Senator John Bell, Delegate David Reid, Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk Join Growing Coalition of Loudoun County Leaders Endorsing Terry McAuliffe for Governor

Leaders Across the Commonwealth Support Terry’s Bold Agenda to Invest in Education and Create a More Equitable Virginia

MCLEAN, VA – Senator John Bell (Loudoun and Prince William Counties), Delegate David Reid (Loudoun County), Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk, Loudoun County Supervisor Kristen Umstattd and Leesburg Town Councilman Zach Cummings today endorsed Terry McAuliffe for governor. In their endorsement, these Loudon County leaders touted Terry’s big, bold vision to create a more equitable Virginia, make an unprecedented investment in education, and ensure all Virginians benefit from the Commonwealth’s post-COVID economic recovery

They join Senator Barbara Favola (Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun Counties), Delegate Kathleen Murphy (Fairfax and Loudoun Counties), Delegate Karrie Delaney (Fairfax and Loudoun Counties), and a growing coalition of support for Terry McAuliffe from across the Commonwealth. Last week, Terry announced that his campaign raised a record $6.1 million in 2020, more than any Virginia gubernatorial candidate in an off-year in history. More than 9,000 donors have contributed to Terry for Virginia, including support from all of Virginia’s 133 cities and counties, and more than 90% of donations were under $100.

Terry’s broad and growing coalition of prominent Loudoun County supporters includes:

  • Senator John Bell (Loudoun and Prince William Counties)
  • Senator Barbara Favola (Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun Counties)
  • Delegate Kathleen Murphy (Fairfax and Loudoun Counties) 
  • Delegate David Reid (Loudoun County)
  • Delegate Karrie Delaney (Fairfax and Loudoun Counties)
  • Loudoun County Supervisor Kristen Umstattd
  • Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk
  • Leesburg Town Councilman Zach Cummings

“I’m all in for Terry McAuliffe. Terry was an outstanding governor and Virginia needs him as we rebuild our economy after COVID to ensure we lift every person up. His bold economic recovery plan will create new jobs while protecting workers, including veterans like myself. If anyone can turn the Commonwealth’s economy around, it’s Terry – he is a proven job creator with the vision and record to get it done,” said Senator John Bell (Loudoun and Prince William Counties).

“Terry McAuliffe has been a tireless leader for Virginia families. As a Navy veteran and the Chair of the Virginia Military and Veterans Caucus, I commend Terry for the great work he has done and will do to recruit, hire, and support Virginia’s veterans in our workforce. I also commend Terry for making Virginia the first state in the nation to functionally end veteran homelessness. Terry has been and will be a champion for our veterans – and for all Virginians. Terry McAuliffe has been an unstoppable leader for all of Virginia families. As governor, Terry took unprecedented steps to build up the Virginia economy, bringing in over $20 billion in new capital investments and creating 200,000 new jobs. He has the big and bold vision needed to lead our Commonwealth forward,” said Delegate David Reid (Loudoun County).

“Terry is committed to improving education for students across the Commonwealth. His education plan boldly calls for an increase in teacher salary so that it is finally above the national average, because he understands that teachers deserve to be paid fairly for the crucial part they play in shaping our future. We need someone like Terry who will invest in education and rebuild a stronger, fairer Virginia,” said Loudoun County Supervisor Kristen Umstattd.

“Now more than ever, we need to prioritize mental and behavioral health care for Virginians. Terry recognizes that the pandemic has taken a toll on Virginians’ mental health and has boldly committed to increase funding for these programs. I’m proud to endorse Terry as Virginia’s next governor,” said Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk.

“I’m honored to have the endorsements of these Loudoun County leaders who have been fighting for bold progress for our families. This is a critical moment in our lives and we need to take advantage of this opportunity to deliver a more equitable future for families across Northern Virginia and our entire Commonwealth,” said Terry McAuliffe. “We are going to think big and act boldly to give every Virginia child a world-class education and create economic opportunities that lift all Virginians up.”

Yesterday, Terry boldly called on the General Assembly to pass a resolution for a constitutional amendment to automatically restore Virginians’ voting rights. As Virginia’s 72nd governor, Terry restored voting rights to 173,000 Virginians, more than any governor in U.S. history. Terry has also unveiled bold plans to strengthen Virginia’s education system and create an equitable post-COVID economy. As governor, Terry will get teacher pay above the national average for the first time in Virginia history, expand preschool to every 3 and 4-year old child in need, and get every single Virginia student online. He will also take bold and decisive action to create jobs, protect workers, invest in mental health services, and rebuild Virginia’s thriving network of small businesses, particularly Black and Brown-owned businesses. 

These Loudoun County leaders join a broad and growing coalition of support for Terry McAuliffe for governor:

  • Senate President Pro-Tempore L. Louise Lucas (Co-Chair of Terry for Virginia)
  • Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (Fairfax County, and Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church)
  • House Majority Leader Charniele Herring (Co-Chair of Terry for Virginia)
  • Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney (Co-Chair of Terry for Virginia)
  • House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (Fairfax County)
  • Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (Fairfax County, and Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church)
  • House Education Committee Chair Delegate Roslyn Tyler (Counties of Brunswick, Greensville, Lunenburg, Southampton, Sussex, and Cities of Emporia and Franklin)
  • House Transportation Committee Chair Delores McQuinn (Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Henrico, and City of Richmond)
  • House Appropriations Chair Luke Torian (Prince William County)
  • Senate Appropriations and Finance Committee Chair Janet Howell (Counties of Arlington and Fairfax) 
  • Senator Lionell Spruill (Cities of Chesapeake and Norfolk)
  • Senator Adam Ebbin (Arlington and Fairfax Counties, and City of Alexandria)
  • Senator Barbara Favola (Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun Counties)
  • Senator Dave Marsden (Fairfax County)
  • Senator George Barker (Fairfax and Prince William Counties, and City of Alexandria)
  • Delegate Alfonso Lopez (Arlington and Fairfax Counties)
  • Delegate Cliff Hayes, Jr. (Cities of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach)
  • Delegate Mike Mullin (Counties of James City and York, and Cities of Newport News and Williamsburg)
  • Delegate Alex Askew (City of Virginia Beach)
  • Delegate Don Scott (City of Portsmouth)
  • Delegate Mark Sickles (Fairfax County)
  • Delegate Kathleen Murphy (Fairfax and Loudoun Counties) 
  • Delegate Karrie Delaney (Fairfax and Loudoun Counties)
  • Delegate Kaye Kory (Fairfax County)
  • Delegate Martha Mugler (Counties of York, Hampton, and Poquoson)
  • Delegate Steve Heretick (Cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Portsmouth)
  • Former Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova
  • Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay
  • Mayor Kenny Alexander (Norfolk)
  • Mayor McKinley Price (Newport News)
  • Mayor Donnie Tuck (Hampton)
  • Mayor Shannon Glover (Portsmouth) 
  • Mayor Sherman Lea (Roanoke)

To learn more about Terry’s vision for Virginia, visit www.TerryMcAuliffe.com.

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