In Memoriam: Pat Mullins

Update 6/6: Funeral services for Pat Mullins will be held on Wednesday, June 21st at 7:00 PM at McLean Bible Church’s Smith Center, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182 (map).

We are saddened today to learn of the death of Pat Mullins, a longtime Virginia Republican leader who most served as Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia from 2009 to 2015 and also served as Chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee from 1990-1996. Current Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck put out the following statement:

“Republicans across Virginia are shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden loss of our former Chairman, Pat Mullins. Pat steered our Party through some of its most difficult times, and his presence will be sorely missed.”

“To spend time with Pat was to sit with a master storyteller, and savvy deal maker. There were few people he hadn’t met, and fewer still that he didn’t have a story about, which he was always more than happy to sit and tell. The only things he loved to talk about more than politics were his grandchildren, and his work with the therapeutic riding community.

“For many of us, the indelible image of Pat Mullins isn’t a party chairman in a suit, but a loving grandfather spending time with his family at Lake Anna – and I know Pat wouldn’t have it any other way.”

“Our prayers are with the entire Mullins family. Pat Mullins was a wonderful man, a great Virginian, and we are thankful for the short time we got to spend with him.”

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