Bill Howell has run a positive campaign
A good representative is one of the people and speaks for the people. I know Bill Howell truly does his job to serve the people. He is not working just for himself, and he is truly trustworthy. I can’t say that about his opponent.
I’ve seen how Susan Stimpson operates on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors. The way she has been campaigning so negatively turns voters off.
I appreciate the way Bill has stayed positive. He has so many real accomplishments to be proud of.
I have the utmost confidence in his ability to continue to do the right thing for us. I will support him as long as he is willing to serve.
Former supervisor favors Bill Howell
From my time on the Fredericksburg City Council and later on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors, I have worked with all kinds of people. Bill stands out because of his straightforward and honest approach to legislating.
You may or may not agree with him, but he doesn’t tell you one thing and do something else. Many politicians tell you just what you want to hear, but he makes a case for his reasoning. His opponent is not like that.
Bill can work with anyone; his opponent, on the other hand, could not even get along with her fellow Republican supervisors when she was on the Stafford board. (Note: All five Republican supervisors who served with her have endorsed Bill in this election.)
It is important to keep Bill serving us in Richmond. He keeps his ear to the ground and keeps a presence here at home. He has made a difference on the most pressing issues affecting our region and the entire state with the landmark transportation legislation he passed.
Effective, ethical and ever-present in our district, Bill Howell should be the choice of all voters in the June 9 Republican primary.
The writer is a former Stafford County supervisor.
Howell is helpful to small business owners
Regulations have been stifling the abilities of small businesses to grow. Thankfully, we have a local leader who understands the hardships that aspiring entrepreneurs face.
Del. Bill Howell has led the charge in the House to write and pass an amended budget that eliminates many of the proposed fees that would hamper small business.
I know that whenever I run into difficulties, I can go to him and he is always eager to help. This is exactly the type of attitude that all of our public officeholders should have. I am glad to have Bill standing up for small businesses and the best interests of those in our area.
No ‘political posturing’ from Del. Bill Howell
Lately, I have read some letters that make me wonder if we, as a community, have lost our sense of ethics and good character. The discordant trash and mudslinging from some should not be a norm in our political process.
Thankfully, there are some who never engage in this negativity and who just simply serve our community. I am talking specifically about our delegate, Bill Howell.
As an Air Force veteran who relocated to this area for work, I approached Bill as a total stranger to see if he could help me unsnarl the problems I am having between Virginia and Texas to move my autistic son from a facility there.
He met with me in Richmond for more than an hour with his chief of staff to discuss my problem and work out a plan. He didn’t have to do that, but that is the kind of person he is.
With his help, doors were opened where they were previously closed. It is still a lot of red tape, but with Bill’s help I am slowly working my way through it.
Since meeting him, I have seen nothing but pragmatic, strategic thinking from Bill—not political posturing and hot air. I hope you will also be joining Team Howell this upcoming election season.
Howell brings steady leadership to House
If at any time in our history we clearly needed mature, experienced and steady leadership, it would be now. Bill Howell is a leader who embodies those qualities.
I learned to be a leader in the Marine Corps and am fortunate to discuss leadership with newly commissioned Marine officers undergoing training at Quantico.
I highlight six important traits, or my “6 Cs of leadership”: compassion, courage, candor, competence, consistency and commitment.
Bill Howell is a perfect example of this. He is compassionate. He has the candor and courage to say and do what he believes, steering straight alongside his moral compass. He is a competent, consistent leader. Lastly, and most importantly, he is committed to God, family, country and the people he serves.
In the challenging times ahead, I hope voters choose to keep Bill Howell at the helm of the Virginia House of Delegates.
Bill Howell is a friend to business owners
I have been fortunate that my career in the real estate industry has brought me into the path of the Virginia delegate who represents much of Stafford County and the city of Fredericksburg, Speaker Bill Howell.
Howell has passed balanced, conservative budgets and provided much-needed transportation relief to roads that haven’t received needed maintenance for decades.
As a Realtor and business owner in the Fredericksburg area, I see the effects of these pieces of legislation both at work and at home.
Virginia’s high rankings as one of the best-managed states has attracted many to move here, boosting commerce and encouraging the purchase of both business and residential property.
The transportation plan will help relieve traffic congestion around the area, making it easier to do business and encouraging commuters to make Stafford, Fredericksburg and the neighboring jurisdictions their home.
I do not believe any of this would be possible without Bill Howell; he is truly a friend to the taxpayer and the business owner.
Christine A. Singhass