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Republicans endorse candidates

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This is from a press release from The Spotsylvania County Republican Committee.

The committee announced its first endorsements of independent candidates in the upcoming elections: Paul Trampe, an independent running for supervisor of the Salem district, and Dawn Shelley, an independent running for School Board in the Chancellor District.

The committee will endorse other independent candidates at its July 28 meeting at Salem Church Library. Party nominations will take place at the Republican Mass Meeting at 10 a.m., July 9 at Snow Library.

“At the beginning of this year, I promised that the Spotsy GOP would not only support Republicans; we would also support conservative independents who wanted to work hard and make a difference in their community,” said Chairman Steve Thomas. “Our party certainly does not have a monopoly on good ideas. And so, we wanted to endorse these two individuals about whom we felt very strongly that they are the correct choices in their respective districts.”

Paul Trampe said, “I’m honored to have the Republican Party endorsement and I will work hard to earn the trust they have placed in me.”

The committee also endorsed Dawn Shelley for Chancellor School Board.

Thomas said, “Everyone wants to see average citizens who are concerned about their community stand up and put themselves out there to run for office. Paul and Dawn are two of the very best, and we look forward to their public service for years to come.”

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