Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling ready to cast tie-breaking votes

Lt. Governor Bill Bolling

Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling issued the following statement in response to the 2011 Virginia Legislative Elections:

“Needless to say, I am delighted that Republicans have regained a working majority in the Senate of Virginia. With the chamber equally divided at 20-20, it will fall on me to cast the deciding vote on many important issues in the months to come. I assure you that I will do so with the utmost respect for the responsibility given me by the Constitution of Virginia.

“Today, Virginians signaled their approval of the McDonnell/Bolling administration’s common sense, results oriented leadership. Virginia has closed historic budget shortfalls by cutting spending, defeating tax increases and reforming state government. We have invested wisely in core functions of government, including transportation, higher education and economic development, which has created the environment for Virginia’s private sector employers to create new jobs and provided a blueprint to lead the country to economic recovery.

“I sincerely thank the candidates from both parties for offering themselves up for public service. I want to congratulate all of my colleagues who were reelected, as well as those candidates who were elected for the first time tonight. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead. For the candidates who came up short tonight, I hope you will remain actively involved in the political process and public service.

“I also thank Governor McDonnell, Attorney General Cuccinelli, Senator Norment, Speaker Howell, Chairman Mullins and all of our congressional and legislative allies who worked so hard to make tonight’s victories possible. Most importantly, I want to thank the thousands of grassroots activists who tirelessly made the phone calls, knocked on the doors and passed out the literature needed to deliver our positive message of common sense, results oriented leadership to every corner of the Commonwealth. Clearly, none of our successes would be possible without their selfless dedication to our common cause.

“When Virginians went to the ballot box today they understood the importance of giving us the team and leadership structure needed to continue to implement our vision for the future of Virginia. This is a responsibility that we do not take lightly. Governor McDonnell and I will remain focused on fiscal responsibility, budgetary restraint, reforming government and providing economic opportunity for all Virginia families.”

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Election 2011, Elections, Politics, State Politics

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