Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Delegate Armstrong says Bolling’s letter is disingenuous

Delegate Ward Armstrong

Delegate Ward Armstrong (D-10) responded to Lt. Governor Bill Bolling’s letter Wednesday saying, “Bill Bolling can write all the four-page letters he wants but at the end of the day I’ve got a district that is struggling harder then any other district in this state. At 20% unemployment it isn’t getting any better.”

 Armstrong believes the letter was politically motivated.

He found the letter’s contents disingenuous saying, “If he wants to have a private conversation about working together more closely we can have that. I think his time would be better spent instead of writing political letters to me to try to reduce the unemployment rate in Martinsville and Henry County.”

Armstrong said that reducing unemployment in his district was his goal and that he “spends a huge chunk of [his] day every day trying to do that and sometimes it’s been with limited cooperation from Richmond.”

Referring to Bolling’s letter Armstrong thought that, “It’s a little thin-skinned and if you want to stay in this business very long you better toughen-up. At the end of the day it’s not about Ward Armstrong and it’s not about Bill Bolling – it’s about those in the 10th district and many of them don’t have a job.”

When asked of his future political ambitions regarding statewide office, Armstrong confirmed that he will run for the House of Delegates in 2011. Right now Armstrong has no idea what he’ll be doing in 2013 but he said, “he would certainly entertain the idea but I am a long way in making any decision on that.”

For Lt. Governor Bill Bollings letter: CLICK HERE

Lt. Governor Bolling asks Armstrong to be an ally and not a political foil

Posted By Valerie Garner

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