Here’s a roundup of recent letters to the editor. Throughout these letters, you’ll find some similar themes. Bill is a proven conservative leader that people know and trust. He’s a man of integrity and character. He gets things done. If you want to write a letter for Bill, click here.
Stick with Howell, a major league player
I would agree with the Spotsylvania resident who wrote using sports analogies under the heading “I am tired of losing.”
That is why Bill Howell needs our support to continue to represent us as our delegate and to lead the people of Virginia as Speaker of the House. He is a proven winner.
With Howell, we have a “twofer,” unsurpassed representation at not just the district level but also statewide.
Bill commands respect locally because of his integrity, work ethic and loyalty to our community. In Richmond his conservative Republican peers have recognized his principled leadership skills by repeatedly electing him Speaker of the House.
To follow through with the sports analogy, Bill Howell, aka Mr. Speaker, is All-Pro, a franchise player. Only mischaracterization of his philosophy and accomplishments could lead to any other conclusion (unless we find that he has been on steroids).
The opposing team in the general election must be licking its chops in hopes that he suffers a career-ending injury and is replaced by a player called up from the minor league before she is ready.
Chip Massey, M.D.
Howell looks at what’s best for the state
There are very few statesmen left in the commonwealth as well as nationally. I consider Bill Howell one of those statesmen who truly knows how to get things done for the betterment of the commonwealth and goes about it in a diplomatic way.
Bill is willing to stand up to do the right thing for the overall good of Virginia. He took a lot of criticism for his stance on transportation issues but realized that it had to be done. He looks at the whole picture and with this broad mindset has managed to accomplish so much as speaker.
I met Bill back when he worked at the National Bank many years ago. From the moment I met him and ever since, I have found him to be so accessible; every time I call him with a problem he listens intently and tries to come up with a solution. He has always been a friend and advocate for small businesses. He simply gets it; he understands what they have to go through to be successful. He keeps small businesses in mind legislatively and makes sure that nothing is done to hamper them.
Bill Howell is one of a kind when it comes to legislators who truly understand the importance of acting on issues that affect everyday life for everyday people, whether it’s transportation or business policy. Everyone from commuters to business owners would find it in their best interest to support him in the upcoming primary.
Howell brings sound judgment to the job
Many of the issues facing Virginia’s citizens today are complex. That is why I find it so important that my representative is someone with sound judgment, good character and concern for the needs of all Virginians. I have known Bill Howell for more than 35 years and he has all of these qualities and more. I am proud to support his bid for re-election.
I know Bill and value his judgment on important issues. Medicaid expansion has been an area of heated debate as of late and I have heard questions from friends who work in health care about how this will affect them. I trust Bill to make the best decisions for our community, and after learning more about the measures that Bill supported in the state budget that will bolster our health care system, I am even more confident that he has done what’s best for us.
At the end of the day, I trust Bill’s advice and judgment on the most important issues facing Virginians. Trust is a big issue for me and I am 100 percent confident in his ability to continue representing us in an honest way, doing honorable work in the state legislature.
We need Bill Howell’s leadership
We have the same expectations in friendship that we do in political leaders. We want them to be unwavering, loyal, supportive, honest and truthful. We don’t think that is too much to expect of a friend, and we don’t think that is too much to expect of our political leaders.
Bill Howell is all of these things in both of these categories, as a friend and a political leader.
We have been friends with Bill and Cessie for years and have seen them offer countless hours to our community in a multitude of areas. Some we all know about but some are done in a quiet manner just because they like to help others.
Bill Howell has been a mentor to many, has a quick wit and a huge sense of fairness. He has been a great representative to the House of Delegates for the people of Fredericksburg and Stafford County.
We need experienced leaders to represent us in Richmond, and Bill Howell is that leader. We are proud to support him for re-election in the Republican primary in June.
Linda and John Coker
We support Bill Howell
My wife and I add our support of Bill Howell in the upcoming primary and general election. We have known Bill and Cessie for many years. Bill is gifted with a kind heart and clear purpose. His persona defaults to a genuine smile. He listens. His leadership has been positive for our region and the commonwealth. To me, it’s a clear choice.