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February 2011    Statewide GOP Leaders Endorse Helsel

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Statewide GOP Leaders Endorse Helsel

Poquoson, Virginia, February 4, 2011: Virginia’s statewide Republican leaders endorsed Poquoson Mayor Gordon Helsel in the March 8th special election for former Delegate Tom Gear’s seat in the House of Delegates.

Governor Bob McDonnell

“Gordon Helsel has dedicated nearly three decades to admirably serving the citizens of Poquoson as a City Councilman, Vice Mayor and Mayor. A lifetime resident of Hampton Roads, Army veteran and retired small business owner, Gordon has a deep understanding of Virginia values and how to create good jobs. I ask you to join me in supporting Gordon Helsel for Delegate in the Special Election on March 8th.”

Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling

“I am pleased to endorse Mayor Gordon Helsel for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 91st district. Gordon’s focus on low taxes, fiscal responsibility and creating a pro-business environment will be a great addition to the General Assembly. Gordon will be a great partner as we work to get Virginia’s economy growing again and create jobs. Please join me in supporting Mayor Gordon Helsel for Delegate at the March 8th Special Election.


Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli

"I'm happy to endorse Gordon Helsel in this special election for the Virginia House of Delegates. As a decorated veteran, a small businessman and a mayor, Gordon will bring the knowledge and experience that Virginia needs in Richmond. Please join me in supporting Gordon Helsel for Delegate in the March 8th Special Election."

“I’m proud to have all three of our statewide Republican leaders endorsing my candidacy,” said Mayor Helsel. “If given the opportunity by the voters on March 8th, I look forward to working with Governor McDonnell, Lieutenant Governor Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on creating jobs and balancing the budget while keeping taxes low for working families on the Peninsula.”

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