Thursday, July 30, 2009

Salem Mayor Foley Endorses Democrat Carter Turner for 8th District House of Delegates

Carter Turner

Carter Turner

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

Salem, Virginia

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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Comments (3)

Greg

July 30th, 2009 at 7:46 PM    


Randy’s a good guy and I won’t bang on him but let’s put this in proper context. This is one D endorsing another D with whom he’s been friends his entire life. No brainer. Congrats to Carter for getting one of his best friends in the world to endorse him. Oh, and for those who thinks Randy’s not a D, ask him who he voted for in recent elections.

Val

July 30th, 2009 at 8:26 PM    


Has Randy ever endorsed a candidate before?

Greg

July 30th, 2009 at 10:59 PM    


Don’t know but I don’t think any of his best friends have ever run as Democrats like him before. When this is all said and done, I think Morgan will have a plenty impressive list of endorsers. Congrats to Carter though. Good luck to Randy when he runs for re-election next year.

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