Six months ago, on a cold day in December, we launched our campaign for re-election. There was snow on the ground when I started knocking on doors. It’s hard to believe it, but Election Day is here.
For nearly 40 years, Cessie and I have called this community home. We raised our children here, watched our grandchildren grow up here and made more friends than we could have ever imagined.
We’re truly blessed.
Serving in the House of Delegates, I hope I’ve been able to give back to the community that’s given us so much.
I’ve always remembered to keep up the fight for you, whether it was working to preserve Crow’s Nest, helping cut red tape for the Stafford Civil War Park, recognizing the Patawomeck Indian Tribe, dredging Aquia Creek, helping pass the “Save Josh Hardy” bill or pushing back against federal regulations that stopped student fundraisers at our local schools.
I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish, not only for Stafford and Fredericksburg, but also for the whole Commonwealth.
Through proven, conservative leadership we led the fight against Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, cut $7 billion in proposed spending since 2007 and defeated $30.2 billion in higher taxes.
Because of that work, Virginia is considered one of the best states in the nation for business, one of the best places to raise a family and one of the nation’s best-managed states.
But our work isn’t finished.
There’s more we can do for our community and our Commonwealth. That’s why I’m asking for your vote tomorrow.
I said when we started this campaign that public service is a privilege; I am not entitled to this seat. I mean that. It’s been an honor to represent you in the House of Delegates and I hope you’ll allow me to continue to serve.
Thank you so much,