Delegate Ware Has Represented Portions of Powhatan and Chesterfield Counties Since 1998
***He is the First General Assembly Member to Endorse, and the 10th Elected Official to Endorse Sturtevant***
Powhatan -- Delegate Lee Ware, who has represented the 65th District in the House of Delegates since 1998, announced today his endorsement of Glen Sturtevant for Virginia State Senate in the 10th District. Delegate Ware is serving his 9th term in the General Assembly and has risen as a leader in the Republican Party and House of Delegates. He is currently on four major House committees, including serving as Chairman of the House Finance Committee. The 65th district includes a large portion of the 10th Senate district, including all of Powhatan County and most of Midlothian in Chesterfield.
"The need to secure a worthy successor to Senator John Watkins for the 10th District seat in the State Senate is rightly one of the highest priorities for Republicans across the Commonwealth this year," said Delegate Lee Ware. "Fortunately, in Glen Sturtevant, we have just the candidate to carry our standard in November. Meantime, we need to emerge from the primary elections with our ranks unified and with a candidate of clear convictions and broad appeal to voters in a district that consists of not only Powhatan but a swath of Chesterfield and several precincts in Richmond. Rarely do I make endorsements in primary contests. An exception is Glen Sturtevant, whose candidacy I am pleased to endorse and to recommend to my fellow Republicans. Truly, in keeping with his campaign thrust, Glen offers us the opportunity of rallying "a new generation of conservative leadership" within the State Senate. I tip my hat to the other good men seeking our nomination, and thank them for stepping forward. That Glen Sturtevant, with a proven record of leadership on the Richmond School Board, with a clarion call to sound principles of governance, and with an appeal that can attract many voters beyond our own party, is the candidate best able to win at the polls in November makes him an early and enthusiastic endorsement from me."
Speaking about the endorsement, Glen Sturtevant noted, "It is a true honor to have the support of such a longstanding and respected leader in this district and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Through his nearly two decades of service in the General Assembly, Lee has been a strong and effective voice for the citizens he represents. I look forward to serving alongside him, and working together to reduce taxes, reform our education system, and make state government more accountable to the people of Virginia."
10th Major Endorsement from Elected Leaders
Glen Sturtevant's campaign for State Senate continues to pick up major endorsements from local leaders because it is a positive campaign to bring commonsense conservative ideas and leadership to the State Capitol, so that we can grow our economy and improve the lives of all Virginians. Delegate Lee Ware is the 10th elected official in the district to endorse Glen Sturtevant for State Senate.