Jean Gannon currently resides in Powhatan County, Virginia, and has been a member of the Powhatan County Republican Committee (PCRC) since 2008. She was elected Chair of the PCRC in 2016 by way of mass meeting and has served the members of the PCRC through several election cycles, always supporting the Republican nominee through campaign efforts, fundraising events, and Election Day operations.
Always a Republican, Jean’s full-throttle foray into politics began with the 2009 election of Governor Bob McDonnell. Since then she has been an active member and now Chair of the PCRC, the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV), and a contributor to the Republican National Committee (RNC). Jean is one of the founding members of the Mill Quarter Republican Woman’s Club and was elected President of the organization in 2020, Powhatan’s chartered club of the Virginia Federation of Republican Women (VFRW). Jean served 5 years as co-chair on the VFRW Legislative Day committee. It was under Jean’s leadership that this event brought approximately 250 Republican women from around the Commonwealth to advocate our Legislators during the General Assembly Session. Jean also served 2 years as Corresponding Secretary on the VFRW Executive Committee.
In business, Jean is a certified residential real estate appraiser holding the SRA and AI-RRS designations from the Appraisal Institute. She specializes in high end residential real estate and testifies as an expert witness. She served on the executive committee and was the 2016 President of the Virginia Commonwealth Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Jean has also participated in regional and national committees with the AI. Jean was a gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Board between 2013 and 2018.
At home, Jean enjoys family life with Thomas, her husband of 35 years, two gifted and talented daughters, a terrific son-in-law, and two beautiful granddaughters. Jean and Tom have been adopted by three adorable cats and call Powhatan County their forever home.