Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Virginia House of Delegates Swears in a New Member

Republican Gordon Helsel won a special election yesterday to fill the seat of outgoing Delegate Tom Gear.  He will represent the 91st District, which includes the Virginia peninsula.
House Speaker Bill Howell (R-Stafford) has released a statement about Helsel's win:
"I wholeheartedly congratulate Gordon Helsel on his very strong win in yesterday's special election. Delegate-elect Helsel combines distinguished service in business, the military and government with an energetic style and common-sense approach to problem solving. As a dedicated proponent of keeping taxes competitively low and expanding job-creating opportunities, Gordon possesses not only a valuable understanding of these and other central issues but also a desire to advance practical solutions that produce real results for those he serves. These and many more admirable characteristics make him an ideal addition to our once-again 61-member strong House Republican Majority. Like so many, I look forward to serving with Delegate Helsel in his latest leadership position."

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