My name is Kellen Squire and I'm running for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 58th General Assembly District.

I'm a father of three beautiful children, a husband to a fantastic wife, and proud graduate of the University of Virginia.

I serve my fellow Virginians as an Emergency Room nurse here in the 58th, and every day I see the struggles of our rural community. The strength of our district’s citizens has inspired me to represent our community in the House of Delegates.

Our nation was founded- right here in the Commonwealth of Virginia- by courageous, principled Americans who took on the seemingly impossible fight for the cause of life, liberty and the and the pursuit of happiness.

Our leaders aren't living up to the example our forefathers set for us. The political discourse in this country is toxic, so toxic it's infecting us with the diseases of disintegration and apathy. Dispassionate discourse, the cornerstone of our Republic, is becoming a thing of the past, and our leaders- up to and even including the President of the United States himself- not only are championing that ideal, but seem to thrive on it. However, now there is a new energy moving us back towards the Republic our forefathers envisioned.

As Virginians and as Americans, we deserve better representation than the special interests represented in Richmond and Washington.

It's time. Time for a new generation to take the torch of leadership and civic engagement and restore the ideals set forth by the founding fathers. Time to stand up and fight against the discord and vitriol in our Commonwealth, because Virginia is worth fighting for. It always has been; it always will be.

And that's precisely what I aim to do.

In representing the 58th district, I will keep the promises I make to my community, and stand strong for the interests of our area. I will prioritize the needs and concerns of everyday folks and work tirelessly to address the issues we face every day. I am well-acquainted with the concerns of Virginians. As a nurse, I see my fellow Virginians in times of need, crisis, and worry every day, and know that it is my duty to provide compassionate, competent care for all people. I promise to you that as your representative in the House of Delegates, I will use the same care and consideration as I advocate for our community’s needs and interests.

I am ready to stand up for working Virginians, to fight tirelessly for families, and to ensure that tomorrow brings a promising and prosperous future for our district.


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Doug Himberger endorsed

    “I went to a small gathering last night where Kellen spoke. He has a tight grasp on the key issues, and connected well with each of us at the event. He clearly has passion for his mission -- to put common sense before party.”

  • Mary Gregory McIntyre endorsed

    “Kellen is the real deal- and I was skeptical at first...but he has earned my respect by demonstrating his commitment to his district, and our Commonwealth. All it takes is a five minute conversation and you will see it too. I'm also not sure when he possibly sleeps, since his work ethic is absolutely incredible.”

  • Brian Pinkston endorsed

    “He's a good man with good ideas!”

  • James McAdams endorsed

    “I endorse Kellen Squire because he is willing and able to take on the Republicans, and reject their destructive policies.”

  • Jamie Kreil endorsed

    “Kellen is a solid leader who cares about truth and social justice.”

  • Natalie Miller-Moore endorsed

    “Kellen combines heart and smarts...he doesn't just care, his policies are carefully thought out. Taking his career experience and his experience as a father, he's boldly forging a new way to think about policy in western Virginia. My experience with Kellen is that he'll surprise you, both with his passion and his saavy in government. I'm delighted to endorse someone with such a remarkable combination of skills, smarts and heart!”

  • Cathy Copeland endorsed

    “Kellen Squire is an inspirational and enthusiastic candidate. He truly cares for his community, and he communicates clearly about he wants and can enact very real change. He's not only a great choice for the 58th District, but he is the absolute best candidate! Squire For Delegate all the way!!”

  • Sarah Smith endorsed

    “Kellen cares deeply about his community and public service. He's bright, has vision, and wants to leave the world a better place than he found it.”

  • Nica Waters endorsed

    “Kellen spends his time listening. He is tirelessly hitting all areas of his district, listening. He's committed to listening to ALL of his constituents, and fighting for what is best for all Virginians.”

  • Ann Pratt endorsed

    “I believe that Mr. Squire is committed to listening to the people he represents and making their needs known within the governmental structures.”

May 10, 2017

When someone- a hero!- who has suffered great loss, who has done so much, sees fit to support you...

... there's no option left but to be humbled, and work hard to be worthy of that.

I had to do my best to keep my eyes dry.

My best wasn’t good enough- I’m sure anyone who's heard Khizr Khan speak, though, isn't surprised.

Last week, Khizr and Ghazala Khan took time out of their busy schedule to come and talk to the Albemarle County (VA) Democratic Party, and it was... unreal. 

Mr. Khan gave a speech that was honest, down to earth, and incredibly moving. I say this completely seriously, and with zero hyperbole... Khizr and Ghazala Khan may be the most humble people I've ever met in my life.

Mr. Khan told us the story about drafting his speech for the DNC last year; how he was told he'd have exactly two minutes to speak. So he sat down and began writing all his grievances with Mr. Trump... and writing... and writing... eventually, he came up with a couple dozen pages of material- which his wife, the incredible Ghazala, edited for him, down to exactly two-hundred and sixty words.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

He talked to us about the speeches he's done since November- 108 in total, including last night, and all pro-bono! How little time he's spent in his own bed, with his wife and family, because he is out there doing what he thinks needs to be done for our Republic.

