Edward Walter Gillespie (August 1, 1961 –) is an American politician, strategist, and lobbyist who served as the 61st Chair of the Republican National Committee from 2003 to 2005 and was counselor to the President from 2007 to 2009 during the Presidency of George W. Bush. In 2012 Gillespie was a senior member of the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.
- 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.
- Interview With Virginia Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ed Gillespie (October 23, 2017)
- The key to improving Virginians’ interactions with their government is to design processes with an eye toward the citizen experience and not toward a government organizational chart. As governor, I will improve the way agencies interact with each other and with Virginians. Through digitization and increased communication, we can break down the siloed approach and encourage cross-agency collaboration. This is good for our sportsmen.
- An interview with gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie (October 25, 2017)