Announcements Category Archive

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26th District Republicans Nominate Tony Wilt

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Last night, Tony Wilt won the Republican nomination to from for Delegate in the 26th District Special Election on June 15. Be sure to visit Tony’s Facebook Page to learn more about him and how you can support his campaign. In six weeks, Tony will be one of two new members of the House Republican Caucus. Republicans in the 27th … Read More

Hugo Elected Caucus Chair

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Richmond, VA (April 21, 2010)–Today, the Virginia House Republican Caucus voted unanimously to elect Delegate Timothy D. Hugo (R-Fairfax) to serve as the Republican Caucus Chairman. The position, previously held by former Delegate Sam Nixon, was left vacant when Nixon resigned to become Chief Information Officer of the Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA). “As recognized leader within the Caucus, Tim … Read More

Nixon to lead VITA as Commonwealth’s new Chief Information Officer

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Gov. Bob McDonnell named Del. Sam Nixon (R-Chesterfield) to be the Commonwealth’s new Chief Information Officer, leading the Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA), effective April 5. In making the appointment, McDonnell said, “Sam and I served together for twelve years in the House of Delegates. During that time I came to greatly admire and respect Sam’s intellect, character and understanding … Read More

Comstock Leads “Hands Off My Healthcare Rally”

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On March 19, President Obama will visit George Mason University to rally support for his health care proposal. Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean) and other GOP leaders will host a “Hands Off My Healthcare Rally” in opposition to the National Health Care Bill, from 8:30 am to 11 am. Check out Delegate Comstock’s blog post for details. Delegate Comstock led the … Read More

Lohr Named Ag Commissioner

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Gov. Bob McDonnell announced his appointment of Delegate Matt Lohr as the next Commissioner of of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) (see Gov. McDonnell’s press release). Speaker Howell commented on Lohr’s announcement: Matt Lohr is a talented, hard-working and respected leader on agricultural and farming issues, which makes him an exceptionally fine choice for this important … Read More

House Republican Caucus adds 12 new members

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The Virginia House of Delegates Republican Caucus will welcome 12 new members.  The 12 new Republican members will join 8 new Democrat members to make the Freshman Class of 2010 the largest freshman class of members of the Virginia House of Delegates ever not counting post-redistricting elections. The new members have created a House Republican Majority of 61 members. The … Read More

Campaign Announcements

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As the session completed the members of the House of Delegates began to focus on re-election.  Announcments about re-election plans are being prepared and those seeking to challenge incumbents are beginning to come forward. The Republicans have a strong team starting to line up for this year’s election. Already announced Jim LeMunyon and Tag Geason are two candidates that are … Read More

Statement of Speaker Howell on Resignation of Attorney General Bob McDonnell

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RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today commented on the announcement by Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell of his resignation, effective February 20, 2009: “Bob McDonnell is a strong, principled leader with common sense ideas and practical solutions to problems that people care about as well as an impressive track record of bipartisan legislative … Read More

Press Conference on Virginia Economic Stimulus Packaged Scheduled for Wednesday

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*** MEDIA ADVISORY *** House Republicans to Hold News Conference on Virginia Economic Stimulus Package Tomorrow WHAT: Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William J. Howell, House Majority Whip M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Lacey E. Putney and other members of the House Majority Caucus will discuss legislation to be considered in the 2009 Session to … Read More