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Bryce Reeves Joins NRCC Young Guns Program

April 28, 2022

Fredericksburg, VA – April 28th, 2022 – Today the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced that Bryce Reeves, running in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, has become an “On the Radar” candidate in their Young Guns program. This follows last week’s change in rating for the race, from the Cook Report, who shifted the district from Lean Democrat to Toss Up, while highlighting Bryce Reeves’ front runner status. 

Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said: “Quality candidates from all across the country are stepping up to help Republicans make history and take back the House. With their help, we are going to fire Nancy Pelosi and hold the Biden Administration accountable for its record of failure and incompetence.” 

Bryce Reeves said: “The momentum surrounding this campaign is soaring. I want to thank Leader McCarthy for recognizing that. When I won re-election in 2019 I was outspent 5 to 1 in a Democrat district. This is another boost to our confidence to know that we will be getting national support in our race against Abigail Spanberger this year, who has been taking in gigantic amounts of special interest money to try and hold onto a district she now lives 70 miles outside of.” 

Bryce Reeves has had a highly successful fundraising campaign thus far, having exceeded all his goals and raising well over half a million dollars. He has also gotten political support at all levels, with endorsements from local activists all the way up to Senators and members of President Trump’s Cabinet. These include U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee, former Governor and Senator George Allen, former Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, former Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, former ICE Director Tom Homan, as well as members of the General Assembly and Sheriffs from across the 7th District.  

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Bryce Reeves is a small business owner, auxiliary sheriff’s deputy in Culpeper County, former Army Ranger, and former Prince William County narcotics detective. He currently represents the 17th District in the Virginia Senate, which includes the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Albemarle (part), Culpeper (part), Louisa (part), Orange, and Spotsylvania (part). Senator Reeves serves on the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and sits on the Committees on Local Government, General Laws and Technology, and Privileges and Elections. In addition, Senator Reeves is the Co-chair of the Virginia General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus. Senator Reeves resides in Spotsylvania County.

Senator Mike Lee Endorses Bryce Reeves

April 13, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jimmy Spinella

media@brycereeves.com

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – April 12, 2022 –  Today, Senator Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) announced a new endorsement for his campaign in the 7th Congressional District by U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah). 

Senator Lee said, “Our nation is at a tipping point. More than ever, we need to elect people who are ready to serve and contribute day one in office. Bryce is a leader that can analyze complex issues and find conservative solutions to fix the problems our nation faces. Bryce Reeves is not only an advocate for our principles; he’s also a proven fighter and constitutional conservative who can turn solutions into law while Democrats are in power. In 2016 Bryce single-handedly worked to get a fifty-state concealed carry reciprocity bill signed into law under a Democrat governor. With two years left of the Biden presidency, we will need champions like him in Congress who share my same values. He has my full endorsement in his race against Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger.” 

Bryce Reeves stated, “I couldn’t be more proud and thankful of the endorsement from Senator Mike Lee. He is a principled constitutional conservative who works diligently for his constituents. Senator Lee is a leader protecting our constitutional rights and a fighter for reducing regulatory burden on businesses and families. Over the past few years under Democratic leadership, we have seen an assault on our civil liberties and an increase of economic instability. I look forward to working with Senator Lee in Washington to restore our personal freedoms and rein in wasteful spending creating record high inflation.” 

Senator Lee was elected in 2010 as Utah’s 16th Senator. Mike Lee has spent his career defending the fundamental liberties of all Americans and advocating for America’s founding constitutional principles. 

Other key endorsements for the Reeves campaign include activists like Paul Galanti and Pete Snyder as well as national groups and leaders, including former Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, former Governor and US Senator George Allen, Senator Marco Rubio, SEAL PAC, GOPAC, and FreedomWorks. 

Bryce Reeves has also received many endorsements from the law enforcement community both nationally and locally. Nationally, he has received support from Tom Homan, who served as Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under President Trump from 2017-2018 , as well as Tony Pham, who was Acting Director of ICE under President Trump in 2020. Locally, sheriffs from the 7th Congressional District supporting Reeves in this campaign include Sheriff Jenkins (Culpeper), Sheriff Decatur (Stafford), Sheriff Lippa (Caroline), Sheriff Higgs (Fredericksburg), Sheriff Giles (King George), Sheriff Harris (Spotsylvania) and Sheriff Amos (Orange).

