About

Jim Gilmore, Chairman
James S. "Jim" Gilmore III, was the 68th Governor of Virginia (1998-2002).  Jim Gilmore grew up in Richmond, Virginia.  He is a veteran of the U.S. Army.  In 1971, Jim Gilmore enlisted as a volunteer in the U.S. Army after college and worked as a counter-intelligence agent in then-West Germany after intensive language training in German, in which he became fluent.  In 1974, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for Service to NATO.  Additionally, he has served on eight corporate boards of directors.  He also served as chief prosecutor for Henrico County, and was elected Attorney General of Virginia in 1993.  In 2003, Mr. Gilmore served as chairman of the Air Force Academy Board of Visitors.  Mr. Gilmore was the Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2001 to 2002.   From 1999 to 2003, he served as Chairman of the Congressional panel to assess America’s capabilities to respond to a terrorist attack.  This panel is known as the "Gilmore Commission” (http://www.rand.org/nsrd/terrpanel/ ).  He ran for the GOP nomination for president from July 2015 to February 2016.  Mr. Gilmore graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA), and the UVA School of Law.  He is married to Roxane Gatling Gilmore and they have two grown sons.

Aaron Gulbransen, Executive Director
Aaron Gulbransen has been a political operative for many years. Having worked on numerous campaigns, he has been involved with elections that range from the local school board to the US presidency. During his time in the profession, he’s worked on campaigns for public interest groups as well, like Americans for Prosperity, and he’s worked as a radio host at WNYG Babylon. Aaron also worked on Sean Hannity’s radio show at WABC in New York. An alumnus of SUNY Empire State College, Aaron has an undergraduate degree in business, management, and economics. He currently lives in Glen Allen, Virginia, with his wife, Krystal.

Growth PAC was formed in 2014 with the goal of helping change our country’s direction by electing strong conservatives who share Governor Jim Gilmore’s pro-growth policies that create jobs, increase wages, and provide opportunity for all Americans.  We are organized with the Federal Election Commission as a Super PAC and can accept unlimited donations from individuals and corporations. We cannot make direct contributions to campaigns or coordinate our activities with them.  Instead we can spend unlimited amounts of money in support or opposition to a candidate.
 
In 2014 our independent campaign activities helped elect Joni Ernst Senator from Iowa and assisted Ed Gillespie to make his race in Virginia unexpectedly close. In 2016 we are concentrating on the battleground state of Virginia, and competitive Senate races.

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Growth PAC is an independent expenditure-only committee, also known as a “Super PAC.” Individuals, corporations, and other entities may make unlimited contributions. Contributions from foreign nationals, foreign corporations, national banks, and federal government contractors are prohibited.

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