Woodbridge, VA -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart announced today that Spence Rogers will serve as his Campaign Manager. Rogers previously served as the Deputy Director in Iowa for Senator Ted Cruz's presidential campaign. There he led the Cruz team to an unprecedented victory where his candidate received more votes than any other presidential candidate in caucus history.
"As a graduate of West Point, a Bronze Star Medal recipient for his wartime service, along with his groundbreaking success in the Iowa Caucus, Spence is a proven winner and an expert operational strategist. He was the catalyst that led Senator Cruz to victory in Iowa. In only 4 months, he built an impressive operation for Senator Cruz that far surpassed all others in the field. I am confident he will do the same for our campaign in the Commonwealth," Corey Stewart said of Rogers.
Turning his focus to Virginia, Stewart said, "As Republicans in the Commonwealth, we are too accustomed to losing. We've suffered statewide defeats in close races in 2013 and 2014. Spence knows exactly what is needed to win statewide. As Republicans, we need to do things better than we have in the past. We are excited to have him on the team."
Rogers also commented on his joining the Stewart campaign. "I am honored Chairman Stewart asked me to be Campaign Manager, and I'm incredibly proud to be a part of this already strong team. Corey Stewart has won four times in a blue county without compromising his conservative principles. That is strong leadership."
"The Stewart campaign combines all of the good from the last presidential election in one race - the Ted Cruz ground game, a strong digital presence, and the anti-establishment fire that elected Donald Trump into office," Rogers said. "Chairman Stewart has the charisma along with the proven conservative record that resonates with Virginians. I am thrilled to join the team."
Spence Rogers is a conservative political operative who has advised campaigns at the local, state, and federal level since 2008. Most recently, in Iowa for Ted Cruz, Rogers managed a very diverse team of 20+ staffers and thousands of volunteers.
Prior to politics, Rogers served as a U.S. Army infantry officer and deployed for two combat tours to Baghdad, Iraq. Rogers is decorated with the Bronze Star Medal, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the U.S. Army Ranger Tab, and Airborne Wings.
Rogers is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (B.S.), and the University of South Florida (MBA). He is a proud husband and father of three.