Friday, September 16, 2016
Del. Greg Habeeb of Salem today has submitted HB 1406 that is contingent on HJ 542, the passage of amendments to the Virginia Constitution by November 2018. Both to be taken up in the 2017 General Assembly session in January.
The hitch is that HB 1406 the automatic right to own a firearm goes into effect automatically when the Constitutional Amendment Article II, Section 1 is approved by voters.
The amendment to the Constitution provides for the automatic restoration of the civil rights of a person who has been convicted of any non-violent felony after they have completed their sentence, including all supervised or unsupervised probation, and paid all fines, fees, court costs, and restitutio
Botetourt County resident Zachary Hatcher, a small business owner and pastor at Mount Bethel Church of the Brethren in Eagle Rock., announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination of Virginia’s 19th House of Delegate District.
When asked why he was running, Hatcher said, “After years of praying that God would raise up Godly men and women to run for political office and hearing from numerous people that I am exactly the type of person we need in office, I decided that it was time to stop simply hoping for the right leaders and to become that right leader.”
Hatcher is a graduate of Lord Botetourt High school and earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Radford University. He founded Hatcher Properties and became a real estate investor. He worked four years at Bank of Fincastle before leaving to attend graduate school at Virginia Tech. Hatcher was appointment by Governor McDonald to serve on the Virginia State Milk Commission.
“It appears that the same mentality that has driven our federal government to run up over $16 trillion in debt has made its way to Richmond,” said Hatcher. “A bigger government is not the answer, nor is the mentality that more spending will solve our problems. I, like the voters in the 19th District, believe that we need a limited government that leads to more liberty for individuals and communities. This is the answer to our problems.”
Hatcher says he covets the support of those who believe and still hold to the principals of our founding. He said, “With their support we can win and we can turn things around.”
The Republican nominee for the 19th House of Delegates will be chosen at a Legislative District Party Canvas (Firehouse Primary) on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 p.m..
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: election 2013, Elections, house_of_delegates, republican