May 29, 2012 (Arlington, VA) – The Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia announced its endorsement of three Republican candidates for U.S. House of Representatives this past weekend at its annual state convention. They are Floyd Bayne, running in the 7th Congressional District, Ken Vaughn, running in the 11th Congressional District, and Karen Kwiatkowski, running in the 6thCongressional District.
All three candidates patiently pursued the RLC-VA’s endorsement patiently and persistently, demonstrating ample commitment to limited government, liberty and federalism.
Floyd Bayne is a teacher from Chesterfield County, holding a B.A. in history from Mary Baldwin College. He is running because he has “become increasingly frustrated with the lack of common sense and adherence to our Constitution in Washington, D.C. I kept waiting and waiting for a candidate to come along whom I could trust and who shared my concerns for our country. I continued to be frustrated, so I chose to act. I was not pleased with the continued actions of my own representative, which grew the federal leviathan and spent money recklessly. So, I am hoping to prove that one can serve as a citizen-legislator and not seek to become a career-politician.”, per his
View Floyd Bayne’s speech to the Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia state convention
Ken Vaughn is a traffic engineer from Herndon, Virginia, holding a B.S. in civil engineering from Tulane University, and a Master’s in civil engineering from Texas A&M. He is running because “After obtaining my master’s degree, I settled in the metro DC area to work in the private sector, raise a family, and eventually start my own business in northern Virginia. As a career engineer, I am, by definition, interested in how things work. I feel compelled to try to fix things that do not work. Washington is broken, and I would like to help fix it. I’m running for Congress because we have too many career politicians and too few public servants. Unlike such career politicians, I will serve for a limited time, will support, protect, and defend the Constitution, will use my private sector experience to fix the mess we are in, and will return home to live under the laws that Congress passes.”, per his
View Ken Vaughn’s speech to the Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia state convention
Karen Kwiatkowski is a farmer and rancher from Mount Jackson, holding several degrees, including an M.A. from Harvard in government, an M.S. in science management from the University of Alaska, and a Ph.D. in world politics from Catholic University of America. She’s running to “reduce, redirect and rein-in the federal government.”, per her
View Karen Kwiatkowski’s speech to the Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia state convention
RLC-Virginia Chairman Robert Kenyon said “We’re very glad to have several candidates in Virginia this year who are solid liberty Republicans. For too long, we’ve been stuck with the same old establishment politicians. This year we have a chance to build on what we accomplished in 2010 by electing even more liberty Republicans. The State Board of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia is proud to join the National Board of the Republican Liberty Caucus in supporting these three warriors for liberty.”