Alisica Andrews, former Republican candidate for the 10th Congressional District, will serve as deputy secretary of administration, the Virginia Governor’s Office announced last week.
Andrews has been a supporter of Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) prior to him being sworn into office last week, most notably emceeing his first campaign visit to Loudoun County last July.
During the event, Youngkin shared his intent on banning the teaching of critical race theory (CRT) and his education agenda, with more than 100 supporters at the Loudoun County Public Schools Administration Building in Ashburn. School officials have repeatedly said CRT is not being taught in Loudoun schools.
“It is an honor to serve this great commonwealth as the deputy secretary of administration,” Andrews said. “I am grateful to Governor Youngkin for the opportunity to be a part of his administration to make Virginia the best place to live, work, and raise a family.”
On Jan. 15, Andrews joined Youngkin as he signed a series of executive orders, including one to allow parents to decide whether their children wear face masks in school, despite the transmission rate remaining high locally, around the commonwealth and nationwide.
Another order gives the Office of the Attorney General the authority to investigate the controversial issues at the Virginia Parole Board and Loudoun County Public Schools — specifically a pair of sexual assaults perpetrated by a single student at separate schools over the course of six months.
Recently, the teenager was found guilty and ordered to be included on the sex offender’s registry.
Andrews tweeted in response, “finally parents will have answers to what happened in Loudoun County.”
Youngkin provided the following remarks on Andrews and several appointees:“I am excited to appoint this talented group of leaders that will help implement the agenda Virginians elected me to accomplish, Youngkin said in a prepared statement.
“This is the most important management team I have ever assembled, and Virginians can rest assured we have brought together the qualified team that they deserve,” he said. “Together, they will get to work on Day One to ensure we have better schools, safer streets, a lower cost of living, and more jobs for all Virginians.”