About Craig

Craig Orndorff is a longtime (if a 25 year old can be such) Republican activist, historian, elected official and seventh generation Shenandoah Valley native living  in Shenandoah County. In November 2011 Craig was elected as one of two Directors representing Shenandoah County on the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District. Craig received 38% of the vote in a four way race in which voters could select two voters. Over 60% of voters casting at least one vote in this election cast one of their votes for Craig. Craig ran on the issues of localism, transparency, and representative leadership. This blog is an extension of that, and Craig will utilize it to write about issues relating to his service on the Board.

Craig has been active in countless campaigns over the past decade in both a professional and volunteer capacity. He formerly served as legislative assistant for Delegate Todd Gilbert and has worked with Sheriff Tim Carter and Senator Mark Obenshain. He has also dabbled in political blogging in the past, both as himself and (regrettably) pseudonymously. From 2006 to 2009 he served as Activities Chairman for the Shenandoah County Republican Committee. In 2009 he was field director in the Shenandoah Valley for the Republican Party of Virginia. He has served on countless delegations and convention committees, including Rules at the 2008 Republican State Convention. He currently serves as Fifth Supervisor District Chair for the Shenandoah County Republican Committee.

Craig is also an amateur (or professional, given the moment) historian. He formerly worked at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, Virginia, where he still docents from time to time. Craig was also a champion public speaker and debater in his high school days. He’s slowly moving some of his attentions to writing both fiction and non-fiction. Craig received his B.A. in History and Government from the University of Virginia in January 2008, where he was active in the College Republicans.  His hobbies including collecting campaign paraphernalia from past Republican campaigns (look for the guy scanning for signs at conventions), reading, playing guitar, and the shooting sports. His policy interests include fiscal policy, Second Amendment issues, and healthcare (stemming from his own successful battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2007). Craig is currently employed in the security and legal services sector.

The one area that Craig has very little expertise in is radio. If you’re looking for that Craig Orndorff, please contact WSVG 790 AM in Mt. Jackson.

  1. January 21, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Hi Craig!

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  1. May 19, 2009 at 7:06 pm

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