Mitt Romney announces Virginia campaign chairs

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August 1, 2011

Boston, MAMitt Romney today announced Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling as his Virginia Campaign Chair and Delegate Barbara Comstock and Delegate Chris Peace as his Virginia Campaign Co-Chairs.

“I am proud to have the support of these Virginians,” said Mitt Romney. “They have been leaders in the fight for smaller government and lower taxes in Virginia. I look forward to working alongside them as I campaign across Virginia and the rest of the country to reverse President Obama’s failed policies and get our economy on the right track.”

Announcing his support Lieutenant Governor Bolling said, “I am honored that Mitt Romney has asked me to chair his presidential campaign in Virginia. Over the past few years I have developed a strong personal relationship with Governor Romney. I am absolutely convinced that he is the right person to carry our party's banner into the 2012 campaigns and the right person to lead our country toward a more prosperous future. Governor Romney's experience in the private sector and his success as a political leader, uniquely equip him to find solutions to the significant challenges facing our country today. As a successful business leader, Mitt Romney will do what is necessary to balance the federal budget, reduce our national debt and put Americans back to work. He is exactly the type of principled, conservative leader we need to get America back on the right track, and I look forward to campaigning with him to victory in 2012.”

“It is an honor to work again with Governor Romney,” said Delegate Comstock. “Mitt Romney has the real life experience and success in the private and the public sectors that Virginians are looking for in the next president. He has balanced budgets, kept taxes low, turned around failing enterprises and most importantly has created jobs and understands the principles that allow entrepreneurs and job creators to thrive.”

“Mitt Romney has the leadership experience needed to get our country on the right track again,” said Delegate Peace. “Whether it was in the private sector, leading the Winter Olympics, or as governor, Mitt Romney has shown that he is ready to lead our country toward an economic recovery, create jobs, and bring fiscal sanity to Washington.”

Mitt Romney’s Virginia Campaign Chairman And Co-Chairs: Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling Was First Elected In 2005. In 2009, Bolling was reelected to his second term. Prior to his election as Lieutenant Governor, he served in the Virginia Senate and as Chairman of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors. During his second term as Lieutenant Governor, Bolling has focused on creating jobs, improving the economy, and recruiting new businesses to Virginia. In addition to his duties as Lieutenant Governor, Bolling is Vice President of Riggs, Counselman, Michaels and Downes, an insurance agency.

Delegate Barbara Comstock Was Elected In 2009. Comstock serves on the Science and Technology Committee, the General Laws Committee and the Transportation Committee. Comstock was appointed by Governor McDonnell to serve on the Governor's Economic Development and Job Creation Commission. Prior to her election, Comstock served as a Chief Counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives, Director of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice, and a senior partner at Blank Rome, LLP and LLC. In addition to her duties as Delegate, Comstock is the founding partner of Comstock Strategies.

Delegate Chris Peace Has Served Since 2006. Peace is a member of the Courts of Justice Committee and Finance Committee. Prior to his election, Peace served as an aide to Rep. Eric Cantor, law clerk for the Richmond City Attorney and Virginia’s Attorney General, and as a consultant at McGuire Woods. Peace has also taught legal studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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