future career and educational choices
  • Remove politics from our schools and focus on our children’s  education

Health Care

Virginia should focus on providing better and more affordable healthcare for everyone.
We should make it easier for:

Doctors and patients to be in control of their own healthcare decisions based on their needs, budgets, and wants
Examine prescription drug pricing policies
People with preexisting conditions to obtain and maintain coverage
Young people to stay on parent’s plans
More access to care through new technologies such as telemedicine
Recovery programs to seek and obtain funding to treat addiction

Safety

We need to make sure that our communities stay safe. Henrico, Richmond, and Chesterfield have law enforcement and first responders that are second to none.

We need to do our part by:

  • Addressing road safety by ensuring that resources are being used to help with roads, sidewalks, and other infrastructure issues that have caused tragedies especially in places like Midlothian, the West End, Fan and Monument District(s)
  • Providing law enforcement officers with the resources to curb street crime
  • Encourage a meaningful community dialogue surrounding criminal justice reform

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