Thursday, April 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Stephanie Yvonne Sipe in July 2001. He was scheduled to be executed on April 25.
Announcing his decision at the Virginia State Capitol today, Governor McAuliffe delivered the following statement (as prepared):
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. I am joined today by my Secretary of Public Safety, Brian Moran, and my Counsel, Carlos Hopkins, both of whom have devoted countles
Republican incumbent Lt. Governor, Bill Bolling is blaming the state’s revenue shortfall on Tim Kaine and Jody Wagner, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor.
Wagner responded saying she , “played a key role in restoring Virginia’s fiscal health, and has worked across the aisle with Governors Warner and Kaine to ensure that Virginia is the best managed state in the country.”
Wagner’s press release:
RICHMOND – Today, Virginians for Wagner campaign manager Elisabeth Pearson released the following statement in response to Bill Bolling’s attacks in an interview with the Midlothian Exchange:
“Bill Bolling’s attacks on Tim Kaine and Jody Wagner’s fiscal stewardship would be laughable, if they weren’t so horribly misguided. If there’s anyone in this race who knows what it takes to retain a triple-A bond rating, it’s Jody Wagner, who worked for years to restore the Commonwealth’s fiscal health after Jim Gilmore’s disastrous management, which Bill Bolling advocated every step of the way. With the bi-partisan, common-sense fiscal policies of Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, and Jody Wagner, Virginia has been named the “Best Managed State” in the nation twice, and the “Best State for Business” four times-the most recent accolade being announced just yesterday.
Unfortunately for Bill Bolling, he is apparently the only person in the Commonwealth who believes we’d be better off reverting to the fiscal policies of Jim Gilmore and George Bush, instead of moving Virginia forward with four more years of the Warner-Kaine legacy. We’re very much looking forward to a healthy debate over the next four months as to which direction is best for Virginia’s future.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, election2009, party_politics