Supports Bill Howell’s campaign for House
I cannot believe the direction that the Democratic Party is headed today.
In my opinion, the Democratic Party is becoming the party of “anything goes.” Nationally, we have a self-proclaimed socialist and a publicly perceived lawbreaker running for our highest office.
In Virginia, we have a governor who capitalizes on a tragic homicide to advance his anti-gun agenda. I have very little faith in the ability of any candidate who has a (D) tacked after their name.
Therefore, I can think of no better person to support for delegate than Speaker Bill Howell.
Mr. Howell has a no-nonsense, common-sense approach to governing. With all the changes that have occurred in our society, he has proven over the years that he has an adaptable leadership style that has achieved results for Virginia.
For example, he has worked to balance our budget and even achieved a surplus, eliminated $30 million in debt, and has done all of this while keeping to his high moral standards.
These are some of the reasons that I will be voting for Bill Howell for delegate this November.
Allow Bill Howell to continue working for us
Bill Howell wears many hats beyond delegate and speaker. He is a wonderful neighbor, friend to anyone who has ever stepped foot in his office, one of Fredericksburg’s unofficial welcoming committee members, philanthropist and volunteer.
His job is a thankless one. The only time he ever gets acknowledgment for his work is when someone from the other side of the aisle is attacking him. But he never lets that stop him from serving. He diligently and dutifully serves his community.
Bill is genuine and loyal, and his integrity is beyond reproach. He is the kind of person you want in your corner. He has been there for us all along and all he asks for in return is your vote in November so that he may continue working for you.
Former council member supports Bill Howell
As a small business owner and a former elected city official, I have worked side by side with our delegate and Speaker of the House Bill Howell on many important issues we face that impact our city and the surrounding area.
Throughout this period, Mr. Howell has continually provided the access required for voters to register concerns for legislative corrective action where needed, at our Richmond state governing level.
He has proven his overall good governance capabilities over many years in service to us and has been steadfast in his belief in doing what truly benefits the people.
Demonstrating notably good judgment, while taking decisive action and implementing best business practices, he has steadfastly looked after the interests of the commonwealth and the residents of the 28th District.
Serving on the various transportation boards during my time on the City Council, I know Bill Howell also shares special concerns for our region. He demonstrated this when he facilitated the passage of legislation to give Virginia’s transportation a complete makeover.
All commuters and those doing business in our area have him to thank for his hands-on leadership in addressing our special need for implementing change and then making it a reality.
It is my honor to endorse Bill Howell for delegate, and I hope all Fredericksburg city and Stafford County residents in the 28th District will join me in supporting him.
Frederic N. Howe III
Name-calling already started in House race
The opposition couldn’t even wait until Labor Day to start their round of false accusation and guilt by innuendo attacks on Speaker Bill Howell.
I’m referring to an Aug. 26 letter titled “Howell has served ALEC” and an Aug. 19 letter titled “Kandy Hilliard backed for House of Delegates.”
Name-calling and playing the blame game are petty political maneuvers and not the desired actions of a would-be delegate.
Only supporters of a candidate without a cause, without a legitimate platform and without accomplishment would choose to invoke mean-spirited rhetoric.
Democratic inaction has been stifling the potential progress we could be making in the commonwealth.
Bill Howell has been calling on the governor and the Senate to join the House in opening communication and working together to get things done.
Instead of redistricting, they went home. Instead of building a common health care reform package, they stuck to their call for funding through the federal welfare umbilical cord.
This November, we absolutely must re-elect Bill Howell, a proven leader.
Byron K. Hinton