Bryce has also received endorsements from Sheriffs outside the district, including those in both Louisa and Montgomery counties. In addition, Commonwealth Attorney Travis Bird of Spotsylvania has thrown his support behind Senator Reeves. Bryce Reeves has secured a long list of endorsements from the General Assembly. These include include Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Caroline), Del. Rob Bell (R-Albemarle), Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), Del. Tara Durant (R-Stafford), Del. Phillip Scott (R-Spotsylvania), Senator Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) and former Speaker Bill Howell (R-Stafford). 

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Bryce Reeves is a small business owner, auxiliary sheriff’s deputy in Culpeper County, former Army Ranger, and former Prince William County narcotics detective. He currently represents the 17th District in the Virginia Senate, which includes the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Albemarle (part), Culpeper (part), Louisa (part), Orange, and Spotsylvania (part). Senator Reeves serves on the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and sits on the Committees on Local Government, General Laws and Technology, and Privileges and Elections. In addition, Senator Reeves is the Co-chair of the Virginia General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus. Senator Reeves resides in Spotsylvania County.

Senator Bryce Reeves Introduces Youngkin Administration Legislation to Assist Military and Veteran Families

January 14, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Mark Snesavage, Chief of Staff

media@brycereeves.com

RICHMOND, VA – January 14, 2022 – Senator Bryce Reeves (R – Spotsylvania) announced that he has introduced two bills, SB 528 & SB 529, for the 2022 legislative session of the Virginia General Assembly to assist military and veteran families in the commonwealth. The bills, carried by Senator Reeves on behalf of Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin, signal that Governor-elect Youngkin’s administration values military and veteran families across the commonwealth and recognizes that Virginia must compete to retain its recognition as one of the most military and veteran-friendly states. Senator Reeves, co-chairman of the General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus (GAMVC), has an impressive portfolio of military and veteran’s legislation signed into law by Republican and Democrat governors since first being elected in 2011. 

Senator Reeves, a former Army Airborne Ranger said, “Our active-duty military families and veteran families wear or have worn the cloth of our country, standing in harm’s way to protect our rights and freedoms as Americans. Those families have borne many heartaches, burdens, and even tragedies to keep us free. It is only right that we honor their sacrifice, relieving a bit of their burdens now while they reside in the Commonwealth of Virginia. And it is an auspicious and worthy goal that we work to see Virginia recognized as the most-friendly state for military and veteran families.” 

Senate Bill 528 establishes an income tax subtraction for up to $20,000 of military benefits in taxable year 2021, up to $30,000 in taxable year 2022, and up to $40,000 in taxable year 2023 and each year thereafter. The bill defines military benefits to include military retirement income and benefits paid to the surviving spouse of a veteran. 

Senate Bill 529 directs the Board of Education to amend its regulations to permit all active duty members of the Armed Forces of the United States who serve as caregivers to dependents to apply for the Child Care Subsidy Program. 

Bryce Reeves is a small business owner, auxiliary sheriff’s deputy in Culpeper County, former Army Airborne Ranger, and a former Prince William County narcotics detective. He represents the 17th District in the Senate of Virginia, which includes the City of Fredericksburg, and the counties of Albemarle (part), Culpeper (part), Louisa (part), Orange, and Spotsylvania (part). Senator Reeves serves on the following senate committees: Rehabilitation and Social Services, Local Government, General Laws and Technology, and Privileges and Elections. Additionally, Senator Reeves serves as the Co-chairman of the General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus, and serves on the Secure Commonwealth Panel and the Board of Veterans Services.

Bryce Reeves Reiterates Commitment to Run in his Home District

December 28, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Jimmy Spinella

media@brycereeves.com

Bryce Reeves Reiterates Commitment To Run In His Home District 

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – December 28, 2021 – As a result of the drastic differences between the proposed maps in early December and the finalized maps released tonight Senator Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for the 7th Congressional District. 

Bryce Reeves said, “Upon seeing the final maps released by the SCOVA, I am reiterating my commitment to run in my home district. The 7th district is my home, my small business is located here and I have proudly represented much of it as State Senator in Spotsylvania, Orange, and Culpeper counties, as well as the City of Fredericksburg.”  

