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
Terry McAuliffe at VWCC last month.
Today in a press release, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe agreed to five debates across the Commonwealth of Virginia after he was certified this week as the Democratic nominee.
“I am pleased to accept these debates across the Commonwealth in order to share my ideas on job creation and economic development with voters,” said McAuliffe. “I look forward to a discussion about how we can make Virginia the best for business through workforce development, a modern transportation system and 21st Century jobs.”
The five debates are:
- Virginia Tech/WSLS-10 Roanoke TV (Date TBD)
- Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce/NBC-4 Washington TV (September 25)
- Virginia Bar Association (July 20)
- League of Women Voters, Virginia/American Association of Retired Persons, Virginia/Public Broadcasting (Date TBD, Broadcast Statewide)
- Radio One/Clovia Lawrence (Date TBD)
“Every Virginian should have the opportunity to hear from the candidates for Governor and these debates will continue a strong Virginia tradition,” said McAuliffe Senior Advisor Ellen Qualls. “We hope Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli agrees to these debates, which are a critical way for voters to determine who will best move Virginia forward on critical issues like transportation, education and economic development.”
Over the past three months, McAuliffe has conducted 31 open-press public events in every corner of the Commonwealth. He has particularly focused on workforce development education, transportation, and the diversification of Virginia’s economy. Last week, McAuliffe turned in over 35,000 signatures that secured his place as the Democratic nominee.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: cuccinelli, debate, election 2013, Elections, McAuliffe