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Monday, March 9, 2009

Six Republican Delegates endorse Rusty McGuire for Delegate

Posted by MAXIMUS

Hanover - Today, Rusty McGuire, Candidate for the Republican nomination for the 55th House of Delegates District located in Hanover County, announced he has received the endorsements of six Republican Delegates: Bill Janis, Manoli Loupassi, Todd Gilbert, Ben Cline, Scott Lingamfelter, and David Albo.

Emphasizing McGuire’s experience as a soldier, prosecutor, and Assistant Attorney General; these Republican leaders are calling on the citizens of the 55th House District to elect a representative with the experience, integrity and ability to join them at the forefront of the Republican cause for years to come.

Delegate Bill Janis (R – 56th, Chairman, Homeland Security Sub-Committee), speaking on his years of interaction with McGuire followed by saying, "Throughout my eight years of service in the General Assembly, I have worked with Rusty McGuire on a variety of legislative initiatives to honor and benefit our military veterans, protect children from Internet sexual predators, assist victims of domestic violence, and provide innovative strategies to enhance law enforcement and public safety. Rusty is a uniquely talented, visionary and dynamic advocate for the "common good," and his relentless efforts, energy, and enthusiasm have already significantly contributed to the safety and security of the Commonwealth. Now more than ever, we need dedicated and hardworking public servants like Rusty McGuire in the Virginia House of Delegates.”

Delegate Manoli Loupassi (R – 68th, Former President of the Richmond City Council, Former Chairman of City of Richmond’s Public Safety Commission) said, “I first met Rusty when we served as prosecutors for the City of Richmond in the late 1990’s. His passion for protecting families and educating law enforcement made the streets of Richmond safer. It was no surprise that Super Lawyers featured his career in 2007 as the first Virginia prosecutor to earn such recognition. I look forward to working with Rusty on the collective interests of Hanover and the Richmond Metro area in the General Assembly. Rusty’s maturity, experience, and tenacity is exactly what Hanover needs.”

Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter, Colonel, US Army (Ret.) (R – 31st ) said, "I am delighted to endorse the candidacy of Rusty McGuire. A VMI graduate with a love for his nation and state, Rusty has lived a life of public service that includes 20 years as a US Army soldier. As a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney, citizens can rest assured that Rusty will stand firm on protecting families from violent crime. A man deeply committed to his own family, Rusty will be an effective and passionate spokesman for families of his community. That's the kind of service Hanover County deserves and needs in the General Assembly."

Virginia currently has two prosecutors serving in the House of Delegates. They are both Republicans and they are both endorsing Rusty McGuire; C. Todd Gilbert, (R – 15th and prosecutor in Frederick County) and Ben Cline (R- 24th and prosecutor in Rockingham County.)

McGuire also has the support of the Chairman of the Courts of Justice Committee. David Albo (R – 42nd, Chairman, Courts of Justice) who is a former prosecutor in Fairfax County.

In response to these endorsements, McGuire said, “I am humbled to be supported by some of the finest Republican leaders in the House of Delegates. I will continue Delegate Hargrove’s legacy by joining these men to stand strong for our conservative principles in the coming years. I want to help Republicans in the House of Delegates lead the charge to bring back common-sense to our state government.”

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