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
All his life, Brian Moran has been the dutiful son. The youngest of seven in a sprawling, working-class Irish Catholic family in the Boston area, he was the one who was sent, uncomplaining, to spend the summer in a trailer with a disagreeable aunt in the remote Maine woods when he was 9. He studied economics instead of history at the request of his mother. He left college his junior year to move home to care for his dying father.
For 13 years, Moran was the go-to guy, the water carrier for the Democrats, the minority party in the Virginia House of Delegates. If a Republican got up to insult then-Gov. Mark Warner or Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, Moran, in an increasing crescendo, was the one who jumped to the microphone in protest. If a Republican signaled a willingness to negotiate, Moran was often the one called in to hammer out a deal, once at a diner over beers with the details spelled out on a bar napkin. Moran was the one who knew which delegate needed what and how to knit together the unruly votes to pass legislation, including a landmark increase in education spending in 2004. MORE CLICK HERE ….
Democrats’ Inside Man Steps Into Spotlight
By Brigid Schulte, Washington Post
~ Moran Fights to Protect Animals ~
ALEXANDRIA – Brian Moran made the following statement after the Humane Society Legislative Fund endorsed him in his campaign for Governor. The Humane Society Legislative Fund cited Moran’s strong leadership and work to protect animals as the reasons for their endorsement.
“I am proud of my record of championing the protection of Virginia’s animals.. I am honored to have the support of the Humane Society and thankful that they have chosen to recognize my efforts to safeguard all animals from cruelty and abuse. People know that Virginians need someone with a proven record of fighting for them to be our next Governor.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, election2009