For Immediate Release
Contact: Matt Brown
Democrat Alex McMurtrie, Jr. Endorses Glen Sturtevant for State Senate
McMurtrie Served as Democratic Member of Virginia House of Delegates For 10 Years
McMurtrie: “When I ran for office, I promised I would put education above partisan politics because it is the most important issue affecting our children and grandchildren. After reviewing all of the candidates' positions, I have concluded that Glen Sturtevant is clearly the best candidate on education.”
CHESTERFIELD- Alex McMurtrie, Jr, who served as a Democratic member of the House of Delegates and represented all of Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights in the Virginia General Assembly for ten years, has endorsed Republican State Senate nominee Glen Sturtevant in the 10th District.
Speaking about his endorsement of Sturtevant, McMurtrie noted, “When I ran for office, I promised I would put education above partisan politics because it is the most important issue affecting our children and grandchildren. After reviewing all of the candidates' positions, I have concluded that Glen Sturtevant is clearly the best candidate on education. We need to do far more to support public education in Virginia and for that reason we need pro-education legislators in Richmond who truly believe and understand that. Where a candidate stands on the education of Virginia’s schoolchildren matters far more to me than his or her partisan affiliation. Glen Sturtevant is by far the best candidate for education in this race, and I’m proud to support him for the State Senate.”
McMurtrie, a member of the Board of Visitors at Virginia Commonwealth University and a longtime lawyer in Chesterfield, further stated, “I’ve gotten to know Glen very well over the past few months. His time on the Richmond City School Board has given him a deep understanding of the challenges our local school systems are facing, and how state government can best help them prepare their students for the global economy. But Glen also gets this as a father, and as the husband of a schoolteacher. He lives the issue everyday in both his professional and personal capacities. That kind of background is exactly what we need in our next state senator. Glen is ready to lead the 10th District, and I know he will be a common sense legislator who will always put the people of Chesterfield, Richmond and Powhatan ahead of partisan politics.”
Glen Sturtevant remarked, “It’s an honor to have the endorsement of such a respected leader like Alex McMurtrie. Alex and I agree that we have got to do a better job ensuring that Virginia schools are second to none, and our students get a world-class education, no matter where they call home. This shared commitment to education transcends party labels. It’s about the future of our Commonwealth and the basic right every parent has to know that their child is getting the very best education they can possibly receive. I look forward to being a leader for parents, teachers and students in the General Assembly, and I thank Alex for this tremendous vote of confidence.”
Alex McMurtrie, Jr. joins a growing group of organizations and officials from all across the 10th District who have endorsed Glen’s campaign. A full list of endorsements are below.
About Alex McMurtrie, Jr.
Alex McMurtrie, Jr. served as a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1971-1981, representing all of Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University Law School, McMurtrie has a long and distinguished history of public service in the Commonwealth, serving in a number of appointed capacities for multiple gubernatorial administrations. He served on the State Board of Corrections during the Wilder Administration. He has served on the Board of Visitors of Virginia Commonwealth University during both the McDonnell and McAuliffe Administrations. He is also a current member of the Board of Trustees at Georgetown Law School, the Board of Visitors of the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, the President’s Circle at the University of Notre Dame, and the academic and athletic boards of the University of Notre Dame.
About Glen Sturtevant
Glen Sturtevant was elected to the Richmond City School Board in 2012. While on the School Board, Glen has led the efforts to audit every department of Richmond Public Schools and similarly to support the online posting of the school system’s check register so that taxpayers can see exactly where their dollars are spent. Glen was the driving force behind moving Richmond Public Schools to a zero-based budget. Just like the private sector, Glen believes that the educational system should justify how taxpayer dollars are spent to ensure they are directed to the classroom, and not an ever-expanding bureaucracy.
He is a practicing attorney, and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by his peers and was honored with the Virginia State Bar Service Award. Glen has undertaken efforts to provide pro bono legal services to survivors of natural disasters and mass emergencies across the Commonwealth.
Glen is a product of Virginia’s public schools, and received his undergraduate degree from Catholic University and his law degree from George Mason University. Glen has been married to Lori, a school teacher, for more than a decade and they have three children: Ethan (5), Reed (3), and Emily (2).
To learn more about Glen and his campaign please visit: http://www.glensturtevant.com
Senator John Watkins
Delegate Manoli Loupassi
Delegate Roxann Robinson
Delegate Lee Ware
Chesterfield's Commonwealth's Attorney William "Billy" Davenport
Chesterfield Sheriff Karl Leonard
Powhatan Sheriff Gregory Neal
Chesterfield's Clerk of the Court Wendy Hughes
Chesterfield's Treasurer Richard Cordle
Chesterfield's Commissioner of the Revenue Joseph Horbal
Former Delegate Alex McMurtrie, Jr.
Retired Powhatan Sheriff Nelson Batterson
Retired Chesterfield Sheriff Clarence G. Williams Jr.
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
The Virginia Farm Bureau's AgPAC