Current Position: Attorney
Candidate: 2021 State Delegate
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 2011 – 2017
Source: Campaign page
A native Northern Virginian, Randy has lived and worked in Virginia’s 10th House of Delegates District for more than 20 years.
Following graduation from Langley High School in Fairfax County, Randy studied public policy and economics at Duke University.
Randy followed his interest in law enforcement and criminal prosecution after his graduation from Duke and took a position with District Attorney’s office in Durham County, North Carolina, where he worked closely with police and prosecutors. This formative experience is where he witnessed firsthand the corrosive effect of crime and learned the importance of vigorous prosecution of criminals, led him to return to Virginia to study law at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, where he served as an editor on the W&L Law Review. Upon graduating from W&L, Randy received an appointment as a personal law clerk to the Honorable A. Christian Compton, Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia in Richmond.
Randy’s leadership in and service to the community has taken many forms over the past 20 years. A founding member and two-term Chairman of the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission as well as a founding member and chair of the Rural Economic Development Task Force.
Randy has consistently advocated for public policies that create jobs, preserve a favorable business climate, and lead to meaningful transportation improvements during his many years of service to the community, including years spent on the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Loudoun County Finance Board, the Citizens’ Tax Equity Committee, and the Loudoun Judicial Center Task Force.
Randy, an Eagle Scout, has been an avid outdoorsman and conservationist from his early days as a Boy Scout. He has remained active with the Boy Scouts of America, twice serving as Chairman of the Goose Creek District – 4,300 scouts strong – as well as serving as Scoutmaster of both Leesburg Troop 998 and 2010 National Scout Jamboree Troop 521. In 2010, in appreciation of his years of work for what he proudly calls “the most successful youth leadership movement in the history of the world,” Randy was awarded Scouting’s highest adult leader recognition, the Silver Beaver.
Randy also holds a Diploma in Theology from Virginia Theological Seminary and is an active Lay Eucharistic Minister and Visitor at St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg. After serving as General Counsel for the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Randy was awarded a Life Membership by the Club for his work in conservation land acquisition and trail preservation, and can still be found on occasion hiking and maintaining his section of the Appalachian Trail along the Loudoun-Clarke County line south of Route 7.
Randy is a PADI Certified Rescue Diver and a trained Wilderness First Aid Responder and enjoys skiing, mountain climbing, and Rugby. He is a Life Member of the NRA and gun owner. Randy has been married since 1991 to his wife, Teresa, who is equally committed to giving back to the community, having served on either the Town of Leesburg’s Planning Commission or Board of Architectural Review for many years, along with other non-profit and philanthropic pursuits. Together with their son Jack, Randy and Terri live in and are the stewards of their historic home in Leesburg, built in 1899 and a designated Virginia Historic Landmark.
- General Counsel
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
Loudoun County Economic Development Commission
Founding member and chair of the Rural Economic Development Task Force
- Diploma in Theology
Virginia Theological Seminary
- Juris Doctor
Washington and Lee University School of Law
- Public Policy and Economics
Membership & Affiliation
- Visitor, St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg
- Member, National Rifle Association
- Chairman, Boy Scouts of America, Goose Creek District
- Campaign – Admin@MinchewForDelegate.com
PO BOX 385, Leesburg, VA 20178
2017 State Delegate
|Wendy Goodlitis (D)||15,161||51.9%|
|Randy Minchew (R)||14,025||48.1%|
2015 State Delegate
|Randy Minchew (R)||10,415||62.1%|
|Peter Rush (D)||6,355||37.9%|
2013 State Delegate
|Randy Minchew (R)||12,950||57.1%|
|Monte Johnson (D)||9,723||42.9%|
2011 State Delegate
|Randy Minchew (R)||8,140||58.4%|
|David Butler (D)||5,789||50.6%|
Source: Department of Elections
MINCHEW, J RANDALL (RANDY) has run in 4 races for public office, winning 3 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $1,321,662.
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Randy understands that businesses can best create jobs when taxes are low, limited government principles are observed, and the government remains focused on its core responsibilities, such as providing high-quality public education and adequate transportation infrastructure.
Taxes and Spending
Randy will continue to identify and work to eliminate wasteful spending and will demand strict accountability for how our tax dollars are spent. As our Delegate, Randy will strive to keep taxes low to foster the creation of jobs, allow for thriving businesses and farms, and fight unnecessary expansion of government.
Randy knows that a strong education system is key to the future of our commonwealth. A strong education system will attract the best employers to our area and building a strong diversified economy. Randy will fight to reduce class sizes and for more in-state spots at our universities. He will always stand up for Northern Virginia to ensure we get our fair share of funding for education.
Healthcare costs are spiraling out of control. Randy knows we must reduce the cost of Healthcare and ensure access to healthcare for those with pre-existing conditions.
Randy has worked persistently to improve our congested regional roadways through thoughtful and appropriate public transportation infrastructure. Randy has consistently sought and supported enhanced funding for road improvements and has worked tirelessly to fund needed maintenance of rural roads.
Randy is an advocate for alternative energy innovation and use of clean-burning natural gas for electric power production. To that end, during the 2013 General Assembly session, Randy successfully patroned groundbreaking, landmark legislation which expands the ability of Virginia citizens to produce energy from renewable sources.