Full Name: Jeffrey Sacks

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Office Sought: House of Representatives,
7th Congressional District


Party Affiliation: Republican


Campaign Website:

Campaign POC:

Phone Number: 512-569-4717

Campaign Email: jlsacks19@gmail.com

Structured Interview Request Sent: 26 Jan 2024 (Survey completed before request 17 Jan 2024) 

Structured Interview Response and Date: Yes, 17 Jan 2024

Vetting Panel Selected: Pending

Structured Interview Completed: Pending

Biography:I am a twenty-year veteran of the U.S. Army, a committed husband, a proud father of five daughters, a man of faith, and a devout believer in ‘American Exceptionalism.’ My campaign mission is “The Great Virginia Comeback,” and I will fight tooth and nail to return Virginia’s traditions and morals to its original glory: a renewal of the American Spirit. Our movement is ready to continue serving this country. I wholeheartedly believe it will take every patriot getting off the sidelines and doing their civic duty to prevent the destruction of our nation. As they say in the Army, “This is a no-fail mission.”

Why you?  Because I am running to serve the interest of the people over the DC bureaucratic machine. I have signed the term limit pledge, as I don’t believe in career politicians. I’m a Father on a mission to protect our youth from the ideological warfare occurring in our schools, restore selfless leadership, and protect the people from “big government” intrusion on our civil liberties.

What are your priorities? I

1) Economy: With a National debt of 34T, we must cut spending. We are also over-regulated, and we need tax simplification. People need more money in their pockets. We also need Energy independence.

2) Restore order at the Border (Fund the wall, provide more resources to DHS to stop the processing of illegal immigration. Implement remain in Mexico policy, leverage military capabilities to address drug, sex, and human trafficking.

3) Education (Weaken the Department of Education. Education is a state issue, not a Federal one. Incentivize trade skills and STEM programs).

4) Corruption: Eliminate redundant positions in our Executive branch, and implement political appointees to the mid-level.

Riley Gaines

Bachelor’s in Political Science (Norwich University)
MBA (Norwich University)
Master’s in Government (Johns Hopkins University)


Relevant Employment History: 
20 Year Army Officer (Retired)

Military Experience / Branch / Years of Service / Rank / Type of Discharge: 
Lieutenant Colonel Army Retired (Multiple deployments Iraq and Afghanistan.

Past Offices Held and Tenure: None.

Community Service:
Ebenezer Church Stafford, VA Mentor; President of 501 C 3 Foundation to raise awareness for children with rare genetic conditions.

Leadership Experience: 
Several Command positions in the United States Army, Baseball coach, President of a Non-Profit, 

Personal Strengths: 
Communication, Strategic thinking, Growth Mindset, interpersonal relationships, empathy, emotional intelligence, teamwork, selfless servant leadership

What is the most important thing Virginians need to know about you? I’m running for the right reasons and that’s to serve their needs over the interest of the DC machine. I am a Father of 5 daughters and it’s about the future of our youth. We need leaders who are good role models, and people can trust. We don’t need another talker or does one thing in a Campaign, and another when they get into office. It’s about actions over words.

How would your friends and family describe you? Loving, caring, courageous, good intentions, listener, a man of faith, intelligent, and someone they can trust.

What are your thoughts on the Constitution as the Law of the Land?  We must protect and defend our Constitution at all cost. It’s a set of ideals that has stood the test of time. I believe in the Constitution as it was originally written.

What are your thoughts on religious liberty? Everyone has the right to choose their own faith. This Nation was founded on Christian believes and we must protect civil liberties at all cost.   

What are your thoughts on the preservation of our history? What we are currently experiencing in our Nation is totalitarian and cannot cover up our rewrite our history. We must teach all of our history and offer good civics to our youth in schools as well.

What are your thought on government transparency?  We must have limited government. The more we have of big government, the less civil liberties we have. The rise of the administrative state is real and the people’s interest always takes a back seat. We just have Government accountability at all levels.

What are your thoughts on national defense? Peace through strength is my philosophy.

What are your thoughts on the free enterprise system? Free enterprise breeds good competition. The Government should not be subsidizing like we do. Especially, with Environmental policy.

What are your thoughts on the protection of the unborn? I am unwaveringly committed to a pro-life stance, viewing the issue of abortion as fundamentally moral rather than political. I firmly support the Dobbs decision, which upholds the Constitutional principle that individuals should determine abortion laws through their State Legislature. I do not endorse the Federal Government’s role in codifying Roe v Wade or utilizing taxpayer funds for abortions. In any legislative vote pertaining to abortion, my commitment will always align with a pro-life stance.

What are your thoughts on the role the family plays in America? The nuclear family has been under attack for several years. This is a severe mistake. The values and beliefs our youth learn all begin with the family. It’s fundamental to becoming active citizens in our communities. 

What are your thoughts on equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcomes? DEI initiatives are destroying our social and moral society. We need to have a merit based system throughout our society, period.

What are your thoughts on the 2nd Amendment? I will uphold the 2A. We need to also tackle mental health, which is the real issue.


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