Friday, January 13, 2017
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the nominations of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense and Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State after participating in their confirmation hearings this week:
“I will support the nomination of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, he demonstrated a clear-eyed view of our current national security environment and a deep appreciation for the challenges facing U.S. servicemembers and their families. I believe he is well-prepar
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Republican candidate, Douglas Walker announced today that two former members of Roanoke City Council are endorsing his bid for election as the City of Roanoke’s Commissioner of the Revenue. Walker is challenging Democrat incumbent Sherman Holland.
Holland’s office has undergone previous scrutiny from the media for lack of transparency in response to Municipal Auditor Drew Harmon’s report in 2005. Last week at the Southeast Action Forum Holland attributed the reports to media grandizing.
In a press release Wednesday:
“Brenda McDaniel and Bev Fitzpatrick both have endorsed my campaign,” stated Walker. “I am most grateful for their belief in me and my efforts to serve the citizens of Roanoke as their Commissioner.”
Fitzpatrick and McDaniel said as former members of council, they have a particular awareness of the need to have equity in the assessment of business and industry in the City of Roanoke and applaud Walker’s promise to conduct an audit of the Commissioner’s office.
They added, “An audit should be the cornerstone of any department taking the taxpayers’ funding. It is needed to ensure that each business in the city is treated equitably and that all are paying their appropriate tax obligations. We believe that Douglas Walker understands this. His promise to conduct an audit is refreshing and meets the standard of integrity we taxpayers should expect.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, Roanoke City Politics
Tags: city_council, election2009, republican