Edward Walter Gillespie (Ed Gillespie)is an American politician and a career lobbyist. A Republican candidate for the governor of Virginia, Gillespie lost to Democrat opponent Ralph Northam on November 8, 2017. He was born in August 1, 1961 in New Jersey. Ed Gillespie is one of the prominent Republicans since he’s held positions such as the RNC Chair, Counselor to George W. Bush and also a member of the Mitt Romney Presidential Campaign in 2012. He embraced Trumpism but lost the vote in the elections. Not much later after his loss, Trump blasted him in a tweet.

Ed Gillespie

Before Fame: He’s a founder of a bipartisan Lobbying firm.

Family/ Relationships

Ed Gillespie Parents/Ethnicity/Religion

Born to father Sean Patrick Gillespie and mother Conny, Gillespie is a descendent of Irish Immigrants.

Ed Gillespie Affair/Married/Wife

Ed Gillespie married his wife Catherine Hay Gillespie in 1987 and have three children named Carrie, Mollie and John. For more information, contact him on twitter.

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Edward Walter Gillespie
  • Nicknames: Ed
  • Birthday: August 1, 1961
  • Age in 2017: 56
  • Birthplace: Mount Holly, New Jersey
  • Current Residence: Mt. Vernon, Virginia
  • Education: Catholic University of America
  • Profession: Politican, Lobbyist
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: Caucasian
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Zodiac: Leo
  • Spouse/Wife: Cathy
  • Children: Carrie, Mollie and John
  • Net Worth: N/A


  • Height: 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m)
  • Weight: N/A
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  • Body Type: Regular
  • Hair Color: Black (Greying)
  • Eye Color: Grey

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • Ed’s father is an Irish immigrant.
  • He was RNC Chair from December 2006 to June 2007.
  • He is active on Instagram.
  • He has a No Gift Policy.

Memorable Quotes:

Leadership is not just reacting to problems. Leadership is also preventing problems, and for a city or county to declare itself as a sanctuary city — meaning they would not comply and cooperate with federal authorities in compliance with immigration laws — I don’t believe that would make us safer.