Our campaign is excited to release our newest ad that sets the record straight about the false attacks against Glen by our opponent. In the Virginia Senate, Glen is committed to strengthening our education system, keeping taxes low, and growing our economy to bring more, good jobs to our community. In fact, PolitiFact rated Gecker's attacks against Glen's record on the School Board as "false and misleading."
Please watch our newest ad by clicking here, and consider sharing it with your family, friends, and neighbors. With only 17 days left until the Election, our campaign is diligently working to spread Glen's positive, pro-economic growth message to voters across the district. By sharing this ad on Facebook and retweeting on Twitter, you will help us further our outreach goals and motivate more people in your social network to vote in this year's election!
Thank you for continuing to support Glen's campaign.
By now, you have probably seen Dan Gecker's false attack on my education record.
Monday, Politifact corrected the record in the Times-Dispatch, and explained why Gecker's attack is both "false and misleading." I hope you will share it with your friends and family so that voters can hear the truth about Dan Gecker's false attack.
Over the past few years, Lori and I have worked hard with so many good and honest people to try to fix our schools, support our teachers with pay raises, and put more of our funding in the classroom instead of into bureaucracy. Education is important to Lori and me. She is a 1st grade teacher, I am on the School Board, and our oldest son just started Kindergarten in our local public school. That’s what makes these recent attacks by my opponent so incredibly disappointing.
But don’t worry, we aren’t taking these false attacks sitting down.
Today, we are rolling out a new television ad that explains to voters that Dan Gecker's attack on my record is plainly false and misleading. And voters don’t have to take our word for it: the objective outsider observers at Politifact were unequivocal in their ruling: Gecker’s claims are FALSE.
The new ad also reminds voters that in the State Senate, I will continue working to increase teacher pay and focus more funding in the classroom where students are learning, because every child should get the world-class education they deserve. Click here to watch our new ad, and I hope you will share it with your friends and family to help us correct the record about Dan Gecker's dishonest attacks. Frankly, voters in Richmond, Chesterfield and Powhatan, deserve far better than these false attacks.
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
For Immediate Release
Contact: Matt Brown
Senator John Watkins Endorses Glen Sturtevant for State Senate
~Watkins supports Sturtevant to succeed him in the 10th District~
*** Watkins: "Glen is a leader who will put doing what is right before partisan politics." ***
CHESTERFIELD, VA – Stating that Glen Sturtevant is “a leader who will put doing what is right before partisan politics,” Senator John Watkins announced today that he is endorsing Sturtevant for the Virginia Senate in the 10th district, which Watkins has represented since 1998.
Speaking about his endorsement, Watkins said, “Glen Sturtevant understands that we must bring people together to improve our schools and create jobs for Virginia families. He is the best choice for Virginia’s future.”
Reacting to the news, Sturtevant noted, “It is an honor to be endorsed by Senator Watkins in this campaign for the 10th District seat. He has been a respected and dedicated advocate for the citizens of the Commonwealth for many years, and I am incredibly grateful to have his trust and support.”
Sturtevant also remarked, “In the Senate, I look forward to continuing Senator Watkins’ efforts to make Virginia a great state for business so that we can grow our economy and create more jobs for Virginia’s families.”
The 10th Senate District includes all of Powhatan County, part of Chesterfield County, and part of Richmond City. Senator Watkins 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.
- The Virginia Farm Bureau's AgPAC
- The NRA
- 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
- Retired Powhatan Sheriff Nelson Batterson
- Chesterfield's Clerk of the Court Wendy Hughes.
# # #
For Immediate Release
Contact: Matt Brown
Glen Sturtevant Supports Constitutional Amendment for Nonpartisan Redistricting
CHESTERFIELD- Glen Sturtevant, the Republican nominee for Virginia Senate in the 10th District, has signed the OneVirginia2021 pledge in support of redistricting reform, which states, "I support reforming our redistricting process by amending the Virginia Constitution to establish a redistricting process that is done by an impartial, independent commission based on non-partisan, objective criteria." Sturtevant supports nonpartisan redistricting to make districts more representative and fair.
Speaking about nonpartisan redistricting, Sturtevant said, "We have got to take politics out of redistricting so that voters get fair representation and legislative districts keep communities intact, rather than dividing them for partisan political gain. I am proud to sign the OneVirginia2021 pledge."
Earlier this summer, at a forum hosted by Voices for Virginia's Children, Glen voiced his concern over gerrymandered districts, especially the 10th Senate District, saying “This is an extraordinarily gerrymandered Senate district and it’s wrong. We have to fix it.” Increasing government accountability and transparency is one of Sturtevant's top priorities in the State Senate. Fixing gerrymandered districts, like the 10th District, is a component of his plan to increase accountability, access, and to provide fair representation for voters in the Commonwealth.