Friday, May 15, 2009

Democrat Jon Bowerbank Pulls Out of Lt. Governor Race


RICHMOND – Today former Secretary of Finance Jody Wagner thanked Jon Bowerbank for his support.  On Friday, Bowerbank ended his candidacy for Lt. Governor and endorsed Wagner, saying “I have…reached a decision to suspend my campaign and to throw my full and unqualified endorsement behind the candidacy of Jody Wagner. I have gotten to know Jody well on the campaign trail and believe she would be a great nominee and a great Lieutenant Governor”

Wagner released the following statement: “I want to sincerely thank Jon for his support.  Since I entered this race last August, Jon and I have shared a commitment to addressing the critical issues that face the Commonwealth.  Jon has been a tireless advocate for creating new jobs, expanding the economy, and strengthening our public education system.  I have great respect for his experience in starting and growing a business in Virginia – a background we share, and one that will be critical in helping to turn our state into a leader in the industries of the future, such as renewable energy production.  I look forward to campaigning alongside Jon in the coming weeks and months, and I know the Democratic Party of Virginia is fortunate to have his leadership.”

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics

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