Thursday, April 18, 2013

Candidate for Lt. Gov. Aneesh Chopra racks up endorsements

Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra

ARLINGTON, VA — Today the Mayor of Richmond, Dwight C. Jones, and other mayors across Virginia endorsed Aneesh Chopra for Lt. Governor of Virginia.

“Aneesh is uniquely qualified to take on the challenges that face the next Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and I know that he’s got what it takes to deliver real results for Virginians,” Jones said. “I know that Aneesh shares my vision for creating jobs and building a sustainable economy though investments in education and workforce development. I can appreciate his commitment to building an economy that invests in the jobs of the future.”
“As a former resident, Aneesh experienced all the wonderful things our city has to offer and is committed to making sure that we protect the James River, create jobs to get Richmonders back to work, and make sure that all of our children have an equal opportunity to succeed,” Jones continued. “I am working every day to help build the best Richmond, and I know I will have a great partner in Aneesh as the next Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.”
Mayor Jones joins the following current and former mayors in endorsing Chopra’s candidacy:
  • Kim Adkins, Mayor of Martinsville
  • David Brown, Former Mayor of Charlottesville
  • William Euille, Mayor of Alexandria
  • Joseph Fitzgerald, Former Mayor of Harrisonburg
  • Joan Foster, Former Mayor of Lynchburg
  • Satyendra Huja, Mayor of Charlottesville
  • Earnie Porta, Mayor of Occoquan
  • Larry Rogers, Former Mayor of Harrisonburg
  • Blake Caravati, Former Mayor of Charlottesville
  • Kristen Umstattd, Mayor of Leesburg
Mayor William Euille of Alexandria remarked, “I was impressed with Aneesh Chopra’s service for Governors Warner and Kaine, and I know he’ll bring the same energy to the Lt. Governor’s office. He knows the problems we are facing and will confront them head-on with innovative solutions.”

“I’m supporting Aneesh Chopra for Lt. Governor because he’s got big ideas for moving the Commonwealth forward,” said Mayor Satyendra Huja of Charlottesville. “His experience, vision, and energy are second-to-none.”

Mayor Kim Adkins of Martinsville said of Chopra, “my takeaway from conversations I have had with Aneesh Chopra is he will use his position as Lt. Governor to be part of the solution to spur and sustain economic growth in Southern Virginia. He is a pragmatic problem-solver; and I am looking forward to working with him upon his election.”

“No one brings greater know-how and experience to the Commonwealth than Aneesh Chopra,” said Mayor Kirsten Umstattd of Leesburg. “His focus on family, on education, on job creation, and on positioning Virginia for the future is second to none.”

On receiving these endorsements, Chopra released the following statement:

“I am honored to have the endorsement of Mayor Jones of Richmond and other mayors and former mayors from across the Commonwealth. As I travel across Virginia, it’s clear that people want to turn the page on divisive politics and instead focus on solutions to our biggest challenges. I am excited to work with Mayor Jones and elected officials across Virginia to move us all forward.”

Today’s endorsements follow the announcement earlier this week that Congressman Gerry Connolly (D – 11th) has endorsed Chopra for Lt. Governor.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics

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