GOOCHLAND, Va. – Republican House Conference Chair and E-PAC Founder Elise Stefanik named Taylor Keeney to her first slate 2021-2022 “Women to Watch” list. Keeney, a conservative outsider, new voice, and proven leader, is seeking the nomination in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District against Rep. Abigail Spanberger. Keeney released the following statement in response to this distinction:
“I’m thrilled Chairwoman Elise Stefanik has recognized the hard work we are putting in to flip the 7th back to red,” said Taylor Keeney. “Our team is not going to stop. We are going everywhere, talking to everyone about issues that matter to voters: education, public safety, and the cost of living. Together, we can stand up to the radical left who dismiss parents and common-sense.”
“Winning back the 7th Congressional District is going to take a conservative outsider and fresh voice. Governor-elect Youngkin showed us the way to unite the GOP! We can’t keep putting up the same old candidates and expect a different result; it’s time for new conservative leadership in Virginia,” Keeney concluded.
Notably, Keeney is the only candidate in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District to be named to Chairwoman Stefanik’s “Women to Watch” list.
“Women to Watch” Background:
Chairwoman Stefanik’s “Women to Watch” list is very similar to the first phase of House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Young Gun program.
About Taylor Keeney:
- Taylor is the founder of Little Hands Virginia, a nonprofit launched in 2019 to ensure that young children (newborn to three years old) in Greater Richmond have the basic essentials needed to thrive and help improve outcomes in the long-term.
Active in the community for over a decade, Taylor volunteered as a mentor for Higher Achievement – Richmond and continues to serve on the organization’s advisory board, volunteers with ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, and serves as the Fifth District Representative on the Goochland County Recreation Advisory Commission.
A policy and communications expert, Taylor served as press secretary for former-Governor Bob McDonnell, led regional communications for Teach For America, and most recently was a public affairs consultant.
Taylor and her husband, Carter, live in Goochland and have two children, Taliaferro and Frances.