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About John McGuire


When I was five, my mother left me on a street corner in downtown Richmond and drove away. I bounced from one foster home to the next and attended nine elementary schools. During this time I never lost my faith or determination.

Instead of becoming a statistic, I graduated from Henrico High School and sought to serve our country. I was told I was too small and not strong enough to become a U.S. Navy SEAL. I learned firsthand that the only limits are those that you put on yourself. Two hundred men began my Navy SEAL training class - only 19 graduated. I was one of them.

After my decade of service as a U.S. Navy SEAL, I founded SEAL Team PT, Inc., in my hometown of Richmond. It is our mission to help teams and individuals become stronger, healthier, and more confident. SEAL Team PT will celebrate 19 years of service to our community this fall.

In 2006 I broke my neck in an accident. Doctors were almost certain I would not survive. It took me a year to learn how to walk again and three years to write my name. My faith and my family helped me through those times and with relentless hard work, I overcame adversity and continue to look for more ways to serve.

I believe God gave me a second chance. Reaffirming my commitment to serve, I will work just as hard for you in the House of Delegates as I have overcoming my own obstacles. 

As a husband and father of five I know the importance of building a true partnership between our families, our communities and our state government. As your delegate, I will use my background and skills to strengthen and protect the Commonwealth. I would be honored to serve you and humbly ask for your vote in the General Election November 7th. Hoo Yah!

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