About how he grew up under martial law, knowing what it's like when you don't have the Constitution and the rule of law at your back. About dealing with the loss of Captain Humayun Khan. About working with kids who are now too afraid to go to school, thinking their parents would be deported while they were gone, and they'd never see them again.

And he told us about being stopped on the streets of DC by a Hispanic mother whose son had been bullied at school ("Trumps gonna send you back!"). And every time that young man had a bad day at school, he’d come home, close himself in his room, and pull up Mr. Khan's speech on YouTube to give him enough confidence to go back to school the next day.

There was more, there was so much more, but I can’t do it justice here. I just can’t. 

At the end of the speech, I got pulled aside by a mutual acquaintance of ours; without ceremony, she hauled me over and parked me in front of Mr. Khan.


I think I should mention now- Mr. Khan is a constituent of the 58th Virginia General Assembly District, the district that I'm running for election in this fall. He and I have exchanged messages over the past few months, but I'd never had the chance to meet him in person. He might've endorsed us during that time, if I had asked him to- but I told him, in no uncertain terms, I wanted to earn his endorsement.

And so it was that Mr. Khan looked at me- he looked me straight in the eye- shook my hand, and said he supported me. And that he'd do what he could to help our campaign.

Y'all.

There're no words that can do that justice- but like I said before: when someone- a hero!- who has suffered great loss, who has done so much, sees fit to support you... there's no option left but to be humbled, and work hard to be worthy of that.

And, by God, that's what I intend to do. Work hard to be worthy of the support Mr. Khan has graced me with. To be worthy of the support of every single one of the good folks of the Virginia 58th General Assembly district.

It’s not easy; it never was going to be. I’m running against someone who co-sponsored the Transvaginal Ultrasound law, who’s fought tooth and nail against restoring voting rights, and who has megadonors that can literally write him six-digit checks at any time (and with Virginia’s non-existent campaign finance laws, that actually happens).

But the folks in the 58th District deserve to have someone in Richmond as humble and hard-working as they are, as Mr. Khan demonstrated to me so succinctly last night. So I can’t do anything else, but give it my all- no matter the odds- to be worthy of that support.

Thank you.


February 8, 2017

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Adeel Malik endorsed

  • Mary V Spitzer endorsed

  • Doug Himberger endorsed

    “I went to a small gathering last night where Kellen spoke. He has a tight grasp on the key issues, and connected well with each of us at the event. He clearly has passion for his mission -- to put common sense before party.”

  • Joshua Roesch endorsed

  • Mary Gregory McIntyre endorsed

    “Kellen is the real deal- and I was skeptical at first...but he has earned my respect by demonstrating his commitment to his district, and our Commonwealth. All it takes is a five minute conversation and you will see it too. I'm also not sure when he possibly sleeps, since his work ethic is absolutely incredible.”

  • Brian Pinkston endorsed

    “He's a good man with good ideas!”

  • James McAdams endorsed

    “I endorse Kellen Squire because he is willing and able to take on the Republicans, and reject their destructive policies.”

  • Jamie Kreil endorsed

    “Kellen is a solid leader who cares about truth and social justice.”

  • Natalie Miller-Moore endorsed

    “Kellen combines heart and smarts...he doesn't just care, his policies are carefully thought out. Taking his career experience and his experience as a father, he's boldly forging a new way to think about policy in western Virginia. My experience with Kellen is that he'll surprise you, both with his passion and his saavy in government. I'm delighted to endorse someone with such a remarkable combination of skills, smarts and heart!”

  • Steven Mcbride endorsed

  • Mary Whitney endorsed

  • Cathy Copeland endorsed

    “Kellen Squire is an inspirational and enthusiastic candidate. He truly cares for his community, and he communicates clearly about he wants and can enact very real change. He's not only a great choice for the 58th District, but he is the absolute best candidate! Squire For Delegate all the way!!”

  • Brandon O endorsed

  • Sarah Smith endorsed

    “Kellen cares deeply about his community and public service. He's bright, has vision, and wants to leave the world a better place than he found it.”

  • Nica Waters endorsed

    “Kellen spends his time listening. He is tirelessly hitting all areas of his district, listening. He's committed to listening to ALL of his constituents, and fighting for what is best for all Virginians.”

  • Oliver Keene endorsed

  • Ann Pratt endorsed

    “I believe that Mr. Squire is committed to listening to the people he represents and making their needs known within the governmental structures.”

  • Kristen Allard endorsed

  • Jonathan Carter endorsed

    “A person who actually cares, unlike those currently in office. If moving back to Virginia to get him elected is what needs to happen, then so be it, he is more than worth it.”

  • Ellen Osborne endorsed

  • Kellen Squire endorsed

  • Kanan Sheth endorsed

  • Rob Abbot endorsed

  • Amy Lou Haney endorsed

  • Farran McClanahan endorsed

  • Samantha Sznajder endorsed

  • Lauren Sutton endorsed

    “We need an every day hero in the house of delegates. As a fellow healthcare worker that has been "in the trenches", one could not ask for a better candidate.”

  • Marcus Bowen endorsed