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Chairman

Winchester Republican Committee

Chairman

Winchester Republican Party

Next Republican Party Chairman

City of Winchester

Chairman

Republican Party

Education



John Handley High School



University of Virginia

law degree

University of Richmond

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The Winchester Star-Potts Ends Speculation, Will Seek 4th Term

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In telephone interviews after Potts' speech, Republican candidates Phillip S. Griffin II and Jill Holtzman said promises are promises and they must be kept.

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"I am disappointed and downright saddened that Russ has broken his pledge," said Griffin, who also serves as the Winchester Republican Committee's chairman.


The Winchester Star-Pols ‘Hob Nob’ with Constituents Friday

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Phillip S. Griffin, chairman of the Winchester Republican Committee, mentioned that every citizen must work January to April to pay taxes.He said he wants the tax burden decreased for all taxpayers.

Griffin, a Republican candidate for state Senate who is running against Republican Jill Holtzman of Warrenton, said attendees were supportive of his candidacy.He alluded that state Sen.H.
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A self-proclaimed "die-hard" Republican, Donna Thompson of Frederick County said she'll be supporting Griffin.
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"I've got respect for somebody who stands up for what they believe in. Griffin is another Bush and Warner."
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Towards the end of the evening, Griffin, Holtzman, and Mark Tate, the vice mayor of Middleburg who is expected to announce his candidacy for state Senate, chatted together.


Winchester Attorney Joins Senate Race -- Leesburg2Day-- The Journal of Loudoun County

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Phillip S. Griffin, II, 34, joins Jill Holtzman, an attorney in Fauquier County, in announcing a bid for the GOP nomination.

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Griffin said he plans to run as a "pro-life conservative" for the seat.A Republican primary or convention till be held in June 2003, but that decision will be made by the 27th District GOP Committee.
Potts, 60, will announce by February whether he will run again, but his aide Lana Westfall noted Wednesday that Potts is next in seniority to be chairman of the Senate Education and Health Committee chaired by Warren E. Barry (R), who will retire in July to serve on the state liquor board, Gov.
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In addition to his pro-life stance, Griffin said two issues in his campaign are "low taxes" though he added he has no firm pledge to oppose tax increases.Another top priority in his campaign, he said, is support for public education, particularly higher standards and appropriate funding.He said he will release more specifics on his education pledge at a later date.
Griffin is president and owner of his general practice law firm and is vice chairman of the Handley Regional Library Board in Winchester.In 2001 he was named 10th District vice chairman.Since August of last year he has served as chairman of the Winchester Republican Party.In 1995, he was a surrogate speaker for Potts in his run against Independent Tom Lewis.He worked on campaigns of former governors George Allen (R) and James Gilmore (R).
Meanwhile, Supervisor Mark R. Herring (D-Leesburg) has indicated he is eyeing a run for reelection as supervisor, for Potts' seat or the 33rd House seat held by Joe T. May (R).While he has filed a statement of organization, he hasn't yet announced which seat he will run for, Betsy Mayr, secretary to Loudoun's electoral board, confirmed Wednesday.


The Winchester Star-Griffin Set to Replace DiBenedetto as Next Winchester Republican Party Chairman

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Phillip Griffin II joked on Wednesday that the reason he will become the next Republican Party chairman for the City of Winchester is because Nobody ran against me as vice chairman..

Technically , Griffin is right.
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Phillip Griffin II
Griffin , who turned 34 on Wednesday , will serve out the rest of DiBenedetto's term , which expires in March 2002.The position is up for re-election every two years.
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of stability for us , said Griffin , who is also the Republican 29th District House District chairman.It's now.up to me to continue on with what Vince has accomplished..
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Griffin will officially take over on Aug. 13 , the same day Gov.
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Griffin , a Winchester native , graduated from John Handley High School in 1985.He later majored in history and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1989.
After spending a year studying at Cambridge University in 1990 , Griffin received his law degree from the University of Richmond two years later.
Griffin married Kate Obenshain in 1995 and the couple has three children , all boys.
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In 1998 , Griffin opened his own law office.
As far as my vision and responsibilities go , I want to work with the local candidates and ensure some success at the local level , Griffin said.
Griffin noted that DiBenedetto had successful elections in 1996 , 1997 , and 2000.


The Winchester Star-Griffin Steps Down as GOP Party Chairman

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Phillip S. Griffin II stepped down as chairman of the Winchester Republican Party at its meeting Monday.

Griffin had been the party chairman since August 2001, when he stepped in to fill the unexpired term of Vincent DiBenedetto.Griffin won election in March of 2002 and was scheduled to serve until March of 2004.
Griffin told the party at its meeting in Rouss City Hall that he was stepping down to devote more time to his candidacy for the 27th District state Senate seat.
Griffin is one of four Republican candidates vying for the seat, including the incumbent, H. Russell Potts Jr.
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To continue as chairman of the Winchester Republican Party, Griffin said, would be "a time commitment."
"I want to spend more time getting out and around the district," Griffin said.
Griffin said he did not think that there would have been any conflict of interest between his candidacy and his chairmanship had he stayed in the chairmanship.
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As Republican Party Chairman, Griffin helped organize eight Frederick County campaigns in November 2001.He oversaw five Winchester City Council races in May of 2002, seeing four of them to victory.
"I'm pleased that the Republican Party has been so successful," Griffin said of his tenure.
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