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Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area that includes Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Botetourt County, Craig County, Salem City and Franklin County had Decembers largest employment gain in Virginia coming in at an increase of 600 jobs.
Seasonally adjusted total nonfarm employment data is being produced for nine metropolitan areas. In December, five metropolitan areas experienced over-the-month job gains and four metropolitan areas experienced employment losses. The largest absolute job gain occurred in the Roanoke metropolitan area, with an increase of 600 jobs. The Northern Virginia metropolitan area experienced the next largest increase, with a gain of 400 jobs. The other metropolitan areas
Carter Turner, who announced on Monday his candidacy for Virginia’s 8th House of Delegates District, has been endorsed by Salem Mayor Byron R. “Randy” Foley. Mayor Foley made the following statement:
“I am proud to announce my endorsement of Carter Turner for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 8th District. Carter has been my close friend for over thirty years, and I am confident that he has the intelligence, demeanor, and vision to bring effective leadership to Richmond. Please join me in supporting Carter Turner as he works to move our city, district, and state forward.”
Mayor Byron R. “Randy” Foley
Carter Turner made his announcement on Monday, July 26, 2009 on the steps of the Roanoke County Courthouse, and emphasized a theme of setting aside partisan differences to focus on the best interests of the district. This was a very well-attended event which included members of both parties. Mayor Foley’s endorsement today is the most recent in a growing show of support for this candidate.
According to Turner, “Having grown up in Salem, with deep ties to this wonderful community, I am extremely honored to have Mayor Foley’s endorsement. I look forward to representing our district in Richmond with the same non-partisan focus on solutions that I continue to hear supporters say we need.”
Turner will face 15-year Republican incumbent and House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith in November.
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Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, election2009, house_of_delegates