“Prior to my service as a Senator, I served Prince William County as a narcotics detective, and spent nine years on the force. I know the challenges our law enforcement officers face, especially in our community. That is why I have already proudly announced the endorsement of five Sheriffs including several from the new 7th Congressional District.” 

Senator Reeves continued, “I’m eager to continue my service to our community, and I look forward to seeing many old friends again on the campaign trail!” 

In addition to the endorsement of five sheriffs from Spotsylvania, Orange, Caroline, Louisa, and Montgomery counties, Bryce Reeves has received the endorsement of other prominent leaders in the area. These include Del. Nick Freitas (R – Culpeper), former Speaker Bill Howell (R-Stafford), and Spotsylvania Commonwealth Attorney Travis Bird. He has also received the backing of national leaders and groups, such as former Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Freedomworks.  

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Bryce Reeves is a small business owner, auxiliary sheriff’s deputy in Culpeper County, former Army Ranger, and former Prince William County narcotics detective. He currently represents the 17th District in the Virginia Senate, which includes the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Albemarle (part), Culpeper (part), Louisa (part), Orange, and Spotsylvania (part). Senator Reeves serves on the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and sits on the Committees on Local Government, General Laws and Technology, and Privileges and Elections. In addition, Senator Reeves is the Co-chair of the Virginia General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus. Senator Reeves resides in Spotsylvania County.

Bryce Reeves Announces Endorsement by Delegate Nick Freitas

December 10, 2021

Contact: 

Jimmy Spinella

media@brycereeves.com

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – December 10, 2021 – Today, Senator Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) announces his endorsement from former 7th Congressional District Nominee, Delegate Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper).  

Delegate Freitas stated, “I’ve known Bryce since before we were both in office. I was his first volunteer when he decided to run, where he beat a 28 year incumbent Democrat. Bryce has supported me, with the same enthusiasm and vigor. We have served together, as co-chairmen of the Military and Veterans Caucus – serving those who have served us. I cannot think of a better representative in Congress than my dear friend, and Ranger buddy, Bryce Reeves.” 

Bryce Reeves said, “I am so honored to receive the endorsement of my good friend, Nick Freitas. Nick’s heartfelt speeches and steadfast tenacity have made him an icon and a leader in the conservative movement in Virginia. I’m so grateful that I can count on his support as we launch our campaign to take back Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.” 

Nick Freitas currently represents Orange, Madison, and Culpeper (part) in the Virginia House of Delegates. This year he was recently re-elected to the House of Delegates with an over 30% margin. Prior, Freitas narrowly lost to Abigail Spanberger in the 2020 Virginia 7th District Congressional Election. 

This endorsement follows other major endorsements by local leaders including Spotsylvania Commonwealth’s Attorney Travis Bird, Spotsylvania Sheriff Roger Harris, and Orange County Sheriff Mark Amos. Bryce Reeves has also been endorsed by national figures and groups including Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and FreedomWorks.

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Bryce Reeves is a small business owner, auxiliary sheriff’s deputy in Culpeper County, former Army Ranger, and former Prince William County narcotics detective. He currently represents the 17th District in the Virginia Senate, which includes the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Albemarle (part), Culpeper (part), Louisa (part), Orange, and Spotsylvania (part). Senator Reeves serves on the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and sits on the Committees on Local Government, General Laws and Technology, and Privileges and Elections. In addition, Senator Reeves is the Co-chair of the Virginia General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus. Senator Reeves resides in Spotsylvania County. 

Bryce Reeves Announces Hiring of Campaign Manager

December 6, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Jimmy Spinella
jimmy@brycereeves.com
(516) 492-5848

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – December 6, 2021 – Today, Senator Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) announces a key addition to his campaign team, with the hiring of Jimmy Spinella as his campaign manager. Spinella has long ties in the 7th Congressional District, having worked for Delegate Nick Freitas in his historic write-in victory, as well as his congressional race, and running the district’s political operation for Pete Snyder during this year’s gubernatorial campaign. He most recently managed Delegate Tony Wilt’s successful re-election in Harrisonburg, where Delegate Wilt received the most votes ever.

