Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Business Leadership Fund endorses Moore and Turner

Supervisor Charlottee Moore (left) at 9/11 Ceremony

The Business Leadership Fund, a political action committee representing the regional business community, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Carter Turner for the Catawba Magisterial District seat on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors and Charlotte Moore in the Cave Spring Magisterial District.

The Business Leadership Fund conducted individual interviews with candidates in September. Mike Pace, president of the Business Leadership Fund, said “Carter Turner articulated an open-minded and substantive strategy for advancing a pro-business and regional approach to economic growth. The Business Leadership Fund was particularly impressed with his commitment to working with neighboring jurisdictions and his fresh, insightful perspective on how Roanoke County can most effectively meet the challenges facing local governments throughout the Commonwealth.”

Carter Turner

With respect to the Business Leadership Fund’s decision to endorse incumbent Charlotte Moore, Pace said “Charlotte Moore’s level of engagement and commitment of time to evaluate and understand the issues is impressive. The members of the Business Leadership Fund believe her energy, experience, and leadership style continue to be an asset in helping Roanoke County successfully address the ongoing budgetary pressures while maintaining the level of services and quality schools for which Roanoke County is known.”

The Business Leadership Fund was organized in 1998 to strengthen the voice of the region’s business community in support of candidates for local offices who will enable economic development, regionalism, and progressive government.

Incumbent Charlotte Moore representing Cave Spring was elected as a Democrat but shed the party label and became an independent along with colleague Ed Elswick a former Republican. Moore’s opponents in November are Republican George Assaid and independent Stan Seymour.

Carter Turner ran against then Delegate Morgan Griffith as a Democrat but is running for BOS as an independent. His opponent is incumbent independent Joe “Butch” Church Catawba District. He also has Robert Drake a Republican seeking the office.

Turner received the bulk of the monatary reward at $7500 and Moore received $2500.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Election 2011, Elections, Politics, Roanoke County Politics

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