Friday, April 24, 2015

Howell for Delegate campaign passes 20,000 doors knocked

The following is a release from the Howell for Delegate campaign:

FALMOUTH, VA – Delegate Bill Howell announced Friday that his campaign has knocked more than 20,000 doors in House District 28, including 10,000 doors in the last 34 days. The Howell campaign knocked 10,000 doors in the first 45 days of the campaign. Campaign staffers and volunteers passed the 20,000 mark Thursday afternoon.

“As we move closer to Election Day on June 9, our campaign continues to build momentum and support. I am so grateful to all of the volunteers that helped us reach this milestone,” said Delegate Howell. “We are running a grassroots campaign focused on talking directly to voters about my record as a proven, conservative leader who cut $7 billion in proposed spending and defeated $30 billion in proposed tax hikes. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and I look forward to continuing to build momentum over the next seven weeks.”

Speaking about the announcement Campaign Manager Thomas Midanek said, “In low-turnout primary elections, the best way to talk with voters is face to face at the door. We have consistently passed our door knocking goals and the responses from voters are consistently positive. People across this district know that Bill is a proven, conservative leader and his record of cutting spending, defeating tax hikes and standing up against Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion shows that. This is a huge milestone for our campaign.”

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Senators Richard Stuart & Bryce Reeves Endorse Bill Howell

The following release is from the Howell for Delegate campaign:

FALMOUTH, VA – Senators Richard Stuart and Bryce Reeves, two of the General Assembly’s leading conservatives, on Friday endorsed Delegate Bill Howell for re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates. Senators Stuart and Reeves both represent parts of the 28th House District. They join a growing list of local elected officials and community leaders supporting Delegate Howell.

“Bill Howell is a proven, conservative leader that I am proud to call a friend and colleague. Bill is known for his steady demeanor, integrity and humility. We work together closely on a number of issues, and I know that Bill always puts the best interests of our region first,” said Senator Richard Stuart. “Bill’s record of cutting $7 billion in proposed spending since 2007, fighting against Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and protecting the 2nd Amendment rights of Virginians makes him worthy of our vote. I am excited to support him for re-election.”

Speaking about the endorsement Senator Bryce Reeves said, “Before my election four years ago, Bill Howell and the Republican House of Delegates stood as the firewall against the Democrat controlled Senate. After I was elected and with Republicans in control of the Senate, we were able to pass conservative legislation to strengthen the 2nd Amendment rights of Virginians and promote the cause of life in Virginia. When Democrats took control again last year, Bill and the House once again held the line, defeating Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. Now, with Republicans once again in control of the Senate, we have worked with Speaker Howell’s majority in the House to pass a conservative, balanced budget that spends nearly $1 billion less than the original budget. Whether it’s holding the line against the Democrats or working with Republicans in the Senate, conservatives can count on Bill Howell.”

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

More Local Leaders Endorse Bill Howell for Re-Election

The following is a release from the Howell for Delegate campaign:

FALMOUTH, VA – Four more local elected leaders from the 28th House of Delegates district are endorsing Delegate Bill Howell (R-Stafford) for re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates. Fredericksburg Vice Mayor Billy Withers, Fredericksburg City Council Member Matt Kelly, Fredericksburg Circuit Court Clerk Jeff Small and Stafford County Commissioner of the Revenue Scott Mayausky announced their endorsements Wednesday. Last week five of the six current Republicans on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors endorsed Howell.

“I am very grateful to have the support of Billy, Matt, Jeff and Scott. They are well-recognized and well-liked local leaders who I’ve enjoyed working with,” said Delegate Howell. “Their support shows that our campaign continues to gain momentum. These four local leaders join five Republicans from the Stafford County Board of Supervisors and over 60 other local and community activists who are supporting our campaign. I’m honored to have their support.”

“Bill Howell is the best choice for the House of Delegates,” said Billy Withers, the Vice Mayor of Fredericksburg. “He stands up for Fredericksburg in Richmond and that’s why I am endorsing him for re-election this year.”

Fredericksburg City Council Member Matt Kelly said, ““Bill Howell is not a sound bite politician. He is not afraid to take a stand. He has been fighting to have a reasoned conversation about the impacts of Obamacare in Virginia. I’m proud to endorse him for re-election.”

“I know Bill Howell,” said Fredericksburg City Circuit Court Clerk Jeff Small. “He is one of the most accessible, helpful and knowledgeable legislators I have ever worked with. He has a sincere desire to represent and help our community. I proudly endorse him for re-election.”

“Bill has been a mentor, role model and friend for over 20 years,” said Stafford County Commissioner of the Revenue Scott Mayausky. “He has served his constituents with dignity and honor, while not compromising his principles. I am proud to join the growing list of local leaders from across our region who are standing with Bill.”

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Joe Morrissey to Run For Another Office

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement.

"Article IV, Section 4 of the Virginia Constitution states: 'A senator or delegate who moves his residence from the district for which he is elected shall thereby vacate his office.'

"Today, Joe Morrissey filed paperwork with the Department of Elections to run for the Senate of Virginia in the 16th District, declaring a residence outside the 74th House District. By taking this action, Mr. Morrissey has officially vacated his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

"As Speaker of the House of Delegates, I pledged to support the Constitution of the Commonwealth and to faithfully and impartially discharge the duties incumbent upon me. In this instance, the Constitution is unambiguous and self-executing. Therefore, at my direction, the Clerk of the House of Delegates is making the appropriate arrangements with Mr. Morrissey to close his office. These actions are procedural and routine for members whose service is concluding.

"I am notifying the Governor that a vacancy has occurred in the House of Delegates so he may act as he sees fit regarding a special election."