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
With many high profile supporters, Democrat incumbent delegate Onzlee Ware announced his reelection bid. Ware was surrounded and praised by fellow Democrat Minority leader Delegate Ward Armstrong 10th District that includes Martinsville.
Former Delegate “Chip” Woodrum, Commonwealth Attorney, Don Caldwell, Clerk of Court Brenda Hamilton, Commissioner of Revenue Sherman Holland, City Treasurer Evelyn Powers, and Council members Court Rosen, Rupert Cutler, Dave Trinkle, and Gwenn Mason (running for the 17th district herself).
Ware’s opponent for the primary is Martin Jeffrey. Jeffrey’s campaign manager, Mark Powell is seen here shaking Ware’s hand.
Mark Powell, Campaign Manager for Martin Jeffrey
“Chip” Woodrum, Delegate Onzlee Ware, Candidate Pat Patterson
Delegate Onzlee Ware
Ware says “he is a fighter” and his opponent will need every waking moment in challenging him. He has “team Ware” pointing to those surrounding him. The highlights are in the video here and Delegate Ward Armstrongs speech followes Ware’s remarks.