Newly elected members of the Virginia General Assembly have announced their endorsement of George Allen who is seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
Senator-Elect Bryce Reeves, Fredericksburg: “George Allen is a proven, principled conservative leader; he deeply cares about our Commonwealth and Nation. As our Senator, George Allen will continue his legacy of fighting for lower taxes, smaller government, and traditional family values. As a former United States Army Ranger, George Allen’s commitment to ensuring we continue to have a strong national defense and support of our military and their families, is important to me. I am honored to endorse George Allen for U.S. Senate.”
Delegate-Elect Mark Dudenhefer, Stafford: "I am proud to support George Allen for the United States Senate. Governor Allen is a man of integrity and has served the commonwealth with distinction. He is what is needed in Washington to rein in out-of-control spending and return our country to its Constitutional principles as envisioned by our Founding Fathers."
Delegate-Elect Matt Fariss, Rustburg: “Our economy is struggling under the burden of excessive taxes and regulation, and we need new representation in Washington. As a long time small businessman, I understand the kind of environment it takes to encourage private sector growth and job creation, and so does George Allen. While Governor of Virginia he developed an impressive track record of economic success by removing government obstacles to private sector growth, and he will bring that experience with him to the U.S. Senate. I am proud to offer my support to George Allen and his campaign for U.S. Senate.”
Delegate-Elect Peter Farrell, Henrico: “Fiscal responsibility and private sector growth are the keys to a brighter future for both Virginia and America. While Governor of Virginia, George Allen worked to reduce taxes on middle class families and promote growth in the Commonwealth. During these trying economic times, we need a voice of reason like George Allen back in the U.S. Senate to combat the economically harmful legislation being presented by this current Administration. I wholeheartedly endorse George Allen in his campaign to be Virginia’s next United States Senator.”
Delegate-Elect Chris Head, Roanoke: "I have been a fan of George Allen and his Jeffersonian style of conservative leadership for years. I cheered as he held the line on spending cuts in state agencies, and brought about incredible and much needed policy reforms while he was Governor, and he served us with distinction as Senator. I am proud to give my support to his campaign and look forward to returning him to Washington!"
Delegate-Elect Randy Minchew, Leesburg:“I first met George Allen during his 1993 successful run for Governor and have had the honor of working closely with him for years as he has served our Commonwealth with great distinction. As Governor and as Senator, George Allen delivered real results for Virginia and demonstrated a gift for inspired public policy making that improved the lives of his fellow Virginians. At a time when many American seem to have lost faith in the ability of the United States Senate to protect our families and small businesses from undue federal encroachment that reduces quality of life and stifles entrepreneurial growth, we need George Allen's unique brand of common sense conservatism and humble, but bold leadership in the United States Senate and I endorse his candidacy with pride and enthusiasm.”
Delegate-Elect David Ramadan, Chantilly: “I am proud to offer my endorsement of Governor Allen to the United States Senate. One of the first campaigns I ever became involved with was George Allen's campaign for Governor in 1993. It taught me that hard work, commitment to principle and belief in the people do matter in American politics, and George Allen is the embodiment of hard work, commitment to his principles and principles of conservatives, and that wisdom lies in America's people -not its government. I am proud to offer my support and endorsement to my friend George Allen to the United States Senate.”
Delegate-Elect Nick Rush, Christiansburg: “George Allen knows how to empower entrepreneurs and small businesses to help create jobs and grow the economy. His time as Governor was known for job creation and economic prosperity, and his pro-growth policies helped to create over 300,000 net new private sector jobs during his tenure. George Allen has the right ideas and positive solutions to reinvigorate our economy and stop the reckless spending and out-of-control growth of government in Washington. In these difficult times, Virginia needs a strong, proven leader we can trust. I am proud to stand with George Allen and give him my full endorsement.”
Delegate-Elect Michael Webert, Warrenton: “George Allen is the strong, conservative leader we need in Washington to help turn this Obama-Kaine economy around and make America competitive again. He is the only candidate in this race with a pro-growth plan to help businesses create jobs and he has a long record of implementing proven reforms that grow the economy. The 2012 election will have a major impact on the trajectory of our nation, and Virginia needs George Allen back in the U.S. Senate to stand up to the Washington liberals and fight for our values.”
Delegate-Elect Joseph Yost, Blacksburg: “George Allen is a proven leader. He has the courage, integrity, and character we need in Washington. As our Senator, George Allen will fight for our families, faith, and freedom. He will work hard to bring jobs to Virginia, stimulate our economy and keep taxes low."