Meet the Team

Virginia’s L&L Coalition has assembled a team to expand its reach to every corner of the Commonwealth.

Skyler Zunk

Field Director – Virginia Land and Liberty Coalition

A native Virginian, Skyler brings a span of government, campaign, and private sector experience to his role leading the Land and Liberty Coalition in the Commonwealth.

Skyler served in the Trump Administration as Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt’s Special Assistant. At the Department of the Interior, Skyler witnessed large-scale energy projects in all phases of development from the Hoover Dam to solar projects in the Mojave Desert to oil flats in south Florida.

Recently, Skyler returned to central Virginia to serve as Director of Operations on Delegate Kirk Cox’s bid for Governor. Skyler’s grass roots experience in conservative campaigns and causes extends across the Commonwealth. His volunteer efforts placed him in leadership roles within the College Republicans and on the 6th Congressional District Republican Committee.

Skyler is a proud alumnus of Washington and Lee University where he studied Politics and Business. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, kayaking, skiing, and hunting.

Email Skyler: szunk@landandlibertycoalition.com

Blake Cox

Field Director – Virginia Land and Liberty Coalition

Blake joins the Land & Liberty Coalition with a range of experience in campaigns, including data analytics, messaging, political and field operations, and more. An alumnus of Sacred Heart University, Blake studied marketing and business while playing on the men’s volleyball team. 

A central Virginia native, Blake started his campaign work in central Virginia and moved to northern Virginia entering the polling industry at Public Opinion Strategies. At POS, Blake oversaw projects including local, state, and federal campaigns, as well as public affair projects including various energy entities and healthcare companies. 

Blake then returned to central Virginia as a Senior Political Director for Kirk Cox’s bid for governor, and most recently was a campaign manager for a House of Delegates race in Southside Virginia. 

Email Blake: bcox@landandlibertycoalition.com

Ron Butler

Director of Conservatives for Clean Energy – Virginia

Ron Butler serves as the State Director for Conservatives for Clean Energy – Virginia. A nationally recognized political professional, Ron works to educate Virginians about the benefits of clean energy, and with local conservative leaders who believe clean energy is an important part of the ‘all of the above’ approach to energy policy.

Ron was founding partner of Creative Direct, one of the largest and most successful Republican voter contact firms in the nation. Under Ron’s leadership, Creative Direct played a pivotal role in some of the biggest Republican victories across the nation including many U.S. Senators, Governors, members of Congress and state elected offices.

Prior to forming Creative Direct, Ron served as political director for the Republican Party of Virginia, field director for the Republican National Committee, as well as running campaigns for statewide offices. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife Elizabeth, who serves on the Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee. They have two college aged children attending VCU and VMI.

Email Ron: Ron@cleanenergyconservatives.com