Tuesday, April 16, 2013

George Allen endorses 19th HOD candidate Zach Martin in primary

Bedford, VA – Today, former Virginia Governor George Allen announced his endorsement of Zach Martin for Delegate in the May 7th Republican Primary for the 19th House of Delegates District of Virginia. Allen cited Zach’s commitment to common sense, conservative government, competitively low taxes and pro-job growth solutions as reasons behind his decision.

“As parents of three children, Susan and I believe creating a better future for younger generations is the most important mission we face in Virginia and America today,” said George Allen. “I am proud to endorse Zach Martin, because I know his genuine commitment to our core, common sense conservative principles and an accountable, efficient government approach that will create a better environment for business and job growth, a better life for Virginia families, and a brighter future with more opportunities for young people.

“During my time as a member of the House of Delegates, I had the privilege to have worked alongside, and learn from, Delegate Lacey Putney. He has been a strong, principled leader who provided a historically long legacy of standing for conservative principles. I sincerely thank Lacey Putney for his years of friendship, guidance and for his service to his constituents and our Commonwealth.

“Like Susan and me, our friend Zach Martin envisions a better future. This responsibility is deeply  personal to him and he understands firsthand the struggles that people in Bedford, Botetourt and Alleghany Counties are facing. Zach Martin is the candidate in this race who I trust to stand firm for lower taxes, reining in wasteful spending, productive energy and pro-job growth solutions while remaining true to our core, conservative values.

His strong understanding of the issues and real life experience working alongside small business owners, job creators, local community leaders and grassroots advocates will be an asset to the people of his district. As the conservative voice for Bedford, Botetourt and Alleghany Counties in the House of Delegates, I have full confidence that Zach will be an honest, dedicated public servant and will always stand strong for Freedom.

Zach is running for all the right reasons.”

Zach Martin is currently a Business Development Director for Moore’s Electrical and Mechanical, where he works alongside higher education institutions, local K-12 schools, area medical facilities and local companies along the 1-81 corridor. Zach is a former resident of Botetourt County, a former member of the Troutville  Volunteer Fire Department, and a current resident of the Town of Goode in Bedford County.

“I am humbled to have the support of a leader who I have so much respect for and have held in high regard over the years,” said Zach Martin. “Governor Allen has given over 30 years of public service to Virginia and has worked tirelessly to make both our Commonwealth and our country a better place to live, to work and to raise a family. When he was governor, he was able to recruit many job-creating businesses, like Dynax, to the 19th District and cut taxes by $600 million for Virginia businesses and families, with over 300,000 net new jobs created in the Virginia private sector during his four years as Governor. He also initiated historic welfare reform, enacted Virginia’s Right-to-Carry law, abolished parole for violent criminals, and enacted truth-in sentencing laws. He, like Delegate Lacey Putney, has been a long-time friend to many small business leaders in the area, while fighting for pro-business policies to promote economic growth and development. I am grateful for his years of service to the District and the Commonwealth. Allen’s strong record of leadership and commitment to commonsense, conservative values is something I hope to emulate as the next Delegate for the  9th District.”

Posted By Valerie Garner

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