Spinella said, “I’m absolutely thrilled by the opportunity to help send Senator Reeves to Congress. Of all the candidates in the race he is by far the most qualified person to fight for our values in Washington. From his time as an Army Ranger, a narcotics detective, and now as our State Senator, Bryce has a lifelong commitment to service, and I’m eager to help him as he takes the next step in his service to our community.”

Bryce Reeves stated, “In my years as a football and lacrosse coach, I have seen that a winning team needs every member to play to the top of their ability. Jimmy is one of the most competent political operatives I’ve ever met, and will bring an unparalleled level of professionalism and organization to this campaign. He knows that Abigail Spanberger has been saying one thing, but voting the complete opposite, and is committed to taking this seat back from the radical left.”

This hire ushers in a new era of the campaign with Senator Reeves’ team bringing on the most qualified campaign manager in the 7th Congressional District. It also signifies the growing momentum of the campaign, following the endorsements of the sheriffs in both Spotsylvania and Orange county.

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Bryce Reeves is a small business owner, auxiliary sheriff’s deputy in Culpeper County, former Army Ranger, and former Prince William County narcotics detective. He currently represents the 17th District in the Virginia Senate, which includes the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Albemarle (part), Culpeper (part), Louisa (part), Orange, and Spotsylvania (part). Senator Reeves serves on the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and sits on the Committees on Local Government, General Laws and Technology, and Privileges and Elections. In addition, Senator Reeves is the Co-chair of the Virginia General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus. Senator Reeves resides in Spotsylvania County.

Sen. Bryce Reeves jumps into GOP fray for 7th District congressional seat

October 22, 2021

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, is done testing the waters — he’s jumping into an already crowded race for the Republican nomination to challenge Rep. Abigail Spanberger D-7th.

Reeves, 54, a military veteran and former police officer in his third term in the Virginia Senate, is announcing Friday that he will seek the GOP nomination to represent a district that could look drastically different by next year’s general election because of redistricting.

“I think it is time to plant the flag,” he said in an interview.

Two women already have announced bids for the GOP nomination and begun fundraising — Tina Ramirez, a Chesterfield County businesswoman who sought the nomination unsuccessfully two years ago, and Taylor Keeney, a former gubernatorial press secretary who lives in Goochland County and founded a non-profit organization to provide essential supplies for children in needy families.

Two new arrivals to Virginia also have filed candidacies — John Castorani, an Orange County man, born in Henrico County, who finished fifth in an Alabama congressional primary last year, and Gary Barve, of Henrico, who ran for a city council seat in Santa Clara, Calif., last year.

According to the Federal Election Commission, Ramirez has raised $343,727 and had $249,541 on hand through Sept. 30; Keeney has raised $161,418 and had $102,304 on hand; Castorani has raised $263,812 and had $48,545 on hand; and Barve has raised $10,468, but had no cash on hand.

Spanberger raised $759,528 in the last filing period and had $2,435,997 on hand.

Del. John McGuire, R-Goochland, who lost the nomination to Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper, two years ago, hasn’t said whether he will run for the congressional seat next year, but he announced this week that he’s raised about $372,000 in the past three months, which he said “would be the largest amount raised by any GOP congressional candidate or incumbent in the state of Virginia.”

Reeves expects McGuire to run for the seat, but said his 10 years of Senate experience sets him apart from the rest of the field.

“I would be the only elected official running who has a proven record,” he said. “The rest are all wannabes.”

Keeney, who worked as press secretary for Gov. Bob McDonnell, said Friday, “I appreciate Bryce’s service to our country and his community, but it’s time for a change. If we keep pushing the same type of career politicians and re-tread candidates, we can expect the same result.”

Reeves sought the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor in 2017, losing to Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel, R-Fauquier. Vogel lost to Democrat Justin Fairfax in the general election.

None of the congressional candidates, including Spanberger, knows whether the newly drawn 7th District will include their homes. A bipartisan commission is struggling to reach a consensus on a new map of Virginia’s 11 congressional districts, after failing to reach agreement on legislative districts for the Senate and House of Delegates.

If the commission fails to produce a map for the General Assembly’s consideration the job of drawing the state’s new congressional boundaries will fall to the Virginia Supreme Court.

