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Mike Bloomberg picks up Virginia endorsements

Mike BloombergThe campaign of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced the endorsements of more than 30 Virginians on Friday.

“I believe Mike Bloomberg is the best candidate to both defeat Donald Trump and immediately tackle the most pressing issues Virginians face today,” said Del. Lashrecse Aird, D-Petersburg. “Communities across the Commonwealth are being left behind by the Trump administration’s policies. In contrast, Mike has consistently demonstrated his commitment to young people and future generations—from fixing under-resourced and failing schools to fighting climate change.”

“I am supporting Mike Bloomberg because he has a proven record as a public executive who solves complex problems and gets things done,” said Del. Nancy Guy, D-Virginia Beach. “He understands the existential crisis of climate change and will take bold action to combat it.”

“As mayor of New York City, Mike Bloomberg increased the quality of life for residents, built a stronger city, and invested in the future,” Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander said. “Mike knows leadership is about solving problems, not playing political games. As president, he will fight for gun safety, combat climate change, and build an economy that works for everyone. I am proud to support Mike Bloomberg for president.”

“Mike Bloomberg is a proven and successful executive. He knows how to recruit, retain, and inspire great talent,” said Dr. Abigail Spangler, a gun-safety activist who leads the group Protest Easy Guns. “He has used the talent he recruits to tackle some of the most difficult issues in our country. As a presidential candidate, Mike has outlined a comprehensive gun safety plan that treats the gun violence crisis like the national emergency it is. It’s time we have a leader who has a record of fighting for our children and who will get things done – that leader is Mike Bloomberg.”

“The United States needs a highly competent president who can rebuild our country and its relationships around the world after the past four years,” said Jody Wagner, the 2009 Democratic Party lieutenant governor nominee. “Mike Bloomberg has the skills and experience to get the job done. He has demonstrated that he is capable of tackling issues with integrity and a strong team. He will defeat Donald Trump in November, and I am glad to add my support to Mike’s campaign.”

“I’m supporting Mike Bloomberg because I believe he will get it done and defeat Donald Trump,” said Ibrahim Moiz, a faith leader in Northern Virginia and former candidate for Loudoun Board of Supervisors. “I wholeheartedly believe Mike has the best chance to win in November and reverse the damage done these past four years under this administration. Mike’s charisma, political acumen, and resources to go head-to-head with Trump is exactly what America needs.”

Additional Bloomberg endorsements

  • Mayor Derrick Wood, Town of Dumfries, VA
  • Supervisor Michael Turner, Loudoun County, VA
  • Council Member Chris Hilbert, City Council Vice President, City of Richmond, VA
  • Council Member Angelia Williams Graves, City of Norfolk, VA
  • Council Member Ron Campbell, City of Leesburg, VA
  • Council Member Lue Ward, City of Suffolk, VA
  • Treasurer Molly Ward, Treasurer of the City of Hampton, VA
  • Paul Fraim, Former Mayor of Norfolk, VA
  • Allison Silberberg, Former Mayor of Alexandria
  • Laurie Naismith, Former Secretary of the Commonwealth
  • Esther Lee, Former Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade and President and CEO of Refraction
  • Johanna Fitzpatrick, Retired Chief Judge for the Virginia Court of Appeals
  • Daniel Akerson, Former Chairman and CEO of General Motors
  • Gene Rossi, Former Lt. Governor Candidate
  • Jack Berry, Former Richmond Mayoral candidate
  • Amy Laufer, Former State Senate Candidate in Virginia’s 17th District
  • Laura Galante, Former House of Delegates Candidate for Virginia’s 18th District and Cyber Security Expert
  • Laura Wood Habr, Candidate for Virginia Beach Treasurer and Small Business Owner
  • Cyanne Yates, Community Leader in Essex County, VA
  • Tina Barchik, Community Leader in Fairfax County, VA
  • William Fuller, Community Leader in City of Winchester, VA
  • Joe & Mona Samaha, Parents of Reema Samaha, VA Tech Shooting Victim
  • Jane Rudolph, Former Chief of Staff to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Tricia Maher-Miller, Education Consultant and Gun Violence Prevention Activist
  • Hap Connors, Business leader
  • Debbie Benton Motley, Community Health Advocate
  • John Forster, CEO, AllSite Contracting
  • Kim Aubuchon, COO, Sestra Systems
  • Steve Aubuchon, Director of DC Sail

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