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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

BREAKING....Rusty McGuire to run for GOP nomination in the 55th HOD District

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Prosecutor and Iraq War Veteran Rusty McGuire Forms Exploratory Committee to contest for the GOP nomination in 55th House of Delegates District

January 26, 2009, Rusty McGuire praised the hard work of Frank Hargrove and his 28 years of service to Hanover County and announced his formation of an exploratory committee to follow Mr. Hargrove.

On speaking on Del. Hargrove’s retirement, McGuire said “I am honored to count Frank Hargrove as a friend, and I thank him for leading the charge for the citizens of Hanover for the last 28 years.”

With Hargrove’s retirement, Hanover loses a senior statesman with significant voice in the General Assembly. On speaking on the future of the district, McGuire said “the void created by Del. Hargrove’s retirement means that Hanover will need a leader who is prepared on day one to work in the general assembly as well to address the current economic challenges facing the 55th District and the Commonwealth as a whole, and we need a leader who can do that in a fiscally responsible, commonsense conservative manner. I know I can be that leader. Over the coming weeks, I will confide in those closest to me over whether or not to make my candidacy official.”

Rusty McGuire is a fifth generation Hanover resident who served as an Assistant Attorney General under Bob McDonnell and Jerry Kilgore, a Special Assistant United States Attorney, and is currently the Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in Louisa County. Rusty is renowned as one of the foremost experts on technology crimes and protecting children online in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His record of service as a prosecutor, VMI graduate and Army officer demonstrates that Rusty knows firsthand what it means to give back. If elected, Rusty would be the first veteran of the Iraq war elected to Virginia’s General Assembly. Ironically, he would replace the last remaining World War II veteran still serving in the General Assembly.

Louisa Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Garrett said “I cannot envision a better delegate to represent the citizens of Hanover County or the 55th District than Rusty McGuire. He was the pioneer of the Attorney General’s initiative to prosecute technological crimes, breaking new ground not only in Virginia, but in the nation. Most people don’t know that he rises each day at 5:00 a.m. and helped his brother develop one of the most successful innovative businesses in the Richmond.”

Stories on Delegate Frank Hargrove Sr.’s Announcement:

To get involved with Rusty's Campaign, contact Adam Ward, Campaign Manager Rusty McGuire for Delegate via email at or via telephone at 804-519-6617

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