Free Lance-Star reporter Chelyen Davis covers Virginia government.
Reeves, Dudenhefer, other new legislators back Allen
Republican U.S. Senate candidate George Allen today announced he has the support of several newly-elected state lawmakers. They include Bryce Reeves, who won the 17th state Senate seat; Mark Dudenhefer, who won the 2nd House seat; Peter Farrell, who won the 56th House seat (which now includes part of Spotsylvania County); and Michael Webert, winner of the 18th House seat (which includes a sliver of Culpeper County)
Allen faces several other Republicans for the party’s nomination for the Senate seat next year.
Statements from Reeves, Dudenhefer, Farrell and Webert are below:
Senator-Elect Bryce Reeves, Fredericksburg
Delegate-Elect Mark Dudenhefer, Stafford
“I am proud to support George Allen for the United States Senate. Governor Allen is a man of integrity and has served the commonwealth with distinction. He is what is needed in Washington to rein in out-of-control spending and return our country to its Constitutional principles as envisioned by our Founding Fathers.”
Delegate-Elect Peter Farrell, Henrico
“Fiscal responsibility and private sector growth are the keys to a brighter future for both Virginia and America. While Governor of Virginia, George Allen worked to reduce taxes on middle class families and promote growth in the Commonwealth. During these trying economic times, we need a voice of reason like George Allen back in the U.S. Senate to combat the economically harmful legislation being presented by this current Administration. I wholeheartedly endorse George Allen in his campaign to be Virginia’s next United States Senator.”
Delegate-Elect Michael Webert, Warrenton