“We just don’t know what the district will look like,” said Reeves, whose 17th Senate District includes four of the 10 counties that are part of the 7th Congressional District.

Spanberger narrowly won two elections in the 7th District by carrying western Chesterfield County and western Henrico County by large enough margins to offset her losses in the district’s eight more rural counties, including Spotsylvania.

The district traditionally had elected Republicans until Spanberger, who lives in Henrico, defeated then-Rep. Dave Brat, R-Henrico, in 2018, and Freitas in 2020.

The redistricting commission, which has bogged down on partisan lines, looked at various proposals for the 7th. They ranged from one that would have turned the 7th into an outer Northern Virginia district that no longer includes the Richmond area, to one based in Chesterfield and Henrico that stretches west to Albemarle County and Charlottesville.

Reeves, who lives in northwestern Spotsylvania, said he is prepared to move within his Senate District, even though candidates are not legally required to live in the congressional districts they represent.

He calls Spanberger, a former CIA operations officer, “an empty suit” who votes almost always with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., a favorite political target of conservative Republicans.

“I think government’s place today is to make people’s lives easier, better and safer,” he said. “So far, what we see is none of that is happening.”

Reeves prides himself as a policymaker who is able to partner with Democrats to solve important issues — reforming Virginia’s foster care system to better care for children and respect parental rights; protecting the rights of gun owners while expanding background checks on firearms to protect victims of domestic violence; and strengthening state oversight of charitable gaming operations to root out potentially corrupt practices.

“I feel like it takes leadership and the ability to bring people together to work on issues,” he said.

Reeves is a California native who received a bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and as an Airborne Ranger. After leaving the military, he worked as a police officer and detective in Prince William County. He is now a State Farm insurance agent.

He has a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University and completed the political leaders and candidate training programs at The Sorensen Institute at the University of Virginia.

Reeves lives in Spotsylvania’s Lake Wilderness area with his wife, Anne, and their two children, Nicole and Jack.

Bryce Reeves Announces Candidacy

October 22, 2021

Bryce Reeves Announces Candidacy for Republican Nomination of Virginia’s 7th Congressional District

My campaign is about freedom, limited constitutional government and the dignity and worth of every human being.”

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – October 22, 2021 – Today, Senator Bryce Reeves (R- Spotsylvania) announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination of Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. As a proven conservative in the Commonwealth, Senator Reeves is the best candidate to defeat Democrat Abigail Spanberger. Bryce Reeves has fought for conservative policies that put families, veterans, and businesses first. 

“Under President Trump our economy was humming, people were working, and government did not dominate or intrude in our lives and livelihood. But under Joe Biden and Abigail Spanberger, an intrusive, progressive government is failing us, badly. Spanberger has failed to make the 7th District what it should be – the best place to work, live, and raise a family,” said Reeves. 

“Unfortunately, Congresswoman Spanberger spends far too much time coddling up to Nancy Pelosi and the far left. I believe the hard-working people of the 7th District deserve to be represented by someone who will stand up for their interests and not the interests of Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and the tax and spend, cancel culture that is poisoning our education system and destroying our economy.  

“My campaign is about freedom, limited constitutional government and the dignity and worth of every human being. As a Christian, a former Army Ranger, and a former police detective, I have dedicated my life to serving others and that is exactly what I will do if the voters give me the honor of serving them in the United States Congress,” Reeves concluded.  

Currently serving in his third term in the Virginia Senate, Reeves has a strong conservative record passing legislation and pursuing policies that benefit parents, veterans, and small business owners. Reeves’ record in the Senate shows him to be a strong supporter of the free market economy, defender of the Second Amendment, an ardent supporter of parental rights and school choice and a champion of the right to life.

Bryce Reeves is a small business owner, auxiliary sheriff’s deputy in Culpeper County, former Army Ranger, and former Prince William County narcotics detective. He currently represents the 17th District in the Virginia Senate, which includes the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Albemarle (part), Culpeper (part), Louisa (part), Orange, and Spotsylvania (part). Senator Reeves serves on the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and sits on the Committees on Local Government, General Laws and Technology, and Privileges and Elections. In addition, Senator Reeves is the Co-chair of the Virginia General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus. Senator Reeves resides in Spotsylvania County.