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Friday, September 16, 2011

Allen Endorsements Roll In

Law enforcement lines up behind the Republican candidate for Senate.

From a George Allen press release:
George Allen for U.S. Senate Announces “Law Enforcement for Allen”

Henrico, VA –Today, leaders from Virginia’s law enforcement community announced their endorsement of George Allen for U.S. Senate, citing his strong record of success in reforming the criminal justice system and working with local leaders to implement common sense crime reduction policies for the Commonwealth.

Under George Allen’s leadership Virginia abolished parole, reformed the juvenile justice system, implemented truth-in-sentencing and required significant increases in prison time for violent and repeat offenders. Today, Virginia recidivism rates are well below the national average.

“I have known George Allen for a long time and I am proud to give him my strong support in this election. George Allen is a true friend to law enforcement and his record speaks for itself. As Governor, George Allen made historic reforms to the criminal justice system, including the abolition of parole, truth-in-sentencing, and significant increases in prison time for violent and repeat criminals. No one has a record tougher on crime than George Allen, and we need him in the U.S. Senate.” Ken Stolle, Sheriff of Virginia Beach

“It is my pleasure and honor to support and endorse my colleague and friend, George Allen for the United States Senate for Virginia. George Allen is a man of knowledge. We are living in a time that demands experience. Due to the state of our economy and diminishing confidence in our country’s government we must choose sound leaders. George Allen is an innovative problem solver, something that was proven during his terms as Governor and Senator of Virginia. George Allen is approachable; he listens. We need someone in the U.S. Senate who will listen to our concerns in a responsive manner. George Allen is that person.” Octavia Johnson, Sheriff City of Roanoke

"George Allen is the type of common sense conservative that we need in the Senate. When he took on crime in Virginia he worked to abolish parole for violent criminals and he instituted truth in sentencing--two of the most important reforms in criminal justice in Virginia's history. We are still reaping the benefit of his work. I've known George Allen for the 20 years that I have been Commonwealth's Attorney--and I am proud to support his campaign." Gary Close, Culpeper Commonwealth’s Attorney

“George Allen has been a strong and consistent supporter of law enforcement. Virginia and America are safer for citizens and their families because of George Allen. Virginians know they can count on George Allen to bring a strong emphasis on protecting the safety and security of law-abiding people to the U.S. Senate. Please join me in supporting George Allen for U.S. Senate.” Lisa Caruso, Dinwiddie County Commonwealth’s Attorney
In addition, check out the lengthening list of other endorsements:

Terry Hawkins
Phillip Steele
Brad Finch
Former Sheriff of Albemarle County
Giles County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Michael Brown
Neil Vener
George Jackson
Sheriff of Bedford County & Bedford City
Campbell County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Republican Candidate for Montgomery County Sheriff
Joel Bransom
Glen Hill
F.W. Howard, Jr.
Botetourt County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Prince William County Sheriff
New Kent County Sheriff
Jerry Wolfe
Bryan Rhode
Jerry Broadwater
Bristol Commonwealth’s Attorney
City of Richmond Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney
Former Scott County Sheriff
Mike Henzy
Ed Robb
Ken Stolle
Buchanan County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
Former Albemarle County Sheriff
Virginia Beach Sheriff
Tamara Neo
David Grimes
Ronnie Oakes
Buchanan County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Pittsylvania County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Wise County Sheriff
C. Ray Foster
Stanley Noblin
Ron Elkins
Buchanan County Sheriff
Halifax County Sheriff
Wise County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Maj. Steve Hutcherson
Phillip Payne IV
Maj. Jerry Baldwin
Candidate for Campbell County Sheriff
Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Richmond City Deputy Sheriff
Tony Lippa
Robert Deeds
Octavia Johnson
Caroline County Sheriff
Sheriff of Williamsburg City & James City County
Roanoke City Sheriff
Billy Davenport
Joe Harris Jr.
Earle Mobley
Chesterfield County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Sheriff of Waynesboro
City of Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney
Dennis Proffitt
Darrel Puckett
Harvey Bryant III
Chesterfield County Sheriff
Appomattox County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney
William B. Bray
Herbert Lightner
J.D. “Danny” Diggs
Colonial Heights Commonwealth’s Attorney
Highland County Sheriff
Sheriff of York County and City of Poquoson
A. Gray Collins III
Ewell Hunt
Randall Fisher
Colonial Heights Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney
Franklin County Sheriff
Augusta County Sheriff
Gary Close
Jeremy McCleary
Mike Wade
Culpeper County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Republican Candidate for Shenandoah County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Henrico County Sheriff
Bobby Hammons
Timothy Carter
Greg Anderson
Dickenson County Sheriff
Shenandoah County Sheriff
City of Hopewell Sheriff
Lisa Caruso
A.J. Dudley
Stephen Palmer
Dinwiddie County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Franklin County Republican Candidate for Commonwealth’s Attorney
King William County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Claiborne Stokes, Jr.
Brian Madden
Shawn Hines
Goochland County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Warren County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Lee County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Kim Slayton White
John Thomas
Gary Parsons
Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Page County Sheriff
Lee County Sheriff
Linda Curtis
Douglas King
Wade Kizer
Hampton Commonwealth’s Attorney
Wythe County Sheriff
Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Richard Vaughan
Mark Armentrout
Gregory G. Goad
Grayson County Sheriff
City of Radford Sheriff
Carroll County & City of Galax Commonwealth’s Attorney
R. Larry Norfleet
John Charboneau
Capt. William “Bill” Wagner
Bath County Sheriff
King and Queen County Sheriff
Highland County Chief Deputy
Charles E. Jett
Stafford County